Blog Action Day, a chance to raise awareness of poverty, donate to charity, or just pass the word. I wrote a rather lengthy post about poverty and my family on my genealogy blog.
This post will be more short and to the point. Understand poverty at home. Do a little reading, you can start here. Made a difference in your household and workplace. The world has limited resources, conserve. Conserve water, energy, natural resources, and food. Reduce, Recycle, Reuse.
While you are conserving, share the savings with others. There are plenty of people close to home, and farther away who could use a lift. Research each organization before giving time, talent and money.