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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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While living in Tulsa, OK.,I answered an ad in a senior magazine for people who knit or crochet. So I joined the group known as The "Knitten Kittens" I really enjoyed working with the group and teaching others to knit and crochet. We moved to Sherman, TX. several years later and I began to miss the group and the satisfaction of helping others, so I contacted the local RSVP to see if they would sponsor a group here in TX. The local Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) decided to supply a meeting and storage space and support as they could.
I make cabbage roses out of the ends of the leftover yarn and that is where we get the name "Blossoms of Hope" or "Blossoms". These blossoms are donated to the Crisis Centers in our area. The first cold day we had this year we donated 18 baby blankets plus some hats etc. to the our local Crisis Center here.
We have sent blankets to nursing homes for those who recieved no gifts from families. One year we dontated a variety of blankets, scarves, etc. to the homeless shelter. We provided blankets and hats to a wounded veterans family. We have provided baby blankets to a group providing a home for unwed mothers. I cannot begin to name all the people who have been helped by our volunteers.
The "Blossoms" are about 4 years old and have about 12 members.
Most of our members are on fixed income so we try to provide yarn to our group so we are always looking for donations.
It is a great joy to give our beautiful creations to some one who is so proud to recieve them. We meet every Fri. at the RSVP building here in Sherman TX. Georgia Kunz, Blossoms of Hope

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