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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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I am a 60 year old man who became disabled three years ago due to a breathing problem. Since I was limited to what I could do on a physical basis, I decided to get my crochet hooks out. My mother had taught me to crochet many years ago and I found it to be very relaxing. I made a couple of baby blankets and through a friend discovered Hearts 4 Babies.

We help needy families with layettes and items they may not be able to afford to buy. We have a group who crochet, sew, cut out patterns-whatever is needed. We service several hospitals and service organizations in a 3 state area. We give out at least 30 layettes a month plus several burial outfits for still borns. I make at least 15 afghans per month plus some booties to match.

We are non-profit and depend on our volunteers to keep us going. This organization has been a life saver for me as I keep busy with more than watching TV all day.

Thanks for letting me tell my story.

Billy Lanier

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