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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Donating to Family Shelters in Need

donations for homelessThank you Jeannette J for this thoughtful donation of 3 crocheted scarves, 3 fleece throws, 1 pair of slippers, 2 crocheted hats, and sock yarn (4). These throws went to our Welcome Home project for The Homeless Families Foundation. The grey and white perfect for a family homewarming gift. I marked the other 2 for a young boy which is great cause we had a couple of afghans suitable for little girls.

Folks be sure and click to enlarge the picture so you can see the nice detail on the brown hat upper right that matches the scarf. Very nice!

About 1 week left of October Mitten Month.

Next up November, Jack Otis Memorial Month (a focus on men, a personal story, putting a face on homelessness).


2011 Donations:

Scarves 348+3=351
Hats 731+2=733
Mitts 142
Socks 124
Squares 515
Rain Ponchos 84
Cotton Washcloths 324
Sweaters/Poncho's 7
Slippers 86+1=87
Afghans 36+3=39 (2 sent to our friends at Pine Street)
Misc Items I've not counted misc items like all the personal care items, the neck warmers, head bands or yarn.

**Several days I mentioned another addition to our mission, supply warm knitted/crocheted/loomed items for homeless families through a 2nd Family Shelter, The YWCA Family Shelter. They give temporary housing to 100 families. Items needed for Men, Women, and Children. Having recently added not 1 but 2 family shelters to the list of the many we aid, I'm hopeful for increased participation. Can we find more helping hands? Do you know someone who could help? Help us spread the word.**


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!

3 comments:

  1. Great donation! Not sure what brand the sock yarn is, but lots of them are at least 50-70% superwash wool and when held with another yarn can add warmth to a blanket or scarf or whatever - and they have great yardage too. I agree that the throws will be GREAT for boys and a family - you rock!

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  2. Good point psmflowerlady, thanks for the tip and nice comments.

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  3. Just saw this in clicking on the post under todays. That was a nice donation from Jeannette. I picked up some fleece and I am hoping to try one of those throws.

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