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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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Crocheting for Charity

I was unemployed and wanted to something for those who had less than me. God blessed me with the gift of knowing how to crochet.I knew that those who were homeless suffer a lot in the winter. So in 2012 I decided to crochet some tobogans and scarves for the homeless and less fortunate. I started crocheting in October and finished the last of December 2012. I ended up with 50 tobogans and 50 scarves. I donated these plus some personal products to the Crisis Services for Hope Place, which is for battered women and children. Then in 2013 I ran out of yarn so I went to some of my favorite places on facebook and posted that I was looking for yarn for my project. One lady posted it in the church bullentin where she attends. The response was over-whelming. I went to her house to pick up the yarn. The bags filled up the back seats and the back end of my Jeep. When I had finished in December I had 77 tobogans, 77 scarves and 3 pairs of gloves to donate. I gave 25 tobogans and 25 scarves to the Crisis Services; 26 tobogans and 26 scarves to the Downtown Rescue Mission; 27 tobogans, 27 scarves and 3 pairs of gloves to the Salvation Army. I was able to delivery these on December 23, just in time for Christmas.


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