Thanks to volunteer knitters from the United States and abroad, more than 250,000 impoverished children around the world now enjoy the comfort and warmth of handmade sweaters. World Vision has partnered with Guideposts magazine in its “Knit for Kids” sweater project that encourages people to knit or crochet sweaters for needy children. The sweaters are distributed to children in countries such as Azerbaijan. The Knit for Kids project began in 1996; last year World Vision delivered about 4,500 sweaters. (World Vision)