I'm writing this in addition to the weekend reading because this has just come to my attention. Many koalas burnt in the recent bush fires need mittens to help heal their burnt paws. They can't climb or cling to trees if their paws are burnt or infected.
Can you sew? This is such a worthy and heart breaking cause. If you have the ability to sew, have some soft cotton or recycled cotton fabric, please see what you can do to help. If you go to this link, the complete story is there along with a link to a mitten pattern. If you can't help with sewing, maybe you could manage a few dollars as a donation to this wonderful organisation. Details are in the article. Please help if you can.
I've started a forum thread so all those who are taking part in this can discuss the project.