I will be going to Varadero in December, and will be taking things that are badly needed there. Will also take cash, to help where needed. What I need to know is if anyone can tell me the best means of getting both gifts and cash to the people who really need it. I know the hotel service people are the richest in the country, so would like to get out to the outlying areas, but don't want to just stop in the street, and start giving things out like I was Santa Claus, or something of that nature. If I was to give a gift of cash to a catholic church, would it actually go to help the people, or would it be added to the gold already dripping from the church itself? Hope that doesn't sound too cynical, but that is what I noticed so frequently in Mexico, is that the people going into the church, and undoubtedly giving money to the church, were extremely poor, while the church itself had the absolute best of everything, in the way of elaborate decoration.