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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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Knits for Kids in need

Last January we started up a little group that has grown two fold in the last 6 months. We are a group of ladies from Concord, NH and the towns around us. We mostly knit at our own homes, but come together once a month to exhange ideas and bring our finished sweaters with us to be mailed out in a group package.

We are knitting for Knits for Kids sponsered by Guide Posts in Carmel NY and you can access the information on the internet and can form a group of your own. Since September we have done up "70"
sweaters. Last winter we had sent out a total of 130 and I know we will pass that number by the end of December. The patterns are all on line and all information is there if you wish to start a group in your area.

The sweaters are easy Tee shaped, done in two pieces with a minimal amount of sewing. Everyone that makes one, cannot wait to start their second sweater. We have many kind people that have donated yarn that they have had stored for years and we just whip them up into lovely bright sweaters. The children that get these sweaters are from all over the USA in poor rural and disaster areas. Each time we finish up a sweater we say ONE MORE WARM CHILD THIS WINTER. There is always room for one more sweater in the box.

There are many people that would like to knit for Charity but don't know where to start this is a good place to begin. By just making one sweater you are able to make this world a little bit better for some very needy child
Thanks Jeanne Plourde


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