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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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Teaching children to Crochet and Knit

I got involved in teaching when the girls from my church saw me crocheting. They wanted to learn, but they did not have money to buy thread or needles nor did they have computers in their homes to get patterns from. So I emailed some of the companies on the computer and got the ok to print off their lessons and patterns. I purchased thread and needles for whomever wanted to learn. I gave them lessons at church before classes and after church. I go to some of the girls' homes and teach them in the evenings and on weekends.

Don't just do your craft at home-do it everywhere you go. If someone wants to learn they will ask or say something to you about your craft like crocheting and knitting. Then you can help them learn or show them how to learn through the internet.

The kids bring me their pot holders, necklaces and scarves and show me what they have done and we admire their great work or their project whatever it made be. They have something to do when they are bored or alone and they don't have to do drugs or get with gangs (at least that is what I am hoping for). They can make things for their little sisters and brothers and their parents; they just glow. It makes me so happy to see their bright faces while they are learning and when they finish their project. These children are our future and I hope each skill they learn will make them a better adult.

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