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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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Blankets for kids

I was crocheting a blanket for a family member while waiting in hospital for testing appointment when a hospital volunteer asked about the blanket. She proceeded to tell me about Project Linus.
I did some searching on the internet and found a local chapter of Project Linus.

I started crocheting blankets and donating to the Project Linus local chapter in 2007. In 2010 our Project Linus local chapter lady had a very bad accident in which she was moved closer to her children and was no longer capable of doing her Project Linus work. I was able to contact her a couple of times in which she gave me a couple of her contacts that she delivered my blankets to.

Since late 2010 I have been donating my blankets to the Medina County (Ohio) Family First Council / Help Me Grow. I crochet almost every night after work to relax from a stressful day at work as I am an engineer. I usually spend 1000-1200 hours a year crocheting 120 to 150 blankets for the kids of the program.

The smiles on the kids faces in the pictures that are shared with me are priceless. This year some of the kids made Christmas cards and were sent to me by the county coordinators.


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