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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Crochet Hats, Scarves and More for the Homeless

Thank you Robyn for this wonderful and very generous donation.  Robyn has been very busy indeed.  Hats, scarves, and cotton washcloths galore.  Please click to see details.  You can see she's made some matching hats and scarves for nice sets.  AND look how nice her labels are.  She's included size, and laundry instruction which is awesome.

What a wonderful mix of goodies.  Look at the variety of colors, sizes, and styles!  I'm having a hard time picking a favorite, but think it's probably the purple hat and scarf set.  I LOVE that yarn.  People have been sending things made from yarn I'm not familiar with and I'm loving it.  But, I also am gonna blame you all ...if I go yarn shopping again, lol.  Seriously, love the shading and think some of it needs to find it's way into my stash.  But, shhhhhhhhhh keep it on the down low.

Thank you Robyn, and please keep up the good work.  You have made an important differences in the lives of those in need.

**The counts on our progress bars are current, the percentages not quite. I'll not be figure the percentages with each update of numbers, but will be updating again next at least by the 20th. I have in fact made a reminder not on my cell phone for the 20th of each month to do percentages. If we're at a milestone, or I just have extra time I may do it more often...but certainly at that scheduled time.

** 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.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Donating Coffee and Personal Care Items

 Here's about a dozen pots of coffee.  When we travel we stay in timeshares and they always leave a couple of packs of coffee.  Each is enough for a full 12 cup pot.  I always take my own coffee and so safe these for Rae, our friend who prepares meals for the homeless on Sat. mornings.  
Here....lots of personal care items saved also from the time shares.  Lots of soap, shampoo, hair conditioner, and lotion.  Folks this is a great way to donate without actually buying anything.  If you travel for business or pleasure save what the hotels give you.  Our donations of personal care items are delivered to Rae, and to The Homeless Families Foundation.  They're used by those living out in the elements, and those in the shelters.

The coffee isn't something for the shelters, as I believe there are food regulations, though I've not rechecked that in awhile.  I'm not asking for coffee donation, as I don't believe volumes of it are needed.  Should that change, I'll post it.  But, the personal care items are always needed. 

**The counts on our progress bars are current. Percentages are current, as of Feb 15th. 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, February 26, 2018

Gorgeous Hand Knits for the Homeless

Woot Woot, look at this marvelous donation of scarves, mittens and hats and also a cotton washcloth.  What a wonderful and very generous donation.  I swear I don't think our good friend Sandra R from Florida ever sleeps.  She knits and crochets constantly!  What a wonderful mix of goodies.

Please click so you can see the details.  She's included hats of many different styles, and colors.  Lots of additional warm heads will be thrilled.  AND you know how excited I get when we get mittens!!  Take a look she's has them all nicely tagged with size and kept together as a pair by using the size tag to tie them together.

Sandra you are truly appreciated for your kind heart and your very gifted hands by everyone involved with Bridge and Beyond.  And, as I noted a few posts back...see the sunshine, lol.  She always packs some sunshine in from Florida with her donations.  We get so few days with sunshine here, it's greatly appreciated.  The pictures were taken on the same day folks, it's just that she had so much I made it two posts to not over whelm one post with pictures.  Improves the loading time of the page.

Thank you, Sandra.  As always, please keep up the good work!

**The counts on our progress bars are current, the percentages not quite. I'll not be figure the percentages with each update of numbers, but will be updating again next at least by the 20th. I have in fact made a reminder not on my cell phone for the 20th of each month to do percentages. If we're at a milestone, or I just have extra time I may do it more often...but certainly at that scheduled time.

** 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, February 25, 2018

Donating Orange Julius Afghan to Homeless Families Foundation

 Here is Orange Julius completed.  Below you see the  before and here you see the after.    It looks a bit funky below as the picture was originally Vertical, but I turned it to be more the way the finished picture is.  Believe I moved one or two squares around as I was working on also, in order to even out color a bit more.  It's been laundered and is being blocked and drying above.  I took these squares with me to Hilton Head recently and completed it there.  Actually, it's one of 3 afghans I worked on while on vacation.

