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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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Gifts of Love!

In November 2004, we opened our church for what we thought to be a one time knitting/crocheting event. We invited area churches of all denominations to join us in an evening of making chemo caps for our local chapter of the American Cancer Society. We were more than thrilled when 33 women from 8 different churches attended our gathering! That one night became the start on an on-going knitting ministry, not the one time event we had imagined. Between November 2004, and June 2010, we have made and donated over 4,400 items of love! We meet quarterly to begin a project, and then craft at home at our own pace, delivering finished items to the church for blessing and distribution. This ministry has also been the spark to ignite other knitting ministries is Idaho, Nebraska, California, New Jersey, Georgia, and most recently, Missouri. Our website, and our charity listing through Lion Brand has brought many to our group. We are thankful for the opportunity to serve in this way. We have visited the NeoNatal Intensive Care Unit we craft for, and Ronald McDonald House, giving us first-hand opportunities to see the recipients of our work. These experiences have enriched our lives, and given us a spirit of continued enthusiasm for what we do! A special church service was held in which 200 items made for women and children living on the Pine Ridge Reservation in S.D. were dedicated. Our local press covered this service and the work of the women involved in the ministry. This newspaper coverage led others to us as crafters, and led some to donate yarn and other necessary supplies. We would love to talk with others about how to start up this type of group, and have free materials to help get them started. We can be contacted You may also visit our website at:
We are currently crafting prayer shawls using Lion Brand HomeSpun, and red scarves for women suffering from heart disease. Please feel free to contact us for any further information. Thank you!

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