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Caring and Sharing

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 & Scarves Ministry

In early January 2013 I contacted many church knitting groups with a homemade flyer advertising a 60 day charity knit. The items to be knit or crocheted were simple patterns for hats and scarves in sizes from newborn to adult. The finished items would be shipped to a Christian organization: Church Resources Ministry Empowering Leaders. My contact lives in Pretoria, South Africa and works for the organization. She happens to be my daughter. She is responsible for planting the seed through an e-mail suggestion to me.

At the end of the 60 day project, people were invited to phone me and I picked up the items they wanted to donate. Those who responded to the invitation produced 300 scarves and 180 hats. Some even donated money to ship the items to South Africa. Most of the items went to orphanages where there is no heat in the winter months. Some items went to homeless children living on the streets of Pretoria and communities nearby.

This was a fantastic experience for all who contributed to the project and many people told me how they used a lot of their left-over yarns from previous projects to make the hats and scarves.

~ Carole Greathouse

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