A middle-aged couple of my acquaintance have been quiet benefactors to many children in their economically deprived community, by providing breakfast in the local school for children whose lives are truly the pits. I have just found out that when an elderly relative died recently and left them a substantial legacy, in consultation with their family and the school, they bought a house near the school and have turned it into a place where these kids can go after school for a hot drink and biscuits, help with homework, activities and generally a warm and supportive environment. Volunteers have joined the enterprise, baking snacks, providing books, computers, materials the kids might need for homework, and of course, supervision and support. I have so much admiration for these people who could, after all, have used the money to fund a life of luxury. I'm not sure that I would have such altruism in this situation.