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

Friday, January 4, 2013

Box of Crayons

 I assembled this afghan, Box of Crayons with squares from several people (many from Sue V) ivory yarn donated by Bunny (Lynda G).  A few of the shades aren't exact, and some needed rows added to fit; but I was pleased with how it came together.  I'm sorry for all the recent tragedies and am glad we here at Bridge and Beyond were able to come together to donate this afghan to Hands, Hearts, and Hugs-Crocheting for a Cause for one of the grieving families in Webster/Rochester New York.

**additional information can be found on my personal blog, Sandy's Space**

***speaking of squares, remember squares knitted or crocheted for Bridge and Beyond need to be 8 inches by 8 inches, made with acrylic or washable wool.  Avoid the use of white, off-white and beige's, and the use of novelty yarns.  Always check the working calendar to know when to mail your squares.  AND, please help me and the storage situation by only mailing them during the requested time.  2013 working calendar has not yet been selected; but January's focus is Slippers.  Slippers for MEN, Women, and Children in shelters give them the ability to warm their feet, and to have something to put on while socks dry.***

Donations: 2012 

Hats 1024  (55 more hats then we donated last year)
Scarves: 662  (191 scarves over what we donated last year)
Slippers: 148 (20 over last year)
Sweaters, Ponchos, Shawls, vests:9
Afghans: 51+1=52  (3 short of last year)
Mittens: 299 (41 more then last year)
Squares: 966 (114 more then last year)
Socks: 280 (53 less pairs then last year)
Rain Poncho's 213 (3 less then last year)
Cotton Washcloths 572 (283 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. Box of Crayons has turned out really well. Whoever receive it should be delighted.

  2. I sure can see some child wrapping up in Box of Crayons and staying warm. Great job Sandy! Congrats on 900 Blogs!

  3. Great work everyone. This is so cheerful and what a wonderful gift it will be.


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