Afghans with mixed squares are a bit tedious to work on, but I generally like the end result.  There are different sizes here, as you can tell.  Additionally some of the squares are knitted and some are crocheted.  Lots of different hands involved in this afghan.

This afghan, like all ours got donated to Homeless Families Foundation and hopefully will give someone physical warm, as well as emotional warmth.

I've had a few question recently about sending squares or stripes, but am still not in need of to assemble.  At some point I might be, but still quite a bit on hand.  So, please let me encourage you all make completed afghans....nudge nudge.  



**The counts on our progress bars are current. Percentages are current, as of Feb 15th. 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, February 24, 2018

Hat and Scarf Sets for the Homeless

Thank you Karen S for this awesome donation of scarf and hat sets made with your special method of double ended crochet.  Love the texture it gives the scarves and how cool that it looks two toned.  If you've not checked out this method, please click on the link above where I've posted a video tutorial of it.  It's pretty cool.  I keep saying I'd like to try it, haven't yet though.  Have any of you?  The brown will of course per wonderful for the men and purplish for a woman.  Very nice!  

Plus Karen has included 3 cotton washcloths, suitable for men or women!  These are always so well received.  

Thank you Karen for your on going support of Bridge and Beyond, and your support of Ohio's Homeless in Need.  Please know how much you are appreciated.

As always, keep up the good work.

**The counts on our progress bars are current, the percentages not quite. I'll not be figure the percentages with each update of numbers, but will be updating again next at least by the 20th. I have in fact made a reminder not on my cell phone for the 20th of each month to do percentages. If we're at a milestone, or I just have extra time I may do it more often...but certainly at that scheduled time.

** 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.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Mail Hold and Wonderful Donations for Homeless

This is what my packages look liked when I collected them all from the mail hold from my recent trip to Hilton Head!  And right after collecting these, mail was delivered for that day which added another package (though I had taken the picture prior to that days delivery).  The blue bag is stuff I brought bag for the personnel care jazz.  You can only see 8 packages there, but there are 9, one of the pouches is sorta behind the other.  It will take some time to get them all opened, counted, photographed and blog posts written; but as you see this that has already begun.  The last 3 or 4 posts are showing you some of what is in these packages.

I've posted notes in the facebook group and sent out personal emails to all.  Surely hope I didn't miss anyone.  If I did, my apologies.  I wish I could figure out a way without posting here on my blog that I'm away and mail is being held so you all who mail things don't worry about whether or not your awesome goodies have arrived.  I'm giving this more thought, but am open to some suggestion you all might have.  Typically I get emails from some of you, while I'm away asking.......which is great.  It gives me the chance to tell you that I'm away and your goodies will be there at the post office on my return.  Plus, with having the greatest neighbor in the world next door........Kevin and family all take care to look out for anything that might miss the mail hold, like a delivery from Brown or something.  They keep anything like that for me safe and sound.  I just don't know how to inform you good folks without posting publically I'm not here, which of course is a bad idea for anyone looking for an easy entry when homeowners aren't home.

Anyway, thought you all would love to see the packages.  Then like me, it can be like Christmas when you get to see all the goodies inside.  So please, do visit the blog frequently to see the wonderful donations.

Thank you for all you do to help Ohio's homeless here on Bridge and Beyond.  YOU do make a difference, an important one.  Keep up the good work knitters and crocheters and loomers!!  

**The counts on our progress bars are current, the percentages not quite. I'll not be figure the percentages with each update of numbers, but will be updating again next at least by the 20th. I have in fact made a reminder not on my cell phone for the 20th of each month to do percentages. If we're at a milestone, or I just have extra time I may do it more often...but certainly at that scheduled time.

