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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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Knitting for the Navy

I can't remember now how I got up with the Navy Relief [now Navy-Marine Corps Relief] Society, but many years ago as the wife of a Marine officer at Cherry Point NC, I volunteered at Navy Relief. At that time I did office work. Though the marriage didn't last to my sadness, the fondness I have for our American military still lasts.

When I volunteered to do some "charity knitting" I had no idea that I would not have to supply the yarns. I thought that I would make a couple of items and send them to their address.

NMCRS sent me yarn and I made a large number of baby shawls and baby sweaters (we would have called them sacques in the olden days when dinosaurs roamed the earth). When I completed the items, I didn't even have to worry about returning them...that was already taken care of by the Society.

Items sent...that was it...my satisfaction was my reward and it was great...or so I thought. I've just recently received a lovely group of thank you gifts from Navy Relief. I almost cried when I opened their package.

I can't do enough for our military. I've sent cards, letters, care packages, emails, and, of course, my volunteer knitted items as well as prayers.

It's nice to know you're appreciated...even anonymously.

Thanks for this opportunity.


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