These are some of the conditions our poor live in.
Sometimes giving is not all about money, even transferring of knowledge on information that the poor don't have is good enough.
How about our brothers and sisters fleeing for survival in Myanmar?
(Picture by Blessedislam)
And the folks in Somalia?
Below are some of the Quran verses on giving in the way of your Lord.
And let not those deem, who are niggardly in giving away that which Allah has granted them out of His grace, that it is good for them; nay, it is worse for them; they shall have that whereof they were niggardly made to cleave to their necks on the resurrection day; and Allah's is the heritage of the heavens and the earth; and Allah is aware of what you do.[Quran Chapter 3:180]
Verily, those who believe and do righteous good deeds, and humble themselves (in repentance and obedience) before their Lord, - they will be dwellers of Paradise to dwell therein forever. [Quran Chapter 11:23]
You get my gist, please help the poor and start with your own.The best help is the one where you teach them how to help themselves.