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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GOAL FOR AFGHANS

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Florida Donation Helps Those in Need in Ohio

Thank you Laura E from Florida for this awesome donation.  Look at the variety here folks.  She's knitted hats in several sizes and styles, and cotton washcloths.  

In addition to her knitting, she's included lots of items that are always needed and always appreciated.  She included a wide range of personal care items: toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, combs, razors, lotion, cotton washcloths, and some of those handy antiseptic type wipes.  I always like to have those on hand when I travel for convenience...you never know when you'll be able to wash or not....soooooooo for our folks out in the elements, that's a great idea.  Not one I had thought of in the past.  Thank you Laura!  She's also included socks, both for women and men.

Many thanks for the generosity and please keep up the good work, and know what you do does indeed matter and does 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.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Teal Crochet Scarf Donated, Though Lost in Space

LOVE this color!  Click to see the details of this awesome scarf from our good friend Sandie P from Louisiana.  Folks this crocheted donated scarf has been lost in space.  By that I mean somehow lost between my phone and my computer..

Let me explain, as best I think I understand what happened.  In case any of you experience something like this.  I stopped using my camera to take pictures for the donations here on Bridge and Beyond some time back, as the pictures on the phone were actually turning out better.  There are several methods to transfer photo's from your phone to your computer

  1. Plug in with USB port and follow prompts
  2. Click share button your phone and email them to yourself, then open on the computer and save to the computer
  3. Send as attachment in an email to yourself from the phone, and again open on the computer and save to your computer
Most of the time I use the 3rd option.  Plugging in with USB port for a few pictures just seems cumbersome and time consuming, and if I'm emailing as attachment vs sharing, I can send 2 or 3 pictures at the same time in one email.

You get a prompt it's been sent, and then I generally delete it from my phone gallery when I load it/save it on my computer.  For some weird reason, it wasn't on my computer, it didn't fully get sent to the computer, it was like it was limbo...in neither place.  Then out of the blue (a week or 10 days later), I got the email it had somehow been in the send loop all that time.  Strangest thing.......never had that happened before.

All that to say is, this wonderful scarf has now appeared.......truly lost in limbo, in the airways or something??!!

Thank you loads Sandie P, always wonderful work.

Has anyone else had anything like this happen?  Don't know if it matters, but my computer is windows (10), my phone is Android.

**Came back to edit to let you know the scarf is Teal, and Sandie told me what type of yarn she used, Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek Chunky, Teal.  It's really pretty.

**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 24, 2019

Crocheted Donation from Upstate New York

Look at this wonderful donation from our good friend from upstate New York, Annemarie D.  Annemarie's been a long time and generous supporter of Bridge and Beyond and Ohio's Homeless.    She's included something for everyone here with her crocheted donation.  A couple of sets of matching hats and scarves...one set even has a pair of fingerless mitts.  Cotton socks which are always in need and appreciated, as well as cotton washcloths in her donation.  She's been very busy with her crochet hook.

Many thanks Annemarie for your generosity and your on going support.  Special thanks too for tagging your hats with size, as well as her mitts.  I nudge everyone to do that, pair your mittens and slippers and always tag those and your hats.  It's a huge time saver in getting donated items to the right people.

Many thanks Annemarie, please keep up the good and know YOU make an important difference in the lives of others.



**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, June 14, 2019

A New Pair of Helping Hands Helps The Homeless

Thank you Terri L, for this thoughtful donation of crocheted cotton washcloths.  Such nice texture, and the color works well for men or women.  Terri is our newest pair of helping hands and she hails from the state of Massachusetts, knows as The Bay State.

We're happy to have you join us here on Bridge and Beyond Terri.  So many wonderful people from around the country, it's heartwarming.  

Welcome and hope to see you here often.

**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 12, 2019

Knitted Hats Made With LOVE

Look at these cute hats!  Many thanks Karla T for this thoughtful donation of loomed knitted hats.  She has a nice variety of size and color.....and what a special touch, please click to enlarge so you can see the cute cute size tags she used!  These are adorable.  She's added the size to the back.

Made with Love!  How sweet and appropriate is that!  Looks like she's printed them on her computer, punched a hole and tied on with yarn.  And as I said above she's written the size on the back.  This makes the whole thing seem so much like a gift........which it is; but we might forget that from time to time.  When we think of donations, we may not equate that term with giving a gift.  We're giving a gift to say we care, we love you, we wish the best for you.

Karla, gotta say.......you win the day with these.  They really made me smile and brought back a memory.  When I first started knitting and crocheting for charity.........YEARS ago, someone on line found silver and gold charms that were shaped like a heart that said made with love.  I used to tie the charm onto afghans I made for Squares for Survivors.  A charity to benefit those in Louisiana from hurricane Sandy.  At least from memory I think it was Sandy.  Haven't used or seen or thought of those little charms in a long while; but....they didn't have the ability to add size which your cute size tags do!

Keep up the good work and know your hats have made 5 more people warmer, and they know someone cares for them.

**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 10, 2019

Donation for the Homeless from Sunny Florida, Take 3

Thank you Laura E from sunny Florida for this awesome donation.  I'm on a roll posting wonderful donations from our friends in the sunny state of Florida, lol.  Seriously scroll back to the previous 2 posts.  What's the mathematical likelihood of that happening?  Donations are posted in order of receipt so I got a kick out of this.

As you can see, our friend Laura has been very busy indeed.  She knitted up a storm.....look at the hats for example.  So many colors and sizes and all nicely tagged with size!  Something to warm lots of different heads.  She's also included personal care items, scarves, socks, and cotton washcloths. 

In addition to the knitted cotton washcloths, she's included store bought.

If you click to enlarge the picture, so you can see the details, you'll notice bundles...she's packaged matching scarves and hats by tying them together.  That's a lovely idea, thank you!

Please keep up the good work Laura and know how much of difference you've made for Ohio's homeless and others in need with your thoughtful and generous donation.  

**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?