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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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Pine Ridge Reservation - SD

My favorite charity is to knit for the babies and elders at the Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. There is no group involved, I just do this on my own and have been for a couple of years now. A full blooded Indian friend told me that the conditions there would break anyone's heart, the poverty, the living conditions, etc. There are no jobs available for the adults as the reservation is situated on land no white man wanted and far from any job locations whereby the adults would literally have to leave home and their families behind.

While I cannot rectify the job situation, I do knit up lots of sweaters, hats, booties, mittens for the babies to be given away to the families that have nothing. Gets a little cold in South Dakota. My next project is to knit up shawls, scarves, and laphgans for the elders. These should be ready before the cold sets in next winter.

I have no idea how this has affected the people who receive these items as the American Indian is still untrusting of the white man and who can blame them. But I must get off my soapbox.

I've used a lot of Lion Brand acrylics for the baby items. However, I've now been advised that wool would be the fiber of choice because of its warmth. This is an on-going project for me and will continue until told to stop.


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