My daughter receives Confirmation next Autumn. As part of her preparation, she needs to do 2 larger service projects (as opposed to just accumulating hours) this year. When her brother was at this stage, he did a huge coat drive, and collected something like 100 winter coats. A friend ran a coordinating hat/glove drive, and together they did a lot of good for the poor of NY. But in the aftermath of Sandy, I don't know anyone who has anything old to donate. Anything and everything extra, from hats to gloves to coats to blankets, was donated last year. So, instead, I have her excited about doing an internet gift donation drive for Christmas. First, I contacted Moore, OK, the site of those horrific tornados last spring. I've contacted a number of people there, but have gotten no replies. Then I tried the site of the floods in Colorado-- same lack of response. So I've just contacted two NYC agencies. If they don't come through, the project can change to Toys for Tots. It's just so infuriating. Time's a wasting, and she can make a real difference this Christmas. She just needs someone to reply to the email.