I just wanted to add one little thing;
Around here at this time of the year there is a really big drive for the Food Banks. There are boxes and crates set up just about everywhere for non-perishables. Something that doesn't occur to many to donate is baby food and diapers. There is a real need for these (expensive) items. So maybe if you wanted to do something a little different you could throw a bag of diapers in the bin this year.