Give a bit of handmade help
Kids are so very easy to craft for. Knit them an urchin-sized hat, stitch them a squishy bear, snuggle them up in the squares of a handmade quilt. They're always fascinated by the process of making things and will probably be the most fun to make for as they'll love it the more individual it is.
The Kids Company charity was set up to make the lives of wee ones a bit brighter. They "promote and support emotional well-being" and bring a little love into the lives of London's less well-off kids.
Member of Zurich Stitch and Bitch, Nicki Auf der Maur, got in touch with me recently to let me know about her "Wrap Up a Kiddie" project. She invites you to use your craft to make a tiny person's day.
You can donate fabric or yarn, make cushions or quilts, knit scarves, hats, cardigans or mittens or even stitch pictures. Basically any kid-friendly craft is welcome.