I have a friend who is moving to Asia to do missionary work this coming summer. She had been really stressed and stumped as to how she would raise enough money for the next year she spends volunteering. One day, watching her grandmother knit at her retirement home, she came up with the idea to knit headbands for funds. Priced at around $10, she had had so many orders of these headbands, she's already raised about a month or two of rent when she moves.
The vastness of ways that needle-crafts can affect service projects and organizations is still amazing to me. Before Craft-wisely, it NEVER crossed my mind that people knit to have craft-ins to promote a local organization, or people knit scarves to strangers as part of a motivation/care package, or people knit to raise money to go to a third-world country and help them find spiritual guidance. This class has opened my eyes to think out-side of the box when brainstorming ways to help/impact our community.