Students are heading back to school, and that means they need supplies that cost money. As the economy remains uncertain, with many out of work, nonprofits are stepping up school-supply drives to help more families with this expense.
The housing crisis continues unabated, and millions of unemployed Americans remain at risk of ending up homeless. But additional government help is arriving from the Obama administration, and nonprofit agencies are making a difference in the efforts of some families to get help from their lenders.
The earthquake that struck Haiti last week has resulted in an outpouring of contributions to nonprofit groups to rescue those trapped under rubble and aid survivors. Much of the money collected has come from big U.S. businesses.