Thanks to Liza for leaving a comment on the website about a knitting charity she participates in called JBFCS Sanctuary® Stitchers. The Sanctuary® Stitchers Project from the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services in New York.
Volunteers knit or crochet squares which are assembled into beautiful handmade blankets for children living at JBFCS residences. These children have dealt with many tough life experiences. When we give a blanket, we are saying, "We honor you and you are important to us." Volunteer knitters range in age from 6 to 96. To date we have collected over 2200 squares and 30 blankets.
The site also has useful directions for the 7"x9" blocks.http://www.jbfcs.org/ucanhelp/volunteer/volunteer.htm