Later, as the children got older, we would sign up to purchase a gift for a certain child from the above Christmas families in addition to giving food. The kids would usually pick a child close to their age to buy for. Sometimes it would be a toy, book, or clothes. Some years there would be a hat and mitten tree that the kids would decorate and items were donated.
So, from their youth my children have been giving to others. I have seen numerous examples of my kids generosity to those less fortunate and it continues today. I am a very proud mom.