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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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HALLELUJAH HOOKERS!!

I do volunteer haircutting at a homeless shelter in Rockford, Il.

One cold January day, a public health nurse was talking about the dangers of frostbite and how to avoid it. I thought about it all week, and the following Sunday I asked for volunteers to get together on a twice monthly basis to knit hats, scarves, and mittens. We had two groups, one in the early afternoon, and an evening group. We received donations of money to purchase yarn.

We started in February and worked to the end of April, took the summer off, then started in September and worked to the first of November. We counted the items up, sorted and tagged each item with a verse from the Bible.

In that short time, we managed to make 522 hand made items.We used Lionbrand Imagine, the bulky yarn,Homespun and a lot of sayelle, and also some wool sport yarn. They were distributed to 2 homeless shelters, a womans abuse shelter,the local fire department for their Christmas baskets, a rescue mission, and a church.

Our 'proper' name for our group is the SISTERS IN THE HOOK, but privately we called ourselves the HALLELUJAH HOOKERS!!!

We are now on year 2 of our knitting project.


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