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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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Special Skills for Special People

I first started my knitting project when I heard the children's Headstart program needed knitted hats and mittens for the children.

I got some yarn -- Lion has so many beautiful colors -- and proceed to make 50 pairs of hats and mittens. This was so successful that I did it again the following year. The next year I looked for another group to help. i decided that not only did the Warmhearts need coats but hats too. I knitted 100 caps for that group.

I still was searching for some really good place to donate caps. I read a brochure about the homeless drop-center here.

That was what I was looking for. So each winter I make 100 knitted caps for the homeless. I have recieved a big thank you from them; even the volunteer leader at the soup kitchen my church heads asked me to make him a cap!

I have led an elderly knitting group and taught them to make hats. They enjoy doing it; it makes them feel good to know they can still contribute something.

I would encourage other knitters to look around and find a need for your special skill.

I never realized how making a simple item as a cap would brighten the life of many people and enrich my life.

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