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Friday, September 9, 2011

Homeless Children and their Families

Folks I've mentioned off and on over the last couple of weeks the possibility of expanding out mission, expanding the people we help. It is official. I've added The Homeless Families Foundation to to our Mission Statement above.

I've reviewed their webpage, and been in contact with Karie Gallegos, Resident Support Manager. This agencies is celebrating it's 25th year of operation. It is located on Broad Street in downtown Columbus. It provides housing for 47 families. The Homeless Families Foundation's mission is to provide shelter, support, stability, and nurturing for homeless children and their families. Families are provided with temporary furnished housing for up to 3 months while assistance is given to get the family back on their feet, find permanent housing etc. Additionally, a wonderful after school program is provided.

While I'm sad the need for families exists, I am happy we will be able to reach more folks in need; through your continued support. The weather is turning here in Central Ohio, the need for warm items if fast approaching. I'll be delivering a large donation, some of our summer stock pile to these children and their families. Many thanks for all your help with your thoughtful and lovingly made knitted and crocheted items. Please keep up the good work.

2011 Donations:

Scarves 284
Hats 560
Mitts 133
Socks 101
Squares 420
Rain Ponchos 60
Cotton Washcloths 280
Sweaters/Poncho's 6
Slippers 86
Afghans 33 (2 sent to our friends at Pine Street)

**September is Scarf Month, and we're having another contest.
From now until October 8, I'll toss names into a hat for everyone who donates a scarf for a teen or adult...male or female. Feeling like we need to bump those numbers a bit and will draw the winning name from the hat and send out another box of yarn. Contests are fun. We've had several fun, productive, and successful contests. Every scarf donated for a teen or adult (at least 5 inches wide and 5 feet or longer please), will qualify. **

If you didn't get a chance to watch the video I posted a couple of days ago, please click HERE,
to learn more about this local organization that helps homeless children and their families.

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. YOU truly DO make a difference. THANK YOU!

6 comments:

  1. YES!!!! I for one, am SO EXCITED to be able to help another organization! I am so blessed and "there but for the grace of God, go I" so I want to do whatever I can do to help! Sandy, I am putting a package to you in the mail on Monday. Can't keep my needles flying fast enough!! But I am sure trying!

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  2. I've got a second scarf done and started a third last night, so should have several to you before month's end.

    Thank you for being the 'bridge' between those able to help and those needing it.

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  3. I too am excited Sally. I hate there are so many people in need, but love that together we're able to help more. It's a good feeling.

    Go Go Go Marie Anne, you're smoking. Thanks for the kind words.

    Ladies, I appreciate your visits, your encouragement and your skilled hands.

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  4. Do you have an idea the ages of the children? I have a box ready to go out to you. If not today, definately tomorrow.

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  5. I'm totally determined to get a few scarves out, but am being FOILED at every turn! Someone send me some "good scarf vibes"....my needles and fingers aren't talking to the yarn!
    Hugs to all... Sandie in Fl

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  6. Bunny I don't have definite ages of the children, and am sure it changes when families move in and out; but will see what I can find out about the group currently there.

    Batflit...oh dear, I understand when the yarn isn't speaking the same language as the hands....let the yarn lead, it always wins anyway, lol.

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