Mission Statement

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.

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Friday, October 30, 2009

crocheted scarves
Sandie has done it again! She's given our cause such wonderful support. Sandie's beautifully made scarves, all crocheted arrived a few days ago. They are nice and think, some are double thickness and range in size from 56 inches long to 64 inches long and from 6.5 to 8 inches wide. They will surely help these men under the bridge ward of the chill.

Hope you can see the pretty coral scarf, nice little scallops on the edge.

Donations Total:
Hats 262 + 9 = 271
Mittens 47 pairs + 8 =53 pairs
Scarves 123 + 7 = 130

Sorry folks got sick and didn't get picture posted, spent all day yesterday in bed. Think I lost about 5 pounds, the hard way. Hope you all are staying well.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Adorable Hats!

crocheted and knitted hats*click picture for larger view, you can see the details so much better
Bunny, you've outdone yourself with these adorable--super soft--cute-- and warm hats! 8 hats with earflaps and ties are crocheted, while the hat leaning on the gold pillow is knitted. These will be soooooooooo appreciated by the children/teens who receive them. Think how much better their day at school will be with a warm head. No doubt their teacher thanks you too. It's hard for children to focus on school if they're cold, and many children stand without warm clothing on the bus. These items will go to the free clinics.

I've printed off the pattern that Bunny was good enough to link in her blog; must make some of these. Firstly, I have earaches a good part of the time when it's cold due to busted eardrums from my childhood so these really call out to me. Secondly, I have a puny little head and adult hats hardly ever fit me.

Hop over to Bunny's blog (hehe), link in the side bar and let her know how precious these are.


Donations Total:
Hats 262 + 9 = 271
Mittens 47 pairs + 8 =53 pairs
Scarves 122 +1 = 123

**Folks, in a recent email from Rae (our lady who helps feed and delivery our warm clothing), she tells me she's seeing more people under the bridge than last year. So please grab your yarn.
Thanks to all for your caring hearts.

Monday, October 26, 2009

What can I Do? I'm just one person!!!

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There are many things wrong, or sad in the world. Do you find you often ask yourself, but what can I do? I'm just one person? Do you often think, someone should do something. "They", they should do something. Whoever "They" is.

One person can do something. One person can make a difference. It happens everyday, in my city and in yours. It happens when you're not looking. Maybe no camera is there to record it, no news media spreading the news; but it does indeed happen.

Each of you who've knitted or crocheted a hat, a pair of mittens, a pair of slippers, or a scarf have done something. You've done something wonderful. You've helped! AND together lots of us in one's and two's can make a big difference.

The Hats, Mittens, Scarves, Slippers etc. hand knit or crocheted are distributed along with a hot meal to those men and women living outdoors in the elements. These are a few pictures recently taken. Sorry they are very small and hard to see; but I believe still show you the conditions some are forced to live with. PLEASE, think about how you can help.

Can you can knit, or crochet and make something to donate?
Can you can blog about this to spread the word?
Can you can place our badge on your blog or website to spread the news?
Can you can tell your family, your friends, your neighbors, and your co-workers about it? Does someone in your circle knit, crochet, have yarn they no longer use, blog, have a websiteCan you donate socks? Which are always a needed item...nothing worse than cold wet feet.
Can you can collect little soaps, lotions, shampoo etc? Start saving all those samples at hotels when you travel (either for business or pleasure). We donate personal care items too.
Can you put out a box to collect things at work?
Can you place a notice in your school's newsletter, your church's bulletin?
Do you have an old, no longer being used backpack you could fill with warm clothing, or instant food?
Can you print and distribute our flyer at your PTO/PTA, play group, church group, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, work bulletin board etc.?

I know everyone can answer yes to at least one of those things listed above. So, PLEASE can we count on your help; more importantly can they count on your help?

The above pictures were taken awhile ago, see a handful of people in the church kitchen preparing meals, only a few...can and do make a difference. A close up of chicken and noodles, and smiles on faces who've been warmed by clothes, food, and the caring hearts of others.
Our donations have helped the following:
Men and Women living under bridges
Mothers and Children being treated in 2 free clinics
Women in temporary housing at Faith Mission (some were homeless, some were abused)
Men given a couple of nights in homeless shelters through Faith Mission
Families in need of a hot meal through Holy Family
Cold school children in need (some who make it to school from homeless shelters) at Stiles Elementary and Darby Dale Elementary Schools
Homeless CHILDREN with their families living in temporary housing through The Homeless Families Foundation
Cold children in need, many of whom are homeless at West Broad Street Elementary School and Highland Elementary Schools.
Homeless Children with their families living in temporary housing through The YWCA

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fun, Fabulous and Warm MITTENS!!

knitted mittens and hatsLook at these wonderful, fun warmth mittens. 8 pairs of various sizes. Fabulous Linda. Thanks bunches. Two great kids hats, and a really fun bright colored scarf too.

