Skip Navigation

Click for Lion Brand Yarn Home Page
separator
Our Yarns
The LB Collection
Martha Stewart Crafts
Request Free Catalog
Our Yarns
Yarn by Weight
separator
New Catalog
separator
Shop
separator
  • free patterns
  • special sales
  • new items
  • 15% off coupon
    US orders only
    view past newsletters   Click to view newsletters and subscription choice
separator
Free Catalog
separator
Patterns
separator
Lion Brand
     Yarn Studio
     Retail Store, New York, NY
separator
Lion Brand
     Yarn Shop
     Retail Store, Colonie, NY
separator
Lion Brand Outlet
     Retail Store, Carlstadt, NJ
separator
Find a Store
post code:
country:
within:
more options   Click for more store-locator options
Home : Community : Charity Connection : Stories : Friends Who Care
 

Stories from the Heart

Free Charity Patterns
Find a Charity
Register a Charity
Your Charity Story
Read Stories
Free Prayer Shawl Cards

Caring and Sharing

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.

Got a story you'd like to share?  Click here to send it to our editors!

 
Search:  
spacer
 
Friends Who Care

I am the founder of Bette's Knitting Circle, Friends Who Care.

My twin sister and I started knitting when we were young girls. I remember all the women in our family with either knitting needles or crochet hooks in their hands. The love of knitting and crocheting has grown over the past years and we have made beautiful items for our families and friends.

About 14 years ago I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I knew I had to keep positive and do something worthwhile, so, I started to knit for people in need. I knit hats, scarves and mittens for Women's Shelters, lap blankets for Veteran's and Nursing Facilities, Pink hats for Breast Cancer Patients, preemie hats and blankets for Neonatal Units for preemie babies in Hospitals. I knew I needed volunteers to reach my goals, to help as many people in need that I could, so I asked my sister and friends to help me with my many projects. The hats, scarves, mittens and other items started to accumulate in my den. The bag of yarn, mostly Lions Brand yarn, has taken over behind my couch. Last year we donated over 150 different hand knit and crocheted items to the above mentioned organizations. With all our volunteers, I formed Bette's Knitting Circle. Our mission is to reach as many people in need as we can to bring warmth, joy and hope in the Holiday season as well as throughout the year. I have been told by the many charities that we have donated to, that we have brightened the lives of the people we have touched with our hand knit and crocheted items. To all the knitters and crocheters, get involved in local knitting and crocheting groups. We can make a difference.


Click here to read another story.
 
separator separator
Bookmark This!  separator
Sign up for our Newsletter  
separator Share This!  separator About Us separator Contact Us separator
  Font Size:   
Click to view page with standard font Click to view page with larger font Click to view page with largest font