I was informed a couple of weeks ago about a way to help people while knitting. In Lynchburg, Virginia, a city near where I’m from, there are lots and lots of homeless people. Every year, there is a woman who knits hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens for them. Since then, Mom and I have decided to knit for this cause as well as get other knitters (and the occasional * GASP * crocheter) involved.
If you live in an area where there are lots of, or any at all, really, homeless people, I would strongly encourage you to do something like this. I realize that you can’t solve the problem of people being homeless, but I also know for a fact that there are plenty of things you can do to help make their situation a little better.