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Caring and Sharing

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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Hi, my story is not so unique. I used to do quite a bit of crocheting and knitting for the granddaughters,my daughter and my daughter in law. For some reason I got away from it and was left with so much yarn. During
a really big "clean up" I decided I had to do something with this yarn,other than throw it away. Quite a bit of it is left from other projects. I started making lapghans for one of our local nursing homes.
So far I have made 20. They were quite colorful and greatly appreciated.

Then I made hats and scarves for days they would sit outside or go on a shopping trip.Shawls for those who have poor circulation.
Now I am making bedsocks!

Some of our family and friends have brought me their left-over yarn too!

I do not belong to a group,but do this at home in my spare time. I am 77 years old. Some of the residents in the nursing homes have no relatives,or even friends to visit them. These articles can bring a little
cheer to them. Someone cares.

There are many causes out there if you want to help. All you have to do is contact one of the charities. There are AIDS homes that could use the things you make, there are homeless shelters, Project Linus for children,
Children's hospitals that could use rag dolls that can be washed. Sewn on eyes and noses, please. Buttons and eyes tend to come off.

So many can benefit from just a little bit of time!


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