My favorite holiday charity is the NY Cares Coat Drive. I collect coats from my clients as I visit them through the month of December and drop them off at my local police precincts. I love the fact that not only are coats being given to those who need them most but also the fact that the coats are being recycled.
I also like to use the holiday season as excuse to get rid of all the stuff I no longer use or need and pass along. Even if your city doesn’t have such a program in place like the coat drive here in NY, there certainly are thrift shops in your city that could put your no longer needed items to good use. Take a few hours over the holiday season, go through your stuff and take whatever you no longer and pass it along to someone who can get good use of it.