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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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Our Grandson

Our daughter-in-law was in her twentieth week of pregnancy when they told her the baby had a heart defect. He had surgery twice within days of being born. He is now a very active five year old who is doing well but will be monitored for the rest of his life. Others aren't as lucky. I have become active with the Congenital Heart Defects Coalition (CHD) and always looking for corporate donations. I visited the Lion Brand Outlet, of course falling in love with it, and immediately thought why not send them a donation letter.

I came home one day to find a box from Lion Brand full of yarn!! I am so grateful for the generous donation and for starting me on another way of donating. There were all kinds of skeins of yarns. I was intrigued and thought about what I could make with them. Some of the skeins were fun fur and the next newsletter from Lion Brand had a small cosmetics bag knit with fun fur. I thought I could do something different with them, thus the little purses were born. I have been selling them as a fundraiser for the Congenital Heart Defects Coalition using Lion Brand Fun Fur and yarn I have and yarn that people give me. I am thrilled at how well they are selling and really enjoy knitting them. I use a heart button on the flap to coordinate with the color of the yarns.

I have not had any kind of media publicity, just word of mouth.

If you have passion for something try in some way to use it to benefit others. It feels good! This is benefiting a group of people who don't have the support that other diseases do so hopefully it will help in some small way.


Michele Sunberg

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