Make slippers for women and children living in shelters:
The Artists Helping Children Website
gives suggestions for numerous patterns to knit, crochet, or sew for children.
It does not appear as if Artists Helping Children directly receive or give the items. You donate them on your own. They do have lists for suggested hospitals and shelters.
Make a “security blanket - snuggle” for a homeless animal:
You do NOT have to become a member to contribute.
There are patterns avaiable on site for knitting, crochet or sewing here:
They also provide a link for you to find a participating shelter near you where you can donate your homemade items:
“Purpose: Provide free knitted, crocheted, fleece/soft fabric hats for those who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, brain surgery, burn wounds, etc. ” (quote from their site).
For more information, how you can help, patterns on site:
Knit, crochet, or sew a baby cap for Midwives kits:
Help keep the sand and dust out of our soldiers eyes and mouth. How to sew Info here:
Sew a cool scarf for the troops. Information here:
Care Wear, http://www.carewear.org/index.cfm , based in MD, “ is a nationwide group of volunteers who knit, crochet, and/or sew, providing handmade baby items to hospitals. All Care Wear items are given free to infants, children and their parents.” (quote from their website)
To help, you can find Knitting, Crochet, and sewing patterns here: