Project Linus offers a simple way for kids & parents to help children who are ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. A no-sew fleece blanket is a great independent project for older kids or family endeavor for little ones. This works as a class project, too. A parent can cut the edges in advance, so all the kids have to do is knot them up. Drop the finished product off at a Project Linus location and they'll deliver it to a child in need.