The Marine Corps has a wonderful collection yearly for children in need. You can go to a local recruiters office and find out when and where their donation boxes will be set up. Also, biker organizations run a huge toy run at Christmas time. Shelters for abused women with children need donations as well. You can only get their information through the local police department as these are 'safe houses'. I bet you may even know of a family in your neighborhood who is living on a small budget. Be a secret santa for them. If you have school aged children you can talk with the principal and they can advise you too who are needy in your area. This just may be a great idea to have some of the school clubs get involved with.