Conservatives give to private charities. Liberals give to government. Judging by the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Obama wants to abolish private charity that do not serve his purposes.
Charity is nice but I’m talking about getting out there and really reaching hearts and minds.
I personally have taken it upon myself to get to know some inner city pastors and I go with them on home visits and other various projects. I certainly don’t suggest that all people do it but there are a lot of other ways for people to help the poor even if its just helping out at a food bank a couple of afternoons per year.