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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.

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The Mitten Tree

Marge Williams was inspired by a children's book (The Mitten Tree) to have one in her restaurant every year around Christmas. I knit mittens for the tree, in varying children's sizes, all year long; my goal is to knit one pair every time I finish a project. This is a tandem goal with my goal to finish some of the long-standing WIPs I have. Last year I donated around a dozen or so. Marge and her mother knit all year long, as do other people, to make this project a success. We live in a small town in one of the poorest counties in Michigan, a state still limping along after the Recession; Marge does so much good for our town, and this project is only one of her good deeds.

If you google "The Hen House + Saint Helen, MI", you will probably find pictures - or can get them from The Hen House.

P.J. Coldren

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