People and pets end up in shalters for a variety of reasons and they will be the first to tell you that, there's no place like home. Tough times and natural disasters place high demands on shelters. Help where you can by sewing items they need and help others get on their feet.
As someone who has been relocated by a tornado and helped others when disaster strikes, please remember things that may not seem important. A child may not understand why they can't have their toys or thier bed but a small toy they can call their own, will help not only the child but also the parents.
It's a sad fact but homeless shelters run out of room. Hand them blankets so they can hand them out to those they can't shelter for a night.
Toys may not seem important but a child with nothing and a mom with no way to provide for the child is going to make this toy the center of attention.
Children are the smallest victims in any shelter situation. The upheaval from everyday life is disruptive to children and any comfort is a positive thing.
If you have flannel or soft fabric in your stash, here is a great way to put that fabric to work. These are simple to sew and bound to offer comfort to a baby or small child.
Fleece sales are hard to resist. Use up some of that fleece making blankets that will comfort and provide warmth.
This blanket takes a little more fabric and time to create but the work is well worth the smiles it is bound to provide. Your stash is probably holding all the supplies you need.