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Caring and Sharing

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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Touching Little Lives

My name is Suzan Fischer, and I am a Regional Coordinator for Touching Little Lives, an Ohio-based 501(c)3 charity that provides hand-made clothing and blankets to needy preemie and full-term babies.

I became involved with TLL about four years ago when I had some extra time on my hands during the summer and wanted to do something worthwhile for the community. I was able to turn my love of knitting and sewing into needed items for the babies of the Dayton area.

We have two work groups in the Dayton area and supply (5) local hospital with knitted and crocheted hats, booties, mittens, sweaters, afghans and burial items, as well as sewn garments, quilts and blankets. We love Lion Brand Jamie yarn for our knitted and crocheted items - as do the recipients.

State wide, TLL provided 22,964 items in the first quarter of 2004! Many of our volunteers work 40 hours or more in support of our babies. Not only do the many families benefit, so do our volunteers - especially the elderly in assisted living and nursing homes that have worthwhile work to do. It's a win-win. Those occasionaly thank-you's from hospitals and individuals keep us going strong. And knowing that we can take care of basic necessities for the unfortunate families that suffer a loss through our bereavement items is a special blessing.

I would encourage anyone who loves to knit or crochet to get involved with an organization such as Touching Little Lives. The need is great and the blessings unlimited.

We have pictures on our web site: www.touchinglittlelives.org.

Thanks, Suzan Fischer


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