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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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Salvation Army

When I moved to Wichita, I no longer sold things at Bazaars. I dicided since I had at least as much yarn as Wal Mart had on their shelves, I would do something useful with it. In southern Az. there wasn't much need for winter clothes. In KS there is a tremendous need.

When I finally moved into a permanent place, I set about to organize my yarn so I would be able to use it in the most efficient mannor. After some searching on your site and others, I settled on a pattern for mittens and 2 patterns for hats. I also try to make at least one baby bunting.

I use 4 ply yarns, but I also use Jamie and Jiffy yarns. I alter the sizes by using different hooks and frequently use 2 strands of yarn, especially the Jamie yarns. I try to make at least 1 item a week to donate to the Salvation Army's winter clothing drive in October. So far I have done this for 3 years. This will be year 4 that I am doing this. I have been slowed down this year, by multiple surgeries and breast cancer, but I still hope to meet my goal.

The local papers here do not know about me. My friends at church and my children know what I do.

I don't know how my work has affected the people in need in this town, but I did happen to see someone wearing one of the hats I made and I must admit it made my heart smile.
I may not be rich, but I know there are people out there with much less than I have.

There, but for the grace of God and a lot of luck, go I.

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