Mission Statement

Operations for Bridge and Beyond will cease on Dec 31, 2021, last mailing date should be Dec 24th


Goal: 30
Start: #24
Current: 26

Monday, January 1, 2018

Thank you !

Today is January 1, 2018.  Bridge and Beyond began in December of 2009, reflections and donation totals for the previous 5 years were posted as my last post of the year 2017, and can be found HERE.  Please do take time to read the post if you haven't already, and add your thoughts.

As we kick off the year 2018, I wanted to again thank everyone who donated during the year 2017 to help the homeless and those in need.  If you're new to the blog, we're always looking for new pairs of helping hands.

Thank you to:

Ann M
Barbara F
Barbara H
Beth G
Beverly S
Bianca C
Bruce B
Carol W
Christina D
Christine H
Cindy K
Connor W
Cynthia B
DeeAnn H
Delores M
Donna S
Ella S
Emily K
Emma P
Gail B
Girl Scouts
Jane B
Jane C
Jason D
Joy D
Juli B
Julian G
Karla T
Karen S
Laurin A
Linda S
Lisa N
Lisa Z
Maggie P
Maria Z
Marsha M
Mary D
Melinda G
Melissa P
Nikki S
Patty C
Paulette J
Phyllis G
Ruth A
Sandie P
Sandra R
Sarah S
Shelby M
Sue S
Susie J

I hope I didn't miss anyone, as I went back through all the tags/labels on the posts to pick up names.  If I did, my apologizes.

As I type, I've been working on an afghan which I hope to have finished very soon.  Wanted to try and get one more done by the close of 2017, and it just didn't happen.  What are you all working on?

I leave you with a quote from a comment on the previous reflections post that seems very appropriate.

 "There will always be people in need, so if everyone would just make one more hat, scarf or pair of mittens we would have a great new year."

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. Happy New Year! That is a nice long list of names. I like the list of goals. Stay warm everyone, and I hope everyone is working on something warm for the homeless.

  2. Thanks Sue for your visits, you're so good about doing that. Right you are, it is a nice long list of names. Thanks for weighing in on the list of goals. I'm hoping this will aid us all. I join Sue in hoping that everyone is working on something warm for the homeless...at the moment, I'm working on an afghan I hope to have finished in a day or two. Had tried to push to get it done before the end of 2017, but couldn't manage it.

  3. Happy New Year. An impressive list. Thanks for the visit and comment on my blog today

    1. Yes it is Ann, many thank for your visit. Hope you'll come back and help us in the cause.

  4. What a great blog. It is lovely to see so many people putting their creative skills to such a worthwhile cause. Thanks again for visiting and advertising my blog party.

    1. Thanks Ginx for visiting this blog, Bridge and Beyond. Trying hard to gear things up again so we might help more folks in need.

  5. Happy New Year! Trying to get back to blog reading, etc. Nice to hear from you. What site are you using to track blogs you like to read?

    1. I use bloggers reading list.........but, since I have 3 very distinctive blogs that's a bit less segmented than I would like. Everyone who visits and leaves a comment, I return to their blog and add them to my blog list. Hopefully that builds a return type list.


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