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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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Touching Little Lives

I work with an OHio Charitable group, Touching Little Lives. Our purpose is to provide handmade things needed for Underweight Premature babies, and for going home layettes for low income mothers in Ohio. We knit and crochet small clothing, from booties to caps, and even burial sets for babies unable to survive. This way these babies have something, handmade with love, no matter what their size. Most parents are completely unprepared for a low weight birth, and having something colorful that is their baby's helps with bonding with the baby, and takes away some of the fear. We use lots of different weight yarns, including Homespun for blankets. A lot of the yarns are Lion Brand.

I seem to be making/assembling quilts for the group, which are needed to cover isolettes to make a quieter, darker environment for the baby. It takes me at least 10 hours per quilt and I am taking 4 quilts to today's meeting.

The organization is well managed in local groups - there are several around Columbus, Oh, and usually number about 10 participants per group.
we meet monthly for 1-3 hours.

the Director is Maryanne Doty, of Circleville, OH. The Organization has been written about in newspapers. The director would have a better idea how many babies have been helped, but it has been in the thousands. Even the state women's penitentiary has a group that makes charity items and they send a lot to TLL. Annie Knits


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