There are so many topics this time of year, and so little time. With just a few minutes to spare, this is the one I most want to share:
The Modest Needs Foundation.
It's an award-winning charity where donors can give just $10 or $20 to someone with a temporary need. You can choose the person you donate to - an out of work teacher who needs help with the rent, someone who can't afford a pair of glasses ... real people who just need a hand. (Requests are vetted by the organization.)
Check out the website at http://www.modestneeds.org.
Even a little goes a long way toward making life a lot better for ordinary people who aren't helped by traditional services, but who nevertheless deserve a break.