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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



Goal: 24
Start: #14
Current: 15

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Appreciating Your Thoughtful Donations

Thank you Mary S for this thoughtful and generous donation.  Mary has knitted scarves, hats, cotton washcloths and cowl/hoods.  Please click to see the details and textures in her scarves, really quite nice.  Mary I LOVE LOVE these hood cowl things...I'm not sure what to call them.  Could you tell us what pattern you used when knitting these?  Folks if you'd not seen these, let me try to explain you put it on like a cowl...nice thick and warm around your neck, but you can pull it up around your head and it makes a wonderful warm hood, and still your neck is covered.

Special thanks too Mary for tagging all your hats with size, much appreciated.

Many thanks and please keep up the good work Mary!

Hats: 183+8=191
Scarves 71+2=73
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 113+2=115
Afghans: 7
Socks: 126
Cowls/Hood Combo's/ 12+5=17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

Tomorrows post makes 1500!  Wow, I really never thought that might be possible when I started this blog way back in the day.

**I'll be listing these posts for awhile, to give you all ample time to read them.  There truly is lots of information in them and I want you all to know as much about Homelessness as possible.  These posts were generated from my participation in an annual April Blog Challenge where you blog in alphabetically order.
A=Afghans, Family Heirlooms
B= Bridge and Beyond, Behind the Scenes
C=What is Crochet
E=Exposure Kills Homeless Vet
F= Crying and Homeless and Freezing Temperature
G= Gubbio, A Homeless Project, St. Boniface Church
H=Hobo and Homelessness
I= Inspiration
J= What is Joy
L=Knitting Looms
M=Mittens, Knitted, Crocheted or Loomed
N=Caring for the Needy
O=Jack Otis, Classmate, Homeless
P=Policing the Homeless
Q=Quilting Can Warm Those in Need
R=Helping Homeless with Rain Poncho's and Recycling
S=Shelter Living and the Homeless
T=Tent Cities for Homeless
U=Living Under the Underpasses
V=Homeless Veterans, Rest in Peace
W=Water in Doorways, Sprays Homeless
Y=Yarn Helps Homeless
Z=Finding Zen

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.


  1. THANKS MARY. Great choices of colors. also liked the cowls. They remind me of something called the one skein cowl in a beginners book I had once, except this would be two skeins Nice thick yarn and a big hook..Fun and quick to make. Could actually be used by both men and women I suppose in the cold would keep it all together and warm. Good Job Mary. Like the cute little hats too, and the pale blue scarf is lovely.
    Start of the rainy season here:+) Rain the rest of the week. Not good if you are living outside. GOD BLESS THE HOMELESS. marj in minnesota

    1. Thank you Marj for your sweet supportive comments. I'm not sure if a man would wear one of those hoody things, but ...it made in dark colors maybe? I need to check with Rae and will post her thoughts.

  2. I do hope Mary shares the knitting instructions for the cowl. I wouldn't mind making some of those for myself as well as the homeless.


    1. Mary sent me an email after I scheduled this post, will find it and go back and edit to include the pattern. I so agree Betty I would like one myself, as well as making them for the homeless.

  3. You are probably right Sandy.I guess I was thinking more of warmth then appearance. Just liked the thoughts of that nice scarf turning into a hoodie even under a hat. Maybe would have to make it a little closer to the head and not so thick.Will have to experiment. GOD BLESS THE HOMELSS. marj in minnnesota

    1. Good thoughts there Marj, keep thinking and maybe we'll come up with something.

  4. you are a magnet for warm woolly things

  5. Wow, what a wonderful donation! Great job!!

    Thank you for linking to your A2Z posts for a while! I had a bad long day, and I'm not up for reading now, but I wanted to follow up on your posts. (I apparently hadn't read any of them since I mixed you up :D ) Your blog truly touched me yesterday, and I want to learn more.

    1. Hope tomorrow is better for you, I will continuing to read and link and appreciate your interest.

  6. Haha! We commented at the same time on each other's blogs!

    1. Too funny, we really did! Couldn't have done that if we'd tried.

  7. Sarah S from VTMay 5, 2015 at 3:31 PM

    Great donation, Mary! I LOVE the purple scarf...very pretty!

    1. Thanks for your continued visits and comments, please keep up the good work.

  8. What a great amount Mary donated. The blue one looks lovely(I love Blue). This will go a long way in all the donations you receive.

    1. Blue is such a great color, it works for both men and women so it's always a good choice. And the dark blues don't show dirt which is another nice plus. Thank you for your visits and comments.

  9. Very nice donation Mary! Love the blue and purple scarves. That is a very pretty pattern.
    Sandy, I don't see where the totals changed. Did you add this donation in?

    1. Good catch SSeger, glad you noticed. I've edited and fixes the totals. Thank you for your on going supportive comments and visits.

    2. I always look at the totals and I didn't see the + sign.


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