Mission Statement

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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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Hats, Mittens, and More aid the Homeless


Thank you Emily K for this generous donation.  She's got quite a mix of items here in her donation.  There are hats for both adults and kids, mittens for adults and kids, socks, scarves, and headbands....and personal care items.  WOW...  She's really been busy and included a little bit of everything~  Woot Woot, more mittens, you know how excited I get when we receive mittens.

Many thanks Emily for your on going support of our cause here on Bridge and Beyond.  Being homeless, being cold affects so many people  With help from people like you, we can make a difference in the lives of so many people in need. Please keep up the good work.

As always folks, remember you can click to enlarge the picture to see details of our wonderful and thoughtful donations.  Crafters Rock!  Crafters have such big hearts.  Thank you all.

2016 Donations:
HATS: 371-5=366
SCARVES (Gators, Infinity Scarves)287
MITTENS: 71-6=65
SLIPPERS: 60
RAIN PONCHOS: 205
COTTON WASHCLOTHS: 175
AFGHANS: 35
SOCKS: 123-3=120 

**We started the year with the number of items we had donated last year, 2016; and will subtract our donations from that.  Using the end number for 2016 as the goal for the each item.  So, as the year continues you will see numbers decrease.  Our goal is to meet and surpass the number of items donated last year.**


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.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Knitted and Crocheting and Keeping Homeless Warm

Thank you Sue S for this thoughtful donation.  We have some personal care items, some cotton knitted washcloths, knitted and crocheted scarves and scarves and headbands.........AND a rain poncho!  Whew...you've been busy.  Folks click to enlarge to see details (you know you can always do that here on the blog), did you see something new and unique in this donation?  Sunglasses!  What a great idea, something truly I have never thought of.  Odd to, since I wear sunglasses all year long.  But, truly I never thought about that as a good item to donate.  Well done! 

Folks, it's Spring; but we're still having some very cool nights.  As we speak, (well type) I'm sitting here with a heavy sweater on and a lapghan on my lap...so, our homeless friends are still very much in need of us keeping our hooks and needles busy.

Special thanks Sue, for tagging your hats with size.  I encourage everyone to do that.  It helps us get the donation to the right group; and saves lots of time with the volunteers who work with those in the elements, as well as those in the shelters.

Thank you Sue for your long standing support of Bridge and Beyond, and please keep up the good work.


2016 Donations:
HATS: 374-3=371
SCARVES (Gators, Infinity Scarves)289-2=287
MITTENS: 71
SLIPPERS: 60
RAIN PONCHOS: 206-1=205
COTTON WASHCLOTHS: 177-2=175
AFGHANS: 35
SOCKS: 123

**We started the year with the number of items we had donated last year, 2016; and will subtract our donations from that.  Using the end number for 2016 as the goal for the each item.  So, as the year continues you will see numbers decrease.  Our goal is to meet and surpass the number of items donated last year.**

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.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Crochet Hats and Scarves for Ohio's Homeless

 Quess who's work this is!  If you've been visiting this blog, you're probably like me and can easily identify this thoughtful donation (actually plural in that these are 2 pouches that came a few days apart), as being the handiwork of our good friend Karen S.  With her last donation, I posted a U-Tube video of the what is called Cro-hooking, Reverse Tunisian Crochet, Double Hook Crochet and more.  Karen always pairs such good color combinations in her work.  The lavender will be loved......both sides by any woman, as well as the pretty sage green below.  The two shades of brown above and gray below so perfect for the men folk.

Love the loomed hats as well.  Special thanks Karen for tagging your hats with size.  Folks these tags are something you can make and not purchase.  Please click to enlarge cut a circle with pinking sheers, hold punch it, write the size, and tie on with left over yarn.

**Please remember to size all hats, mittens, and slippers.

Many thanks for your thoughtful donations and please keep up the good work, Karen.


