Compassion International does a lot of work in developing countries through child sponsorship. They get to meet the basic needs of many children and just love the crap out of them. I sponsor a child in Uganda and get to write letters back and forth with him. His name is Sanya, and is an awesome little guy. A lot of my friends sponsor children as well. For only $38 a month you can meet the needs of a child. I encourage you to check them out and get involved.
Fridays for Good.