Great story in the Columbus Dispatch about poor people giving to the poor. People in a inner-city ministry, many of who are homeless heard about an extremely poor leper colony in Africa, gave abundantly out of what little they had. Sometimes it seems we can be inclined to not to give abundantly until our own needs and wants are taken care of. This story is very motivating.
And now, brothers, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints. 2 Corinthians 8:1-4
for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, all she had o live on Mark 12:44