My husband and I look for work around our home for out-of-work people. So far, we'e gotten beautiful custom valances, new cabinets and countertops in our laundry room, and a lot of odd jobs around the house done that we really needed help on.
We were born into the Great Depression and know how such situations are both degrading and humiliating. What makes me extremely angry is that it was all avoidable - then and now.
Be careful with that. Remember Elizabeth Smart. She was the young girl kidnapped by a handyman her father had given work to.
This isn't like the Depression - many out of work people are out of work for a reason.