Here at the Sewcialists it’s the Giving Challenge month and we’ve been having lots of discussion about Sewing and Giving Back and all the different ways we can do that. We’ve seen all kinds of amazing sewing ideas: sewing for people who need special items to help them heal from life threatening illnesses, cozy blankets and toys for animals waiting for adoption, warm winter garments for charities that help people stay warm; blankets and stuffies for children and other needed items made from fabric scraps saved from the landfill. The list is endless and the creativity limitless. There is always a need.

Today we’d like to highlight some of the non-sewing ways that our editors give back. And of course, we’d love to hear from you guys, too! Feel free to respond in the comments — how do you give back?