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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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We Pray as We Go

Our prayer shawl ministry has been active since 2002. We started out with just shawls, but we expanded with afghans, scarves and hats so that we could send to men and children. Many shawls have been made with Lion Brand yarn and they are the best because of how soft the yarn is.

We have sent out 74 shawls, 13 afghans, 15 scarves and 11 hats and we have sent them all over the country including the US Virgin Islands.

My mother and I have made the bulk of these items, but we also get help from about 4 other women when they can, which we appreciate. We have received many heartfelt thank you notes from people we have never met and many are no longer with us. One lady was buried with her shawl wrapped around her.

My next project for 2005 is to form a small group at church to teach knitting and crocheting to everyone who wants to learn.

We are on a very limited budget, so I am always on the lookout for sale yarn. I wish we could send more out, because of the warm responses we have received but our poor old fingers can only knit/crochet so much, plus the expense is a problem. BUT, we will continue, pray as we go, and be thankful for what we can send out.

Thank you for your interest.

Susan Woodcock

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