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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

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Collecting Personal Care Items for Homeless

Collecting personal care items when traveling is an easy way to help those in need.  You can collect personal care items like soap, shampoo, hair conditioner, and lotion from almost any hotel.  It's a great way for those who don't knit or crochet to help.  Hubby and I got back a few weeks ago from Park City, Utah and managed to collect the above which also included coffee, creamer and sugar etc.  I always save the coffee from the room (as we buy our own brand) and Rae is able to use this to make hot coffee to go with her hot meals on Sat's mornings.

Please ask your friends and neighbors to collect personal care items for you in their travels.  Personal care items are needed all year long, not just in cold weather.  Personal care items are also needed for a variety of circumstances.  Those folks living in the elements need personal items, those getting a night in a shelter need them and those families transitioning from shelter to permanent living arrangements need them.  

Please spread the word about personal care items.  Other items always appreciated are: chap stick, female products, shaving products, toothpaste and brushes, and deodorant.

Thank you for reading my blog doing what you can to help.

**For anyone new to the blog, the counting below maybe confusing.  When 2016 began, we started with the number of items donated the previous year and are counting down in hopes of hitting and surpasses the number of items donated last year.**

Hats:     37
Scarves:   44
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers:  63
Slippers:   36
Rain Poncho's:   +106
Cotton Washcloths:  260
Afghans:  1 (wow folks, we're almost even with last year, so let's see how far beyond it we can go)
Socks:   102
Cowls/Hoody Combo's, headbands:   6
Shawls and shrugs, ponchos, sweaters & vests etc +1
Misc: items like personal care, headbands etc and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted.

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. I like to try to get samples for different products over the internet. I have been able to get some to send on to you. Every little bit helps! I hate to think of the women on the streets with no female products.


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