2016 Donations:
HATS: 375-4=374
SCARVES (Gators, Infinity Scarves)293-4=289
MITTENS: 71
SLIPPERS: 60
RAIN PONCHOS: 206
COTTON WASHCLOTHS: 177
AFGHANS: 35
SOCKS: 123

**We started the year with the number of items we had donated last year, 2016; and will subtract our donations from that.  Using the end number for 2016 as the goal for the each item.  So, as the year continues you will see numbers decrease.  Our goal is to meet and surpass the number of items donated last year.**

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.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Personal Care Items Always Help the Homeless

My latest trips collection of personal care items, and coffee.  The coffee is always donated to Rae, our friend who prepares meals for Homeless on Saturday mornings.  The condo's we stay in always leaves a few for quests, but we always take our own coffee so I'm able to pass these along to Rae.  Collecting shampoo, conditioner, lotion and soap is so easy to do when you travel.  Sometimes hotels have other items like mouth wash, sewing kits, cotton balls and cotton swabs.  Please keep that in mind as the busy travel season is about to begin.  It won't be long before the kids are out of school, doesn't seem possible.  Seems every year the time passes more quickly.

I once again took traveling ghan with me and got another big chunk done, but forgot to get a picture.  So perhaps the next time I work on it, I'll get an updated picture to show you how it's growing.

Hope you're all enjoying the start to Spring (with some set backs though in some areas).  We've had some flowers blooming and the grass is greening up.  Always nice to see color after the blah's of winter.  But, don't be fooled, temps are still very uncomfortable for those living in the elements and the need for donations very much still exists.

So please, keep your yarn and needles busy.

Thank you for all you all do to help Ohio's Homeless in Need.

2016 Donations:
HATS: 375
SCARVES (Gators, Infinity Scarves)293
MITTENS: 71
SLIPPERS: 60
RAIN PONCHOS: 206
COTTON WASHCLOTHS: 177
AFGHANS: 35
SOCKS: 123

**We started the year with the number of items we had donated last year, 2016; and will subtract our donations from that.  Using the end number for 2016 as the goal for the each item.  So, as the year continues you will see numbers decrease.  Our goal is to meet and surpass the number of items donated last year.**

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.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Crocheted Hats and Scarves Warm Homeless

AWESOME, another fabulous donation from our good friend Karen S.  Blues and Gray are perfect for either men and women.  I've blogged before about this cool technique of how she mixes colors.  Please click to enlarge the picture so you can see what I mean.  There's a dark and light side to the scarves....soooooooooo cool.  She accomplishes this with a crochet hook that has a hook on each end.

I find this such a cool look that I've googled it, watched a u-tube video and someday will give it a try myself.  The lady on the u-tube video says it goes by many names, Cro-hooking, Crochenit, and the stitch is Reversible Tunisian (also Reflective Reversible).

I've tried to get a code to embed the video here for you; but....seems it didn't work.  Will take another look.  Edited to say...yippee, scroll down it worked.

PLEASE Karen keep up the good work.  And special thanks for the nice tags you put with size on your hats.

2016 Donations:
HATS: 377-2=375
SCARVES (Gators, Infinity Scarves)295-2=293
MITTENS: 71
SLIPPERS: 60
RAIN PONCHOS: 206
COTTON WASHCLOTHS: 177
AFGHANS: 35
SOCKS: 123

**We started the year with the number of items we had donated last year, 2016; and will subtract our donations from that.  Using the end number for 2016 as the goal for the each item.  So, as the year continues you will see numbers decrease.  Our goal is to meet and surpass the number of items donated last year.**



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.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Donating Warm Mittens and More

Clapping for mittens!  I always get so excited when we get mittens, it's an item many of us don't make, due to lacking the skill so well done Dee Ann H!  Awesome donation of mittens in multiple sizes.  All the areas we donate to share my excitement when mittens are included in our wonderful donations.

This post was scheduled to post (or at least I thought it was), then I realized it was still in a pending status.  Not sure whether it's a blog oophs, or an operator (me) oophs.  Sorry for the delay in sharing this thoughtful donation with you all.

Thank you Dee Ann and please keep up the good work.

