We just finished up making bags for sixteen local Angel Tree children, the most our mission has ever done. We use donations from local people and look for toys and clothes when they are 75% off so we can buy for as many kids as possible. I am always one of the first to the Angel Tree to make sure I can get kids with the sizes of clothing I have.
All my girls helped out. The older ones sorted and hauled clothes and toys. The little ones especially liked me telling them the childrens' names and what toys they like so they could pick out their presents. We love this time of year. I don't know if Salvation Army Angel Trees are national or not, but if you have them in your area, I would recommend you try it as a family. You will be as blessed as the child you pick.