I heard on the local sports radio sation about a man who calls himself Robbin Hood 702. He is a professional BJ player and goes out and helps families that are having financial difficulties. He has a website which is http://www.robinhood702.com/.
Families submit their story and choses who he will help out. He then flies them into Vegas and they get treated like kings and queens. He later plays blackjack and helps them with their expenses.
In the unfortunate event he is unlucky at the tables, he at least pays for 1/2 of their costs.