When individuals or families need support, it's comforting to know that there are organizations that can help. Non-profit organizations have a mutual relationship with community members. They rely on donations of money, time, and goods - from those who are in a position to provide them - in order to provide services to those in need. Frequently, the people who are helped turn out to be the biggest supporters when they are back on their feet. When you help an agency, you're helping people.