Instead of giving out gifts to the people in his life who already had more than they could want, the Random Altruist decided to go a different route last Christmas. He walked around and asked homeless people he encountered what they wanted for Christmas. Instead of asking for things like iPhones and gadgets, their needs, as expected, were much more practical. And lucky for them, Santa was listening:

If you’re thinking of being more charitable this year, here are some excellent ideas for you:

10 Ways for Frugal People to Be Charitable

Ten Sweet and Simple Seasonal Traditions

7 Things to Donate This Holiday Season (Besides Cash)

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