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, September 3, 2013

Loomed Hats Help Ohio's Homeless

Thank you Ella G for this thoughtful donation of knitted hats.  Ella is our newest pair of helping hands.  Welcome to the group Ella, we hope to see you here often on Bridge and Beyond.  Ella knows about cold winters, she's from Michigan though attends school in San Diego.  Wow, talk about opposite weather conditions.

Folks tags are really nice.  When I receive donations without size, I have to guess what size you made, and after I guess and put it in the adult or teen or child bag for delivery....the volunteers at the other end have to guess again when they shelf items.  When you cast on, you know what size you're making, or intending to make so please end the guessing and tag your hats, mittens, and slippers.  Tags can be store bought...you can buy a whole bundle of those little white tags with string attached, the can be scraps of paper tied with yarn or pinned with safety pins.  The tags above are some sticky labels.  It's the first time I've seen these so someone who's used them a lot will have to fill us in about where to get them and or how well they work.

2013 Donations:

Hats: 488+6=494
Scarves: 365
Socks: 227
Afghans: 43
Slippers: 172
Rain Ponchos: 208
Mittens: 91
Cotton Wash Clothes: 524
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's, Skirts etc. : 14
Misc. Items: include personal care, headbands, hand-warmers, cowls/gators and all meal prep related items, Dolls &and ; associated items, stuffed/crocheted/knitted toys... etc aren't tabulated.

**PLEASE remember folks to read the tabs with important details regarding the specific items you're making.  There's information about size, about colors, about tagging, and even some patterns.  It's important that the items you make to donate meet the need and follow the guidelines.**

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. Welcome Ella G. and thank you for your donation of beautiful warm hats.

  2. ELLA, BEAUTIFUL JOB. These are really very nice and warm looking. Living in Michigan is like living in Minnesota you definitely know what it takes to stay warm in the winter.I have lived in both WI and MN and know what cold is. These will be greatly appreciated. Welcome to the group and thank you.GOOD JOB.

  3. Welcome Ella! So glad you found us! I LOVE your donation of hats. Not only are they colorful they look warm and cozy too! There will be 6 more folks warmer this winter thanks to your efforts! Thank you so much and keep your needles flying!

  4. Welcome Ella! Love all the hats you made. More warm heads this winter! I live in MI, so yes winters can be cold.

  5. Ella your hats look so thick and warm. What a great donation.


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