Great idea! We gave away thousands in 2017, and hope to give away even more in 2018. Although there are dozens of worthwhile causes to support, most of us have relatives or friends who also need help. We usually lie and say that the money came to us in some unforeseen lucky way, and we’re just sharing it with people we know. That keeps people from feeling indebted to us in any way. There’s some sort of deep cosmic principle involved in this, but if you give away stuff without any strings attached, more stuff seems to come back to you (which can then be given away again). I often give people at fast food checkout windows a $25 gift certificate to a nice restaurant or a grocery store, and explain that a friend gives them to me to hand out (another lie). The surprised look on their faces is often quite amazing, and one lady actually got tearful (I later learned that she was out of money and had nothing to feed her kids that night). I’ve also written down some of the principles we discuss in the FI community, and I’ll often include those principles in a note with anonymously-given gifts because the best gift that we have to give is the knowledge that most of us here take for granted–get out of debt, live on less than you earn, save, invest, etc. and then pass it on.