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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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Slippers, a Wonderful Donation for the Homeless

SLIPPERS!  Look at these great slippers, so many different colors and sizes.  Wonderful donation from Susan H.  I see people with happy warm, dry feet and that makes me happy.  These slippers are knitted with double strand, so they are nice and warm and cushy.  They are really beautifully made.  I've told myself a dozen times this is a pattern I'ld like to try myself, somehow I've never gotten around to it.  

Slippers give people comfort in several ways.  If you're getting a night in the shelter you can change out of your socks (possibly when you're doing laundry) and slip into these comforting cozy sleepers for the night.  Likewise if you're living in the elements and your feet are wet and cold from the day outside...having a pair of slippers to change into can certainly make you feel better.

Foot health is hard for our homeless friends.  When your feet are so often cold and wet, it's easy to not have healthy feet, so having dry clean socks and or slippers to change into is truly a wonderful thing.

Thank you Susan for taking time to tag each pair.......such a huge benefit for getting these to people in need quickly.  Please keep up the good work and know you've made a difference in the lives of those who will receive your slippers.

**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.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Knitting and Crocheting in Sunny Florida Helps Ohio's Homeless

 Look at this wonderful donation from our long time friend, Sandra R from the sunny state of Florida!!  She has been very busy knitting and crocheting.  She's knitted hats in different styles, colors and sizes.  She crocheted scarves, she's knitting the very popular corner to corner cotton washcloth, Grandma's favorite!!  WOW and WOW.  Lots of folks will be warm and know they are cared for with this donation.  Special thanks for always tagging your hats with sizes.  We strongly encourage everyone to do that.  AND.........look, she's also knitted mittens.  And yes we're finally warming up here in central Ohio, though the nights are still quite cool and we've not yet passed the danger of frost so donations are indeed still needed and still very much appreciated.
AND drum roll.  She also been busy crocheting an awesome corner to corner afghan.  I LOVE these colors, suitable for a man or a woman...So pretty.

Thanks for all your hard work Sandra, we really appreciate you.  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, April 21, 2019

Personal Care and More Help Homeless

Thank you Nikki S for this thoughtful donation.  Nikki has included lots of variety in her latest donation, socks, personal care items, crocheted scarf, matching red scarf and gloves, and long johns.  Though the calendar says it's spring....it's still dark and gloomy, still damp, still cold here in Central Ohio............particularly in the evenings for those living in the elements, so this donation of goodies was very much appreciated.

Special thanks too Nikki for hand delivering to my door!  I got this donation delivered pronto to Rae, our friend who prepares hot meals on Sat mornings for those living out in the elements.  She was thrilled, as she knows the need of those folks.

Thank you Nikki, 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.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Gift of Looming Hats Help Homeless

7 more heads will be warm!  That's something to cheer about for sure.  Thank you Karen S for these awesome warm hats for Ohio's Homeless.  Karen has been busy looming, as you can see.  Hats in a variety of colors and sizes.......suitable for men, women, and or teens.  

Karen always tags her hats with these cute handmade tags.  Thank you for your ongoing support of Bridge and Beyond, your caring heart, and for taking the time to add the size tags........it's such a huge help.  It saves me time and energy and saves time at the various shelters as well.  

Please keep up the good work Karen S, and know you are making 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.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Donated Crocheted Cotton Wash Cloths, Help Homeless

Thank you Sandie P from Louisiana for this nice donation of crocheted cotton wash cloths.  If you're new to this blog, you might wonder how or why cotton wash cloths.........knitted or crocheted make for a good donation for Ohio's Homeless.  If you're thinking well they don't keep anyone warm, you would be right.  They are though used in a variety of ways, by both women and men in need.

When you live out in the elements, and bathing is infrequent, taking care of your skin can be a very difficult thing to do.  Your skin gets chapped from the cold and the damp, and or from the sun, and wind.  Knitted or crocheted cotton wash cloths are far softer and nicer to the skin then store bought wash cloths.  Shelters use them when someone get's a night in the shelter and get's to take a shower, shelters use them in their welcome home packs where they can be used as wash cloths for showering or dish cloths.  Truly an appreciated item.

Many thanks Sandie, for your long time support of Bridge and Beyond and Ohio's Homeless.  You've made a huge difference in the lives of many throughout the years.  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 13, 2019

Knitting and Crocheting in Florida Helps Ohio's Homeless

Our good friend Sandra R from sunny Florida is at it again.  Look at this beautiful knitted log cabin style afghan!  I love it, colorful, cheery, warm, soft, and large enough to suit any family.  I really love this design, it's so traditional and also such a nice way to use up stash.  I love the variety of colors, and even with each square not being the same she's balanced the colors beautifully.
She's been very busy folks, not only did she knit the beautiful afghan, but she's also knitted cotton washcloths and crocheted scarves as well.  Helping more people with each and every stitch.
Thank you Sandra R for your on going support of Bridge and Beyond and Ohio's Homeless.  

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.

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?