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Monday, February 2, 2015

Please Donate Rain Poncho's to the Homeless

I did a google search for poncho's and didn't come up with anything super interesting; but will share what I found.  The Spanish word, punchu means outer garmet to keep warm.  Futher on it mentions rain poncho's as a garmet made of light weight water tight material.  The garmet was worn by Native American peoples of teh Andes in pre-historic times and is popular in South American.  It's a garmet without seams traditionally and was often worn by our Western Cowboys as well as the people in Mexico.

There was a fad back in the sixties with knitted and crocheted poncho's long before Martha Stewart tried to cash in on the fame of said item.  Oh wait, she did cash in by using the pattern designed by a woman she was prison with, but sadly Martha got the fame and credit and I dare say the mone behind it.  Some people have a knack of falling into it and coming out smelling like a rose.  Wish I remembered the real designers name, once upon a time I knew it.

At any rate folks we collect rain poncho's which aids the homeless living out in the elements all year long as well as those making their way to and from shelter living, and those getting back on their feet through assistance at the shelters standing waiting for a bus to take them to work.

Our donation numbers are:

2011......210
2012......213 (+3 from the previous year
2013......208 (-5 then the previous year
2014......61 (-152 then the previous year

We've averaged 173 which is 112 more then we collected and donated this past year.

Rain poncho's are another item everyone can help with, you do not need to be a knitter, or crocheter to help.  Please spread the word to your non knitting and crocheting friends.

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 comment:

  1. WOW, the rain poncho total was way down. I can see where the poncho would be wonderful in the rain. It could be used to cover up and stay dryer.

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