Each year during Advent, many of our members participate in St. Paul's "Random Acts of Kindness" ministry. People buy and wrap gifts and label them appropriately -- for a child age 5+, teen, man, etc. Then the week before Christmas, parishioners select one or more gifts and deliver them to someone in the community, perhaps to a neighbor, someone who has suffered a loss in the past year, or a complete stranger. One year, a member took gifts to the parking lot of a local store and left them on the hoods of the cars! Small labels on the gifts indicate they are from St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
We also collect gifts for the young people of our congregation and present them at a special Epiphany celebration as part of the Christmas season activities.