I am always interested in how helping those without can be personal to me and my children, rather than money in an evelope..(which I know is very needed as well!). I saw this and plan to do one with my kids. http://etools.781net.com/a/vomso/bg_vomso_wdbm_354.html
They are "Action Packs" Packages of blankets, towels and a few other survival type options being passed out in Pakinstan by Christian brothers and sisters to those who are in need. Along with it, they put in a booklet about Jesus.
They vacuum packs are $7 each..you fill it, ship it back and VOM then sends them in bulk over to Pakistan.
I like it...