Stuff Christmas stockings for at-risk children and youth, homeless individuals or low-income families. Suggested stocking stuffers include small toys or games, packaged candy and personal hygiene items (comb, brush, razor, toothbrush, lotion, soap, shampoo, etc.). Avoid placing perishable fruit or food items directly in the stockings.
Donate new books, new toys or new clothing items for members of low-income families.
Gather supplies to make simple Christmas gifts or decorations.
Hold a drive for winter blankets, boots, galoshes, heavy coats, sleeping bags, gloves and scarves. (No other clothing items please).
Collect paper products for homeless or low-income families such as toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates, disposable diapers, baby wipes, facial tissue, etc.
Prepare holiday food baskets. Include a canned ham and other non-perishable holiday foods.
Provide tickets for holiday events (ballets, concerts, etc.) for low-income families who otherwise would not be able to attend.
Provide new underwear and socks (all sizes) for homeless individuals or women and children in crisis situations.
Donate board games, videos, video games and cartridges, walkman radios, alarm clocks, diaries/journals, model plane or car kits, etc. for youth at a detention center.
Put together person kits for at-risk youth. Include make-up, jewelry, cologne, perfume, comb, etc.
Make holiday favors for lunch trays (candy cane reindeer, popcorn balls, Christmas candies etc.) for individuals with disabilities, youth or seniors at a local nursing home.
Put together care baskets for homebound, elderly individuals. Include non-perishable food items, slippers, personal hygiene items, etc.
Donate film (35 mm, Polaroid Spectra High Definition Instant Film) or children’s videos for charities helping women and children in crisis situations.
Donate cleaning supplies (laundry detergent, dishwasher soap, anti-bacterial liquid soap, bleach, lysol, dish soap, etc.) for agencies that help battered women and children or homeless individuals and families.