Winter cold had dropped on us rather suddenly of late - no gradual change this year! For many of us, it's time to grudgingly dig out the winter wear and bundle up before heading out into the biting winds.
Some, however, are far less fortunate. For one reason or another, they are facing the bite of winter's teeth inadequately prepared for the cold. As crafters, one way we can help is to make warm winter wear to donate, and for the non-crafty, materials can be donated for others to work up.
For those in the US, the Warm Up America Foundation is running their Caps for Good Campaign. For those who knit or crochet, free cap patterns are at their site with an address to send them to. The Campaign runs from November through February.
Charity Crafts has links to other organizations crafters can donate to for various causes.
Here is a directory of other charities that accept knit and crochet donations, along with The Craft Directory.
Don't forget to look into local charities, shelters and hospitals. Some people even like to make up items and leave them in public places (tied to a tree branch, for example) with a note attached explaining that they are gifts for anyone.
Share some warmth. :-)