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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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Monday, May 20, 2013

Not Always Warm and Comfortable for Homeless, even in the Spring



This photo was taken the other day out from my back deck.  It was pretty foggy, cool, damp.  The fog created school delays due to poor visibility for kids, and school bus drivers.  Depending on where you were in city it was heavier then here, and less in a few areas.  However...as you can see it was quite cool and damp.  Think of sleeping out in the elements on such a cool damp night.  So, even though it's spring and generally reasonably comfortable during the day, this is one reason we knit, crochet, collect, and donate all year long.

The need for folks outside doesn't really go away.  Collecting all year long gives us the ability to stock all the shelters to help them be ready for changing weather.

So please folks, don't retire your hooks and needles.   Please keep them busy.


**Please remember folks to tag ALL hats with size, rather then my trying to guess and or the volunteers at the various shelters trying to guess.  Please also remember to wash and block all afghans before mailing.  It removes hair, odors, oil and dust......and it makes the ghan so much more finished.  I always suggest not drying ghans in the dryer...though I know most yarn says it can be done.  They get fuzzy, and you can't block them in the dryer.  Please lay them out in a pet free area, you almost always need to help shape it, thus the blocking.


2013 Donations:

Hats:  361
Scarves: 276
Socks: 182
Afghans: 20
Slippers: 132
Rain Ponchos: 202
Mittens: 22
Cotton Wash Clothes: 298
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's: 10
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.

6 comments:

  1. marj in minnesotaMay 20, 2013 at 6:48 AM

    Can only imagine, but do know with four days of rain here in Minnesota I am sick of it and I am living in a dry house. Only my basement is funky. God Bless them all, and give them a warm meal and a dry place to sleep.

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  2. Thanks so much for this reminder Sandy! It is chilly and foggy here in NJ also. It is supposed to be this way all week long YUCK! However I must say it is not too bad weather to keep my needles clicking. I am hoping to finish the pair of mittens on my needles today!!

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  3. Thank you Marj and Sally, always appreciate your visits and comments.

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  4. That is a nice picture but yes it does remind us of how damp, cool and uncomfortable the nights can be. We definitely need to provide for the homeless all year around.

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  5. Haven't seen any fog lately. But fall will be here before we know it and many folks will be needing our goodies.

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