Besides, don't worry about all the cheap crap they sell passing for home theater.
A close friend made home visits a few years ago to establish needs of people "on the dole" for a charity organization she belonged to. It opened her eyes. Their homes had to be marginal to keep on assistance & cars not allowed to be too valuable either.
However when she saw these folks' homes warm as toast when the middle class kept those thermostats down to save heating bills & then the biggie, they all had big screen rear projection TVs way before those who watched the budget considered splurging for them - that was it. She told the club to take it easy, don't sweat it - the needs were largely misplaced. Those folks spent freely for alcohol & tobacco, so just let it go.
Yes, there is always some real, extreme & desparate need. Give to the organizations ready to deal with that. Often church-related, they need your help; not institutional takers.
Why not drop a 20 in the pot on the way past?
After spending a billion dollars for my home theater system now walmart is almost giving them away as cheap as toasters. It used to be that snobs like me were the elite few now walefare folks are getting them for xmas. But thinking back when you saw someone with a 200 lb cell phone they would be the coolest person on the planet now they are just anoying even babies own one. then there are car alarms back when they came out you only saw them on custom pricy cars now you hear them going of on $300 clunkers I HATE PROGRESS. but I have seen those $300 cheapes on display and some of you praise the picture quality. I hate to say it but I would go blind trying to watch it in closing Picking up my new blue ray tomorrow must be ahead of the game but I know next year they will be selling for $29.95 happy shopping walmart folks rub my nose in it ha ha hasteweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee