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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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Knitting for Love

The associate minister of the First Methodist Church of Brevard, NC took a position as the interdenominational international English speaking church in Warsaw, Poland. She became involved in two orphanages and was distressed at the many needs, including the need for hats, mittens, and scarves for the cold winter.

One of our adult Sunday School classes formed a group to knit and crochet items for the children. We expanded to providing shrugs and sweaters for a home for the elderly in the Warsaw area.

We call ourselves the Knit Wits and meet in the church parlor the first and third Thursday of the month. Anyone and everyone is invited to join us.

We've sent the results of our efforts via overseas mail but also by a youth group which went over last summer to do volunteer work in the orphanages and a home for blind children.

One of our group approached us to also become involved in the Linus Blanket project for abused and traumtized children in this country. These blankets can be crocheted, knitted, sewn, quilted, or made from fleece.

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