On the first Saturday in December, pass out flyers announcing that you will be coming around next Saturday to collect donations. Canned Food for the Food Pantry. Clean, gently used coats for Coats for Kids. New toys, new kitchen items, and new towels for the Battered Women’s Shelter, Clean Blankets for the Homeless Shelter, etc. This way people can give what they can. A family may not have enough food, but may have a few used children’s coats to donate. That evening, serve your family a simple supper like potato soup and rolls. It will give your family an opportunity to discuss how some families have to eat simple meals every day; some families even have to skip meals.