A couple of years ago, My Heart and I adopted a family for Christmas. It was the most rewarding gift we could have gotten each other. We also got our co-workers involved - the family needed bunk beds for the children so we got everyone to pitch in for new beds. The best part was showing up at their house to deliver this much needed gift. The children were sweet and innocent as they should be and the mother was just... trying. I think everyone should try. Get involved in the community - you'll see there's all sorts of help needed in different ways. If you can't get into it any other time, do it at least during the holidays.