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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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Crocheting/Knitting for Needy

Our group, which was started over 12 years ago here in Clackamas County, Oregon and read about in the newspaper, have belonged to for over ten years, makes hats, mittens, scarves, for Headstart Program; hats, booties, blankets, for all first newborns in Clackamas County; lapghans for care centers, hospices, retirement homes, homeless in Clackamas County or even other close by programs; teenage hats and scarves for the needy. Those are not all the articles our wonderful group makes, making beautiful quilts for the above places, bibs for those in retirement or care centers, walker bags, small quilts for the sheriff's department when they go on family abuse calls to give to small children or when children have to go to court. There are currently about 140 members who participate as much as they can. We have monthly meetings, of 20 or so, to bring our articles too, turn in each article that is name tagged by the person who made it, admired by the group. After meeting they can get donated yarn and material for whichever type of project they want to work on. We have been in one or two newspaper articles, and on a blog in Clackamas County. Our coordinator read a list of all the articles we made, including those sewn, knitted, crocheted, which I believe was over 400 for 2013. To give you an idea, monthly there are approximately 30 sets of baby booties and hats given away to area hospitals. As far as letting those that crochet and knit know, we have a card that we can give them with contact information. How has it affected people, we know that by all the thank you notes and pictures we receive from people or agencies. Using Lion Brand yarn, I use a lot of Baby Soft, Pound of Love, and Homespun, which I usually purchase myself for making articles for Cover Up. Do not know what kind others may use. Joanne Durkin - could not download picture.


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