** 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.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Crocheted Colorful Scarves and Afghans Aid Ohio's Homeless

 Love love love, this fun colorful cheery afghan fresh off the hook of our dear friend, Sandra R from sunny Florida.  Simple stripes and double crochet, proves our afghans don't need to be fancy stitches to be awesome, or pretty or warm and inviting.  And...did you notice that sun on the afghan.  Sandra is always so good to box up sun sunshine for us with her donations, lol.  Seriously....do take note.  The sun does NOT come in throw my windows often in the winter so this was a special day!!  The afghan is cozy, warm, and very cherry.  It's suitable in size and color for either a male or female.  Thank you Sandra.
But, you can see.......she's not done!  Not Sandra.  Look at this fun colorful scarves.  I know there's a name for this type of yarn, but I can't think of it at the moment.  It's not variegated as it's really a blending of two colors....help someone.  What is this called.  And Sandra what type of yarn is it?  Would love to buy some.........cause I really really need more yarn, lol.  But, seriously, I love how this is a solid color, but not.

****Hey folks, I'm still wanting to change the default font on this blog, but haven't found where to do it.  It used to be more straight forward when you picked a theme or color, but for the life of me...I can't find where to do.  So each blog post I write I pick one and it's beginning to get annoying.  If someone knows how to change it permanently....please please sing out.

Thank you Sandra for your awesome donation, and as always keep up the good work.

**The counts on our progress bars are current, the percentages not quite. I'll not be figure the percentages with each update of numbers, but will be updating again next at least by the 20th. I have in fact made a reminder not on my cell phone for the 20th of each month to do percentages. If we're at a milestone, or I just have extra time I may do it more often...but certainly at that scheduled time.

** 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, February 19, 2018

Unveiling New Page on Bridge and Beyond

Unveiling a new page here on Bridge and Beyond.  U, the letter for the date in my Blogging Alphabetical Order.  Please notice a new tab on the top of the blog.  The tab happens to be the last one listed and is titled, Blogging in Alphabetical Order, and A-Z.

When you click on the link above, and or go to the tab across the top of the blog you'll see 2 lists.  The first list is the most current list of my blogging in alphabetical order on days when there weren't donations to share with you, and or I was out of town, and or where I am filling gaps.  The 2nd list is from several years ago from a blog contest that was titled A-Z.  More explained about that when you follow the link or use the tab.

If you have suggestions for words that begin with a specific letter that are connected to our mission, helping the homeless, and or the crafts we use....please sing out.  I can use some help.  I would also entertain the idea of a guest blogger, should any of you want to write a blog post.  Perhaps you know a story you could share about someone you know that was homeless or a homeless situation in your hometown?  If you have ideas, or are interested in writing a post, please contact me via the contact form in the right side bar, and or leaving me a comment below this blog post.  You can also email me.

**The counts on our progress bars are current, the percentages not quite. I'll not be figure the percentages with each update of numbers, but will be updating again next at least by the 20th. I have in fact made a reminder not on my cell phone for the 20th of each month to do percentages. If we're at a milestone, or I just have extra time I may do it more often...but certainly at that scheduled time.

** 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, February 18, 2018

Crocheted Scarf Warms Homeless in Need

This nice red crocheted scarf is super thick.  I'm not sure if it's double thickness or a very bulky yarn?  It comes off the crochet hook of our long time supporter, Sandie P from Louisiana.  I love the color, such a pretty shade of red.  It's nice and big so whomever gets this can wrap it around a couple of times for added comfort and warmth.

Many thanks Sandie for your long term support of Bridge and Beyond and Ohio's Homeless in need.  This red is such a good color and works well for men or women.  I also love how soft it is.

Many many thanks for thinking of us here in the cold.  We appreciate you, your talent, and your longevity.  Keep up the good work.

**The counts on our progress bars are current, the percentages not quite. I'll not be figure the percentages with each update of numbers, but will be updating again next at least by the 20th. I have in fact made a reminder not on my cell phone for the 20th of each month to do percentages. If we're at a milestone, or I just have extra time I may do it more often...but certainly at that scheduled time.

** 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, February 16, 2018

A Very Special Donation for the Homeless

Puerto Rico, an area hit so very very hard from two major hurricanes back in September has Rock Stars, like Da'maris.  Not only did she endure these devastating disasters to her country, but she suffered person injury with a fall and fractured femur.  She required surgery and rehab and is currently walking with a cane.  So sorry she has suffered so much, both personally and emotional with the damage to her country.  But, she is a rock star for sure.  She had knitted this lovely and thoughtful donation for Bridge and Beyond; but was unable to send until now.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  When I read your note, I had tears in my eyes.  

