I found this quite interesting ! I was reading some random blog posts from SeoMoz when someone was trying out a test on Google's new social media platform the Google +1 against the current real-time platform Twitter and found this interesting non profit site SeeYourImpact.
It is quite a good discovery for me since I never heard of them before but they seemed pretty genuine and helpful to many lives. One can discover more of the good things this non profit organization has done from reading first hand stories on their site http://seeyourimpact.org but the point is they do make small practical needs available to the people in needs.
Please go to their site and help donate few money for a better cause.