Mission Statement

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.



Goal: 36
Start: #19
Current: 20

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Teddy Bear Hugs to Comfort The Wee Ones

 Imagine your son, your daughter, niece, nephew, or grandchild cold, afraid and hungry.  They've been tossed out of the house/apt/condo because of financial troubles and or medical troubles of a parent or guardian.  Imagine they don't know where they're going to sleep tonight, whether they'll be warm or cold.  No doubt they too wonder if they're going to sleep hungry.  A terrible situation for anyone, adult or child.  But, so scarey for a child who may be too young to understand what's happening to him and his family.

Remember the love and comfort holding a special Teddy Bear or stuffed animal can bring?  Rachel B from England has knitted and donated 15 Teddy Bear Hugs for those children.  Please click to enlarge so you can see how truly adorable these bears are.  Look at the colors and the details, right down to a knitted scarf around their neck.  Some of cute little Teddy Bears certainly will find their warm into the heart of little girls, while others are geared for little boys who need comfort and a hug.  They are all soft and so cuddly. 
I'm holding one here to give you more of close up picture.  Aren't they all precious!  While collecting dolls/toys/ etc is not part of our mission, I was thrilled when Rachel contacted me after reading about our mission to ask if I thought these could be put to good use.  Oh my YES, was my answer.  These will go to Homeless Families Foundation to be used to aid wee ones make the adjustment of their frightening situation.  Thank you Rachel for your thoughtfulness and your skill helping hands!  Hope to see you here often on Bridge and Beyond.  Rachel's listed on the blog log, do hop over and visit with her, I know you'll enjoy looking at all her creations.

2012 Donations:
Hats: 619
Scarves: 326
Slippers: 136
Shawls: 2
Sweaters 3
Vest 1
Afghans: 32
Mittens: 269
Squares: 453
Socks: 169
Rain Poncho's 209
Cotton Washcloths 404

Misc Items are not counted individually (such as personal care items, headbands, gators, yarn, wrist warmers/fingerless gloves, face-masks, neck warmers, t-shirts, soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothbrushes, Teddy Bears and footies etc).

**Reminder to all to please check tabs across the top of the blog for suggested sizes, colors, and yarn type.  Don't miss the working calendar**

 ***If you're from Rock Springs Wyoming and sent a donation, please make contact by leaving a comment below and or email me please at sandycrochet@gmail.com***

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!


  1. These are so adorable! They are a wonderful gift for those little ones.

  2. What a wonderful and thoughtful donation Rachael B. I know these adorable bears will bring a lot of comfort to some very special children. Thanks so much and keep your needles flying!

  3. These dolls are adorable. I want one! (only kidding!)

  4. Those are so cute. I bet the little ones will LOVE them and what a wonderful idea.

  5. Love the Bears! They are so cute.

  6. Those are so cute! What a special donation. I'm sure it will brighten some faces.

  7. I'm delighted I could help,very happy that the bears have been so well received and that they will be put to such a good use. Thank-you for your kind comments.~Rachael

  8. These teddy bears are so adorable and truly are for such a great cause!


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