In the spirit of non-governmental giving
Early reports from the Times and the Telegraph suggest that giving to their Christmas appeals has exceeded expectations. They are but two of many British groups helping others. For hundreds of years hundreds of thousands of British trusts and non-profit groups (an estimated 700,000 today) have responded to voiced and mute appeals for aid in Britain and abroad. These small and large trusts and non-profits are energetic, creative, accountable, and personal.
With the words energetic, creative, accountable, and personal, I think I suggest why their efforts often see success and the government’s does not. By nature government is simply not suited to some tasks.