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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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I belong to ac4c(yahoo group) and angelcrafts(Msn group)I like to make newborn sweaters and preemie things, I was also in another group (angels4preemies yahoo group) and when I was down and out last year they even did something nice for me for Christmas...just to thank me for doing what I love most knitting and crocheting...what they did for me made Christmas so much nicer for my family and I like to think each layette I make does the same for someone else. These groups for the most part are volunteers and some are nothing but volunteers as in not 401c.
These people in many many cases will spend close to their last dime to give to others...support each other and if you want to help but have no yarn, someone is always sharing their "yarn stash" I had this offer just the other day...In one group ac4c in particular they emphasize the "power of one" meaning that all you need do is make one item it will keep hands, feet bodies, heads bums you name it warm.
Each person you help knows that now someone cares has one more article of clothing they didn't have yesterday and some of the thank you's will bring you to tears. My baby layettes are never perfect but when you put a perfect angel in it it makes that angel look more adorable.
I now believe in the power of one in a way that I didn't until a year ago.
I have given up spending money just to do this for others...I am not rich, shoot I am way below the poverty level but when you help others it always comes back to help you.
Volunteer to make things for your local teen crisis center, afghans for nursing homes, the list goes on and the appreciation goes beyond words.
Things that I think no one will ever put this on their child I get messages back how lovely and unique...don't give up on your talents others need them.
Tonya Stewart


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