Know somebody that is out of work? Can you imagine how that feels at this time of year? If you do know somebody in this situation you can take some time from your schedule and make a connection for them, recommend them, give them a recommendation on Linked-In, check your company’s open jobs postings and pass the information on.
If you have a friend with a business that is in trouble, use their business for a Christmas gift, Holiday get together, etc. If your friend has a small service business such as yoga, massage, dog walking, house cleaning, personal trainer, or music lessons, consider giving their service as a gift.
Nothing says you care like giving a person some honest employment. Even a wee bit.