Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Challenge #40-2022 is Complete

 Fremont County Alliance

Riverton, WY
At the Fremont Alliance, they feel that there is incredible healing
power in the sharing of stories. The power of these stories lies in
changing the story from one of victimization to one of survival,
strength and courage. When survivors Stand Up, Speak Up and Listen Up, they are then able to take back control in their own terms and are no longer defined by the story itself itself. FCA frequently has Native American women from the Shoshone and Arapaho tribes in shelter. They love handmade items!
SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS
** This Shelter has requested that all slippers for children be in neutral colors. Any color or combination of colors other than pastel blue or pink are fine **
2 Women Small -  DONE
4 Women Medium -  DONE
2 Women Large - DONE
1 Men/Teen Boys - DONE
2 Neutral Pre-Teen - DONE
2 Neutral Youth -  DONE
2 Neutral Toddler - DONE
2 Neutral Booties -  DONE
10 Washcloths -  DONE
This Shelter is excited to received lots of Christmas decor/ornaments that can be mailed whether or not you pledge for this Challenge.. Refer to the previous Post  for the details!
Mailing Deadline: December 10, 2022
Mail to:
Fremont County Alliance
510 E. Washington
Riverton, WY 82501 - 4449

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

CHALLENGE #39-2022 is Complete

CHALLENGE #39-2022

CASA

Inverness, Florida

MISSION:  The mission of the Citrus Abuse Shelter Association (CASA) is to help victims and survivors of domestic violence by providing shelter, safety, intervention, and education, and to educate the community for social change. 
VISION:  Our vision is to end domestic violence by:

  • Providing a safe, supportive environment
  • Instilling confidence and self-esteem
  • Supplying information and resources
  • Teaching individuals and children non-violent alternatives
  • Encouraging people to realize personal goals
  • Acting as agents of social change

SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS
10 Women Small - DONE
18 Women Medium - DONE
10 Women Large - DONE
3 Men/Teen Boys - DONE
5 Preteen Girls -DONE
5 Preteen Boys - DONE
5 Youth Girls - DONE
5 Youth Boys - DONE
5 Toddler Girls - DONE
5 Toddler Boys -DONE
5 Baby booties (NEUTRAL) - DONE
75 Washcloths - DONE
PET COZIES
PET BLANKETS MAY BE KNITTED, CROCHETED OR SEWN, BUT MUST BE WASHABLE. KNIT OR CROCHETED BLANKETS SHOULD BE A TIGHT WEAVE, FAIRLY THICK (USE SEVERAL STRANDS TOGETHER OR A SINGLE STRAND OF #5 OR #6 BULKY YARN.) SUITABLE FABRICS ARE DENIM, FLANNEL, HEAVY COTTON WITH BATTING IN BETWEEN LAYERS AND STITCHED FROM CORNER TO CORNER SO THE BATTING DOESN'T BUNCH UP WHEN WASHED.
2 SMALL (20" X 20") - DONE
2 MEDIUM (24" X 24") - DONE
2 LARGE (24" X 30") - DONE
This Shelter has requested Christmas decor/ornaments, that can be mailed with your pledges. Refer to the previous Post for the details!
Mailing Deadline: December 7, 2022
Mail to:
Casa
Attn: Sunshine
1100 Turner Camp Road
Inverness, FL  34453-1265

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Addresses for Shelters requesting winter/holiday items.

 


Remember these can be sent whether or not you pledged in the Challenges! We'll be adding to this list as we speak with other Shelters, so check back now and then ! ( For Details, see the 'Holiday Ornaments/ Decorations' Posted below  )
  • Challenge #30 Asian Task Force ( This is a Confidential Shelter, please don't use the full name in the address )
    ATAFK
    P.O. Box 120108
    Boston, MA 02112-0108
  • CHALLENGE #31
    Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center
    236 W. MARTIN ST.
    MARTINSBURG, WV 25401
  • CHALLENGE # 32
    Help 4 Abuse
    2716 Plaza Ave.
    Hays, KS 67601-1922
  • CHALLENGE #33
    Alaska Family Services
    DVSA Program
    1825 S. Chugach St.
    Palmer, AK 99645-6795
  • CHALLENGE #34 , DVAK
    Jolene Martinez
    P.O. Box 1854
    Salina, KS 67402-1854
  • CHALLENGE #35
    BRASS, INC.
    PO BOX 1941
    BOWLING GREEN, KY 42102-1941
  • CHALLENGE #37
    Oasis
    29917 Harbor Way
    #932
    Gold Beach, OR . 97444

CHALLENGE #38-2022 is Complete

CHALLENGE #38-2022

HOPE, INC.

