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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

Thursday, January 5, 2017

2016 Donation Totals for the Homeless

(A New Years many years ago, before I was totally gray, and hubby was gray and thin on top.)

Though Bridge and Beyond has been around longer than 2013, typically when I publish and compare end of the year donation totals, I cover just recent years. 2013 was a banner year for us, so that's the year I've chosen to start with. I've listed years, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Along with the numbers of the actual donation totals, you'll see -RED, and +BLUE numbers which represent that year as compared to the previous years totals.

I'm please to report that the year 2016 was a good year for donating hats, scarves and rain poncho's.  All those numbers are blue positive numbers.  AND even with mittens and slippers being in the red, we weren't too far off our previous years totals.

Keep in mind donating is HUGE.  You all should be very proud of what has been accomplished.  You take precious time, money and skill to knit and crocheted for folks you do not know.  You buy yarn, you pay for postage.  There truly is no donation that's too small.  We hear at Bridge and Beyond give of ourselves and that's pretty precious in my book.  I appreciate each and everyone of you and your efforts to warm those in need, those with less than we all have.

Please keep up the good work, and may 2017 find you and yours Happy and Healthy.  Let us continue to do what we can with our needles, hooks, and yarn.


**I've not included things such as headbands, cowls, shawls, shrugs, vests, sweaters, personal items and anything misc in above figures.  Over time I've changed how some things are listed and so to be consistent, I left those out of the stats.  Cowls will be counted here out with scarves, as will infinity scarves.  The numbers for vests, shawls, headbands etc are quite low and will be considered misc.**

I've not decided whether to list the actual number this year for items throughout the year, or stick with the subtracting it from our number this year.  Please weight in as to which counting method you like best, and I'll give it so more thought.


 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. Very interesting stats. It was amazing to see what was donated in 2013 vs 1016. What a huge difference. I really think the price of postage makes a difference. More people are looking for more local places to donate to. I liked the way you subtracted the totals last year. My vote is for you to do it the easiest way for you. As long as I see totals of what was sent in, I am happy. Here's to a great year with bigger totals.

  2. Thanks Sue, sorry to see the graph doesn't show up as a unit. Not sure why though.

    1. Well, I just reread my post from yesterday. Do Not Type while sick!!! 2013 vs 1016!! I don't think I was knitting in 1016!! I have a bad cold & didn't even notice that I typed the wrong date. 2013 vs 2016!

  3. I guess we all have a lot of work to do to bring those numbers closer to 2013. I think that is a great challenge for all of us. Thanks for the numbers, it tells us where we need to work.

  4. The graph doesn't show up for me either. I have to scroll up and down and sideways to see it. No matter though. I'm happy things went well this year. I personally prefer to see the actual numbers that come in rather than subtracting. That is confusing to me. However, it's your site and you should do what you think works best.


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