My sister-in-law told me about this. Michaels is hosting an event where all you have to do is make rectangles (knit or crochet) and they go towards creating blankets for those in need. Michaels will be teaching newbies how to make rectangles at some locations or you can drop off any rectangles you've completed. What an easy and helpful project! Go to the Michaels site for more details and to find a store near you.
With the weather getting colder it makes me want to warm up my hooks and there's no better reason than for a good cause. This will be my first year participating and you should do it with me!