Philanthropy is the altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement, usually manifested by donations of money, property, or work to needy persons, by endowment of institutions of learning and hospitals, and by generosity to other socially useful purposes, as stated by Dictionary.com. I find it humorous how most folks assume a philanthropist can only be associated to the well healed 1% but in all reality anyone, rich or poor, can be all about the philanthropy AND NOT ABOUT THE BENJAMINS!
Here's a perfect example where we were asked to help during a fashion show that benefited our local women's shelter. Let me tell you now I have a lot of respect for these models because this wasn't at all champagne and caviar! Why not spend several HOT hill country hours in a felt hat and coat made for the indigenous people of the Arctic Circle? Hot bright lights. Do not trip. Do not trip. DO NOT TRIP!
Please do not let the world fool you into believing you cannot be an impact in the benefit of others. You're time, you're work is just as important as money or property. You never know what type of inferno your spark will create!