What a great idea - Donorschoose.org
Here's how it works: public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class. It also include adult education for the needy. The website lets you drill down by state, county, poverty level, the subject area, etc. All the listing are vetted and if you elect to donate more than $50, the students will keep you posted on their progress.
We choose to support music and sewing, our two passions. I thought I'd share the site, since I found it so appealing and truly amplifies the meaning of the holidays.
Here is the search for sewing:
Some examples of the people in need of sewing support: