I just read about a charity called “The Snuggles Project” (it was in the page a day calendar from the author of the Stitch and Bitch books).
Here’s what the page said “Developed in 1996, this project encourages fiber artist to make “snuggles,” or blankets for animals in shelters. The cold environment of a shelter is frightening for an animal that has been abandoned or abused. “Snuggles” allow them to curl up next to something warm while they wait to be adopted. The Snuggles Project now recruits members for a nominal fee that entitles them to discounts on yarn and free Snuggles patterns.
Here’s the link if you’re interested: The Snuggles Project .