A few years ago I saw a web page by a Peterborough, Ontario agency that listed requests from people who were financially distressed, for low-cost items at Christmas. Stuff like warm winter coats, warm gloves, cosmetics or telephone cards. The agency posted the items on the page on behalf of these folks, collected the items from donors and then removed the items from the page as they were collected.
Someone, somewhere, has probably made a widget that can be installed easily on web pages that would make it easy for any agency with a web site to do this. Obviously avoiding the need to hire a web programmer to build a special-purpose page.
Have you seen a widget or gadget like this? I would like to spread information about it.