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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: #16
Current: 17

Monday, April 22, 2013

Ohio's Homeless Thank Denise F from Louisiana

And another cute cartoon for us crazy knitters and crocheters.  I know...I'm not the only one that relates to this.  Have seen this posted a time or two over on Facebook.  In fact a few folks posted it on my wall and or tagged me.  lol

Today I want to say Thank you Denise F from the state of Louisiana...our 4th winner of the recent contest.  Yippee, we've now heard back from everyone.  Winning packages have been mailed to Marjorie M. and Sue S.  Next post office trip will be mailing out winning packages to Sally B, and Denise F.

Denise is a crocheter, which makes it 50% 50%, not that it was planned that way.  Denise and Marjorie are our crocheters, and Sally and Sue the knitters.  Couldn't have planned that if I tried.

Denise started donating to us back in the fall in of 2011.  Correct me though if I'm wrong or memory failing me again Denise, but we knew each before that.  I believe you and I first became acquainted through Find A Grave?

Thrilled to have you with us, and please keep up the good work ladies.

Let me once again encourage EVERYONE to visit, to read, to stay current with the right size, color etc. of items needed.  Changes happen based on need.  Please stay current so you don't spend time making something that doesn't serve our needs.  AND, please don't be shy.  Post comments, take time and cheer each other on and admire each others work.  We all enjoy that.  It is easy, you do not need to be a blogger to leave a comment.
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2013 Donations:

Hats:  344
Scarves: 260
Socks: 152
Afghans: 17
Slippers: 112
Rain Ponchos: 202
Mittens: 22
Cotton Wash Clothes: 215
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

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. I am fairly certain that my yarn "closet" looks like an isle at "insert your favorite craft store here"! At least that is what my sister says when she comes to get more yarn! HAHA!

  2. I LOVE the picture. Yes, we did meet on Find A Grave as far as the year, I don't know but 2011 sounds about right. I am a crocheter, BUT I have learned to use the Knifty Knitter so I'll be sending hats this time. Hope to get that in the mail this week.

  3. marj from minnesotaApril 22, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    THANK YOU DENISE. I am sitting here in Minnesota waiting for the final snow storm(fingers crossed) of the year. Tulips are popping up and they are saying we could have 4/8 inches by morning. Good time to crochet or read. I definitely get the cartoon, my sister does not understand why I need that much yarn.Thinks I need rehab.:+)Thanks again.

  4. Thanks Wendy, Denise, and Marjorie...I'm sure we have sister of yarn.

  5. Thank you Denise for being such a loyal supporter of Bridge and Beyond! I love seeing all your donations and reading comments. Tell me was it easy to learn to loom hats? I am hoping to learn this summer. I then want to teach an 11 year old girl to loom also. I care for her in the summer and thought this would be a good project for us both!

    Sandy I loved the cartoon! Had to sneak some in this afternoon! But it is cheaper than therapy!

  6. Congrats Denise on winning the contest! Love the cartoon Sandy.

  7. It was nice to see the best information about the donations to the poor. Who ever having more than required money need to help poor .
    Charity for Poor Children

  8. I can really relate to the "storage/hiding" my yarn cartoon -- and so can my family.


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