Santa Clara County with all it's affluence from Silicon Valley, has a large population that lives under the poverty line. Although the means of elevating this population above the poverty line is impossible for one person, the ability to assist the lower income families to stretch their paycheck is feasible. One way would be to help with the cost of utilities.
Based on the success of IKEA design style, a system of candle holders, plant holders, and heaters was developed. The system can be used to help light a room while at the same time heating the room and lowering the cost of the utility. Other times the holders can be used to hold a planter with plants, helping with the eco-system.