Or pack up a bag of clothes you don't wear anymore and donate them to your local women's shelter.
Or bring some cookies over to those new neighbors who've lived here for 3 months and you still haven't introduced yourself.
Or sign up with your local PTA. You'd be amazed at the wonderful things they are doing nationally.
Or do what I'm doing, and enlist your children in the process. Today, we decided to support my eldest daughter's favorite cause. Dolphins. Save the dolphins!
We went over to http://www.oceanconservation.org/ and adopted a dolphin. You can actually do that! You pay a mere $50 and they send you a certificate and a picture of your dolphin's dorsal fin, plus some educational info on bottlenose dolphin ecology. It's really quite the deal. They use your dough to help protect the seasonal dolphins who swim through Santa Monica Bay.
In any case, do something! No matter how small. It is Philanthropy Thursday after all!
Did I just rhyme?