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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

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Helping Homeless When Time is Tight

Bare with me folks as I attempt to catch up after being out of town for several weeks on vacation.  Several donations came right as I was leaving, and some came while I was away.  Will be working my way through opening the boxes and getting things photographed between my work schedule this week; but in the meantime wanted to share this with you all; as it's something I photographed earlier.

Homelessness hits people of all races and religions, it hits adults, it hits children, it hits people in Ohio and every other state here in our country and beyond.

The above picture of socks is yet another way to help Homeless People.

  • Homeless are employed to process orders from this company
  • When you buy socks, it's a buy one give one opportunity.  The 3 pairs I purchased means the Company, Mitscoots donated 3 pairs of socks to local shelters. 
  • I got a discount purchasing these socks by donating my steps.  

If you walk, or run you too can donate steps/points to help homeless around the country, not just those we help here on Bridge and Beyond.  Many of you don't knit and crochet in summer, so this is perhaps a way you can still be involved when time is tight because you're spending quality time with your loved ones.  Almost everyone is more active in summer months then cold winter months.  Turn it into a win win situation.  Buy socks and donate socks all at the same time.  The footies on the right are considered "atheletic socks while the blue are more day to day.

I have a Fitbit.  
I have my Fitbit linked to Earndit  Earndit turns ones steps/miles/walking/running etc...(ones activity) into points.  These points can be used for discounts on purchases.  Most of the options for the purchases are on health food related to activity/sports and or clothes for the same purpose; but they also have options to turn your steps/points into charity.  I've been able to support clean water for those in need in Haiti, Toys for Children Battling Cancer, and Socks for Homeless through my steps.

Keep in mind you don't need to have a fitbit and use points, the socks can be purchased outright, and they give discounts to most new customers.  Oddly enough, I noticed their ad here on my blog through adsense this morning as I sat down to type this up.

Some of you know I've been dealing with arthritis in my knee, thus my quest to be more active and reduce the pain and swelling.  I've lost weight, reduced the pressure on my knees, and am feeling much better...AND in the process I'm able to continue our mission of helping others.  I've linked Mitscoots so you can check out this marvelous company, my Fitbit and my Earndit profile pages.  If you'd like to connect there, please let me know.  If you have questions how it all works, sing out, I'll do my best to help you.

This is also a marvelous way for someone who doesn't knit or crochet to help.  Please help spread the word and let's do our best to help those less fortunate then us.

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. Hi Sandy, its good to see you posting again. I hope your vacation was wonderful for you. I love the idea of purchasing socks and then the company donating a pair.

  2. Sandy, glad to see your back and had a safe trip.Glad to see your arthritis is better.Rosemarie,

  3. marj in minnesotaJuly 29, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    As has been stated by Rosemarie and Sherry glad to see that we are still going forward. Sorry about the knee. I have the same problem, if you have any good ideas let us know. :+)

    Summer is definitely a down time on the board. As you can see there are still some faithful who check in to see what is going on. Hope you are all having a good summer and enjoy what time we have left. Hard to believe it is already August.GOOD THOUGHTS

  4. Interesing post. I'll check out that company. I used to have FitBit but the little step counter stopped working. I also have arthritis in both knees and wrists. I have exercises to do but I don't see much progress. I'd be interested to know what you've done as well.

  5. Sure hope you had a good vacation Sandy. I am looking forward to seeing all the donated goodies that arrived while you were gone. I will have to check that company out. Thanks for the info.


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