If you are stocking up for a food bank or church around the holidays, a giving tree is a really worthwhile fundraiser. Here is how it works. Instead off decorating a traditional tree with ornaments, use hand-crafted paper ornaments instead, writing an item that is needed on each one. Make sure you cover a variety of price points — items in the $1 to $25 range work best as they give everyone a chance to participate. Make sure the paper is filled with detailed information including clothing size and colors. Place a bin next to the tree so people can drop off donations too. This is a great idea for your office to get involved with a local charity and place this tree in the office.