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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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sharing hard work

I am a teacher of a special education class in Washington state. My 11 middle school students have learned to knit on the knifty knitters which I purchased for them. I had a stash of left over yarn and I have purchased skeins at the Goodwill and Salvation Army stores as well, and many were Lion Brand. We are making blankets for dolls which will be donated and given to children at Christmas through a local crisis center.

My students are excited about learning a new skill, yes, even the boys. They are equally excited about giving the blankets to other children. We spend about 45 minutes a day working on our projects at the end of the day when the students are tired of academic work. I play recorded books while we work. I don't know how many we will eventually end up with as I am the only one who has completed a blanket so far.

I have heard the kids say "this is hard work" but I have not seen any of them quit or even look as if they want to give up. Too bad they don't get that involved in Math.

My goal is to teach the kids 2 things: 1 that it is good to give something that you worked hard on to another person, and 2 a new skill that they can carry into their adult lives.

I can't wait to take the city transit bus to the crisis center with the kids to deliver our blankets. Thanks for letting me share my story. I am very proud of my students.


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