2016 Donations:
HATS: 378-1=377
SCARVES (Gators, Infinity Scarves)295
MITTENS: 76-5=71
SLIPPERS: 60
RAIN PONCHOS: 206
COTTON WASHCLOTHS: 177
AFGHANS: 35
SOCKS: 123

**We started the year with the number of items we had donated last year, 2016; and will subtract our donations from that.  Using the end number for 2016 as the goal for the each item.  So, as the year continues you will see numbers decrease.  Our goal is to meet and surpass the number of items donated last year.**

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.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Crocheting, a skill That Aids Homeless and Others in Need.

Thank you Cindy K for this thoughtful donation of crocheted hats and cotton washcloths.  As you can see, there are some nice solid colored hats, and some cute, smaller striped hats for younger heads.  She also included a good variety of colors with her cotton washcloths.

If you new to the blog, you may wonder why cotton (knit or crocheted) washcloths, they don't keep people warm.  Right you are, they don't.  But, they are used in a variety of ways.  When folks get a night off the streets in a shelter they often don't have anything in order to clean up, and knitted and cotton washcloths with personal care items really are appreciated.  They're used again when folks transition from shelter living to a permanent housing situation in welcome home packs.  In the welcome home packs, folks have the ability to use these as personal washcloths or dishcloths.  The other thing, you might not know is they are very soft, a bit easier on the skin then a traditional store bought washcloth.  When folks spend time outdoors their skin needs some extra care.  We supply shelters with these cotton cloths and we supply our friend, Rae who prepares meals on Sat am for those living out in the elements.   They too appreciate these little cotton washcloths.

Many thanks Cindy for your thoughtful and caring donation.  Please, keep up the good work.  Hope to see you here often on Bridge and Beyond helping Ohio's Homeless.

2016 Donations:
HATS: 394-16=378
SCARVES (Gators, Infinity Scarves)295
MITTENS: 76
SLIPPERS: 60
RAIN PONCHOS: 206
COTTON WASHCLOTHS: 184-7=177
AFGHANS: 35
SOCKS: 123

**We started the year with the number of items we had donated last year, 2016; and will subtract our donations from that.  Using the end number for 2016 as the goal for the each item.  So, as the year continues you will see numbers decrease.  Our goal is to meet and surpass the number of items donated last year.**

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.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A Generous Donation for Ohio's Homeless

WOW!  Look at this awesome donation from our good friend and long time supporter, Sarah S.  LOVE the nice dark colors for that hats and scarves, and that you nicely tagged the hats with size.  Sarah has been busy, as you can see.  A nice pile of crocheted cotton washcloths also.  She's also included personal care items and some plastic containers that will help Rae when she prepares meals for those in need on Saturday mornings.

Many many thanks Sarah for your on going support of Bridge and Beyond.

Apologies for the delay in getting this posted.  I had posted the picture and numbers below right before heading out of town in order to write the post while away, and got locked out of my blog here on my ipad.  Took some doing going through multiple steps today in order to create a new password so I could get in.  Never had that happen with my blog before...a few other things when using the ipad,  somehow it seems more sensitive than my Windows Computer.  Or maybe it's going between different operating systems that causes the problems?

Keep up the good work, and many thanks Sarah S!!

2016 Donations:
HATS: 398-4=394
SCARVES (Gators, Infinity): 297-2=295
MITTENS: 77-1=76
SLIPPERS: 60
RAIN PONCHOS: 206
COTTON WASHCLOTHS: 196-12=184
AFGHANS: 35
SOCKS: 123

**We started the year with the number of items we had donated last year, 2016; and will subtract our donations from that.  Using the end number for 2016 as the goal for the each item.  So, as the year continues you will see numbers decrease.  Our goal is to meet and surpass the number of items donated last year.**

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.

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I'm trying to identify where everyone is from, partially for fun. Take a look at the map. Also, believe it will aid me in cases where we have several people with the same name. Please look at the lists of bloggers and non bloggers and see if I have the state you hail from. If not, please leave a comment and let me know.

Additionally, we've had help from Scotland, England, Germany Puerto Rico, Canada, and France! They don't appear on the map, but their help is still greatly appreciated.

Where The People Who Donate Come From, is your state represented?

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