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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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Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Birthday America

(I borrowed this post from a couple of other 4th of July posts, as it's worth repeating)
This isn't a current flag, it's hoisted and proudly flown at Fort McHenry in Maryland. I took this photo a few years ago, while hubby and I were touring. Look at the size of this flag. I wanted to share it with you today, July 4th as we celebrate our Nations Birthday. It's a day to be proud, a day to remember how we got here, who's sacrificed for us.

Sadly, many of those who did serve and protect us, who fought for our freedoms probably aren't celebrating today, not with a family picnic and fireworks. Why? Because they are homeless! They live hand to mouth, out in the elements, in unsafe conditions, wondering in some cases if they'll make it through the night. Wondering if they'll ever be dry and warm again. Yes, it's summer across the country and they currently are going to freeze at night; but the warmer months pass all too quickly. Soon, they'll be huddled against the wind, the rain, the snow and sleet.

Accordingly to The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans 1/3 of all adult homeless people are Veterans.  Half those homeless Veterans served during the difficult Vietnam Years. While the bulk of homeless Veterans are male, about 5% are female, and that number is rising with more females in the service of our country. Most homeless Veterans are single, and live in an urban area. Many have health issues, be they mental illnesses, alcoholism and or drugs; or a combination thereof.

As you celebrate with a good meal and fun times with your loved ones today, make a commitment. A commitment to make something for the homeless. Making one thing can be HUGE. Knit or crochet and make a difference. Make a hat, a scarf, a pair of slippers, a pair of mittens, a cotton washcloth.   They've given so much, let's say Thank You and serve others through our yarn.

All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated, and all donations keep someone warm. We help, one stitch at a time. YOU truly DO make a difference. THANK YOU!

**Reminder folks to please please check the tabs so the items you make meet the guidelines for size, colors and fibers.  Information is available for every item we collect and donate.  If you have questions about something you'd like to make, but don't see information on, please send an email, or leave a comment, or use the contact form.  We want to be sure our items meet the need of those we're helping.  Colors, and fibers DO matter.**

2014 DONATIONS:
Hats: 493
Scarves: 278
Socks: 75
Afghans: 12
Slippers: 60
Rain Ponchos: 55
Mittens & Gloves: 57
Cotton Washcloths: 181
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's, Skirts, and Shrugs etc. 8
Neck warmers, cowls, gators, wrists warmers/fingerless gloves and other misc items aren't tabulated; as well as personal care items

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.

2 comments:

  1. marj in minnesotaJuly 4, 2014 at 6:46 AM

    HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY TO ALL OUR FRIENDS. Those who are lucky enough to be celebrating with family and friends and also the homeless. Hopefully everyone can find a hot dog and some fireworks today to celebrate America. We are all lucky to be able to live in this wonderful country and share the freedom of America.GOD BLESS US ALL and make us realize how lucky we are and help us support the less fortunate in any way we can.

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  2. Yes, Happy Fourth of July to all! I thank God each day that I live in America. We are so very lucky to live here. I hope everyone is having a safe holiday.
    The nights have been cool the last few days here in MI. The homeless still need our items. I have been working on Christmas gifts, and need to get back to knitting for this great group!

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