Am thrilled to know you are improving each and everyday, and am very grateful for your huge heart and willingness to help others.  People like you, Rock Stars, make this world a better place.

Please take care of yourself, keep up the good work.  

**The counts on our progress bars are current, the percentages not quite. I'll not be figure the percentages with each update of numbers, but will be updating again next at least by the 20th. I have in fact made a reminder not on my cell phone for the 20th of each month to do percentages. If we're at a milestone, or I just have extra time I may do it more often...but certainly at that scheduled time.

** 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, February 14, 2018

Knitting Eclectic Afghan Goes Traveling

You might remember this start, as it was posted on Jan 19th, after raiding my stash and stopping at the local yarn shop to buy a few more skeins of fun colors.  I called this Eclectic, but having recently finished a crocheted Eclectic, guess I need to rename this Knitted Eclectic Afghan.  I say Eclectic, because there is no pattern, blocks and stripes of colors are not even, on purpose........it's just free flowing as I grab colors.  It's sorta like a log cabin style in that you go one direction, bind off and then pick up stitches to go another direct......but it's not traditional enough to really be called that.  So, perhaps it could be called contemporary log cabin?  But, whatever...I'm calling it Knitted Eclectic.

It was pretty small here and so I packed it to go with me in my recent travels for something to work on that didn't need to be layed out and pieced together like the squares and stripes that were to be crocheted together.


It's growing in size and has more color (though this picture is a bit dull and not quite true to color). 5 Additional sections thus far.  


Further progress as I knitted in the car on the way home from Hilton Head, a 2 day car ride.  Making progress, but now need to find different set of needles, as I need more cord.  You can see it's pretty bunched up on the current size.  Need to see if I have the same size needle with a longer cord in order to continue to pick up stitches, because as you go the number of stitches on the needles increases.

Today's letter is T, this is perhaps a bit of a cheat.........this afghan traveled with me.  In the first leg I was knitting on board the plane from Columbus to Charlotte and then to Hilton Head, and the 2nd leg was the 2 day car trip back.  Now, it's officially to big to tote in the car and it's traveling days are over..........except of course when it's finished and travels with me to Homeless Families Foundation.  I'm enjoying the color combination and will see if I have enough yarn, or need to add additional colors..........after all, it's truly free form...grab and knit.  Perhaps I swing by the yarn shop and see if anything is on sale.  Not because I need more yarn with my huge stash, but because I don't have this style yarn in my stash ...beyond what I'm already working with.

**The counts on our progress bars are current, the percentages not quite. I'll not be figure the percentages with each update of numbers, but will be updating again next at least by the 20th. I have in fact made a reminder not on my cell phone for the 20th of each month to do percentages. If we're at a milestone, or I just have extra time I may do it more often...but certainly at that scheduled time.

** 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, February 12, 2018

Socks, Scarves, and Stuff make good Donations

 So many words that start with the letter S and make good donations for our homeless friends.  SOCKS!  Socks, white, gray, black.......colors matter not, but socks are an item needed all year long.  Store bought vs hand made socks can make a huge difference is someone's comfort, and their health.  Remember anyone living out in the elements has to content with limited if any ability to do laundry and therefore a clean dry pair of socks is like heaven to them.  Also think how miserable we all are if our feet are wet and cold.  This is a problem spring, summer, winter or fall.  Men and women who live out in the elements need socks, as do those with nights here and there in shelters.  Socks are also something people who don't knit or crochet can donate.

Scarves.......men, women, and children need scarves.  Not babies or toddlers, but school age........teens etc are in need of scarves.  Scarves can be knitted or crocheted.  They need to be long enough to wrap around as in the pictures below.  Please review the guidelines int he scarf tab for information about size, colors, and fibers.  It's important our scarves meet the needs of those we serve.  No white, no lacy open stitches, and no novelty yarn please.  They aren't practical for those trying to stay warm, those without ability to do laundry.  



