Updated: Jess provided a little more detail in a comment.
Tweeted Jess this morning:
Looking for ideas of where to volunteer on Christmas. Wondering if any readers might have some tips.
Okay, so here's the deal: I'm kinda trying to get out of Christmas. Yes folks, I'm just not that into Christmas - not in a Scrooge way, more like Charlie Brown in the "Peanuts" holiday special way.
My brother will away this year and I'd really like to find some sort of other meaningful activity for my parents and I to engage in on the 25th.
A handful of people have asked us this question in some form recently, so we'll expand this a bit: know of a good place to volunteer during the holidays?
Our suggestion: the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. Demand at food pantries in the Capital Region is up -- and it looks like the Regional Food Bank has a bunch of volunteer slots open over the next month.
As it happens, this question came up around this time last year, too.
photo: Flickr user Hamed Saber
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