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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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Educated Mittens

I'm not sure if this story will count as a charity or a cause .. but .. when both of my daughters went away to college and university I made sure they had "fresh new mittens" - in their school colours no less .. to take along with them. A few short months later .. when winter set in .. they reported that they were constantly being asked where they got their great mittens. And generous souls that they are ... they volunteered their mother's services to knit them a pair as well.

Each trip home .. a few more pairs of mittens were packing into their suitcases .. and it was heartwarming to get thank you cards from the recipients .. Wow . wonderful mitts . just like grandma used to make, etc. etc.

One girl who particulary loved her mitts had the misfortune to lose one in a parking lot .. but didn't dare tell me. I was down for a visit and she bravely thanked me .. but never said a word. Of course my daughter had told me how sad her friend was that she had lost one after I had obviously worked so hard to make them for her .. so the following Christmas I made her some more . only this time I knit three matching mitts. I'm sure she still has all three!

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