I live in Wisconsin and mainly focused my searching for here, but just some ideas that I found pretty easily:
- For the Wisconsin Humane Society: Crocheted or knitted blankets in the following sizes: 12" x 12" for cats and small animals. 24" x 24" for medium dogs and other animals. 36" x 36" for large dogs and other animals
- Newborns In Need http://www.newbornsinneed.org Each Chapter collects new and handmade hats/blankets/clothing for newborns and preemies. There are many different chapters. (This one would be nice since it isn't just for knitted or crocheted items.)
I think that the organizer should be the decision maker on which charity the items can be sent to. And that all items be sent directly to the charity.
And proof of sending can just be a picture or scan of the shipping receipt or delivery confirmation number.
What do you think???