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

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Flat Stanley and Veterans

As some of you might know I have been a big Flat Stanley person, I have a Flat Stanley Blog where I envisioned parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, babysitters, and neighbors would get involved with young ones in their lives and help them with a Flat Stanley project and forward their pictures and stories to me.  That didn't happen.  Participation was well beneath my expectations, even from within my own family.  However, I kept at it photographing Flat Stanley in many locations trying to help people realize how everything can be a wonderful learning opportunity with kids involvement with Flat Stanley.  I even entered Flat Stanley in last years April Blog challenge (whew that was a huge amount of work).  Shortly there after Flat Stanley became rather quiet.

Kerry, a Facebook friend with a big heart sent me the link to this story while I was out of town recently.  Just got back to it.  (You know how often I play catch up).  It's a marvelous story.  We talk often here on Bridge and Beyond about the number of Veterans that are homeless, so while this particular man wasn't quite....though  he did have to move back in with his parents because he had no other options...he was in fact, broken and darn near homeless so it seems appropriate to post here.  Naturally, I'll cross post to Flat Stanley's blog.

Story HERE
Thank you Keri for sharing this.

It's such a story of hope, I thought you all my be inspired by it.

This link will take you to several posts here on Bridge and Beyond where we've discussed the HUGE problem of homelessness among our Veterans, whom we owe so much.  This is the first thing I think of every time I read another state is mandating drug testing for those on welfare.  What a huge slap in the face to someone who's given so much.

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.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New Helping Hands Makes Special Delivery for Ohio Homeless

 Thank you Laura J from Ohio for this bountiful donation.  Laura is our newest pair of helping hands.  Thrilled to have you join our group.  Special thanks for delivering this to my door.  Hopefully next time we can meet face to face.  I always enjoy that, but my schedule didn't permit it this time round.  Laura has included lots of person care items from lip gloss to shampoo, soap, conditioner, tooth brushes, folding cups, hand sanitizers, mouth wash, lotion, soap containers, toothbrush containers and more.  The folks under the bridge and the shelters are always in need of these items.  Many thanks.  I collected some on my recent travels that I tossed in the collection bag with your goodies.
 She's knitted hats and scarves in many colors and many sizes.  AND she's tagged them with size for children, adult men, and adult women.  Perfect!
 She's also knitted some pretty awesome poncho's with Lion Brand Homespun yarn in some fantastic colors.  Here's one spread out....very lovely.
 Another different colored poncho on left and a beautiful shrug on the right.  Those who receive these will be thrilled not only to be warmer but to wrapped in such lovely creations.
Cotton Crocheted Washcloths, and more personal care items.  Truly a wonderful donation.  There are more poncho's and hats and scarves but, my camera's battery died as I was taking pictures, so it's currently plugged in and I will post more pictures of these poncho's once it's charged.  Please stay tuned.  

Thrilled to have you join us Laura and look forward to seeing you here often on Bridge and Beyond.  Keep up the good work.

2014 Donations:
Hats: 361+13=374
Scarves: 239+4=243
Socks: 49
Afghans: 11
Slippers: 39
Rain Ponchos: 5
Mitten: 16
Cotton Washcloths: 130
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's, Skirts, and Shrugs etc. : 5+3=8
Neck warmers, cowls, gators, wrists warmers and other misc items aren't tabulated; as well as personal care items

**Did you see yesterday's post?  If not please scroll back.

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, April 15, 2014

Black Magic Woman, Magnificent Marcus Malone

As I'm reading trying to catch up with bloggers and friends on Facebook, I came across this story...again about homelessness and thought it worth a share.

Click HERE for the story

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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