We have people who need advice, and people who have wisdom to dispense. We have people who need jobs, and people who need employees. We have people who need financial help, and people who have money to invest. We have people who need health insurance, and people who want better health insurance to be available for everyone. I'm convinced that we can meet these wants and needs--we just need to match them all up.
In the long run, I believe we could potentially provide:
Job Placement Assistance
Food, Clothing, Books, etc.
Real Health Insurance
[Your Idea Here]
Funding these efforts could come from a number of places. Some of these initiatives would require only time, or donations of goods, not money. Bonds, providing investment funds, or providing health insurance could potentially generate money, or working capital. Microcredit loans would cost money at least in the short term. Any general financial assistance would also cost money.
So that's the raw concept. Let me know if you have any other ideas or areas that you'd be interested in, or if you're unclear on any of the items I mentioned, or want me to flesh them out. I have a lot of ideas, but I think that this could be best developed as a community, and in co-operation with people who know more than I do about each individual subject, and what might be involved.