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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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Knit and Crochet Project Group

Let me tell you about my volunteer group of 20 busy ladies. We are all seniors (ages 60 to 92) who meet once a week at the Denton Senior Center to turn in our projects and continue working on our current ones. The group consists of crocheters and hand and machine knitters.

Our projects are:
- Hats for the needy children and homeless of Denton, Texas.
- Newborn baby caps for our 2 hospitals.
- Baby blankets for the Pregnancy Crisis Center
- Lap robes for our 4 nursing homes.

Statistics for 2003 are:
- 1,052 Hats
- 2,643 Baby caps
- 173 BabyBlankets,
- 45 Lap robes
Total number of hours for 2003 was 13,755

We use 4 ply yarns for the hats and lap robes and baby yarns for the newborn caps and baby blankets. The lap robes are done with leftover yarns from the hats. They enjoy being creative by mixing the varigated with the plain as you can see in our picture! For our yarn, we depend on the community, our local Walmart, and yarn companies with charity projects.

Another function of this group is to teach crocheting and knitting (both hand and machine) at our Senior Center for anyone who wishes to learn.

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