Linda, I love how these mittens were knit length ways. Does this mean you didn't need DP's? Were they knit straight on regular needles? Please post the pattern, or leave a link if you can.

And look at the darling hat with ear flaps! Soooooooooooo cute. Hey Linda, could ya send us some sun shine from Florida too? lol

Donations Total:
Hats 260 + 2 = 262
Mittens 47 pairs + 8 =53 pairs
Scarves 122 +1 = 123

Saturday, October 17, 2009

New member welcome and thanks!

Danette sent these lovely, warm soft scarves and after multiple tries I finally have a picture to share with you. Please welcome her to our group, as she one of our newer members. Thank you so much Danette for joining our cause and for your thoughtful and beautiful donation.


7 fabulous scarves bringing up our totals. We're warming more and more people each and every day with caring loving hearts and stitches.

Thank you!
Totals
Hats 260
Mittens 47 pairs
Scarves 115 + 7 = 122

PLEASE, if you've been part of the group on Rav. leave means of contact here. If you do not have a blog, please leave your email ady, or link to your Rav. profile page. Thanks!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Scarfin it up!

I'm now able to add more than just 1 picture at a time with that old camera of mine.  Sorry for the delay on these pictures, but it's been a chore figuring out how to accomplish this using outdated equipment.

Sandie has done it again, with lovely warm scarves.  Her work is always beautiful and so appreciated.  Thanks bunches Sandie (you can visit her, as well as all our team members who have blogs by clicking on her name in my side bar).


Still wish I could edit these pictures and focus on the wonderful donations you all are making and sending, but I'm just not able.  I will be buying a new camera; but need to wait until this month's billing cycle has ended, or at least that's hubby's preference.  Might be able to nudge him a bit.  lol

And look at these!  More wonderful, warm scarves.  These are made by one of our newer members which is always exciting.  Please pop over and welcome Karen while you're out blog visiting.  These 3 scarves are all crocheted.  Hope you can see in the picture the one on the far left has such a neat and different texture to it.  My quess is this is crocheted length wise using back stitch single crochet?  Nice soft yarn, very nice indeed.  Many thanks and and again welcome to our group.  Our cause is always in need of more helping hands and special giving hearts.

Totals
Hats 260
Mittens 47 pairs
Scarves 110 + 5 = 115

**had trouble with photo for Danette's donation, so need to redo that.  See I really really need a new camera.  PLEASE check back.  Also, if you've got a good recommendation for a quick, easy to use camera...I like point and click with very little messing; let me know.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Excitement is building, think WARM




The cool days and cooler nights continue.  People have started scraping the frost from their windshields, ugh.  Look though as these wonderful items made with love from Theresa and you'll start feeling warm all over.

8 hats, 4 pair of mittens, and a scarf!  All beautifully made.  Thanks bunches Theresa.  All are needed and appreciated.


Mittens continue to be our biggest challenge, so many thanks Theresa for the first of those to get us rolling this fall.

Totals
Hats 252 + 8 = 260
Mittens 43 pairs + 4 = 47 pairs
Scarves 109 + 1= 110

Well, I got the pictures taken, and posted with the old camera; but couldn't edit them hum.  Looks like I need to play with things a bit more to get the background stuff out.  Will have to look again after work and see if I can improve them.

**still pending pictures of donations received from Sandie, Karen, and Danette.  Gonna do some reading on line and see if I can figure out a better method with this old camera.  PLEASE check back often

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Yes, it's most definately fall. Time to knit and crochet BIG TIME!


We've had a couple of nights hitting the freezing mark already here in Central Ohio.  That means the elements are more of a problem for those folks without a roof over their heads.  I am so truly grateful I'm not in that group, as I know you all are as well.  It's so nice to be able to help a bit.

I've just gotten back in town, my camera died while I was gone; so getting pictures is difficult at the moment.  This will be peace meal.  I'm using an old camera that isn't working very well, and loading them is even harder.  UGH, I need to buy a new one.

Sorry for the quality of pictures, but do hope you can see how beautiful these hats made and donated by Bunny are.  Her work is always always fabulous, the yarn is so nice and soft, so besides being warm for someone in need they are also yummy soft.  Many thanks Bunny.  I know a couple of the hats are crocheted, and wonder if 2 of them are knitted?  The taller blue and purple ones pictured on the ends?

**new totals
Hats 252
Mittens 43 pairs
Scarves 109

Stayed tuned as I have donations from Sandie, T. Miller, Danette, and Karen to share.  Hats, mittens, and scarves.  Just trying to work through these camera frustrations.  Please check back often.  Leave a comment, so I know you were here.  PLEASE share our blog url, our badge etc. to share our cause.  Many helping hands are needed.

***Is T. Miller out there?  Would love you email ady or blog link.  Anyone have it?  Thanks

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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?