The first charity I would like to draw your attention to is a Dutch one: Save the Children is asking knitters to knit hats for newborn babies in India.
The second one is Quilt Aid 2010:
The chosen charity of Quilt Aid USA this year is very close to my heart. They are supporting a hospital in Ethiopia, a country where I lived as a child.
There are many quilting and stitchery blocks to choose from.
The theme is Heart & Home.
My choice was this block designed by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs.
I'm still eyeing the other gorgeous blocks ;o)
Please, if you are a knitter and have some spare wool (it needs to be pure wool, for safety reasons) and a bit of time on your hands: a little hat only takes a few hours to knit. You can download the pattern from the special website. The project runs till end of February 2011.