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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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Afghans for charity

I crochet afghans for two charities here in New York City: AIDS WALK NY, which raises money to benefit the Gay Men's Health Crisis agency that services men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS, and baby aghans to the children living in Hale House,who were born with drug addiction or HIV.

The afghans for AWNY are used for display at rallies for volunteers and then won by raffle before the Walk. I also give afghans to long-time volunteers as a personal thank you. They ,in turn,donate additional funds in our joint names back to the Walk.

I usually donate 4 afghans 3 or 4 times a year to Hale House so that each child can have their own.My first donation was 12 afghans at once! I just started one after the other and used my commute on the subway to and from work as my "Hale House afghan" time.

I find great joy in exploring different color combinations and my gifts to these agencies are really a gift of calming, creativity and sharing to myself. To know that people are not only receiving services for money raised, but are directly benefitting from the warmth of my afghans motivates me to produce even more.

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