Whether you call it charity, a mitzvah, or looking after your karma, giving to those in less fortunate circumstances is a good thing. It is a balm for our individual souls, nurturing the best values in our families and bringing those values out into society, strengthening it.
Catalogs for Giving
Here are a couple of posts with some
relevant information and links on giving:
The 7 Works of Mercy (pictured above): Feed the hungry, Give drink to the thirsty, Clothe the naked, Shelter the homeless, Visit the sick, Visit the imprisoned, Bury the dead.