There are many opportunities available to share our love of cross stitch with others and support those in need at the same time. For example, the Flying Stitch in Battle Creek, MI (a big shout-out to a wonderful state where I lived for many years - GO BLUE!) recently held a Stitch-A-Thon to raise money and awareness about breast cancer. What a wonderful idea!
Stitching for charity can be a great way to give back. Here are a few resources and links to organizations that work with stitchers. I'm sure there are others, and I'd love to hear about them!
Stitches of Love and Kindness
Stitch for Pleasure, Stitch for Charity
Quilts 4 Kids
Operation Elderly Charity Stitchers
List of Charities from About.com
List of Charities from CyberStitchers
Stitching for others warms the heart!