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Thursday, January 5, 2017

2016 Donation Totals for the Homeless

(A New Years many years ago, before I was totally gray, and hubby was gray and thin on top.)

Though Bridge and Beyond has been around longer than 2013, typically when I publish and compare end of the year donation totals, I cover just recent years. 2013 was a banner year for us, so that's the year I've chosen to start with. I've listed years, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Along with the numbers of the actual donation totals, you'll see -RED, and +BLUE numbers which represent that year as compared to the previous years totals.

I'm please to report that the year 2016 was a good year for donating hats, scarves and rain poncho's.  All those numbers are blue positive numbers.  AND even with mittens and slippers being in the red, we weren't too far off our previous years totals.

Keep in mind donating is HUGE.  You all should be very proud of what has been accomplished.  You take precious time, money and skill to knit and crocheted for folks you do not know.  You buy yarn, you pay for postage.  There truly is no donation that's too small.  We hear at Bridge and Beyond give of ourselves and that's pretty precious in my book.  I appreciate each and everyone of you and your efforts to warm those in need, those with less than we all have.

Please keep up the good work, and may 2017 find you and yours Happy and Healthy.  Let us continue to do what we can with our needles, hooks, and yarn.

THANK YOU!






**I've not included things such as headbands, cowls, shawls, shrugs, vests, sweaters, personal items and anything misc in above figures.  Over time I've changed how some things are listed and so to be consistent, I left those out of the stats.  Cowls will be counted here out with scarves, as will infinity scarves.  The numbers for vests, shawls, headbands etc are quite low and will be considered misc.**

I've not decided whether to list the actual number this year for items throughout the year, or stick with the subtracting it from our number this year.  Please weight in as to which counting method you like best, and I'll give it so more thought.

Once again, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO.

 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, January 4, 2017

Knitted Hats from California help Cold Ohio's Homeless


Thank you Dee Ann H, our newest pair of helping hands for this thoughtful donation of warm knitted hats.  I LOVE the colors, so perfect for our men folk.  The hats are nice and large which is also a plus.  The brims can be worn up or down which also aids in additional warm AND can help in sizing as well.

We're so happy to have you join us, Dee Ann, and hope to see you here often on Bridge and Beyond.

Please keep up the good work.

Folks this is our last donation for the year 2016, so please  pop back in, as I'll be posting some stats before we move into the New Year, 2017.

**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.**


2016 DONATIONS:
Hats:   +38 +8=46(Look we've past last years mark)
Scarves:  +174 (We've past last years mark)
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 15
Slippers:   14 (getting close to last years number)
Rain Poncho's:   +106 (We past last years mark)
Cotton Washcloths:  230 -12 =218
Afghans:  1 (wow folks, we're almost even with last year, so let's see how far beyond it we can go)
Socks:   66
Cowls/Hoody Combo's, headbands:  +2  YIPPEE, we've past last years mark!
Shawls and shrugs, ponchos, sweaters & vests etc +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.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Donating Socks Warm Feet for the Homeless

Thank you Sarah S for this thoughtful donation of personal care items, crocheted cotton washcloths, and socks!  I rushed these socks over to Rae the very next day after opening the box because the temps have been bitter cold and wet and socks are sooooo appreciated by the folks that live out in the elements.  Rae was thrilled to get them and was putting together packs to take with her when she made her rounds with the meals.  Perfect timing.  Wet cold feet are miserable so having dry, clean socks to change into is HUGE!

The personal care items and cotton washcloths are always a hit as well.  Please keep up the good work, and many thanks for all you do.

We have a few more donations to count in with our numbers for 2016, so please check back in.

**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.**


2016 DONATIONS:
Hats:   +38(Look we've past last years mark)
Scarves:  +174 (We've past last years mark)
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 15
Slippers:   14 (getting close to last years number)
Rain Poncho's:   +106 (We past last years mark)
Cotton Washcloths:  230 -12 =218
Afghans:  1 (wow folks, we're almost even with last year, so let's see how far beyond it we can go)
Socks:   82 -16 =66
Cowls/Hoody Combo's, headbands:  +2  YIPPEE, we've past last years mark!
Shawls and shrugs, ponchos, sweaters & vests etc +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.

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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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