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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: 35
Start: #6
Current: 7

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Grocery Cart Valuables?

Another sad picture of what Homelessness looks like.  Recently, I was packing for a trip.  I had to work at packing to keep the weight down, as I was flying and trying to take "just what I needed".  Easier said then done.  I thought I was being careful, not taking too much; after all I was going to have a washer and dryer in my condo, so I really didn't NEED a lot.  Even knowing that, I had a hard time packing a suitcase.  This man and so many like him, has all he owns in a shopping cart.  All his valuables, in one shopping cart.  WOW!

I repacked my suitcase a couple of times to get it right, what a comparison.  It gave me pause to think about what we who have so much is essential vs those that live on the edge, live in the elements, live day to day in hopes of a night in a shelter.  Truly quite a comparison.  I thought to myself, what would I put in a single grocery cart that would sustain me?  I found, I didn't have the answer and thankfully, I don't have to have the answer...but that didn't stop me thinking about it.

Could I challenge each of you who read this post, please tell one additional person about Bridge and Beyond and it's mission of caring for Homeless today.  Could you set a reminder on your phone for once a month, once every other week, or weekly?  As reminder to tell someone about the mission here on Bridge and Beyond.  Remember you don't need to knit or crochet or loom to help or to donate.  Don't limit yourself to think whom do I know that knits or crochets.  If you know someone who knits and or crochets, obviously that's a bonus.  But, let's do what we can to help spread the word.  The more people know, the bigger chance of helping hands, and the more helping hands we have...the more people we can help.

Thank you for taking time to read this blog, thank you for taking time to share this blog and it's mission, and thank you to all who donate.

**The counts on our progress bars are current, the percentages not quite. I'll not be figure the percentages with each update of numbers, but will be updating again next at least by the 20th. I have in fact made a reminder not on my cell phone for the 20th of each month to do percentages. If we're at a milestone, or I just have extra time I may do it more often...but certainly at that scheduled time.

** 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 have seen the homeless with a grocery cart. I feel so sorry for them.

  2. Need is such a strong word. I think I need a pair of new boots, then I see this. I have 2 pairs of boots that will do me just fine.

  3. Right you are Cynthia, need is such a strong word. What we think we need in the course of daily living is so different than what someone without a roof over their heads needs. Sue, I wish we could do more than feel sorry for them. We, as a country that is. I do like that we’re able to help, just wish it was enough to put a stop to people living out of a grocery cart.


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