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Our mission is to warm those in need through knitting, crocheting, looming 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 contact me via the contact form. ALL DONATIONS MUST INCLUDE A NOTE WITH AN EMAIL ADDRESS.

IMPORTANT DONATION REMINDERS

READ THE TABS FOR THE ITEMS YOU'RE MAKING, BE SURE YOU'RE ITEM MEETS THE NEED OF THOSE WE SERVE, THANKS!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Knitted Cotton Wash Cloths Donated

Thank you Peggy B for this thoughtful donation of knitted cotton washcloths.  Folks if you click the picture you can enlarge to see the nice details of this mitered knitted squares.  I think that's what they're called.  I like the diagonal design you get, and love that we have some darker colors the men will be more comfortable using.  Cotton Washcloths are used by every group we help, whether living in the elements on the shelters these are used as washcloths and dishcloths.

Many thanks and please keep up the good work Peggy, we appreciate your thoughtfulness.

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 251
Scarves 105
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 46
Slippers: 67
Rain Poncho's:  105
Cotton Washcloths: 249+7=256
Afghans: 18
Socks: 157
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 2
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

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.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Do You Have a Plan, and a T-Shirt?

LOL....a little chuckle for you alol.  It's been awhile since there's been a new post, I've been out of town and was only able to schedule so many posts ahead.  Many thanks to all who continued to visit and leave comments: Marjorie, Betty, Birgit, SSeger, Lisa, Claire, and Tamara; as well as to those who visited who didn't leave comments.  I truly appreciate your daily visits to the blog to see what's going on, who's donated and to support each other with positive comments.  I do wish I could urge more of you to not be shy and leave comments when you pop in for a visit.

I got into town in the wee hours this am, 1:30 ish and still have much catching up to do with regard to emails, comments on blogs, blog visits, opening and photographing donations and writing new blogs posts.........please bare with me.  In the meantime, thank you to:Pauline B, Sandra R, and Susan H for your donations........they await my processing which will happen in the next several days.

Please stay tuned!

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.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Don Gould Homeless Musician, Sarasota Florida.



Please turn on your sound and enjoy this.  Proving once again, Homeless People are just that, people like us deserving of respect and not scorn.  This very talented man, is homeless, but that doesn't make him any less talented.  This is Don Gould and his story was told by Deborah Montesano in Sarasota Florida, after Aurone Henry took the initiative.

Aurone stopped, listed,d and filmed Don playing beautifully.  She posted her video on u-tube and when I saw this (remember I schedule posts ahead), the video had been viewed over 4 million times.  So many of us look away, we don't want to see the homeless person.  If we see them, we might be reminded it could be us, or perhaps if we see them; we feel compelled to do something....and it's so much easier to just look away.  It, the problem of homelessness doesn't exist if you don't see it.

Don wanted to be a music teacher, and was a student in Spring Arbor College in Michigan.  He learned to play many instruments from the piccolo to the tuba, but had to leave school before he graduated because he ran out of money.  Later, he got married and started a family.  Then his life took a horrible turn, a turn that could and does affect many of us.  His wife died in 1998, and for him, all was lost.  She was young, and his words, "he lost it."  That led to substance abuse,which lead to his 3 year old son being taken away from him.  A man loved by his wife, his son, a family man....and now he has nothing.

He made his way to Florida after losing his son, though each and everyday he thought about him.  He plays and puts his hat out to collect a little money on a public piano.  Aurone captured his magic on the piano, which has lead to auditions and a job at a piano bar.  Perhaps this will be the 2nd turn around in his life and help get him off the streets.  Perhaps his son would now be 18 will see the video, perhaps they'll re-connect.

Wishing the best for this talent man, Don Gould who life kicked down.  Help us all to understand being homeless is truly something that can happen to anyone.  Help us, as a nation to do what we can to help and to not label them as dangerous, nasty, bums and all the other horrible words you often see associated with being homeless.

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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