This year, consider sponsoring some running water. We usually think its a problem happening in 3rd world countries, but did you know people right in our own back yard live without clean running water?
(I didn't know this till about 3 years ago when I started working with my friends over at DigDeep.)
I know it's very shitty and I'm not asking you to imagine it. You can do something about it tho.
Next time someone asks you what you want for Christmas, instead of that fancy gadget or whatever else you think you need and can't survive without, consider sponsoring one of these cool items for a family in need.
This right here is ony 14 bucks and provides clean water for a month!