16 Ways to Make an Incredible Impact With Less Than $15

Twenty bucks buys movie tickets or a weekend's worth of lattes. But you can do a world of good - from feeding an endangered animal to educating a child - for even less.


A box of nails used to adapt a disabled veteran's house, from Homes for Our Troops, an organization that provides full accessibility to the injured at no cost.


A day's worth of fresh fruits and vegetables to feed two chimpanzees—most of which have been orphaned by poachers—at the Jane Goodall Institute's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.


Two specialized bottles for babies born with a cleft palate, who otherwise might suffer from malnutrition before receiving corrective surgery.


Cloth and tools so an Afghan woman can become self-sufficient by taking a six-month tailoring course through Creating Hope International and the Afghan Institute for Learning.


Eleven trees to be planted in Alabama communities devastated by the April 2011 tornadoes.


Twenty pounds of multipurpose soap to help keep families germ-free around the world, through Oxfam.


Two nutritious meals delivered by volunteers from Meals on Wheels to a housebound senior citizen.


A backpack and school supplies for one homeless or low-income urban child.