For a good Claus.
Crisis Charity’s Christmas Appeal
What: Give something back by hosting a single place or table at the homeless charity’s Christmas Day meal.
Why: It’s the most meaningful gift you’ll give.
When: Before Sun.
Where: Online at crisis.org.uk.
West London Churches Homeless Concern
What: Give new socks, boxer shorts, gloves, tinned fruits, sugar, coffee or cereals to the shelter.
Why: Spread festive cheer.
When: Today, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-noon.
Where: 155a King’s Rd., SW3 5TX (020 7351 4948).
What: Purchase a present from John Lewis (list number: 484121) for one of London’s less fortunate children.
Why: You want to make someone’s day.
When: Now seems about right.
Where: Online at johnlewisgiftlist.com.
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
What: Drop off new videos (nothing over PG-12), board and computer games, jigsaws, arts and crafts, and musical toys (no soft toys, secondhand books or used clothing, as there is a risk of infection).
Why: Sick kids and babies can enjoy them over Christmas.
When: Today, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 40 Bernard St., in the fundraising dpt., WC1N 1LE.
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