I read a wonderful story the other day about a woman in Rye, New York who teaches sewing.
Since 2004, Pam Sheerin has been sewing tote bags and filling them with school supplies for the children of war torn Afghanistan. Here's a link to the complete article:
Sewing for Afghanistan Children
Sheerin says, "We're sewing for both the children and the soldiers." "This small gesture is our way of acknowledging the incredible work being done by our servicemen, and also a way for us to help promote peace and education around the world."
The Rye sewing effort is one of 30 such groups across the country, creating bags in a joint venture with Bridges of Learning. Bags are collected from groups in Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Maryland and Florida.
What a GREAT IDEA!! If you belong to a sewing group -- maybe this is the project you've been looking for.