My daughters and I did an awesome “Faith Works” project a couple of weeks ago. We cut strips from plastic(Wal Mart) bags and tied them together to make “plarn”. We made several large rolls of plarn that were then crocheted together to make a mat. Below is a link with instructions.
Craft for Humanity – Crochet a Plarn Sleeping Mat for the Homeless
If you are looking for community service projects in the Kansas City area, www.cor.org is a great place to start!