A bit behind here posting, but wanted to share. In the past 10 days we, Bridge and Beyond have made 3 deliveries of our handmade goodies to help those in need. I delivered 4 or 5 bags of goodies to Rae. Rae, as some of you know is our friend who prepares and delivers hot meals to our Homeless Friends on Saturday mornings. The hats, scarves, socks,mittens, slippers and personal care items should be a big help to those living out in the elements.
A few days later, a delivery (2 bags) was made to Brandi, a new friend. Brandi is very involved with missions through her Church, Groveport United Methodist Church that cares for seniors in need at several Nursing Homes. You may remember we recently had a donation of very pretty pastel lacy scarves that I thought would be better suited for such a situation. Brandi will delivery those for us. Often people in nursing homes are forgotten, families don't visit or live too far away to visit frequently. Being inactive which happens in nursing homes makes it hard to stay warm. Shawls and scarves will be just the ticket. While these folks may not be homeless in the traditional sense of the word, they are in fact...not in their homes, so I do hope you all are fine with my extending our help in this direction when appropriate. I also passed on some darling hats for babies and young toddlers not well suited for our homeless mission and she will see that those get into hands of someone appropriate. Brandi and I look forward to continuing to work together.
Several days ago I made yet another delivery. My car was loaded to the gills and then some! Hats, scarves, mittens, slippers, cotton washcloths and personal care items were delivered to Homeless Families Foundation. My entire trunk was full. It was quite cold the day I made the delivery and as I made multiple trips carrying in the items I saw many cold folks walking about in the area in need of warm items. Even during non business hours, Homeless Families reaches out to those in need by leaving warm items in an entry way between 2 doors where they have easy access.
Thank you all for making these 3 recent deliveres, as well as all the others through the course of the year possible.
PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND KNOW YOUR DONATIONS ARE TRULY NEEDED AND APPRECIATED.
**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: +11(Look we've past last years mark)
Scarves: +171 (We've past last years mark)
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 42
Rain Poncho's: +106 (We past last years mark)
Cotton Washcloths: 244
Afghans: 1 (wow folks, we're almost even with last year, so let's see how far beyond it we can go)
Cowls/Hoody Combo's, headbands: 0 YIPPEE, we've hit last years mark!
Shawls and shrugs, ponchos, sweaters & vests etc +1 +1=+2
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.