I take unneeded or unwanted pipes that I no longer smoke and donate them with tobacco to the local rescue mission. I have found through a friend that works with the local rescue mission there is a great need with the high unemployment in my area for pipes and tobacco. So I usually pick up boxes of CH, CB and PA and put them together in gift packs with a couple of well cleaned and sanitized pipes for people who are down on their luck or unemployed and would like an alternative to smoking cigarettes that they surely can't afford to begin with and believe it or not, some families that frequent the mission seeking help with food and other things always ask if there is any pipe tobacco available, apparently some of the families have pipe smokers in the house. Sometimes the demand seems more than I can support but when I can I do and generously. I was just wondering if any of you did something like this in your area, to help out a fellow pipe smoker who might be down on his luck with a family to feed and no extra money for tobacco or pipes. Unemployment in my state is over 11 percent.