HOST A CARD OR GIFT EXCHANGE
Invite others from your unit to each purchase or make a gift and bring it to the exchange. Do not label the gifts, so that anyone can feel comfortable taking any item.
DONATE TO AN INDIGENT FUND IF YOUR FACILITY HAS ONE.
Consider donating a portion of your financial support to your facility’s indigent fund (if one exists). Knowing you’ll be brightening someone else’s holiday might just lift your spirits and cause a chain reaction.
DONATE A SKILL
If you have a special skill, giving your time and talent can help bless other prisoners. Offer free services, such as a hair appointment, legal research, or tutor in a subject that you have already mastered.
MAKE CHRISTMAS CARDS
Spend a little money at the commissary on items (poster board, colored pencils, etc.) to make Christmas cards. Mail them to loved ones and give them to friends in your unit. Especially consider giving cards to those who may not receive a lot of mail from the outside.
DONATE ITEMS FROM THE CANTEEN
Rally a group of prisoners to purchase socks or toiletry items to donate to a local homeless shelter or relief organization.
Form a group from your unit and walk around the yard singing Christmas carols, or go cell to cell with favorites like “Joy to the World,” “The First Noel,” and “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.”