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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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Project Linus & Family Resource Centers of Rochester

Actually, the story I have to tell is about my cousin Martha S. Crane who lives in Woodbridge, VA. About two years ago when her sister-in-law told her that there were many, many 3-4 year-olds at the Family Resource Centers of Rochester Pre-K program without warm hats, she responded by knitting over 200 ski-cap hats for them. She has continued to work on hats and will probably top 300 this year. This is on top of her regular donations of crocheted afghans to Project Linus in Virginia, which she has done for several years now.

She recently told me she had about 25 afghans to deliver to them and was working on two more in red, white & blue for a special Memorial Day project. The afghans she makes are sized for premies through teenagers in age and she is especially fond of variegated yarns.

Both projects require machine washable and dryable yarns and her favorite Lion product is Jamie. I don't know how many afghans and hats Martha has made but I'm sure both numbers are in the hundreds, and she's just one person, contributing as much as a group, to needy children .

She has recruited me to participate as well and though I've done nowhere near the number of hats she has (I'm not nearly as good or as fast a needleworker), I'm plugging away and find it very satisfying work. Martha is truly an unsung hero, contributing many hours and many beautiful, warm blankets and hats to kids in need of comfort.

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