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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, November 18, 2013

Autumn Colored Afghan Welcomes Homeless

Love the colors in this crocheted shell stitch afghan.  This will make a child, boy or girl very happy and is also sized well for a nice lapghan for any adult.  This beautiful afghan comes to us from the skillful hands of our good friend, Annemarie from New York.  When we donate afghans to The Homeless Families Foundation they make a wonderful "Welcome Home" gift to those families transitioning from shelter living to their permanent residence.  It's a way to celebrate the move, to congratulate them on making it happen, and a way to wish them the best of luck for the future.

Thank you Annemarie for your continued support of this cause.  We truly appreciate you here on Bridge and Beyond, and I know the recipients do as well.

2013 Donations:

Hats: 732
Scarves: 434
Socks: 320
Afghans: 50+1=51
Slippers: 194
Rain Ponchos: 208
Mittens: 121
Cotton Wash Clothes: 675
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's, Skirts etc. : 16
Misc. Items: include personal care, headbands, hand-warmers, cowls/gators/neckwarners 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.


  1. Love the colors in this one AnneMarie. I am in awe of anyone who can put this amount of time and trouble into making a gift for someone else, especially someone you dont know. You have a big heart.. It will be loved I am sure. Can be used by just about anyone. Thank you from the Ohio homeless. GOOD JOB.

  2. AnneMarie you have done an outstanding job on this Afghan! The shell stitch happens to be my favorite crochet stitch! And these are beautiful colors that you used too! The recipient will be very happy to receive this I am sure. Thanks so much for using your talents to help the homeless and working poor!

  3. Love your afghan, Annemarie. Such talent! Thanks for helping those less fortunate.

  4. Very nice Annemarie! Looks very warm.


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