Our programs are designed to meet needs of the underprivileged and disadvantaged that are not otherwise met or that are not able to be met in timely fashion. Often we do that through others: helping students by providing materials and support to teachers and schools; helping individuals and families by meeting emergency needs through other organizations; helping other nonprofits continue services to the poor and marginalized in times of financial crisis. To the extent an organization benefits from what we do, that benefit is secondary to our mission of advancing equality, justice and basic fairness for people struggling to escape poverty.