The Mirabel Foundation - with help from Meet me at Mikes - is running its Softies for Mirabel campaign again this year. People from all over the world knit, crochet or sew soft toys for the Mirabel children. The foundation is an Australian charity that assists children who have been orphaned or abandoned due to parental illicit drug use and are now in the care of extended family. You can read more about the Softies for Mirabel campaign and sign on to participate here. Donations of handmade toys need to be in Melbourne by December 5. No time to lose. I'm thinking about joining this year. Maybe make a monkey or two.