Suggest since many people are having a difficult time this year, maybe taking up a small collection with a jar placed out for those who is ABLE to give or picking one family for the group to help, would sound so much better. Just a thought, I rent mobiles and you would not believe the people needing a place to live. This is something I do free for a lady on Hospice. The mobiles are in sad shape I'm shocked at how many people are fighting to rent them.
So things are tough out their maybe doing something as a group for a needy child would be better.
I know it may not be the usual thing, but it seems to me it is always better to do these things if we can. This way if someone in the office cant give money then no one knows who gives what. I really think it is sad to feel pressured. I know this feeling and I bet everyone else has been there as well. Turn the goodness toward some family and maybe cook them something, or the jar, the cake is a good idea.