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Happily married for lots of years to great guy, mother of one wonderful daughter. I have lots of interests and wished I had more time to explore them all.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Pyramid of Caring, AWESOME

Bridge and Beyond featured in Crochet Magazine, Dec issue page 17


These 11 packages (7 boxes and 4 pouches) arrived recently while I was out of town. My trusty neighbor...whom you've heard about multiple times made this display for me. I had to share! Firstly, I LOVE that I don't have to stop the mail and that he takes such awesome care of your wonderful handcrafted items. He's truly the best neighbor ever!

He knows and enjoys what we do, and likes to see where all the goods come from. This time though, he truly outdid himself. With the help of his very awesome and adorable son J....arranged these boxes for me to enjoy. His son.........who's adorable was concerned that all the packages were for me, and so they left the Fortune Magazine for my Darling Hubby. How cute is that!!

I envisioned J....sitting in the opening between the boxes and need to ask.............hey did you take a picture! Rest assured all, you're in good hands even when mail is delivered and I'm not around.

The more I looked at this picture the more I got to thinking. Not only is my neighbor awesome, not only are you all awesome to wait til I return to say, "hey...you goodies arrived".............but this represents the true power of a Pyramid...........a Giving Pyramid. Big packages, smaller packages all supporting each other.............all for the good of someone else. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. We support those in need one package, one item, one stitch at a time.............TOGETHER............TOGETHER, WE ARE A FORCE, TOGETHER WE CAN AND DO ACCOMPLISH GREAT THINGS.............TOGETHER WE MAKE AN IMPORTANT DIFFERENCE

2011 Donations:

Scarves 412
Hats 903
Mittens 247
Socks 318
Squares 567
Rain Ponchos 208
Cotton Washcloths 338
Sweaters/Poncho's 10
Slippers 100
Afghans 44 (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, shawl, hot packs, or yarn etc.

Yesterday I posted information about all the women we've been able to help, while the previous day focused on the men. Today, I want to review with you the children we help through your thoughtful donations. The first group's we added children's items to were the 2 free clinics that care for mothers and their children (no babies), then we added children who wait in line for a hot meal through Holy Family, we've donated directly to the following schools (who work with many homeless children in need: Stiles Elementary, Darby Dale Elementary, West Broad Street Elementary, and Highland Elementary School. We've donated children items to both The Homeless Families Foundation and The YWCA where children and their families live in temporary housing as they try to get back on their feet. And we've extended beyond our borders here in Franklin County and donated children items to Vinton County (a very poor county in Ohio) through St. Vincent DePaul.

Please keep up the good work folks, we've helped many and need to help many more. The cold, wet and dangerous months are upon us. People need our help even more during these times.

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!

5 comments:

  1. Wow - I think I'd love to live in your neighborhood - sounds like it's full of good people! I love the thought of J leaving the magazine for your DH - how cute! Sandy - your posts are so inspirational - thank you for all you do - the power to engage others to help those who need help is an incredible talent. If this were cartoon-world, you'd be the Super-Hero with the power to Inspire!

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  2. Thanks psmflowerlady, you would indeed love it here. Good people!

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  3. Tell your neighbor Thank You! So wonderful of them! Nice group of boxes. Also I just loved your post. Together we can accomplish many great things.

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  4. Here is BIG KUDOS to your wonderful neighbor and his adorable son, J.! Your pyramid of boxes is a good representation of the success we are as a group. The more folks help, the taller the pyramid gets and the more folks we can help. We are indeed a wonderful team! Keep your hooks and needles flying, folks!

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  5. A big thank you to your wonderful neighbor. What a pain it would be to have to stop and start mail each time you're away. Such a blessing to have a reliable person to help out. Kudos to them for their kindness to the cause.

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