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.



Goal: 36
Start: #19
Current: 20

Monday, October 4, 2010

Holly Cow Batman, Rectangles!

crocheted rectanglesHolly Batman, look at all those rectangles. These 45 rectangles were crocheted and donated by RoseMarie. The photo isn't spot on with regard to colors. The dark pile that looks like black is dark forest green. Several shades of orange, and several shades of ivory/off white also in the mix. Rose Marie in Tennessee...many thanks for your thoughtful donation. I assure you each and every rectangle will be used for good. Please stay tuned, check back frequently to see how things come together. We're happy to have you join us. It's not possible to have too many helping hands. Hope to see you here on The Bridge frequently.

I've recently learned there are 20 apartments at Faith Mission. This is temporary housing for our homeless mothers and children, as well as abused mothers and children. In either case they arrive often with very little. We've recently added Faith Mission to our Mission. I love the word beyond in our Bridge and Beyond. Beyond encompasses others in need beyond those living under The Bridge.

We'll continue our year long quest of knitting and crocheting hats, mittens, and scarves for homeless in Central Ohio. I'm hoping with the addition of accepting squares via The Give a Square Program, we'll be able to supply warm ghans for those in these temporary homes. It gives them hope, hope for a brighter future. When they move beyond the temporary housing of Faith Mission, they can take the ghan with them as a house warming type gift.

This is, as most are a scheduled post. Since first typing this, there has been some planning. Please pop over to Sandy's Space to see the planning that's already happened utilizing some of these rectangles.

And please remember we've deemed this month, October as Mitten Month. Please read the previous post. AND...check out Beth's Mitten Challenge, details upper right on the blog

AND, did you notice the additional tab for printable flyer, Thank You Rachel

Scarves 198
Hats 395
Mittens 40
Socks 73

Please remember all donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated, and all donations keep someone warm. We help, one stitch at a time. It truly DOES make a difference. THANK YOU!


  1. The Mitten Throw Down is on :) I made 2 pairs yesterday and starting on another pair this morning! I love this new pattern. It is so easy and quick to make - just what we need!!! Hugs!

  2. Sandy, I wish I lived closer. I'd help you assemble all the wonderful rectangles and squares. Of course I cannot match your eye for color, but my sewing and crocheting fingers would be at the ready.

  3. I appreciate the sentiment Sandie, think how much fun and how much yakking we'd do...on second thought, maybe we wouldn't get much done. lol


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