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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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Chemo Caps and Pink Scarves

I started this project because we lost a very loved family member and my son's teacher was losing a child to cancer. It was a helpless feeling. I wanted to do something positive. It was nice to be able to contribute in any way to make someone smile who was fighting this tragic disease. I asked friends and family to help me and we organized quickly the local newspaper mentioned what we were doing. That was a great help and in a few months 150 hats of all sizes and pink scarves were donated. It was amazing everyone was so giving. People I didn't know were quick to donate, a knitting group came to the open house we had and shared knitting techinques and scarves. We used many kinds of yarns no wool was the only request, with beautiful result. The American Cancer Society provided special labels with a 24 hour 1-800 number for the patients to use. It was a positive experience and we are getting ready to start again. If anyone reading this would like to knit or crochet hats or pink scarves I would love the help. We had such a positive response from all who received the donations it inspired us to do it again. The hats and scarves were gone very quickly so I hoping for a larger number this year.
Thanks for any and all help. HAPPY KNITTING Jackie

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