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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 the Needy

I became interested in crocheting for a needy cause when my mother-in-law was in the local nursing home. My husband and I visited her everyday, and realized that there were many people there that needed extra things because they did not have alot of people visiting them. Over the years I have been given many particial skeins of yarns. They brands were very good, so I decided that I would take all this yarn, make granny squares out of them. When I got a large amount of them done, I would attach them together and donate to the nursing home. I made lap size afghans. A friend of mine also got involved with her scrap yarn, and donated pieces to be put together. So I went and visited my aunt and we sat on her large deck put the squares together and then hid all the ends. They turned out wonderful. We were able just before the holidays of 2003 to deliver 5 completed afagans to the nursing home. This is exciting. We are starting all over again, and we already have a large bag full of squares done, and will sometime this summer put them all together so they can be delivered again. So many people in this place need someone to care, and I guess we have adopted these people. Sense this has happend, my mother-in-law has died but we hope to keep on going.

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