Those of you who know your New Testament may be familiar with this classic statement of early Christian communism
The Believers Share Their Possessions
32 Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. 33 With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. 34 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. 35 They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.
This is not the resource of the week – but http://acts435.org.uk is – it’s a Christian Website that aims to provide stuff to people who are in need (christian, non-christian.)
Their model is simple – you explain the need to an advocate, the advocate verifies the need then tries to get hold of whatever it is that the person needs.
Here’s a video describing it further.