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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.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Printable Bridge and Beyond Flyer!

We have a printable Flyer! I hope you've already seen it, that means you've been spending time here and looking around. A simple straight forward flyer that can be printed. I'm asking you all to print a handful. Is there someone you work with who doesn't get on line? Do you belong to a social group, or a church group? Are there parents you chat with at ball games, or a bulletin board at your local library? If so, please print and take along a couple of our flyers. Help us spread the word about the need to warm homeless people. We'd love to have more helping hands to knit and crochet. We'd love to find more bloggers to connect with to help spread the news.

As you've probably noticed, we are growing which is nice. Our list of helpers who don't blog has grown quite a bit; but I believe we can can continue to grow. Since we're growing, you've also probably noticed our mission has increased. An increased missions means we're able to help more people in need.

Our goals continue to be the same, warm the folks (men and women) living outdoors without a roof over their heads, to warm those in extreme circumstance being treated at 2 free clinics (women and children), warm and aid those being protected from homelessness and abuse at Faith Mission (mothers and children).

We had a blog contest awhile back which brought some additional attention to the blog and it's cause, which was great. We celebrated our 200th post, with that blog contest and yarn giveaway. Sandie, our long time supporter won the free yarn. We're now in the middle of a fun contest, a mitten challenge to call attention to October being mitten month; and to hopefully raise our numbers in an area in need. Beth, another long time supporter has designed a mitten pattern for us...actually her 2nd one. Both those patterns are available for free in the tabs on this page. Additionally another supporter, James designed a knitted mitten pattern which is also available there in the tabs. Again, free yarn will be the prize to the winner. The winner will be the person who makes and donates the most pairs of mittens. Many thanks Beth for idea and for issuing the challenge. Beth and I of course won't be in the running for the prize.

I'm also hoping you've poked round enough you've seen and read about, "Give a Square". An upcoming focus, for those who like to plan ahead, please take a look.

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!

4 comments:

  1. Hi Sandy,

    I've printed off a couple of the flyers and will hang them up here at work today. I work in a place with well over 500 people, so hopefully you'll get a few to take a look at this site and help out.

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  2. What a neat idea, I'll try to print and see if I can post them for you. At work now, so can't, but will try later from home.
    V ery cool
    jar

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  3. I've just finished successfully making one mitten with the new pattern. Mittens don't seem to be my thing, but the pattern was very easy to work if you count your stitches. I promise to finish at least one set for you, Sandy. The new pattern is easy peasy. I did the first set with a smaller hook so they would not be good for a man, though they fit me. The opening seems a little loose. Am I doing it right?

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  4. I've actually not had a chance to try the mitten pattern myself Sandie, so am no help to you on that. But, if they're a bit loose for you, they would probably be fine for someone just a bit larger? I've been working on the squares folks have sent, and a corner to corner ghan. I'm hoping to give her pattern a try and have printed off a copy. Have it right here on my desk. Perhaps a single crocheted edge with a smaller hook would snug the opening up a bit?

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