There are a lot of people I know who for the Holiday Season give to those in need whether it be by financially donating, volunteering at a soup kitchen, or receiving a name from an organization of a less fortunate person or family with their wish (or need) list. If you are thinking about doing this, don't forget those who are serving our country!! My brother is in Iraq right now and he said so many men and women don't get care packages. That is unbelievable to me! Imagine serving overseas and not getting any sort of pick-me-up. Don't forget our troops!
It used to be that you could get a name, or label a care package "Any Soldier." That has since stopped for security reasons. However, I'm sure you can go to a local church or organization and request someone's name and address via word of mouth. I also found some websites that you can donate money for care packages to be sent.
If you can get a name and send a package yourself, here are some things to include:
-appropriate entertainment (like a recent movie release, book, cd..)
-the necessities (that we take for granted) like toothbrush, baby wipes (apparently that's a biggie), tylenol.