FedEx has partnered with the Christmas Spirit Foundation ship live Christmas trees for troops.
From their website:
“Consumers can also participate in the Trees for Troops weekend on Saturday, Dec. 1 - Sunday, Dec. 2. During Trees for Troops Weekend, consumers at select retail lots around the country can purchase a tree that will be distributed to a deserving military family. Look for information soon about Trees for Troops Weekend locations and base delivery locations!”
This article http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/1154798.html tells of the good works,
Operation Toasty Toes in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Kansas, Illinois, and a portion of Minnesota knit and crochet numerous items for the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq:http://www.operationtoastytoes.org/Here is the link to their Toasty Toes approved pattern list:http://www.operationtoastytoes.org/patterns.html
From the National Archives in Australia, here are some of the expectations for knitting socks during WWI for the soldiers:
Socks for Soldiers Project through Carodan Farm:
Socks for Soldiers through yahoo group:
The mission of Close Knit Hugs is to provide “…handmade blankets to victims of U.S. natural disasters, created from handknit squares contributed by persons across the globe...”
For more information and a pattern template visit their site at:
Knit or crochet 8″ squares for this project.
For further information: