If you're looking for a way to give back during the holidays, maybe consider putting your gift wrapping skills to good use. Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County will be stationed at Marketplace Mall from December 14th through 24th helping shoppers with their gift wrapping needs as a donations-based service. Those donations will then go towards the work of Habitat.
So whether you go on your own, enlist your family, or gather a group, see if you can fit some gift wrapping into your busy holiday schedule. It will definitely be worth it!
You can sign up for a shift here.
Even if you can't find time to help wrap, make sure to utilize their service and donate generously. I am rather inept at wrapping gifts (hence my overuse of gift bags) so I would be more than happy to have someone else do it for me and support a great organization while I'm at it.