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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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Crochet Hats Warm Homeless

Five awesome hats from our long time supporter and friend, Sandie P from Louisiana.  Not sure what type of yarn Sandie used in these hats, but it's particularly soft, and thick.  These hats will be nice and warm.  And gray is a color good for anyone, male or female.  Gray doesn't stand out in a crowd, which is very important to most homeless people.  They don't like to call attention to themselves.  Sadly, part of that reason is for self protection from both police and thugs.  Special thanks too Sandie for tagging your hats with size.

Tagging hats, mittens, slippers with size is important.  Each item we knit or crochet get's separated here at my house, and again at the various shelters so volunteers can get the donated items to the right people.  Tags don't have to be a work of art, but please do include them on each item.  You can use these little white tags with string like Sandie has done above, or scrap paper attached with yarn.  I've seen some cleaver folks cut squares or circles with pinking shears to make their tags.  All work!  Please do not use safety pins, or paper clips, or sticky labels to attach size.

Many thanks Sandie for your long time support of Ohio's Homeless in need, please keep up the good work.

2016 Donations:
HATS: 315-5=300
SCARVES (Gators, Infinity Scarves) 256
MITTENS: 58
SLIPPERS: 52
RAIN PONCHOS: 205
COTTON WASHCLOTHS: 33
AFGHANS: 33
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, September 19, 2017

Crocheted Goodies to Warm Ohio's Homeless

Thank you Emily K for this potpourri of crocheted goodies.  Take a look folks, she's been busy.  Emily has crocheted cotton wash clothes (please scroll back to my previous post about all the uses for these cotton wash clothes), crocheted hats, crocheted scarves, and crocheted mittens.

Listen........do you hear me?  You should.  You know, if you visited my blog before how excited I get when we get donations of mittens!  I give out a shout of glee, every single time.  Sometimes I dance in the streets too.  Perhaps you've seen me, lol.

Emily has also included a nice mix of personal care items.  Personal care items are used all year long folks, even when perhaps those in need might not need a hat.  They use personal care items when in the shelters, when living outdoors in the elements and they get a package of them to help start them stocking their permanent housing situation when they get their welcome home pack and transition out of shelter living. Personal care items can be toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, chap stick, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, shaving supplies, female supplies and more.  Personal Care items can be donated by those who don't knit or crochet.  You can save items from your travels from hotel rooms in order to make a donation.

Many thanks Emily, please keep up the good work.

2016 Donations:
HATS: 318-3=315
SCARVES (Gators, Infinity Scarves) 257-1=256
MITTENS: 60-2=58
SLIPPERS: 52
RAIN PONCHOS: 205
COTTON WASHCLOTHS: 35-2=33
AFGHANS: 33
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.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Colorful Cotton Washcloths for Homeless

What a bunch of wonderfully knitted cotton washcloths!  I love both designs used here for Melinda G's thoughtful donation of cotton washcloths.  She's knitted some in the corner to corner fashion, typically called Grandma's favorite (check the multi-blue top left), and others side to side.  I love the fun bright cheery colors.  Knitted Cotton Wash clothes serve several purposes in our donations.  They are appreciated and used by those living in the elements, as well as those living in shelters...and those transitioning from shelter living to a permanent housing situation.  

They are used as wash clothes and dish clothes.  The knitted clothes are so much softer than traditional store washcloths and feel so good anytime you use them, but particularly so for those who's skin can be irritated from living outdoors, and or those in shelters who just simply don't get to bath as much as they might like.

These hand made cotton clothes also convey a special message, and that is that someone cared enough to take their time and make something for you.  We give comfort in so many ways.

Many thanks for your thoughtful donation, Melinda.  Please keep up the good work.

2016 Donations:
HATS: 318
SCARVES (Gators, Infinity Scarves) 257
MITTENS: 60
SLIPPERS: 52
RAIN PONCHOS: 205
COTTON WASHCLOTHS: 45-10=35
AFGHANS: 33
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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