I know that everyone is probably crocheting like mad to get done with their x-mas projects, but maybe after the hustle and bustle (perhaps while digesting the delicious holiday meals) you can take the time to make a blanket for a homeless animal.
Hugs for Homeless Animals is a non-profit organization: They are a humane education organization who provides support programs that bridge the public with animal caring organizations (that was taken right from the website). In other words, they help the public help animal shelters. One way you can help is to crochet, knit or sew a blanket for a homeless animal. You can go to their site here and all the dimensions are given, as well as some recommended patterns. I hope that you all consider doing this, I plan on sitting down on December 26th and making one.
Anyway, happy crocheting!