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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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Crocheting for Cancer Center

I am an auxiliary member at our local hospital. Attending an annual meeting about four years ago, the then-president said we needed to increase our cash intake by 25%. I am not sure if this was reached. But, I did go home and thought of how I could make a difference. I work in the gift shop at the hospital; I am a good crocheter. I talked with the woman who actually does all the hard work of running the shop; ordering, displaying, pricing, etc. We agreed that I would crochet a few baby afghans and see how it went. Well, it actually goes quite well. I make about 6-8 afghans for the gift shop. I buy the yarn, make the afghans and the proceeds go directly to the hospital for the designated project. In this case, it was to help pay the debt of the new Cancer Center.

Then in the last two years, I have also started crocheting for the cancer patients. These are people who come in to be treated and as so frequently happens, they get cold. The afghan is a source of comfort and warmth.

I am very proud of what I do, although I think only my husband and I know how much time, money, effort I put into the project. By the way, my husband winds most of the yarn in balls for me. What a guy!.

I do have photos but all are on my digital camera. I don't know how to put them on the computer. Thanks for this opportunity to share.

Louise Wenzel

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