I found this article in the Houston Chronicle last December, about a homeless woman, Ms. Cleo, who died here in Houston.
The author is Dr. Ira Colby, dean and professor of social work at the University of Houston. Check it out:
Mitzvah Day is a day in our synagogue where we go to do good deeds in many parts of Houston. I felt so proud because I could help. This was the first time I gave away socks and it will definitely not be the last.