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Happily married for lots of years to great guy, mother of one wonderful daughter. I have lots of interests and wished I had more time to explore them all.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Donations Needed to Help those in Need

This is incredible!  This is art, this is crochet, this is a playground.  Saved this picture awhile back from Facebook and just re-found it in my files to share with you all.  Can't imagine how long it takes to do this, or how she makes it strong enough that kids can and do play on it.  The artist is Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam, a Japanese artist.

Just thought you all would enjoy this.

Here we are in a new month already, where does time go?  Looking back to this time last year, Oct 3rd's post from 2013 here are our donations:

Hats 645 (currently 609, -36
Scarves 402 (currently 331, -71
Socks 251 (currently 141, -110
Afghans 44 (currently 16, -28
Slippers 189 (currently 77, -112
Rain Poncho's 208 (currrently 61, -147
Mittens 98 (currently 68, -30
Cotton Washcloths 651 (currently 247, -404

Our donations have gone down in every area.  This happens with all charities. People find something else to support, money get tights and it becomes harder to buy the yarn and or mail the donation.  I can't help with the mail but, can help with some yarn donations to those in need of yarn to support the cause.  Leave a comment here,or  use the contact form in the right sidebar to let me know you need some yarn.

I am hopeful things will pick up, know even if our numbers our down I do value each of you and your thoughtfulness.  

When you can't knit or crochet, you can still help.  Visit the blog, leave comments, tell your friends, share the links, save samples when you travel and donate personal care items.

Thank you for your support folks, let's do our best and hope our numbers increase a bit so we can care for more folks in need.

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.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you Sandy for posting the totals. I hate to see that they are so far down this year from last. I know it has been a long since I sent anything in. Money has been tight this year for postage. Only working part time here and there. I am hoping that I will be able to do much more next year when I retire. I do like to read this blog each day and see what others are making.

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  2. MARJ IN MINNESOTA / 37 DEGREESOctober 5, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    I agree Sue. It is getting harder and harder to mail things down to Ohio. I am sending a box on Monday, but do not know when I will be able to send another. It is sad when UPS takes more of your money then the people you are trying to help. I think with times as they are people are trying to help charities closer to home, where they do not need to pay the high postage to get things sent. I enjoy seeing the things that people do send and hope that this group can continue as the weather gets colder and people are more aware of the need.GOD BLESS THE HOMELESS.

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  3. I really wish there was some way that the postage was covered to help charities, that would be a God sent! I will try my best to help with my crocheting donations.

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