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While so many of us love making things for ourselves and our families, many in the Lion community go further, creating for those in need. Join us in this section and be touched by these true stories of caring and sharing submitted by Lion Brand readers.

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Hats for Hope

Hats for Hope
Many friends and co-workers have been stricken with cancer and this is one way we have found that we can help. There was a real need out there for hats.

A group of us get together to sew, knit or crochet hats for chemotherapy patients. Those of us involved love to knit or crochet and this project was a perfect way for us to help out. We have used a variety of Lion Brand yarns. People from all over the state of Minnesota have donated yarn and fabric to help our cause.

Since the project started in Oct, 2002, we have made 2,831 hats. On average one person will put in about 20 hours a month knitting, crocheting or sewing hats, sewing tags onto the hats and then boxing them up to send out.

With 2,831 hats made, I would think that approximately 2,500 people have benefitted. Some people have more than one hat.

Those of us working on this project crochet or knit while commuting to work on the bus, and other people have shown a great interest. I say if you are looking for a fun, fast project, think hats.....

The Hats for Hope project has recently been recognized in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. The company we work for Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett recently won the Quality of Life award from the Minneapolis Regional Area Chamber of Commerce, because of our project Hats for Hope and all those who we have helped. For alot of people this is one last thing to worry about while going through chemotherapy, someone has donated a hat.

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