We just received a $100 WalMart gift card in the mail from strangers several streets over; the card is unsigned but the street address is on the outside. As far as I know, no neighbors know the situation we're in since we haven't had a chance to talk to people lately and the house is taken care of--looking up the address, this isn't anyone from the kids' school or activities. A humbling random act of kindness that's a reminder to pass it on to others when we can.
I am more concerned about neighbors who aren't running their utilities and have a small "for sale by owner" sign up.
Also, the kids are on CHIP and we don't have to pay even the $50 a year. $3 office visits, discount OTC meds, free prescriptions, free dental and vision, $10 total if hospital admission is needed. Huge savings compared to COBRA copays, premiums, and percentages. They don't need much, thank goodness, but one round of strep throat can set us back at this point. My husband joked, "you're not eligible for CHIP, are you?"