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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

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Never Ending Box of Donations

Pour a cup of coffee, I've got lots to share with you today.  WOW...thank you Cheryl S from Michigan.  She sent a huge box of wonderful goodies folks.  In fact, let me share her method; as it might help some of you save on postage.  She grabs a box and as she makes things put the item in.  When the box is full, she mails it.   You might check with your local post office to see how this method would work for you.  Sometimes larger boxes aren't much more (weight can be an issue), sometimes sending smaller boxes is more expensive.

I love this granny stitch ripple green afghan.  Great colors.  Thank you Cheryl.  Such nice work.

And one can never go wrong with the never ending granny square.  Nice blends of dark brown and beige's.  With lots of neat cotton washcloths.  Most are crocheted, but if you click the picture to enlarge you'll see a couple of knitted ones at the top right.  I love that stitch..what is it Cheryl?

Everyone loves blue, blue works for men and women so well.  I'll give ya a minute if you need to go get another cup of coffee before we continue....really cause there's more folks!

Don't you love this color combination?

Some great hats, and a very cleaver idea for kitchen sets for those welcome home packages our beautiful afghans are a part of.  Dishcloths with matching hot pads.  Look at the adorable green set...she's made a hanger thingy (probably has a better name then that) added a dish towel that coordinates with the the hot pads, kitchen mitt, and dishclothe she made.  Very nice!!  Can you share the pattern you used for the hot pads?

AND yes there's still more.  Hats, scarf, and look at the mittens!  One pair has the flip down thing that goes over the finger part!  Awesome idea Cheryl.  Wonderful color and size variations with regard to the hats too.

 Seriously, I had to take lots of pictures because I couldn't lay it all out at one time.  More cotton washcloths, hats, scarves, socks, some personal care items, slippers, and squares.

And, to round out the donation....round scarves, lol.  Some call these circle or round scarves, some infinity scarves, and some mobius.
2013 Donation Totals:

Hats:  283+36=319
Scarves: 239+8=247
Socks: 146+6=152
Afghans: 11+4=15
Slippers: 110+2=112
Rain Ponchos:202
Mittens: 20+2=22
Cotton Wash Clothes: 191+21=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 #996 just 4 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. Woot! You hit the mother lode! What an awesome donation. I love the afghans! The kitchen set is cute! What a nice well rounded donation, something there for everyone! Great Job!

  2. MARJ IN MINNESOTAApril 8, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Thank you Cheryl. Kind of leaves you speechless.I think you just earned your place in heaven,to quote my mother. GOOD JOB.

  3. I agree with Marj! SPEACHLESS!! One question.......do you ever sleep?? I don't need to tell you to keep your hook and needles flying!

  4. Super awesome job! A lot of wonderful gifts to keep people very warm. Way to go Ms. Cheryl!

  5. Holy cow! That IS the never-ending box. And I like her method (fill the box).

  6. Oh! Also, I love all the blankets, but especially that first one. At first I thought it was black and white but the greens are even prettier! Great job, Cheryl!

  7. Wow Cheryl, you made a wonderful donation. What a definite help to our people here in central Ohio. Thanks!

  8. Cut and paste of an email from Dianne L.
    Hi Sandy,

    What an absolutely wonderful donation Cheryl from Michigan made. Those afghans are GORGEOUS…really like the granny ripple. I haven’t had success in noting on the blog a comment so thought I would just email you about this generous and beautiful contribution. I have 20 cotton cloths made for you and will be sending later on. Yesterday at the ball game I made two, finished one in the morning before we left and finished another this morning. Please tell me if you can’t use them…it seems like a lot have been coming in this month and I hope you have storage room! Postage is so expensive…wish I could send larger heavier items. I have several scarves that I am going to take into the resource center in town this week…still cold here…was 36° this morning with rain.

    Thanks for all you do!

  9. WOW! I hope Cheryl had some help in making all of those itmes! What a wonderful, generous person to think so much of strangers who will benefit from her labors. God loves you a lot, girl.

    Sharon Heilman

  10. Sarah from VermontApril 8, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    W-O-W! GREAT donation Cheryl!! So many people will benefit from your generosity! :-)

  11. WOW & WOW! What a great donation Cheryl. I just love all the afghans, and the hats, and washcloths. You did a wonderful job. Did you sleep at all?

  12. That's a BIG donation for sure. Love it all.

  13. Cheryl, this is an awesome donation! Everything will be so appreciated. Love the afghans.

  14. My goodness! What a fantastic donation. Thanks Cheryl.

  15. Magnificent work, Cheryl. Many people will be very pleased to receive one of the things you have made.


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