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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.



Goal: 36
Start: #29
Current: 30

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Delivering Donations to the Homeless

A cute veggie tray I spotted on Facebook last year and saved a picture of on my computer.  In case you're looking for ideas for an up coming Christmas gathering.  We're all busy this time of the year, shopping, wrapping, cooking and baking for the special holidays.  It is truly a special time of the year, but not everyone get's to celebrate with loved ones.  Some are lonely, some are cold, some are hungry.  Please think of those less fortunate as you go about your busy day to day preparations for the up coming holidays.

A bit behind here posting, but wanted to share.  In the past 10 days we, Bridge and Beyond have made 3 deliveries of our handmade goodies to help those in need.  I delivered 4 or 5 bags of goodies to Rae.  Rae, as some of you know is our friend who prepares and delivers hot meals to our Homeless Friends on Saturday mornings.  The hats, scarves, socks,mittens, slippers and personal care items should be a big help to those living out in the elements.

A few days later, a delivery (2 bags) was made to Brandi, a new friend.  Brandi is very involved with missions through her Church, Groveport United Methodist Church that cares for seniors in need at several Nursing Homes.  You may remember we recently had a donation of very pretty pastel lacy scarves that I thought would be better suited for such a situation.  Brandi will delivery those for us.  Often people in nursing homes are forgotten, families don't visit or live too far away to visit frequently.  Being inactive which happens in nursing homes makes it hard to stay warm.  Shawls and scarves will be just the ticket.  While these folks may not be homeless in the traditional sense of the word, they are in fact...not in their homes, so I do hope you all are fine with my extending our help in this direction when appropriate.    I also passed on some darling hats for babies and young toddlers not well suited for our homeless mission and she will see that those get into hands of someone appropriate.  Brandi and I look forward to continuing to work together.

Several days ago I made yet another delivery.  My car was loaded to the gills and then some!  Hats, scarves, mittens, slippers, cotton washcloths and personal care items were delivered to Homeless Families Foundation.  My entire trunk was full.  It was quite cold the day I made the delivery and as I made multiple trips carrying in the items I saw many cold folks walking about in the area in need of warm items.  Even during non business hours, Homeless Families reaches out to those in need by leaving warm items in an entry way between 2 doors where they have easy access.

Thank you all for making these 3 recent deliveres, as well as all the others through the course of the year possible.


**For anyone new to the blog, the counting below maybe confusing.  When 2016 began, we started with the number of items donated the previous year and are counting down in hopes of hitting and surpasses the number of items donated last year.**

Hats:   +11(Look we've past last years mark)
Scarves:  +171 (We've past last years mark)
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 42
Slippers:   16
Rain Poncho's:   +106 (We past last years mark)
Cotton Washcloths:  244
Afghans:  1 (wow folks, we're almost even with last year, so let's see how far beyond it we can go)
Socks:   82
Cowls/Hoody Combo's, headbands:  0  YIPPEE, we've hit last years mark!
Shawls and shrugs, ponchos, sweaters & vests etc +1 +1=+2
Misc: items like personal care, headbands etc and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

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. I love to hear how many deliveries that you made. That is nice that you found someone who can use the lacy scarves and the baby hats. Woo Hoo! More warm people. As I sit here in MI, the snow is falling and later this week the temps will be very cold, I am thankful that I have a warm place to sit. The homeless don't have that and it makes me sad to think of having to live on the streets in such cold weather. Thank you for all the great work you do in helping the homeless.

  2. what a creative way with veggies- and great to read of how that knitting has grown


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