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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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I actually have 2

In 2012 I decided to crochet only for charity. I saw an article about plarn and homeless mats. At that point I started making plarn which my mom took over so I could crochet more. I made 13 3.5 x 6 mats that year for the Under the Bridge Ministry in Gainesville Ga. The only publicity that I received was my pastor asking me to speak one Sunday and a pic on fbook. :) It was very rewarding for me though. My children saw me and people in my Church making a difference. Once they knew what I was doing different ones made the plarn.
This year I decided once again to make a difference with my crocheting. I am making hats, blanket, and headbands for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at my local hospital. I have friends who work in the unit and I ask what would be helpful Even though we are only 17 days into the year I have sent 8 hats, a headband and 2 blankets to the Unit. A friend of mine also sent a blanket. My prayer is that the cute whimsical hats will put a smile on a parents face that otherwise might be sad.
I don't do this to get recognition but to make others happy and to show my children what a difference one person can make. My crocheting may not be perfect but hopefully it will make someone smile.

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