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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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Crocheted and knitted gifts

Participants in the knitting and quilting classes at the McDowell County (NC) Senior Center made scarves, caps, wash cloths, prayer shawls, and newborn caps all during 2013. Newborn caps were given to the local hospital. Prayer shawls were given to individuals and through a couple of churches to people hospitalized, for births,and those in bereavement circumstances. Some scarves and caps were given to the Department of Social Services as Christmas gifts for teenagers and senior citizens. Other scarves, caps, and wash cloths were distributed to those receiving Meals on Wheels. Also, scarves and caps were given to the homeless men's shelter. Previously these class members had given scarves and caps through a church to those affected by the storm Sandy. Lion Brand acrylic and Homespun yarns were used. Two hundred or more people benefited from these items. The local media has not reported on this. We have received some cards of thanks. One elderly lady immediately wrote a note of thanks for the wash cloth. The teenagers in foster care are not known to us, but the social workers tell us how excited the boys and girls are to receive the scarves and hats. The newborn hats and prayer shawls are a year-round project. The scarves and caps are usually a fall project to get them ready for Christmas gifts.


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