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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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afghans for Afghans

Even before the war in Afghanistan started, I was aware through UNICEF and other organizations that Afghan children in refugee camps were facing overwhelmingly difficult living conditions, and dying at devastating rate from hunger, cold and childhood infectious diseases.

When I heard about afghansforAfghans.org I immediately started knitting for them. I haven't made a full sized afghan yet, but have sent hats, socks, baby blankets and vests, I haven't kept count but I'm sure it's at least 50 items by now. Eleanore Rooseveldt said "It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness."

I know I can't change the whole world, but I can help keep a child warm. The picture isn't as clear as I would like, but it shows two toddler sized vests made from Lion Brand Homespun.

I will never see the children who wear them, but I hope they will be warm and safe.


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