If you have questions, please sing out by sending me an email or by using the contact option in the right sidebar of this blog.

Shampoo is another S word that makes for a good donation.  Again, an item that non crafters can donate.  You can purchase shampoo, and or save shampoo from your travels to donate.

Will be catching up with donations that were delivered while I was out of town over the next few days folks, so please pop in often.  Then I will resume The ABC posting with the letter T.

**The counts on our progress bars are current, the percentages not quite. I'll not be figure the percentages with each update of numbers, but will be updating again next at least by the 20th. I have in fact made a reminder not on my cell phone for the 20th of each month to do percentages. If we're at a milestone, or I just have extra time I may do it more often...but certainly at that scheduled time.

** 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, February 10, 2018

Rolling Hills Afghan for Homess



This afghan has been designed from crocheted scarves that weren't large enough for our needs.  My daughter helped me design this afghan in the works.  I like the blend of brown and green.  The stripes aren't quite the same size, but with some edging which will be in tan, it should come together nicely.  It will need a good size border to make the afghan an appropriate size.  As always, I searched for a name for this afghan and came up with Earth and Sand, or Sandy Grass; but wasn't sold on either of those names.  A Fitbit friend saw the picture and came up with Rolling Hills.  I think that's a good name, makes me think of fields with grass and earth and things growing perhaps in a farmers field.

This afghan to be is currently resting in one of my project bags, waiting it's turn to grow.  Please stay tuned.  Hoping to get this completed in the near future.

This idea of stripes is a good way to use up yarn in your stash, it's also a bit easier or perhaps quicker than the assembly of an afghan with lots of squares or rectangles.  Also, it seems there will be less ends to work in.  If you've not made an afghan using this method, please give it a try.  We here at Bridge and Beyond would love to donate one of your afghans made this way.




**The counts on our progress bars are current, the percentages not quite. I'll not be figure the percentages with each update of numbers, but will be updating again next at least by the 20th. I have in fact made a reminder not on my cell phone for the 20th of each month to do percentages. If we're at a milestone, or I just have extra time I may do it more often...but certainly at that scheduled time.







** 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.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Quilts Keep People Warm


This is a Christmas Quilt I made years ago for my Mother for a Christmas Gift.  After her passing, my Dad returned it to me.  I am not a "true" quilter, but have made several family quilts similar to above with no definitive pattern.  As I continue to work my way through the alphabet...Q was a stumbling block for me.  Then the word quilt came to mind. 

We've not really had people making and donating quilts, but...........we could.  Why couldn't they be part of our afghans that we donate to Homeless Families Foundation?  Though I know making a quilt is quite time consuming and so, I guess I'm asking...is it practical for us to suggest people make and donate quilts?  This one is warm, but realistically, I use it primarily for decorations, and obviously only once a year.  But, if it weren't a Christmas Quilt, could we do that?  Are any of you quilters?

Some of the afghans we've received and donated through the years have looked like a quilt in their design.  If this is a reasonable idea, perhaps there are ways to connect with quilters here on the net?  Perhaps it's too costly a venture.  I don't remember what I spent to buy the fabric, thread, backing, bias tape, or cotton batting...been too many years.  If anyone is a sewer and has some idea of costs, please let me know.  I like throwing out ideas of things I think might be helpful for Bridge and Beyond, but I don't want to spend lots of time trying to find quilters if this isn't a good idea due to time and costs.


**The counts on our progress bars are current, the percentages not quite. I'll not be figure the percentages with each update of numbers, but will be updating again next at least by the 20th. I have in fact made a reminder not on my cell phone for the 20th of each month to do percentages. If we're at a milestone, or I just have extra time I may do it more often...but certainly at that scheduled time

.** 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.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Puppets and Personal Care for Homeless

This little puppet was photographed some time back and previously posted here on this blog, but I thought I would revisit it with you all.  Look how cute it is.  This one is knitted, but would think crocheting one would work just as well.  Puppets, certainly aren't going to keep people warm, but wouldn't it make a cute item for small children spending a night in a shelter?  Small, soft, and perhaps comforting.  Something I presumed to be easier for families to hold onto as they move about from day to day with temporary shelter situations.  Might it be an item that would help a child through the night of uncertainty?  This is something I would suggest we strive to make tons of, but something I do think would be nice for the shelters to have on hand. 

