Woman makes sweaters for impoverished children

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated:  November 19, 2021 L M S


Li Suling, an 81-year-old resident of Ningbo, makes sweaters for children in impoverished areas. [Photo/Ningbo Daily News]

Li Suling, an 81-year-old resident of Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province, has been making sweaters for children in poverty-hit areas for the last six years.

On Nov 17, Li donated 60 sweaters, which took her a year to make, to the Ningbo Charity Federation, saying, "it's getting cold now. These clothes are made for the kids in need.”

In 2015, Li learned that many children in impoverished areas lacked warm clothes. That's why she started to make sweaters for them.

The clothes she donated this year are suitable for children between the ages of 8 and 12 and were made in different styles, colors and sizes. Li made pink sweaters for girls, while others were decorated with patterns of characters from Japanese cartoon series Slam Dunk. To make sure they are comfortable, Li washed and ironed each one carefully.

According to an official of the Ningbo Charity Federation, the 60 sweaters will soon be sent to students in Yanchuan county in Yan'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi province.

Li's daughter said that Li spends at least 8 hours every day making sweaters, and she has made more than 200 over the past 6 years.