FAIRMONT, WV 

HOPE, Inc. is committed to providing resources and services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking that ensure safety, encourage self-sufficiency, and promote a life free of violence in Marion, Harrison, Doddridge, Gilmer, and Lewis Counties.  HOPE, Inc.'s goal is to work with each individual to provide the services they need and to assist them in creating safe and healthy relationships for themselves and their families.

SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS 

Please make these slippers, for children, in neutral colors.

6 Women Small - DONE
8 Women Medium - DONE
4 Women Large - DONE
2 Men/Teen boys - DONE
3 Neutral Pre-Teen - DONE
3 Neutral Youth - DONE
3 Neutral Toddler - DONE
3 Neutral Baby booties - DONE
35 Washcloths - DONE

HAPPY HANDS
5 SKEINS OF YARN -DONE
5 PAIR OF KNITTING NEEDLES - DONE
5 CROCHET HOOKS - DONE
5 BLUNT TIP SCISSORS (KIDS SCHOOL TYPE) - DONE
5 YARN NEEDLES - DONE
YOU MAY SEND USED KNITTING NEEDLES AND CROCHET HOOKS, BUT PLEASE DO NOT SEND PLASTIC KNITTING
This Shelter has requested Christmas decor/ornaments, that can be mailed with your pledges. Refer to the previous Post for the details!

Mailing Deadline: November 30, 2022

Mail to:
HOPE, Inc.
PO Box 626
Fairmont, WV  26555

If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email to:  ThePinkSlipperProject (at)gmail(dot)com or send it through the message box (top right).  Please include your full name and city/state and category or categories and the amount of each you wish to pledge.  If a size//gender category has already been filled, we will let you know and ask if there may be another size/gender that you would like to make and send.  Our challenges are also posted in our Facebook Group ('PSP Challenge Group') and most pledges are made there.  Please feel free to join our group there, too!

 

Holiday Ornaments/ Decorations

We are going to be asking each shelter if they would like handmade ornaments or decorations with their packages. We want to be sure that we are meeting the needs of all our shelters and their residents. There are a few rules that need to be followed:

  1. Please do not send religious items..such as crosses, as an example, but focus on the festivity of the season and something that would bring joy to the majority of the residents and staff.
  2. Many shelters have storage issues so please include just a few items in your package and make them no larger than a washcloth would be (approx. 8 x 8 inches) in case they need to be stored.
  3. FOR SAFETY ISSUES: Do not use small items in your ornament that could be easily removed by a child and swallowed.
  4. Remember that each shelter gets 30-40 boxes each challenge. Keeping your extras to a minimum allows each of our members the chance to have their items seen and appreciated.
  5. We'll be doing this for each challenge until our break so there will be plenty of opportunities to spread the love around!
We will, from time to time, print some examples of what we have in mind. You can as well but, for legal reasons, do not print the pattern unless YOU are the designer. You can get plenty of ideas from places like Pinterest and Ravelry or go to your favorite search engine and put in "free holiday ornament patterns" and you'll be given lots of choices.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

CHALLENGE #37-2022 is Complete

CHALLENGE #37-2022

Oasis
Gold Beach, Oregon

Oasis Shelter is community living in a safe, caring, and supportive atmosphere.  We provide supportive services to help restore value, dignity, hope and self-determination to improve ones qualify of life.
SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS

** This Shelter has requested that all slippers for children be in neutral colors. Any color or combination of colors other than pastel blue or pink are fine **

