You may know Rick Steves through his many travel books -- or perhaps from his long-running travel series on PBS. Well, even if not, I can't suggest highly-enough that your read this article from him and watch the video below. Or just watch the video -- though after doing so, you'll want to read his blog posting.
The short version is that for the past decade he's been housing otherwise-homeless women from the YWCA in an apartment complex he bought years ago and renovated with help from local government in Washington State and the Gates Foundation. And he's just donated it -- worth $4 million -- to the YWCA.
His blog piece explains why, eloquently and movingly, but simply. You can read it here
Or you watch this short news story where he talks about it.