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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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ship support

I have been knitting slippers and hats for the "ship support" project since shortly after 9/11.

I have recruited the seniors in Saugus, Melrose and Wakefield to join in, knitting for the troops.

Saugus has been donating an average of 250-400 items a month. Most is knitted from Lion Brand yarn, that has been donated.
It is a tremendous moral boost for our deployed troops to receive a knitted item from home. "Hugs from Home", to let them know how much we appreciate their sacrifice in keeping us safe.

Some of these kids have never received a gift in their life and to have someone that they never met, make them a hat or slipper, is just overwhelming. We receive e-mails from the troops thanking us for our effort.

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Across the country, we have sent 100,000 items to date.

Ellen Harpin of Fl. is the originator of this project.

Your yarn has been wonderful for this project. It is so soft and warm for slippers and hats.

Barbara Galvin

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