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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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The Baby Boutique

I am a social worker In NYC and I work with children in foster care. We are a non profit organization affiliated with the NYC Family Court. I recently began a project with my coworkers, attorneys and social workers, making baby blankets, sweaters, hats, booties etc for teenage moms who are pregnant or parenting. Periodically the teen moms will come to the office to meet with the social worker or lawyer (on the case) and can then choose a few items to bring home for their babies. It makes the whole experience a bit more rewarding for the workers and nice for the clients. The young mothers know that someone cares about them and their children and we know the kids are getting hand made good quality items. We are using only cotton and washable wool for this project which are soft and comfortable for the children and easy to launder for the young moms.
Its also a fun way for the stitchers among us to get together and to teach others in the office who want to learn this craft. We are only just beginning but the girls who have chosen items from the boutique so far, have been very happy and appreciative. Its also been a relaxing way for the stitchers to help our clients in an area other than our usual court related issues.
Its a win-win for everyone involved!!!


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