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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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Lapghans for Veterns

I mentioned to a friend of mine that I crochet and made my niece a baby blanket for her expected baby. She invited me to come to the "knit Wits" which is a group of ladies that get together once a month, but we take yarn home and work on squares to make lapghans for the veterans.

They are then put together. Pictures are taken of each and every lapghans before they are given to the veterans at the Veteran Hospital in Phoenix. We make dozens of lapghans every month. We deliver them ourselves and the yarn is usually donated to the church where we meet once a month.

We also make blankets for children. Some of the blankets are made for the children at the Childrens Crisis Center with colorful yarn or pastels. I must say that the lapghans and the blankets are sooooo beautiful, I was overwhelmed with the work these ladies do.

I also have learned other stitchs now since I have joined with these ladies.Because we share the stitch knowledge and various patterns. It is very rewarding to know that these lapghans and childrens blankets are very much appreciated by the people and children that receive them. They have told us they never have seen such beautiful work and are very happy to receive them.

Thank YOu


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