Think like SmallCanBeBig.org, a new venture where people can help local families out of financial crises. SmallCanBeBig was formed on the premise that small donations can add up to a big difference for families on the brink of disaster. And it makes you feel good. The Massachusetts-based organisation has partnered a range of charities in the state, who recommend cases where a relatively modest one-off donation, e.g. towards a mortgage or utilities payment, could save a family’s home. Visitors can browse the stories of those families in need, select one and donate as little as $1 toward helping them through Google Checkout. 100% of the donation goes towards helping the family, and once that family’s need is met, their story is removed from the site. Donors, meanwhile, can track their donations online and check back on the status of the families they’ve helped.