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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: #16
Current: 17

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Crocheted Cotton Washcloths always a Hit

Thank you Diana K for this colorful collection of crocheted cotton washcloths.  Crocheted and knitted cotton washcloths are used in many ways.  They're used when folks come in from the street to obtain lodging at the various shelters, they're used in welcome home packs when folks transition from shelter to permanent living arrangements (both as washcloths and as dishcloths), they're used by the folks living in the elements under the bridges.  Donated cotton washcloths are always so well received.  

Many thanks Diana for your on going support of the homeless and those in need here on Bridge and Beyond.  Please keep up the good work.

Looking back to this date, Sept 18th, 2013 we had donated 536 cotton washcloths.  We're well behind last years mark by 298 cotton washcloths.  Cotton washcloths are quick items to make if time is tight; though sometime back I did ask if you were debating between a cotton cloth and something that would keep someone warm to lean towards making something warm.  I would like to increase our numbers of cloths, but also still feel keeping someone warm is the more important thing to do....however, we could perhaps increase our number of cloths without necessarily topping last years numbers in an effort not to sacrifice warm items.  

Temperatures have truly plummeted here in central Ohio.  We're much colder, much sooner then normal.  Some night temperatures have already dipped below 50, which has me thinking our first frost is not far away.  Sadly I saw my first tree with fall color the other day...a site which always saddens me; as I know the ice, sleet, and freezing temps are closing in on us.  Parts of the country have already had early snows.  I do hope that doesn't mean we're going to have another winter like last year; but am not feeling very hopeful in that direction ...given recent weather predications.

Hats: 569
Scarves: 312
Socks: 101
Afghans: 15
Slippers: 69
Rain Ponchos: 55
Mittens & Gloves: 64
Cotton Washcloths: 224+14=238
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

**Please remember folks, dark solids over brights, lights, and stripes**

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. These Cloths are beautiful Diana. They are so full of happy colors. They will be a cheery addition to someones few belongings and bring some smiles I am sure. Will get a box of wash clothes and personal items off in the next couple of weeks. I was unaware that we were so behind in cloths. I do remember we got a notice that we were in need of other things. This is always a good thing to carry in your bag to work on anywhere you go. Thank you again Diana. You are a good friend to the homeless. Beautiful gift.

  2. Very colorful dish/wash cloths Diana! I love all the different colors you used. Yes, fall is on the way here in MI. The tree accros the road is getting lots of color in it. Big flocks of Canada greese fly over and land in the nearby river. I also hope winter isn't as bad as last year.


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