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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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Knit and Crochet Group, Senior Center at Cascades

I organized a Knit and Crochet Group in April 2001, 3 months after retirement. We began by knitting and crocheting hats and afghans for the homeless of our county. We have expanded to items for preemie babies, dialysis patients, long term care people and newborns at our local hospital.

We average 15 attendees at our Friday meetings. Our yarn is donated and we are always happy to see the beautiful Lion Brand yarn come in. In the 4 years we have been organized, we have made over 1000 afghans and 1000 hats.

This is a great project as the local thrift store, Good Shepherd, which supports the homeless shelters, collects yarn for us and we return to them finished products. We keep an article in the local paper for donations of yarn, which works well too.

We had a local newspaper do a fabulous article on us about 2 years ago and are looking to do this again as we are adding another project to our list and want to get the word out. This new project is call "Hug an Afghan" and we supply a 36 inch afghan to a child, 18 or younger, who has lost a parent or a sibling. We are in the process of contacting local churches to expand this program.

The people receiving our donations are estatic; for example, dialysis patients are so thankful to receive one of our beautiful afghans. The dialysis patients are cold during the procedure and the afghans provide love and warmth to them. We receive beautiful thank you notes from the other recipients as well.


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