Lent is a time of penance. It is a time when we reflect on the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert. Catholics have three main practices during Lent: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. All Catholics, young and old, can participate in these practices.
December 26 is the feast day of St. Stephen, the first martyr. One of his roles in the early Church was to help the Greek widows. Make donations on his feast day.