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. Contact me for the mailing address. Thank you

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GOAL FOR AFGHANS

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Goal: 30
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Current: 11
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Monday, April 12, 2021

Knitting Helps The Homeless

Thank you Laura E for this thoughtful donation of knitted goodies.  Laura has been busy knitting hats, and scarves (see how she's linked them together to make a nice gift set), and cotton washcloths.  She's also included personal care items and socks!

Truly something for everyone with this donation.  Many thanks for tagging the hats with size, it helps the volunteers at the shelters get items to the right people quicker.

As always, remember you can enlarge the picture to see details, colors, texture by clicking on the pictures on this blog, Bridge and Beyond.

Many thanks Laura for your on going support of Ohio's homeless here on Bridge and Beyond and please keep up the good work.  


**The counts on our progress bars are current. 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 10, 2021

Knitting and Crocheting and More to Aid The Homeless


Thank you Sarah S for this thoughtful donation of knitted and crocheted goodies for our homeless friends.  Sarah has been busy, as you can see with knitted wonderful soft and warm hats, and crocheting cotton washcloths.  

Sarah has also included rain poncho's in her donation.  The orange pouches are rain poncho's.  This is a great idea!  Additionally she's added two large packages of socks.  We're thrilled to have reached beyond our goal for socks with more coming in.  Warm dry feet is the end result that many will benefit from.  Even though we've reached our goal, I'm happy to see more coming in.  Our sock donations over the last couple of years have diminished, thus the lower goal...so with reaching and surpassing that goal, we'll be able to raise our goal for next year.

Many thanks for your generous donation Sarah, please keep up the good work.  And extra thanks for tagging your hats with size, really helps the volunteers at the shelters.  And I like to ask how you made you hats, there's double and so nice and warm.  Are they made like a tube somehow?

**The counts on our progress bars are current. 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 7, 2021

Lots of Hats for Homeless and More


Many thanks Sandra R for this generous donation of knitted goodies.  She's been busy knitting hats, cotton washcloths, and scarves and mittens.  

Please click to enlarge so you can see details.  Each hat is nicely tagged with size.  Sandra has a variety of hat styles, colors, and sizes.......something to fit all heads.  Some colors work nicely for women, others for men, and some can be either or.  If you look closely you'll see there are some sets with matching hat and mittens.  YIPPEE for mittens.

Sandra must have included some sunshine for me in her donation cause we've had some nice weather lately.  Sure hope that continues.  A week ago we were still getting nights below freezing; but lately not...so have my toes and fingers crossed.

Please notice our hat goal graph.  With these hats we're now over 50% of the way to our goal!

Many thanks Sandra for your long time support of Bridge and Beyond, please keep up the good work.

**The counts on our progress bars are current. 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 5, 2021

Knitting, Crocheting, and Looming Help Homeless


Thank you Karen S for this thoughtful donation.  Karen has been busy looming hats, and crocheting scarves.  As always, kudos for taking time to make your cute size tags for your hats.  Please click to enlarge picture folks so you can see what I mean.  She's used a nice variety of colors and sizes, something for everyone.  

While it is Spring, and weather is getting better around the country, I want to let you all know; we're still having nights below freezing.  In fact 2 of the last 3 nights have gotten down into the 20's here.  Yesterday morning it was only 24 at 8:30 am, so the need is most definitely still there for warm items for our homeless friends.

It's been awhile since I've shared the video on how to make these two colored scarves.  If you've not seen it, wanted to give you the chance to watch.  This stitch has many names, two sided crochet is just one.  Click HERE for the video. 

Many thanks Karen for you continued support of Bridge and Beyond.

Hope you all are watching our numbers climb in our goal graphs, it's exciting to me each time I add more and figure our percentage.

**The counts on our progress bars are current. 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 3, 2021

New Helping Hands Aid The Homeless

Thank you Pat C for this awesome donation of knitted goodies.  Please say hi and welcome Pat C, our newest pair of helping hands.  As you can those helping hands have been very very busy indeed.

Pat has knitted hats, scarves, and mittens.  You know I'm dancing in the streets...as I always do when we get a donation of mittens.  Please click to enlarge the picture so you can see the details.  There are sets with matching hats and mittens, there are sets with matching mittens, hats and scarves, and there are sets with matching hats and scarves; plus others.  All nicely tagged with size!!  Fabulous.  There's such a nice color selection as well.  Truly something for everyone in need.

Pat also included a large package of socks in her donation.  With this dozen socks are sock numbers continue to climb, past our goal.  I'm very excited by that.  Warm, dry feet is a wonderful thing for everyone, and can be the difference between freezing or getting sick.

Take a look at our numbers for mittens!  We're almost at 50% there, another very exciting statistic when we add these 9 pairs.  

Many thanks for your generous donation Pat, sure hope to see you here often on Bridge and Beyond.


**The counts on our progress bars are current. 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, March 15, 2021

Hats and Scarves for the Homeless


Thank you AnneMarie from New York!  Look at this colorful donation of crocheted and knitted goodies from our friend AnneMarie.  Hats and scarves and if you click to enlarge the picture, think you'll be able to see wrist warmers (left side almost the top, a pinkish set of hat, scarf and warmers).  

The weather is breaking a bit, but I'm afraid to say spring is almost here for fear of jinxing it, but don't these colors make you think of spring.  Google tells me it's 8 days until spring as of the time of my typing this post and scheduling it to publish...so by the time you read this it will be even less.  YIPPEE!

Thank you for tagging all your hats with the size, that's really helps getting donations to the right people in a quicker time frame.  If you've click to enlarge the picture, you'll also notice a different style hat (the darker colors).  Those hats are knitted double thickness...that will really make them nice and warm.  

Many thanks AnneMarie for your ongoing support of Bridge and Beyond and your generous donation.  Please keep up the good work and know how important your help is.

**The counts on our progress bars are current. 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.

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?