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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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Scarves for Marines

Hi-I got involved in this act of charity thru my sister, Denise Mullins. She is the proud mother of Lance Corp. Brian Mullins, my nephew, presently serving in the Marine Corps. She has been actively doing many things for her son and the men he serves with in Iraq. This past Christmas, her, and other moms made sure each man in the unit had a Christmas stocking filled with many different items. To help her, my church organized a drive and sent out packages filled with many essentials for the men over there. Now her son must return to Iraq in October. She has taken on the task of making sure 1,100 servicemen will have scarves. She has put the word out and she has reached out to me and my church again. We will be helping her crochet the 1,100 scarves to send over there for this winter. We use two yarns to create the scarf. One of them is your brand, Homespun Rococo. I spoke to my nephew when he returned from his first tour in Iraq. He told me the joy it brought to all the guys over there during the holidays to know that there were people at home that were thinking of them and cared enough to let them know. He says it makes a world of difference, especially to those men that don't have much contact, if any, from the states. The job that these men do is extremely hard and under some very poor conditions. The fact that I can be a part of making them feel loved is all I need to inspire my efforts to see that they know we care. I may not have an official group name, but I thought you should know that your product will be used by 1,100 grateful servicemen this year, because we will meet our goal, if not exceed it. Thank you for letting me share this with you

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