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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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Lapghans for Hospice

A local hospital was asking for volunteers to construct lap blankets for hospice patients. I tried connecting squares made by someone else and finally suggested that I could crochet the entire blanket instead. That was the beginning for me. I have been making the blankets for over 10 years and have accummulated almost 2,000 volunteer hours. Although the crocheters and knitters never know who receives our blankets of love, we have received notes and letters from family members expressing their gratitude. Some of the patients actually asked that the blanket be buried with them. It is humbling to hear from the families of the patients. It is also heartwarming to know that we are able to provide just a small bit of comfort to the patient and their family at a time when they need it most. As long as I am able, I will continue to donate my time and skills to this worthwhile cause.

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