In a fallen world, when a solution to the tragedies and problems of other people gives you a sense of relief, it may be merely a symbolic solution. Only when you know that your action has helped, but they are still largely on their own, is there some chance the gift is real.
For this reason, those who traffic in solutions that make us feel better should be viewed with the greater suspicion. Not because they are evil, but because we are only too willing to accept their belief they/we have done good.
And I'm not only talking about government and nonprofits here.