Golden State Warriors' Monta Ellis (r.) hands out boxes of food and sundries to needy families in Oakland, Calif., on Dec. 16. Mr. Ellis and teammate Stephen Curry are joining with international hunger relief organization Feed The Children to provide 800 local families with boxes of food and personal care items. Ben Margot/AP
Accompanied by US Marines, Santa Claus visits with children in Havasupai, Ariz., near the bottom of the Grand Canyon, on Dec. 15. With transportation help from the Marines, Santa joined local charity agencies Toys for Tots and St. Mary's Food Bank to deliver toys and food to the remote Havasupai tribe. Josh Biggs/Arizona Daily Sun/AP
David Pearson (l.), with his stepmother Susan Pearson (c.) and his mother Amanda Haddock, unpack gifts the family purchased for area children diagnosed with cancer on Nov. 24. David, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer, wanted his family to shop for gifts for others instead of for him. Robert A. Martin/The Free Lance-Star/AP
Terry Smith juggles hand bells during his volunteer shift for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Christmas Campaign at Wal-Mart in Lafayette, Ind., on Dec. 8. Jordan Kartholl/The Journal & Courier/AP
Program Director Marsha DeHollander (r.) of Access of West Michigan, is briefed by United Church Outreach Ministries volunteer Joyce Start on the inventory of food in the pantry open to the needy Tuesday through Friday in Grand Forks, Mich. Heidi Lorenzo (c.) and her mother came to sign up for a Christmas basket of food and toys. Rex Larsen/The Grand Rapids Press/AP
Wayne Standerwick (c.) helps George Vanuelos place an ornament on the Children's Community Tree as George's sister Laura (r.) looks on outside City Hall in San Francisco, Calif., Dec. 14. The tree is a project Standerwick started five years ago to teach local schoolchildren the 'joy of giving.' Each year he buys a small Christmas tree, gets local school kids to design ornaments, and then invites them to decorate it. AP
US Sen. Scott Brown, (R) of Massachusetts, helps pack bags of food for Massachusetts schoolchildren in need at the Greater Boston Food Bank on Dec. 13. Chitose Suzuk/The Boston Herald/AP
To coincide with the launch of the 'Gift For Opportunity Fund,' Catherine D'Amato, president and CEO of the Greater Boston Food Bank (l.), was joined by 25 Bank of America community volunteers, New England Patriot Kyle Love (second l.); Bob Gallery, Massachusetts president for Bank of America (second r.); and New England Patriot Shayne Graham (r.) as they sorted and packed food to support families in need across eastern Massachusetts on Dec. 14, at the Greater Boston Food Bank. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/AP Images for Bank of America
Claribel Ferrer (third from l.) is helped through a line as the Latin American Chamber of Commerce hosts their annual holiday food bag distribution in Miami on Dec. 15. Families were given a bag with the elements of a traditional Cuban Christmas Eve (Noche Buena) dinner, including pork, rice, beans, bread, and milk. AP
A member of the Los Angeles Police Department Special Weapons And Tactics bomb squad (l.) dressed as Santa Claus gives toys to Rodolfo Juarez, who has been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, and his mother, Yolanda Juarez, at Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital in downtown Los Angeles, on Dec. 15. Over 1,500 toys were donated from businesses and community supporters around the South. AP
In a Dec. 5 photo, Betty Stewart (l.) talks with Laura Foust and Cara Foust, during the 'Breakfast with Santa Claus' at the University of Kentucky's Chandler Hospital cafeteria in Lexington, Ky. Laura is a nursing care technician at the hospital. Santa Claus, UK athletes, mascots, cheerleaders and the UK Chorus helped children from the local community and patients of the Kentucky Children's Hospital celebrate the holiday season. David Perry/Lexington Herald Leader/AP
A man with an official security pass gesticulated in a non-sensical fashion as dignitaries spoke to the crowd at Nelson Mandela's memorial service on Tuesday. As a result of the fake interpreter, the world's deaf and hearing impaired were excluded from the event.
A fake sign language interpreter took to the stage during a mass memorial for anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, gesticulating gibberish before a global audience of millions and outraging deaf people across the world.