On CN8, a strange and wonderful sight called The Hampshire Family Fund. A group of about forty people related by blood and marriage decided Christmas had become a nightmarish consumerfest, and they further decided they’d rather quit it than continue. Now, I’m not vouching for the efficacy of this charity, but anyone can see they have a great idea: involve everyone, including children, take the money you’d spend on stuff no one needs and donate it to a charity that really needs it. The thing is you can do this by yourself or collectively. Here’s the URL:
Don’t send them money. Use their model and create your own good works fund.