Mission Statement

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.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Hats, Scarves and Cotton Cloths from Sunny Florida Help Ohio's Homeless


Thank you Cynthia B and Juli B for this thoughtful donation.  I love that the two of you from sunny Florida put your skills together to help those in need here on Bridge and Beyond.  I love team work!  We're thrilled to have you and your helping hands.

Extra thanks for adding sizing tags to your hats.  

Folks please click the picture to enlarge so you can see details and colors better.  The scarves also have size tags and are folded.  You may not see that they are scarves with them being so nicely folded......and in some cases paired with matching hats to make lovely gift sets.

They have also included 6 cotton washcloths in their donation for Ohio's Homeless.

We're chipping away at our goal folks.  With 16 days left in the calendar year (though remember I traditionally don't close the year until all donations received by the end of year get blogged about and sometimes that goes into a week or two in January), we would need about 10.6 hats per day and 8.6 scarves per day to hit our goal of donating the same number that we donated last year.  I don't know how close we'll get,  but....please keep checking in to see.

Many thanks Cynthia and Juli, we hope to see you here often on Bridge and Beyond.

DONATIONS 2017

HATS:  180-9=171
SCARVES (Gators, Infinity Scarves)  164-15=139
MITTENS:  +9
SLIPPERS: 52
RAIN PONCHOS: 205
COTTON WASHCLOTHS: +72+6=+78
AFGHANS: 6
SOCKS: 106
Misc, Ponchos, shawls, headbands etc aren't counted but very much appreciated.

**We started the year with the number of items we had donated last year, 2016; and will subtract our donations from that.  Using the end number for 2016 as the goal for the each item.  So, as the year continues you will see numbers decrease.  Our goal is to meet and surpass the number of items donated last 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.

Friday, December 15, 2017

High School Friends Donate

 Thank you Felicity S for saving your personal care items for Bridge and Beyond.  Felicity is a high school friend (from back in the dark ages, lol).  We get together for lunch periodically.  The other day she and I had lunch at a cute little tea shop with another high school friend, Susie J.  Besides having a great time laughing and catching up and having an amazing lunch.........both brought goods for Bridge and Beyond.  

That's what I call a win win win!  Fun-Lunch-Donations!

Many thanks ladies, always fun to get together, and thank you for thinking about Bridge and beyond and those left fortunate.  I appreciate you both, as do those that will receive these warm socks and personal care items.




DONATIONS 2017

HATS:  180
SCARVES (Gators, Infinity Scarves)  164
MITTENS:  +9
SLIPPERS: 52
RAIN PONCHOS: 205
COTTON WASHCLOTHS: +72
AFGHANS: 6
SOCKS: 120 -14=106
Misc, Ponchos, shawls, headbands etc aren't counted but very much appreciated.

**We started the year with the number of items we had donated last year, 2016; and will subtract our donations from that.  Using the end number for 2016 as the goal for the each item.  So, as the year continues you will see numbers decrease.  Our goal is to meet and surpass the number of items donated last 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.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Inching Towards our Afghan Donation Goal


We're inching our way towards our donation goal for afghans!  We need just 6 to make our goal of donating the same this year as we did last year.  Will we make it?  Only time will tell.  Please stay tuned.  This large granny style square afghan is a joint effort.  Ann M. had donated the pretty pink center which I put aside to add enough to make a lapghan/afghan.  This is slightly larger than an lapghan and perhaps a bit smaller than I make most afghans, but it covers me nicely---in that when I was working on it, it kept me warm, lol

This was a quick photo before I put it in the laundry so, it will be slightly larger after it's blocked.  

Thank you Ann for the good start!

**We need 164 scarves to meet last years donation number and we have 18 calendar days left....9.1 per day would do it.  Wonder how close we'll get??  Likewise we need 180 hats to hit last years donation total, so that would be 10 hats per day.  Who knows.

DONATIONS 2017

HATS:  180
SCARVES (Gators, Infinity Scarves)  164
MITTENS:  +9
SLIPPERS: 52
RAIN PONCHOS: 205
COTTON WASHCLOTHS: +72
AFGHANS: 7-1=6
SOCKS: 120 
Misc, Ponchos, shawls, headbands etc aren't counted but very much appreciated.

**We started the year with the number of items we had donated last year, 2016; and will subtract our donations from that.  Using the end number for 2016 as the goal for the each item.  So, as the year continues you will see numbers decrease.  Our goal is to meet and surpass the number of items donated last 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.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Thank you Marsha M! Donated Crocheted Afghans Galore

 By now, you surely must know who's hook these big granny square afghans are from.  Unless it's your first trip to this blog, Bridge and Beyond.  Marsha M must be the fastest crocheter in the world!!  She hand delivered bags of these lovely, cheery afghans/lapghans to my house.  I've opened each bag, photographed and edited lots of photo's of her work.
 Each afghan/lapghan was received with great enthusiasm at Homeless Families Foundation where they were all delivered.  In fact, they were all delivered before you got to see them all and read about them all here on the blog.  I honestly don't think Marsha missed a color when you go back and look at each one.
 Some are similar in colors, and yet each one is truly and totally unique.  Some have a dominate color theme, others are mingled every few row.  I've had fun looking at them all, and know you have as well.  I'm thrilled beyond words at how Marsha's donation brought our numbers so close to last years mark...and still we have some time left, so please do keep checking in folks to see how close we get.

If I could pick a favorite in this group, perhaps it would be the first one.  What about you?


**To match last years donation totals, we need 164 more scarves, as of today...there's 20 physical days left in the year, so we would need a donation of 8.2 scarves per day to make it.  How close will we get? AND 180 hats which is 9 per day.  Anyone want to make a wager?  AND look how close we are to our Afghan total!

DONATIONS 2017

HATS:  180
SCARVES (Gators, Infinity Scarves)  164
MITTENS:  +9
SLIPPERS: 52
RAIN PONCHOS: 205
COTTON WASHCLOTHS: +72
AFGHANS: 11-4=7
SOCKS: 120 
Misc, Ponchos, shawls, headbands etc aren't counted but very much appreciated.

**We started the year with the number of items we had donated last year, 2016; and will subtract our donations from that.  Using the end number for 2016 as the goal for the each item.  So, as the year continues you will see numbers decrease.  Our goal is to meet and surpass the number of items donated last 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.

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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?

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