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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.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hats for the Homeless

Five awesome knitted hats, soft and warm being donated from our friend Marie P from Tennessee.  Thank you, Thank you Marie.  Hats are soooooo well made and thank you too for labeling with size.  So very much appreciated.

I left a couple tags showing for the picture folks, so you could see the little white tags I've talked about several times here on the blog.  Hats, Slippers, and Mittens should all be tagged with the size you made; so they can be more easily distributed to the right group.  I separate by men, women, and children so having things helps assure the recipient will receive something that fits.  When items are sized, I try to quess; but given the volume of our donations that's really not the best method.   If you're making children sizes, please mark them small, medium, and large children.  Likewise s-m-l adult or large male etc.

In addition to labeling sizes, please make sure mittens and slippers are attached in pairs.  Sometimes when donations are received things slide around during shipping and they may not be nicely placed with the mate, as they probably were when you sealed your box.  Sometimes I receive several pairs in the same colors and so it's often difficult to be sure things meant to be a pair actually end up as a pair.


Donations: 2012
Hats 948+5=953 (only 16 hats away from the number we collected last year)
Scarves: 588
Slippers: 144
Sweaters& Ponchos, Shawls, vests:8

Afghans: 42
Mittens: 299
Squares: 849
Socks: 196
Rain Poncho's 213
Cotton Washcloths 521

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)

 **Please be certain all your tails are worked in as you go.  Check your edges and the insides of your hats for tails before you mail**

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. Thank you Marie P from Tennessee. Great donation! I really like the pink and purple one. But I bet everyone who receives one will appreciate your work.

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  2. Marie P. those hats look BEAUTIFUL! Keep your needles/hook flying!

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  3. good job marie. very pretty. these hats look warm......

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  4. Nice hats Marie. More warm heads this winter!!

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