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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.



Goal: 36
Start: #19
Current: 20

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Store at Homeless Families Foundation

 A few days ago, when I made a delivery to Homeless Families Foundation, I got to see The Christmas Store first hand.  It takes many volunteers to put this together, and many donations of toys, cloths and more.  The room is brightly decorated and items are divided by age.  Families get to pick a specific dollar amount.  So, in fact they get to shop for their children and make selections appropriate for their families.  Volunteers bag and wrap their items.  It's well organized and wonderful to see the involvement.

Well done Homeless Families Foundation.  They accept household items, and monetary donations all year long.  They accept volunteer help all year long.  If your local, get involved.

This organization is one of the family shelters we donate our hand knitted and crocheted items (hats, scarves, mittens, slippers, and cotton washcloths) as well as personal care items too.  Additionally, we donate afghans...both those you make yourselves and those I assemble from your donated squares.  These afghans go in their moving out kit.  It's a way to say, "Welcome Home"; once they move from shelter living into their permanent housing situation.  I'm sorry I didn't think to take a picture when there, but wanted to share the information with you. 

Donations: 2012 

Hats 985  (16 more hats then we donated last year)
Scarves: 631  (160 scarves over what we donated last year)
Slippers: 146 (18 over last year)
Sweaters, Ponchos, Shawls, vests:8+1=9
Afghans: 45  10 short of last years
Mittens: 299 (41 more then last year)
Squares: 950 (98 more then last year)
Socks: 196 (137 less then last year)
Rain Poncho's 213 (3 less then last year)
Cotton Washcloths 568 (277 more donated then last year)

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, hand and foot warmers Teddy Bears and footies etc)

**I will continue to add numbers to the years totals after Dec 31st, so all donations received by years end will be counted in the year they are received.  Since each donation is a day, they will be some over flow into January.  Thus year end numbers won't be finalized until then.*

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 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing and giving information on the Homeless Familes Foundation. It sounds like a great thing. God Bless them!


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