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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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Can a Hat Save a Life?

My group, Stitch for a Cause, has had an exciting year of service, highlighted by our work on the Caps to the Capital project! We mailed in over 200 hats to Save the Children, which are now making their way to Bangladesh and Malawi to help reduce the reduce the high infant mortality rates in those countries.
We first became aware of the project in October 2006, and I organized interested middle school students and teachers in my school to work on baby hats, some of whom had never knit before and weren't part of my regular group.
Our local newspaper, The Courier-Journal, did a story on us that ran on January 1st. Later we surpassed our original goal of 100 hats and completed just over 200. We were contacted by Save the Children to come to Washington, DC for a special event on January 31st to deliver the hats and meet with our legislators about the newborn survival issues the hats were an effort to address.
I recently have been presented with another great opportunity to help Save the Children. Singer/Songwriter John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting has partnered with Save the Children and several other charities to help raise money.
At “”, I have created a video documenting Stitch for a Cause's participation this year in the Caps to the Capital project. It features many of my students and shows how something so little as making a baby hat can make a difference in the world.

Please help us by viewing the Stitch for a Cause video at:

Please remember to CLICK THE SPONSOR LINK at the end of the video or no money will be generated for the charity. The fundraising element is activated when viewers click on a sponsor link at the end of each video. The selected charity will receive up to 49 cents each time a link is clicked.
Please consider posting information about this video on your site so others can see it. Hopefully, we can raise money and awareness of the wonderful work done by Save the Children in the US and abroad.
Thank you very much! One last thing... The picture at the end of the video was sent to me by Save the Children and is of a baby in Bangladesh wearing one of our hats. It really put everything in perspective for me.

Lisa Stringfellow

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