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: #16
Current: 17

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bringing Joy to Ohio's Homeless

A very special thank you to Joy D, for this awesome donation.  Hats and scarves, crocheted in many colors sized to fit a variety of people in need.  Joy's work is always so nicely done, solid stitches that hold up well in the elements and provide lots of warmth.  Joy and I are former high school classmates.  We recently had our 45th (wow that's a lot of years) class reunion.  She not only has crocheted, and donated and supported our mission here on Bridge and Beyond many times, but she hand carried this donation on the plane!  That's what I call very special.  

Great work Joy, please keep it up.  Wonderful to see you again at the reunion, hope it's not another 5 years before we're able to visit...knowing our next reunion will be the BIG 50!

Please remember folks, open lacy stitches aren't warm, and tend not to hold up well in the cold wet weather here in Ohio.  Stitches should be close together, please avoid using stitches your fingers can easily poke through and or you can see through.  Broom stick lace, mile a minute type patterns etc don't meet the needs of those we serve.

*Folks please remember not to knot and cut with knitted or crocheted items.  Knots are always the weakest link in any garment or project.  Always leave tails when changing colors or adding yarn and work in your tails to avoid un-raveling.**

Hats: 538+9=547
Scarves: 300+9=309
Socks: 101
Afghans: 15
Slippers: 69
Rain Ponchos: 55
Mittens & Gloves: 63
Cotton Washcloths: 217
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's, Skirts, and Shrugs etc. 13
Neck warmers, cowls, gators, wrists warmers/fingerless gloves and other misc items aren't tabulated; as well as personal care item

Reminder to everyone to please avoid using pastels, white, and beige.  Dark colors are best for men, women, and children.  Dark colors work for everyone and help with not showing the dirt as easily

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. Very nice donation Joy. Thanks for all the hats and scarves, in the beautiful colors. This is going to make a nice gift for anyone needing it in this upcoming fall and winter. Should be something for everyone here. Thanks again for all your help.

  2. Thank you Joy for your wonderful donation of hats and scarves! They all look fantastic! I love your colors! I am sure many less fortunate folks will appreciate the time and effort you put into your creations and be very happy to receive them! Please continue to keep your hook FLYING!

  3. Wonderful donation Joy! Love all the different colors that you used. Something for everyone. So nice you were able to go to your class reunion and see Sandy.


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