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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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Heartmade Blessings

I, personally, crochet for Heartmade Blessings. I've taught two of my girls to crochet, and they have also crocheted for HMB. But, my seven year old, has also decided she wants to help other children who do NOT have any hair.

Hailey Pratt has started the Houston Chapter of headhuggers. ( She makes and collects crocheted (knitted and sewn) hats in children sizes and takes them to Texas Children's Hospital for children who have cancer, brain surgery, or hair loss due to burns or other illnesses. She also collects hats and stuffed animals (storebought, crocheted, knitted, sewn) for the Shriners Burn Center in Galveston Texas. The stuffed animals are for the children to love and learn to love again, with or without scars.

Although her page has not yet been added to the website, Hailey has been getting hats from several ladies and making some herself. (webpage is in the works) Hailey has also gotten a few donations of yarn, and a local retailer has donated 4 bags of animals for her cause.

It is her goal to provide soft, way-cool looking hats to these hospitals and more, since we have a large medical center. She would like to also provide a hat to any sick child who asks for one.

She is also helping me to design quick and easy hats that not only look very cool, but are named after and inspired by popular tv/movie characters.

Hailey is accepting crocheted, knitted or hand sewn hats - no seams (sewn, please use soft fabrics), yarn donations, new stuffed animals either crocheted, knitted, sewn or storebought. Lapghans, though larger, are also useful for cancer and burn victims.

first 2 pix are deliveries of hats, 3rd pix is Hailey holding hats she made. Please contact me prior to putting her website or images onine or other, we haven't purchased a PO Box yet and her webpage will have our home address. I will reconsider and get the POBox if her image/story is too widely published. Feel free to share her story.

Also, if you use her image on anything, please let me know when and where. Hailey is a homeschooler and I would like to share this with the homeschool community, my crochet community, and my family! I'm just a little proud of her! ;-)

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