My wife and I manage an apartment complex. Our small community has been especially hard hit by the recession. We know that many of our residents are unable to afford a nice dinner on Christmas Day, so we prepare a hearty meal for them. We package it up in "to go" containers and they pick it up at the office at 3 p.m. Last year we served 39 dinners. This year we are expecting closer to 50 based upon the early sign-up tally so far. Many of our residents ask if they can help. We just say, "no thanks, but maybe you could do something nice for someone else."