Consider following a directive from Maimonides for the celebration of Purim: In his magnum opus, the Mishneh Torah (Laws of Megillah and Chanukah 2:17), he writes: “It is preferable to spend more money on gifts to the poor than on one’s Purim banquet and presents to friends. For no joy is greater and more glorious than the joy of gladdening the hearts of the poor, the orphans, the widows, and the strangers.”