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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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Kids Mittens

My church operates a food bank. My parents were very active in it years ago. My mother called me one day after passing out food bags and told me about the number of children who came with their parents to get food who had no mittens. I said we should knit up some. So we started knitting. I was not an experienced knitter, but could make mittens. The first year I made about 25 pair. As I got better, my output increased. I've since knitting about 100 pair a year . So over the years, I figured I've knitted about 2000 pair. After my mother passed, another women at church started knitting with me. She does mostly hats for kids and parents. I've also branched out to larger sized mittens for parents. The last several winters have been mild, so I've started scarves for another organization. Its nice to pass kids on their way to school and see my handiwork keeping them warm. Makes my day!!

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