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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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Hats for the homeless

I am sort of a beginner at crocheting. I am also disabled. Because I spend so much time alone, one of my doctors, Jan Dooley, DC. suggested that I need a "project" to help ward off depression.
Last year when the boy scouts came around just before Christmas asking for donations to help the needy I donated some scarves I had made.
Since I love crocheting I chose to make hats and scarves for the homeless. I started in January and by June I had made 50 or 60 hat and scarf sets. (Then I fell and broke my wrist. I was just getting over that when I tried to break up a dog fight and got bit on the other wrist, which I am still dealing with.)
I used mostly Vanna's Choice and Wool Ease for my project. In November I donated the hat and scarf sets to The Rescue Mission in Eureka, CA.
I found out that there are others who also donate scarves to the mission, so this year I am planning on making wrist and ankle warmers to donate. (I have some hardware in my ankle that gets cold when the temperature dips so I made myself some ankle warmers, and it seems to help.)
So that's my story.

Lynne Burnsides
McKinleyville, CA

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