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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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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Hats, Scarves, and Squares, The Giving Continues

knitted donationsThank you James. James does beautiful work (all items are knitted), and has been a long time supporter of the cause here at Bridge and Beyond. We appreciate your dedicated, your hard work, and duration James! 3 nice warm soft hats, 1 fabulous scarf, and 4 squares to add to my collection. Please keep checking in for designs and finished ghans for our folks at Faith Mission from the squares from Give a Square (as well as those I have on hand).

Hand knit and crocheted items give warmth in several ways folks, so please keep them coming. First they give hope to the person who receives them. Hope that things will improve for them. It gives physical warmth from the cold which is so needed, and it let's them know they are not forgotten, that someone somewhere who doesn't know them has taken precious time to make something special...JUST for THEM!

2011
Scarves 19+1=20
Hats 36+3=39
Mittens 0
Socks 5
Slippers 3
Ghans
1
Squares
47+4=51

Rainbow Project....kids helping kids runs through the end of January. Have you read about it? Please do.

Recently, Toby (a lady who helps Rae prepare and feed the homeless on Sat am), hand delivered some of our hats, scarves, and mittens to 2 schools who sadly have children in need. Cold children without, some of whom make their way to school despite the difficulties of being homeless, or living in a shelter. Stiles and Darby Dale Elementary schools are part of the Southwestern City School District who've experienced many failed levies and many cuts. We may not be able to make up for the shortfalls with failed levy's, but we can and did make children warmer through your generous and on going support of knitted and crocheted items. Yet again, an example of the word "beyond" in our title.


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!

5 comments:

  1. I think I am going to have to get out some bright colors and make a few more mittens and hats for the kiddo's then! Thank you for updating us about the drop offs it makes me want to work that much harder especially when there are children that are involved.

    What size squares are we making? I have a few here, and if there's any extra room in my packages I'll fill the gaps with squares.

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  2. Found the answer to my own question from a few posts back. No smaller than 7 inches no bigger than 10. I can do that! ;-)

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  3. Great, thanks Linda, look forward to your goodies.

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  4. Skewtergrl (k gould)February 23, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    I was hoping that the hats and things that I gave to you would be for next year... thanks Ohio weather.. now they need them this year!!

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  5. Yep Kathy, right you are. We have I think 2 or more months of winter where the items will be needed. Then much of spring can be pretty cool for those living in the elements...so they will still be in need. Really 3 of the 4 seasons they are in need.
    Thanks

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