"I am going to look for thrift shops and soup kitchens to donate either dry goods and, or some of my time! If I give items that can last, are economical and are multipurpose, then I will be sharing a bit of myself as well ( add a note explaining why the donation was made)!
P.S. There is a thrift shop and a soup kitchen on the grounds o...f Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church in Maraval (operated by the Society of St.Vincent de Paul Maraval Conference). Also Living Water Community and the other Conferences of the SVP operate thrift shops. Start planning now! If Christmas is not a good time for you to meet this need, January or February will be good also. Donation of a skill may be useful also."