I suppose I'll just talk about what I do almost every year, around Christmas and Thanksgiving: There's a community volunteer group that my aunt, mother, and grandpa are a part of called the LIONS group, and every year we do one of two things - we either sort out and give away eyeglasses for people that can't afford them, or we sort donated food and ship it out to needy families for the holidays.
I have helped with both activities in the past, but this year, I am going to be helping to sort and give out food for the holidays. I can try and get pictures of the event when it happens (because I don't know the exact date yet), and talk about it a little more in detail when it happens. Generally though, I usually stay and help for 2-4 hours (I'm hoping to go for 4 this year). smile