I subscribe to many cooking and knitting electronic newsletters and I am always happy to see my email from Lion Brand Yarn. As you would expect, the newsletter provides knitting advice and patterns but it also spotlights knitters who donate their work to charity. One such story profiled Heather Brown, a Peace Corps volunteer who in 2009 founded a non-profit organization called Global Knit. As the name suggests, the organization solicits knitted donations, such as socks and sweaters, and donates them around the world. Knitters can use any pattern or yarn with 70% wool content or higher.
Most recently, Global Knit organized an effort to aid the Haitian earthquake victims by sending bath kits that contain a 100% cotton knitted washcloth and hand towel and a bar of soap. Maybe to add a little fun, they should include a toy rubber ducky...I think I'll suggest that!
For more information on Global Knit or to make a knitted donation, visit their website at http://www.globalknit.org.