If the holidays put you in a giving mood, consider volunteering at a local homeless shelter, nursing home or hospital.
You can help prepare meals or visit with the residents. Visit the
Holiday Project to get more ideas about volunteering.
The site suggests wrapping presents the day before the visit and going with a group. If you don't know of a local
volunteer organization that is planning holiday visits, start your own group.
Some community organizations need extra help over the holidays. Check with
Volunteer Match and SERVEnet to find
charities in your neighborhood that need holiday volunteers.