Check out this great write up on SSCP by Amanda over at Tastee Pudding. An excerpt:
I like the idea of extending people’s thinking about ways to serve their fellow man to include small acts of kindness. It’s like the person who thinks they can’t be a filmmaker because they don’t live in Hollywood, and never thinks to just pick up a FlipCam and start making films with friends (especially in this day and age, making movies is hardly the sole purview of official Hollywood). Translation: If you only have 10 dollars, you can still help someone. If you only have an hour, you can still help someone.
Of course, not all acts of kindness or generosity have the same impact — feeding a starving person serves a deeper need than helping a rain-soaked New Yorker. But this isn’t an either/or proposition, after all.