When I spotted this on my blog from some time back, I didn't see a pattern for it, but will do some looking around.  In the meantime, looking at it might be enough for some of our experienced knitters and or crocheters to wing it and make one.

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-knit-a-teddy-bear-hand-puppet/


If above link works, it's to a video and what looks to be very similar pattern for a puppet.

Here's a link to a free pattern on Ravelry.  You can create a free account there



Personal Care items is something men, women, and children need and use all year long.  There are used by folks living out in the elements, as well as those who obtain a night in a shelter.  AND they are needed when families transition from shelter living to a permanent housing situation.  Personal care items can be purchased, and collected whenever you visit hotels on business and or vacations.  Shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, mouth wash, combs, chapstick, shaving cream, razors, sunscreen, female products, soap are some of the items we donate all year long.  These are also items that non knitters and crocheters can help with.





**The counts on our progress bars are current, the percentages not quite. I'll not be figure the percentages with each update of numbers, but will be updating again next at least by the 20th. I have in fact made a reminder not on my cell phone for the 20th of each month to do percentages. If we're at a milestone, or I just have extra time I may do it more often...but certainly at that scheduled time.

** 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, February 4, 2018

Project Bags and Orange Julius Afghan

Projects Bags.  These 3  bags of full of projects.  Each bag is an afghan that's been designed and waiting in the wings to be assembled.  They've traveled with me to a recent vacation to Hilton Head with the hope of having more time than usual to assemble the afghans.



This afghan waiting in the wings is called Orange Julius.  As you can see, there's quite a variety in size and style of squares as well as rectangles.  Some are knitted, some are crocheted, so putting them together will require edging, some a row others more to make them a bit more uniform in size.  Once edged and joined a nice big border will be needed to make the afghan a good size for a family to keep warm.  I'll be using a reddish orange to edge and assemble this afghan.  Please stay tuned for it's progress.

**The counts on our progress bars are current, the percentages not quite. I'll not be figure the percentages with each update of numbers, but will be updating again next at least by the 20th. I have in fact made a reminder not on my cell phone for the 20th of each month to do percentages. If we're at a milestone, or I just have extra time I may do it more often...but certainly at that scheduled time.

** 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, February 2, 2018

Neglect and Homelessness

Neglect and Homelessness.  Does neglect cause homelessness?  Or are the homeless neglected?  Neglect of Veterans and problems related to them coming back broken from service of their country, surely adds to homelessness.  Then if they are ignored further, because they are homeless...a vicious circle. 

Neglect of any group of people seems to be a central part of the problem.  A family in crisis, due to job loss or health issues which causes them to lose their house, and thus makes them homeless...again neglect seems to be at the root of the problem.  How do we as a society stop neglecting groups of people with problems?  Surely if the cycle of neglect can be broken, problems could be solved before they become as insurmountable as they are.  Isn't it a bit like fixing a hole in the roof before hole becomes larger, or before water damaged ruins the whole house?  Why have we as a nation not learned this very basic idea?  And once we know it, which surely many people do...why have we not fixed the problems when they first begin?

I don't have answers, but questions.  Should we all try to get the point across about fixing problems when they're small, before groups of people are neglected and the problem becomes larger to our local and national politicians?  This seems like a very worthwhile problem to discuss, and yet...I'm not aware of it being discussed.  Are you?  Do you feel like your local area addresses the root of problems that cause neglect?

**The counts on our progress bars are current, the percentages not quite. I'll not be figure the percentages with each update of numbers, but will be updating again next at least by the 20th. I have in fact made a reminder not on my cell phone for the 20th of each month to do percentages. If we're at a milestone, or I just have extra time I may do it more often...but certainly at that scheduled time

** 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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Where are You and Your Yarn From?

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?