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Monday, June 17, 2013

Thoughtful and Necessary Items Donated for Families in Need


 Here's a cleaver way to package personal care items.  Thank you Cheryl S for this thoughtful and bountiful donation.  Personal care items are always needed by all 3 family shelters, as well as our folks on street.  I always safe all the sample sized stuff that comes in the mail, as well as the goodies from hotels when traveling.  A great way to make donations without spending money.  Cheryl has crocheted a cute little blue bag to hold it all.  This is also a nice gift idea folks if you need a little something for co-worker or friend.  Put a nice homemade bar of soap, bath scratcher or better yet one of your homemade knitted or crocheted cotton washcloths with it. 
 A beautiful, colorful and very cheery stripped afghan, made in what I would granny type stitches.  Won't this make some family happy!
 Stick with me folks, the box Cheryl sent was HUGE!  I took out a layer and photographed and just kept at it.  I love this pretty ripple afghan that started out with granny squares.  Very very nice.  I can see a Mom with girls loving this.
 Homeless Families Foundations is going to be jumping for a joy when I make the next delivery which will includes these ghans from Cheryl.  Another variation on granny's as the center and building from that.  This pretty purple and pink afghan is made like a never ending square...once the 3 where joined to form the middle.
 Cheryl included some personal care items, a hat, a space blanket and poncho.  And, the cute matching green set of hot pads, dish towel, spatula, dishcloth, measuring cups etc all packaged nicely for Welcome Home.  This will make an awesome addition to those special packs Homeless Families Foundation puts together when folks transition from shelter living to their permanent housing situation.
 Missed getting this in the above picture, more kitchen goodies folks!
 Creative, creative, and always looking ahead....that's our friend Cheryl.  She visits garage sales and came up with this cute doll.  She's made the doll clothes, a blanket, a towel set.  Please click to see all the cute items and their detail here.  This will be put aside for the special Christmas project through Homeless Families Foundation. 
 Another adorable crocheted afghan from Cheryl.  This one is tied to look a quilt.  Nice squares, joined in a pretty blue with the added touch of white ties.  AND...a blue and white ticking (think that's the right word) stripped pillow case.  This will make a nice bed package.  The colors will work for either a young boy or girl in my opinion.  Even a teen girl would enjoy this.
 Slippers in lots of sizing and colors.  Not sure what's going on in the picture...the colors are really funky and not true folks.  No idea why.  In addition to the slippers Cheryl has made a cute outfit for a young girl with a skirt and vest/top.
Another awesome colorful afghan.  Look how she picked up on the colors in the 2 pillow cases with her stripping on the granny stitch afghan.  Nicely done Cheryl.  What a nice idea putting pillow cases to make a bed ensemble!

I do hope you found time to eat and sleep while compiling this box of goodies.  Whew....it took me quite a bit of time opening, counting, photographing....can't imagine how much thoughtful time you spent crocheting.  Bless You!

2013 Donations:

Hats:  374
Scarves: 289
Socks: 200
Afghans: 25+5=30
Slippers: 132+9=141
Rain Ponchos: 202+1=203
Mittens: 77
Cotton Wash Clothes: 419
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's, Skirts etc. : 10+2=12
Misc. Items: include personal care, headbands, hand-warmers, cowls/gators and all meal prep related items, Dolls & associated items, stuffed/crocheted/knitted toys... 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.

10 comments:

  1. Wonderful and plentiful donation! My word gal, you have been BUSY!!! Way to go!

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  2. Cheryl, what a wonderful donation! All I could say was Wow!! It was one pretty afghan after another, and all the other pretty accessories. My goodness, you were so busy!!

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  3. marj in minnesotaJune 17, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    What a wonderful box of goodies for the homeless. This must be a whole years worth of work. Cant imagine the care and time it took to do all of this. Many familes to benefit from this gift. Love the doll and clothes. What fun for some little girl at Christmas. Thank you and GOD BLESS.

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  4. Wow what a haul! Great donation Cheryl! Keep up the GREAT work!

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  5. Cheryl you have just earned your wings! And now you may go and take a nap! A HUGE THANK YOU for this AWESOME donation!!!!!

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  6. This is an amazing donation Cheryl! Your hooks must have been flying. It is wonderful that you thought of many different ways to help the homeless. You are so bless and I know the recepients will appreciate it well.

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  7. Thank you Wendy, Gail, Marj, Tristi, Sally, and Sherry for your visits and your awesome comments. Cheryl really has outdown herself!

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  8. What beautiful items and such a variety! Very nice.

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  9. Wonderful donation Cheryl! Love the doll and the outfits. Some little girl will just love getting that gift at Christmas. Love all the afghans also.

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