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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.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Cost of Feeding The Homeless

For any of you who've visited this blog in the past you've heard me speak about Rae, a friend who prepares and delivers meals to the Homeless living out in the elements on Sat mornings.  You'll note also a link/tab here on the blog about the people we help with information about her missions.  She began with a small group of helpers to serve the hungry, cold and often wet Homeless on the West side of Columbus.  Over time she started a group on the North side of town as well.  We here on Bridge and Beyond have supplied Rae with donations of hats, mittens, scarves, personal care items, socks, hand warmers(those chemical things), and rain poncho's that she also distributes to those in need as she gives them a good meal.


 Care is taken to provide healthy food, that's seasonally appropriate.
 The production line, if you will of helpers preparing boxed meals.

These meals are costly, and to date Rae and her helpers have funded this caring program by themselves.  Rae has just started a Go Fund Me Page to help offset the cost, and to increase the number of folks they feed.  Please, if you're able join the cause and help Rae and her army of angels feed hungry people in need.


**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.**


2016 DONATIONS:
Hats:   +11(Look we've past last years mark)
Scarves:  +171 (We've past last years mark)
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 42
Slippers:   16
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)
Socks:   82
Cowls/Hoody Combo's, headbands:  0  YIPPEE, we've hit last years mark!
Shawls and shrugs, ponchos, sweaters & vests etc +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.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the pictures. A Go Fund Me Page is a great idea for those who want to help with money.

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