I am a Board member for Interfaith Worker Justice. The organization works with the most vulnerable, lowest paid workers to protect their rights. IWJ is organizing a national day to fight wage theft (employers not paying workers what they are owed):
On November 19th, Agencies, organizations, and individuals will join together in taking action to fight Wage Theft. Some will join in delegations to unethical employers, while others will participate in demonstrations and other actions to raise awareness and support for those who have had wages stolen.
What I notice in the IWJ world is an almost total lack of middle class and affluent class support. This is a low to the ground organization doing unlovely work with often uneducated workers. No glamor and no "philanthropic travel" through blighted neighborhoods. Why is it that those with money would not consider engagement? "Demonstrations and other actions." Recently, for the first time in decades I found myself carrying a sign and singing hyms in the streets with IWJ leaders, mostly clerics of all faiths who take "compassion" to require acts of solidarity with those who have least.