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

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

High School Seniors Help with Deliveries

Meet Emily and Anna (left to right).  These two Whetstone High School Seniors are involved in a senior project involving homeless.  They'll be presenting a written report, and a slide show/video/ and or power point presentation as part of their required service project.  Whetstone happens to be the high school I graduated from way back in the dark ages, 1969.  Their project is complex.  They're too discuss how the problem came to be, and what might be done to help the situation.  In addition to the research they've been doing they've been knitting.  Anna taught Emily so they can both knit and donate scarves to Bridge and Beyond.  

To gain a better understanding of the organization process, how families come to and are cared for through Homeless Families Foundation, and move onto permanent housing after being in the shelter system they accompanied me to see first hand how the process works.  As you can see, we had the car loaded to gills with wonderful hand knit and crocheted donations as well as personal care items.
Wave hello here to cute little Xavier.  You see, he was there "helping" as Homeless Families was packing up, preparing to move and cleaning house.  I think he was dusting the insides of the file cabinet.  lol  The girls got a first hand look at how and where things happen to assist families.  They  got lots of questions answered from Karie, the Community Liason.  

Karie also gave us an overview of the new facility which should be operational in about a month.  

Thank you Karie for your time, and thank you Emily and Anna for your assistance with delivery.  It's appreciated.  Looking forward to seeing you again and learn how your projects are coming along.

I love knowing young people are doing such worthwhile things.  Well done ladies!

2013 Donation Totals:

Hats:  319
Scarves: 247
Socks: 152
Afghans: 15
Slippers: 112
Rain Ponchos: 202
Mittens: 22
Cotton Wash Clothes: 212
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's: 4
Misc. Items: include personal care, headbands, handwarmers, cowls/gators and all meal prep related items, etc aren't tabulated

***and this blog post is #997 just 3 post away from 1,000. I'm announcing a contest right now. Starting today and (March 23rd) running through the 1,000th post. Everyone who visits and the blog and leaves a comment on the blog will have their name entered into a hat....I will draw a name or names......depending on how many entries we have and the winners will receive...............goodies. I'll leave it at that, goodies. Now who doesn't like to win something? Help us celebrate our longevity and this milestone blog post.***

All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated. The Power of One is awesome, and when we work together The Power of One becomes The Power of Many.


  1. MARJ IN MINNESOTAApril 9, 2013 at 6:52 AM

    THANKS TO EVERYONE for the extra hands in helping the homeless. Room for everyone to do their part, in anyway they can. GOOD JOB.

  2. Nice job high school seniors! I love to see them getting involved.

  3. Thank you Sandy for all you do for the Homeless Families Foundation....My sweet Xavier was certainly entertaining on Friday....It was really nice to meet Emily and Anna and love that they are getting involved with helping the homeless! Thanks again and I look forward to your next visit....

    FYI - When our move is complete we will have our same phone number as well as emails...Should anyone have any questions please feel free to let me know...
    Karie Gallegos
    (614) 461-9247 ext.116
    Our new address after April 30th will be - 30 North Grubb Street, 43215

    Thanks again for everything and have a great day!

  4. Thanks Marj, Wendy, and Karie for your visits and supportive comments. Thanks for info about he move Karie.

  5. A very positive story.

  6. That is wonderful that Emily & Anna got to help and learning about the homeless. Good luck girls on your report!

  7. Good going, Emily and Anna. Thanks for helping out!

  8. Thank you for this uplifting story. There are a lot of great teens out there willing to help out and I am so glad to see two more making a difference in their communities. Good job girls!

  9. Very excited to see my afghans being delivered. Great job girls, wish more kids would get involved!


Do NOT leave url to your Google+ page or Blogspot profile page, please use name and url of your actual blog or hyperlink to your actual blog. Unable to return comments otherwise.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Where are You and Your Yarn From?

I'm trying to identify where everyone is from, partially for fun. Take a look at the map. Also, believe it will aid me in cases where we have several people with the same name. Please look at the lists of bloggers and non bloggers and see if I have the state you hail from. If not, please leave a comment and let me know.

Additionally, we've had help from Scotland, England, Germany Puerto Rico, Canada, and France! They don't appear on the map, but their help is still greatly appreciated.

Where The People Who Donate Come From, is your state represented?