If there's a light in everybody,
Send out your ray of sunshine...
-- Jason Mraz fr: Sunshine Song
I decided to share this song by Jason Mraz because I really like the lyrics and I think it sends a nice message of gratefulness and selflessness. Sometimes we take for granted what we have and don't think about what others don't have. This page has crafty charities to help to give a little light of sunshine to someone's world, when they need it.
"Do you knit? Crochet? Sew? Would you like to use this skill to help someone who has lost their hair due to chemotherapy, brain surgery, or burn wounds? I am embarking on a project to do just that, and would like to invite you to join me."
"Project Linus is comprised of hundreds of local chapters and thousands of volunteers across the United States. Each volunteer and local chapter all work together to help us achieve our mission which is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers." "
Project Night Night
"Project Night Night donates over 25,000 Night Night Packages each year, free of charge, to homeless children who need our childhood essentials to feel secure, cozy, ready to learn, and significant. Each Night Night Package contains a new security blanket, an age-appropriate children's book, and a stuffed animal -- all nestled inside of a new canvas tote bag. By providing objects of reliable comfort, Project Night Night reduces trauma and advances the emotional and cognitive well-being of the children we serve."Operation Write Home
"Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them."
is well-known as a multi-beneficial project. The first, and most important, benefit is to the animals. After being given a Snuggle, a frightened and/or difficult to handle animal is able become calm. This calming effect gives the animal and the caregiver time to learn how to handle the situation.We believe that this calming effect has saved the lives of many newly sheltered animals."Links to other charity lists:
You can buy Jason Mraz's album that has the song above here.