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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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.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hats and Wrist Warmers, Oh My

WOW!!  What a wonderful donation from our friend, Anna W from the good state of Tennessee.  LOVE these hats and wrists warmers.  Please click to see details.  Anna has been very busy with her knitting looms.  Hats are a variety a different sizes to fit many different heads in need, and........she has 13 lovely sets of matching hats and wrist warmers.  You may remember some time back I took a picture of my hand in one so you could how nice these are.  They go well up the arm to provide some really good warmth.  

In addition to the matching sets, she's included 2 additional wrist warmers and 7 additional hats.  LOVE the nice colors she's chosen.  These colors, mostly solids and some variegated will work well for either a man or a woman.......and these are colors that don't show the dirt as much as lighter colors do...so this is a win win in my book.

Many thanks Anna for taking the time to tag hats with size, so important to expedite getting the donation to those in need.  Please keep up the good work and know how much you have helped.

**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.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Knitting Love for Those in Need


Thank you Laura E for this generous donation of knitted goodies!

As you can see, she's been very busy with knitting hats and cotton washcloths.  She's also included lots of personal care items in her latest donation.  The brown hat towards the middle is tied nicely with a matching scarf.  I didn't want to undo the package effect she made, but hope if you click to enlarge the picture you can see it's a matching set.

This are such strange times.  Strange and scary and difficult for many.  Between the extreme changes in weather, cold and frost one day and wet and the next; and then the whole Corona Virus thing.  WOW.  A lot to deal with.

We've had a few warm days here in Central Ohio, but truly only a few.  So please keep your knitting needles and your crochet hooks busy.

Thank you Laura and please keep up the good work and know it truly helps those in need.


**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, April 12, 2020

Brickyard Afghan is Completed, Being Blocked.

Here's Brickyard fresh out of the wash machine after being laundered.  As you can see the squares/rectangles really vary in size; but it did come together.  It's here now being blocked, drying and then will be ready to donate to Homeless Families Project.  (scroll back to see it's before look), or click HERE

Haven't selected the next project yet.  Need to look at all my project bags and see what calls out to me.

Hope you're all stay healthy and continuing to stay at home.  I hope with this weekend being Easter, families didn't elect to gather together.  I fear if they do, we'll have a resurgence of more cases in the next 5-14 days.

I just watched 2 video's this am, looking for new possible patterns.  One was knitted and one crocheted.....don't know if I'll do something with that, or nab an already designed project bag.  Very in-divisive  at the moment.

What are you all working on?  Do you find you're doing more knitting and or crocheting during our Covid Period?  Are you knitting or crocheting for Bridge and Beyond, or another worthy charity?  

**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.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Knitted Love from Florida aids Ohioans in Need

Thank you Sandra R, our long time friend from Florida.  As always, look at this marvelous donation of knitted love.  Sandra has been very busy knitting hats to warm a variety of head sizes...and excellent selection of colors and styles.  She's also knitted mittens, so you know I'm clapping and dancing.  And she's also included scarves!  Truly fantastic and so generous.  Please click to enlarge and notice right in the middle of the photo, the matching set of scarlet and gray (Ohio State Buckeye Colors), set of mittens and hat.  

Sandra hails from sunny Florida, as I mentioned above.  But, sadly sunny Florida is really experiencing a large number of Corona Virus cases.  Please be safe Sandra.

Many thanks for all you do, and please keep up the good work.  It matters, truly matters!!

**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?