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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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Awesome Donation from Sunny Florida Helps Ohio's Homeless

Thank you, thank you Sandra R for this awesome donationApologies folks, this picture and that of another donation (which will be the post after this), were in no mans land...somehow I didn't have them on my phone any longer and couldn't find them on the computer after transferring them there.  YIPPEE I found them.

This awesome donation of knitted mittens, hats, and scarves come from our good friend Sandra R from the sunny state of Florida.  Poor Florida right now is having a bad time of it with the Covid, please stay safe Sandra.  Ohio is getting worse each day also, but Florida increases seem worse.

Sandra has been one of our long time supporters here on Bridge and Beyond and her mad knitting skills........particularly with mittens always has been clapping and or dancing in the street.  

I also love how she includes such variety in styles, sizes, and colors with her hats, and always tags them with size, which really aids the volunteers and workers at the shelters.  Right now even more so, as I actually need to make an appointment to do deliveries, with their limited hours to help protect their employees and those they/we serve.  

As always Sandra, many thanks and know you truly make a difference.

**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, June 24, 2020

Louisiana Aids Ohio's Homeless


Thank you Sandie P from Louisiana!  Sandie has been very busy with her crochet hook, as you can see.  She included cotton washcloths and scarves in her generous donation.  Both are items always well received.  

The cotton washcloths have so many uses from using on your body to the dishes.  They are used when folks get a night in the shelter, as they are kinder to the skin than many store bought cloths.  They are used in welcome home packs when folks transition from shelter living to a permanent housing situation.  They are used by the folks under bridge, as well as those in the shelters.

Scarves, you never can have too many.  When you're out in the elements you might need one for you neck, your head, and or shoulders.  LOVE the colors Sandie.

Many thanks for your long term support of Ohio's Homeless and 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.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Hats and Cotton Washcloths Aid the Homeless


Thank you Christine D for this awesome hand delivered donation.  

As you can tell, Christine has been busy with here knitting needles.  A dozen hats all different sizes, super stretchy so they really will fit a variety of head sizes.  They're supper soft and so nicely made.  They have already been delivered and could be keeping someone warm as we speak.  I made a scheduled deliver, wearing my mask to Homeless Families Foundation.  They were waring masks, and gloves and practicing social distancing as well.  We've had some cool nights so they were very happy to get this donation (had quite a few bags).

And she's also included 5 of everyone's favorite corner to corner cotton washcloths.  

Many thanks for thoughtfulness, and your special delivery.  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, June 8, 2020

Sunshine State Helps Ohio's Homeless

Thank you Sandra R for this wonderful donation.  This afghan is very soft, both in color and texture.  Whomever wraps up in this is going to be happy, most assuredly.  I'm not sure I've seen this particularly granny square pattern before, but find it very interesting.  Please click to enlarge so you can see the details and textures.
Hats, scarves, and mittens oh my!  Our friend, Sandra R from Florida has been very very busy with her needles and hooks.  A great assortment of hats styles, colors, and sizes along with several matching mittens........and 2 scarves.  As always, she takes the necessary and much appreciated step of tagging the hats and mittens with size.  

Many many thanks Sandra for your skillful hands and your big heart.  Please know how much you are appreciated by all who participate with Bridge and Beyond, all those at the various Homeless Shelters, as well as all who receive your goodies.  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.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Gifts Packs Make Wonderful Donations for Ohio's Homeless

Thank you Tara B for this thoughtful donation.  Wow......what a nice pile of personal care items.  Soap, lotion, shampoo, toothbrushes and more.  These are needed all year long.  AND LOVE this nice think warm scarf.  It's such a nice size and can be really wrapped around someone to keep them warm.  While today, as I write this post, the weather is nice here in Central Ohio...hubby and I closed up all the windows in the house yesterday and the day before and turned on the heat again!  Seriously, yesterday morning it was only 42 out.  That's not comfortable weather if you're living in the elements, so this nice warm scarf is indeed still needed.

Also......please click the picture to enlarge it.  I want to point out the gift packages Tara made.  There are nicely crocheted cotton wash cloths that she's folded and paired with a large cake of soap, then tied with nice twine and placed in a zip lock bag.  It's such a simple touch, but really looks so nice.  So much like we're presenting them with a gift.  I really love this idea.  Well done Tara!  Glad you thought of that.

Please keep up the good work and stay well, during these Covid times.

**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, May 30, 2020

Crocheted Scarf and Hat Set Aid Homeless

Thank you Kara T for this thoughtful donation.  LOVE the color gray it works for everyone.  The scarf is extremely well sized so folks can double wrap for added warmth.  This is such a nice matching set and will make someone feel quite special.

Many thanks Kara, and please keep up the good work and know you've made a difference.  An important difference.  Especially during these very crazy times.  Our Homeless are so very vulnerable with the Corona Virus still creating havoc here in Ohio.  

I can say, the city and county have extended care for the Homeless in the area by finding additional shelter space, by introducing social distancing in the existing shelters, sheltering those with symptoms and those that have tested positive in an area hotel, and providing food with help from the National Guard.  I doubt we've been able to take care of all in need, but they have made a real effort and have allotted more money to help fund their needs during this difficult time.

Again, many thanks Kara.  Please stay safe.

**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?