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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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Precious Treasures

Every fall for many years, my husband and I have gone to Yuma, Az. for the winter months. In our park, volunteers run most of our activities, including crafts. Last fall we decided it would be great to knit for children in need and heard about Precious Treasures, a place where children can go for help in reading, schoolwork, and becoming responsible adults. They also need assistance with clothing and other necessities. Before long, we had an active group of women knitting, crocheting, sewing. Some created Easter baskets out of cut off milk jugs. Men got involved, too. The social part of this was heartwarming.
We used any donated yarn and Lion Brand baby yarn and worsted used and appreciated. Leftover "scraps" made striped sweaters and caps and lap robes. How much did we make? Part of what we did covered five big craft tables and we had to overlap. The whole community benefited, plus there are over 100 children at Precious Treasures.
And we who created benefited so much with our creative efforts. We had our Wed. aft. get-together and that was always fun.
The couple who operate Precious Treasures in Somerton, Az. have been "Citizens of the Year" for that area. They have a thrift shop there also, and profits go towards helping some of these students go on to college. Community service and Christian principles are stressed.
We have helped give these children a nudge in the right direction. And we feel great about it!!


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