In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Peace be upon you,
With Ramadan (the month of fasting) approaching, many submitters to God focus on developing their souls. One of the means God gives us for soul growth is charity.
[Quran 3:133-134] You should eagerly race towards forgiveness from your Lord and a Paradise whose width encompasses the heavens and the earth; it awaits the righteous, who give to charity during the good times, as well as the bad times. They are suppressors of anger, and pardoners of the people. GOD loves the charitable.
Article: Charities of the Believer
Ramadan 2011: Dates & info http://www.masjidtucson.org/submission/practices/ramadan/