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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

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GOAL FOR AFGHANS

Afghans
Goal: 30
Start: #15
Current: 16
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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Crocheted Afghans Provide Warmth and Love to those in Need

I've been MIA for a while here on Bridge and Beyond.  My Father was going down hill.  He was 95 and living in an Assisted Living Center.  Like many of you, Covid kept us from being able to visit for over a year.  Thankfully the employees set up Facetime visits for family members of residents.   He ended up in Hospice and we were allowed to visit.  Things continued to go downhill until he passed.  We're still working through things that all families do with arrangements after a family member passes.  It was blessing, he had a long full life.  I just felt the need to explain why I've been MIA here.

AND now onto these wonderful afghans, crocheted by our good friend, and long time supporter, Sandra R from sunny Florida.  Where I hope she's staying safe, as Covid there has become very very bad.  Higher numbers than throughout the Pandemic.  Staying safely inside and crocheting sounds like a good way to avoid the Virus.  AND it certainly looks like that's what Sandra has been doing.

This first afghan is tan and blue, though the color in the pictures almost makes it look like there's lavender included.  She's used, what I believe is Tunisian Crochet, and join as you go method?  It's nice and large and warm and will be well received.  The colors are suitable for a man or a woman  
This 2nd afghan burgundy, blue and white and the always popular ripple style made with double crochet stitches I believe from looking at it.  So nicely made and again suitable, colorwise for a man or woman.  
Don't go away........there's more.   Another Tunisian Crochet, join as you go afghan, except the size of the squares are larger in this pattern.  Stick around and keep scrolling down
Yes.....I do believe she's staying safe inside with all this  crocheting she's managed to do.  Here's a fourth afghan, another ripple style afghan made with double crochet stitches .  I LOVE this color combination.  Purple, Gray and White.

These 4 afghans will make 4 people/4 families very happy indeed.  Thank you for your long time support Sandra and your gifted hands and big heart.  Your always so generous.  

Keep up the good work, (and folks do come back...because she had other things in her large box.  I'll be showing you more in the next blog post.

***For record Keeping I'm adding that these 4 afghans added to the 11 we've already donated makes 15 which is 50% of our goal of 30.  Not sure what the problem is, but am unable to update my graphs.  Will keep trying in the days to come.  This has never happened before, but there is no longer an edit option for me to do the update.***


**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, July 19, 2021

Loomed Hats and Wrist Warmers Aid The Homeless


Thank you Anna W for this awesome donation!!  Anna and her loom work wonders.  Loomed hats are always nice and thick, so nice and warm.  They have a double band which is great for keeping ears warm.  AND special thanks for taking time to label each hat with size.

Her wrist warmers are long then some patterns and as a result really help with warm.  They come well up the arm and cover the hand to to about the knuckle area.  They have the nice double band like the hats, so stay up nicely on the arms.  

Wonderful color choices Anna.  These nice dark colors really help when folks don't have the ability to do laundry, as they don't show the dirt easily.  These colors are also great for our men folks, but still work for woman as well.  Remember folks, homeless people don't like to stand out, so dark colors vs bright colors really are better for them.


**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.

Friday, July 9, 2021

Scarves for The Homeless


Thank you Amelia L for these crocheting and donating these two scarves.  These scarves were part of her earlier donation of cotton washcloths, click here.  These scarves will work well for men or women, given their color.  Please click to see the detail in the different stitches she used.

The earlier post was listed as an anonymous donation, which was an error on my part.  I had misplayed the note that accompanied the donation and cleaning a few things off my desk found it!  YIPPEE, can now properly document her lovely donation.

Many thanks Amelia 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, July 7, 2021

Thank you Christina for your Donation to Aid The Homeless


Such a fun and colorful donation of knitted goodies from our friend, Christina D.  These were delivered to my doorstep.  Look at all the nice color combinations in her corner to corner (Grandm's favorite) cotton washcloths!  Click to enlarge so you can see all the colors, the fun variegated mixes.  These cloths have several purposes and are always so well received by all who receives them.

AND, while it might be summer and hot across the country, wet nights can still be uncomfortable and cold for those living out in the elements, so hats are needed all year long.  Certainly less in terms of numbers in the warmer months, but still they get used.  Those that aren't used for current purposes are stocked at the shelters so when weather turns they are prepared and not caught off guard.  That's why we collect and donate all year long, and not just in the colder months.

Nice hat colors that will work for both men and women.  

As always, many thanks and please keep up the good work and know what a difference you make in the lives of those less fortunate.

Woot Woot...did you notice this donation of cotton washcloths puts us just over the half way mark to our goal!!

**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.

Friday, July 2, 2021

A Bakers Dozen Donated

I'm probably aging myself here, but anyone else remember the saying a "bakers dozen?"  

Well, I did a google search and this is what I got:
Baker's dozen means 13, instead of 12. The tale behind its origin is that a mediaeval law specified the weight of bread loaves, and any baker who supplied less to a customer was in for dire punishment. So bakers would include a thirteenth loaf with each dozen just to be safe.

So there you have it.  In this anonymous donation of 13 cotton washcloths I couldn't help but think of that saying.  As you can see there's quite a bit of size variations in this donation so, some will work for the younger set, and by color some will work for men, while others perfect for the ladies.

Cotton Washcloths have several uses, so these are always well appreciated by those who receive them.

Please keep up the good work, and if you didn't intend on this nice donation being anonymous, please sing out to me, either here on the blog via a comment...or use the contact form on this blog, or email me.

Many thanks!

**Edited to say this nice donation was from Amelia L, and was dropped off at my door.


**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, June 24, 2021

Generous Donations From Florida, Help Homeless

Thank you Laura E for your wonderful donations.  I've been behind so am posting Laura E last 2 donations together.  As you can see, she has been very busy.  The above picture is actually her 2nd donation, and despite my posting  the other picture first...so they would be in order, blogger apparently had other ideas, lol.  No matter in this picture you can see her generous donation of knitted hats, cotton washcloths, and scarves.  And lot and lots of good personal care items: Wipes, toothbrushes, soap, toothpaste, razors, deodorant...and band aides.  W hat a great idea Laura E.  She's also included socks.
And this picture is actually her first donation which has socks, knitted hats, scarves, and cotton washcloths.  In both pictures you can see how she nicely tags her hats with size.  Many thanks for doing that.  It truly saves the volunteers so much time and helps get the item to the right people quicker.

As always Laura, many thanks for all you do.  Please know what an important difference you've made in the lives of many in need.  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?