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Our mission is to warm those in need through knitting, crocheting, and quilting. Our NEW hand made items provide hope to those living outdoors and those in temporary shelters. We provide for Men, Women, and Children in Central Ohio all year long. Specific details available by clicking item specific tabs, or the Who we Help Tab. If you have further questions, please email sandycrochet@gmail.com. ALL DONATIONS MUST INCLUDE A NOTE WITH AN EMAIL ADDRESS.

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May and June's focus is WOMEN. Review the SLIPPERS, HAT, MITTEN, and SCARF tabs regarding size, colors and fibers. PLEASE TAG ALL ITEMS, except Scarves with size.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Crochet Donations to Help Homeless

 Folks these pictures leave a lot to be desired.  It was so dark and gloomy I had every light in the basement on and lightened the pictures further on the computer to try and get things to show up a bit more.  Sorry they didn't turn out real well.  These are two nice large scarves crocheted by our good friend, Gail B.  Gail has been a long time and very generous supporter of Bridge and Beyond.
 Her work is always beautiful.  I'm always happy with to see the nice dark colors she chooses.  This picture has hats, scarves and hooded scarves.  Is there a better name for them?  I personally love and often wear hooded scarves because they're really warm, and for my pea size head stay on well.
 She's also crocheted ad donated cotton washcloths with lots of fun colors, and sent along socks as well.
With my limited table space I often need to tack multiple pictures,plus Gail sent 2 really nice size boxes of her thoughtful donations......thus the multiple pictures.  Thank you Gail, we so appreciate you and your very skillful hands.  Keep up the good work!

**hey folks, does it makes sense to count the hoods with scarves?  Love some input here.  For now that's where I'll put them, but open to suggestions.

Reminder to everyone to please avoid using pastels, white, and beige.  Dark colors are best for men, women, and children.  Dark colors work for everyone and help with not showing the dirt as easily.

2014 DONATIONS:
Hats: 498+11=509
Scarves: 280+7=287+4 hooded scarves=291
Socks: 75+6=81
Afghans: 15
Slippers: 69
Rain Ponchos: 55
Mittens & Gloves: 63
Cotton Washcloths: 189+8=197
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's, Skirts, and Shrugs etc. 11
Neck warmers, cowls, gators, wrists warmers/fingerless gloves and other misc items aren't tabulated; as well as personal care item

All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated. The Power of One is awesome, and when we work together The Power of One becomes The Power of Many.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Time to Gear up with Donations, Homeless in Need

A pretty Lilly from my back yard.  Though they are almost done blooming now.  I love the color and thought I'd share to thank you all for your on going support with donations, with visits and comments to the blog.  I also want to thank those who keep track of me.  Things have been more quiet here on the blog of late.  Things are always more quiet in summer.  People tend to knit and crochet more in cooler weather, more donations mean more blog posts.  In some years, I've posted contests, stories and comics or other things to try and keep a blog post up daily, or close to it.  My time this year has been far less.

I've been traveling more then normal (presumably leading up to retirement), and flip side of that is I've been working more.........ALOT more which limits my time to search for things to post about.  In addition, I've carved out several hours daily to exercise/walk/.  Due to increased swelling and pain in my knees, (mostly right from good olde arthritis.......turning up my nose to good olde), and a high cholesterol level.  My doctor told me I needed to become more active, as the cholesterol was way to high.  So, stretching, warming up, walking, cooling off, stretching...takes 2-3 hours a day.  I've happily reduced my cholesterol to where I don't need to go on meds, knees are much happier too.  The hard part of it is, I'm out moving away from my computer which makes the posting/sitting etc a bit of a challenge

I'm pretty excited to have a few days off (hope that doesn't change, as my schedule often does several times a week) giving me the time I need to keep caught up here with you all.  I appreciate so much those personal emails asking where I am and how I am.  The folks in this group truly ROCK!

I think we're on the edge of the season where donations will start picking up again...a plus and a minus situation.  Having more donations is always good, but that means the weather is turning cooler making things more difficult for those we support.

Thank you all for your on going support with your hooks and needles.  You all truly make an important impact on the quality of many peoples lives.  Bless you all.

Stay tuned for donations from Gail B, Annemarie, and Rosemarie

2014 DONATIONS:
Hats: 498
Scarves: 280
Socks: 75
Afghans: 15
Slippers: 69
Rain Ponchos: 55
Mittens & Gloves: 63
Cotton Washcloths: 189
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's, Skirts, and Shrugs etc. 11
Neck warmers, cowls, gators, wrists warmers/fingerless gloves and other misc items aren't tabulated; as well as personal care item

All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated. The Power of One is awesome, and when we work together The Power of One becomes The Power of Many.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Crocheted Donations for the Homeless

Look at this nice variety of cotton washcloths crocheted and donated by Linda J.  Lots of different styles, colors, and sizes.  Such a useful item to help those under The Bridges as well as those in the various shelters.  These cloths are used in welcome packs  when someone exists shelter living and moves into permanent housing, they are used while living in shelters, they are used for dish cloths and washcloths and are always appreciated.

Linda has also included 2 scarves, and while many of us are hot currently, the cold fall followed by bitter winter will be here far too soon, so it's nice to be stocked up on these warm items.

Thank you Linda, please keep up the good work!@

2014 DONATIONS:
Hats: 498
Scarves: 280
Socks: 75
Afghans: 15
Slippers: 69
Rain Ponchos: 55
Mittens & Gloves: 63
Cotton Washcloths: 189
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's, Skirts, and Shrugs etc. 11
Neck warmers, cowls, gators, wrists warmers/fingerless gloves and other misc items aren't tabulated; as well as personal care item

All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated. The Power of One is awesome, and when we work together The Power of One becomes The Power of Many.
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Where are You and Your Yarn From?

I'm trying to identify where everyone is from, partially for fun. Take a look at the map. Also, believe it will aid me in cases where we have several people with the same name. Please look at the lists of bloggers and non bloggers and see if I have the state you hail from. If not, please leave a comment and let me know.

Additionally, we've had help from Scotland, England, Germany Puerto Rico, Canada, and France! They don't appear on the map, but their help is still greatly appreciated.

Where The People Who Donate Come From, is your state represented?

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