5 Women Small - DONE
14 Women Medium -DONE
5 Women Large -DONE
3 Men/Teen Boys - DONE
6 Neutral Pre-Teen - DONE
6 Neutral Youth - DONE
6 Neutral Toddler - DONE
5 Neutral Booties - DONE
50 Washcloths -DONE
PET COZIES
PET BLANKETS MAY BE KNITTED, CROCHETED OR SEWN, BUT MUST BE WASHABLE. KNIT OR CROCHETED BLANKETS SHOULD BE A TIGHT WEAVE, FAIRLY THICK (USE SEVERAL STRANDS TOGETHER OR A SINGLE STRAND OF #5 OR #6 BULKY YARN.) SUITABLE FABRICS ARE DENIM, FLANNEL, HEAVY COTTON WITH BATTING IN BETWEEN LAYERS AND STITCHED FROM CORNER TO CORNER SO THE BATTING DOESN'T BUNCH UP WHEN WASHED.
2 SMALL (20" X 20") - DONE
2 MEDIUM (24" X 24") -DONE
2 LARGE (24" X 30") -DONE
HAPPY HANDS
5 SKEINS OF YARN -DONE
5 PAIR OF KNITTING NEEDLES - DONE
5 CROCHET HOOKS - DONE
5 BLUNT TIP SCISSORS (KIDS SCHOOL TYPE) - DONE
5 YARN NEEDLES - DONE
-YOU MAY SEND USED KNITTING NEEDLES AND CROCHET HOOKS, BUT PLEASE DO NOT SEND PLASTIC KNITTING
This Shelter has requested Christmas decor/ornaments, that can be mailed with your pledges. Refer to the previous Post for the details!
Mailing Deadline: November 18, 2022
Mail to: Please address exactly as shown below.
Oasis 29917 Harbor Way #932 Gold Beach, OR . 97444

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

CHALLENGE #36-2022 is Complete

CHALLENGE #36 - 2022

Crisis Intervention Services
Oskaloosa, Iowa
"Our mission is to work to end sexual assault and domestic violence in our communities through intervention, support, counseling and emergency housing."
SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS
** For booties only, please do these in neutral colors.**
8 Women Small - DONE
16 Women Medium - DONE
8 Women Large - DONE
5 Men/Teen Boys -  DONE
4 Pre-Teen Girls - DONE
4 Pre-Teen Boys - DONE
4 Youth Girls - DONE
4 Youth Boys - DONE
4 Toddler Girls - DONE
4 Toddler Boys -DONE
4 Neutral Booties - DONE
65 Washcloths - DONE

Mailing Deadline: November 10, 2022
Mail to:
Sarah Champoux
Crisis Intervention Services
P.O. Box 6
Oskaloosa, IA 52577-0006

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

CHALLENGE #35-2022 IS COMPLETE!

CHALLENGE #35-2022

BRASS, INC.

BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY
Founded in 1980, the Barren River Area Safe Space, Inc. started as a community effort to create opportunities for accessibility for victims of domestic violence to receive emergency shelter and crisis aid, support services, and educational programming for victims and the community. Accredited by the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, BRASS, Inc. is the provider for the BRADD region. Our current operation houses a 30-bed shelter, with on-site access to a laundry room, children’s playroom, and offices for our housing program, outreach services, and administration. Our Economic Justice Institute is a community room utilized for group support services and community meetings along with available computer access for client use. BRASS, Inc. supported 406 victims of DV sheltered last year and has seen a steady increase of about 3% over the past 3 years. Outreach and Advocacy programs provide Advocates to assist victims in the court process and local assessments in each county in our ADD with satellite offices in three counties, averaging almost 3,000 victims served each year. BRASS, Inc. is one of the largest programs among the 15 sister shelters in the state of Kentucky based off the number of victims/survivors served throughout the year. Current programs include two 24-hour crisis lines, economic empowerment and financial literacy programs, self-esteem enhancement, counseling services, parent and children's programs, housing assistance, community education and training opportunities for community partners on domestic violence related issues and agency services.
SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS
10 SMALL WOMEN - DONE
20 MEDIUM WOMEN - DONE
9 LARGE WOMEN - DONE
3 TEEN BOYS - DONE
6 PRETEEN GIRLS - DONE
6 PRETEEN BOYS - DONE
5 YOUTH GIRLS - DONE
5 YOUTH BOYS - DONE
5 TODDLER GIRLS -DONE
5 TODDLER BOYS - DONE
3 BOOTIES GIRLS - DONE
3 BOOTIES BOYS - DONE
80 WASHCLOTHS - DONE
PET COZIES
PET BLANKETS MAY BE KNITTED, CROCHETED OR SEWN, BUT MUST BE WASHABLE. KNIT OR CROCHETED BLANKETS SHOULD BE A TIGHT WEAVE, FAIRLY THICK (USE SEVERAL STRANDS TOGETHER OR A SINGLE STRAND OF #5 OR #6 BULKY YARN.) SUITABLE FABRICS ARE DENIM, FLANNEL, HEAVY COTTON WITH BATTING IN BETWEEN LAYERS AND STITCHED FROM CORNER TO CORNER SO THE BATTING DOESN'T BUNCH UP WHEN WASHED.
1 SMALL (20" X 20") - DONE
3 MEDIUM (24" X 24") - DONE
1 LARGE (24" X 30") - DONE
HAPPY HANDS
10 SKEINS OF YARN - DONE
10 PAIR OF KNITTING NEEDLES - DONE
10 CROCHET HOOKS - DONE
10 BLUNT TIP SCISSORS (KIDS SCHOOL TYPE) - DONE
10 YARN NEEDLES - DONE
-YOU MAY SEND USED KNITTING NEEDLES AND CROCHET HOOKS, BUT PLEASE DO NOT SEND PLASTIC KNITTING NEEDLES IF THEY ARE BOWED OR BENT. NO 14” KNITTING NEEDLES, PLEASE.
-YARN: WORSTED OR BULKY (#4 OR #5) PREFERRED. NO PARTIAL SKEINS OR BALLS.
-KNITTING NEEDLES: 8” OR 10”, SINGLE OR DOUBLE POINT. CIRCULARS ARE FINE, TOO. PREFERRED SIZES FOR KNITTING NEEDLES ARE 7, 8, 9, 10, 10 1/2, 11.
-CROCHET HOOKS: PREFERRED SIZES ARE G, H, I, J, AND K.
-SCISSORS: WE ASK THAT SCISSORS BE CHILDREN’S BLUNT TIPPED SCISSORS FOR SAFETY REASONS AND THEY ARE SHARP ENOUGH TO CUT YARN.
This Shelter has requested Christmas decor/ornaments, that can be mailed with your pledges. Refer to the previous Post for the details!
MAIL BY: NOVEMBER 4, 2022
MAILING ADDRESS:
BRASS, Inc.
PO Box 1941
Bowling Green, KY  42102-1941

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

CHALLENGE #34-2022 COMPLETE!

CHALLENGE #34 - 2022

DVACK

SALINA, KANSAS

OUR MISSION is to reduce the incidents of domestic violence and sexual offenses and to provide comfort and support to victims through crisis intervention and support services in North-Central Kansas.
SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS 
10 SMALL WOMEN -DONE
15 MEDIUM WOMEN -DONE
9 LARGE WOMEN -DONE
3 MEN/TEEN BOYS - DONE
6 PRETEEN GIRLS -DONE
6 PRETEEN BOYS -DONE
6 YOUTH GIRLS -DONE
6 YOUTH BOYS -DONE
5 TODDLER GIRLS -DONE
5 TODDLER BOYS -DONE
3 BOOTIES GIRLS - DONE
3 BOOTIES BOYS - DONE
80 WASHCLOTHS -done
PET COZIES
PET BLANKETS MAY BE KNITTED, CROCHETED OR SEWN, BUT MUST BE WASHABLE. KNIT OR CROCHETED BLANKETS SHOULD BE A TIGHT WEAVE, FAIRLY THICK (USE SEVERAL STRANDS TOGETHER OR A SINGLE STRAND OF #5 OR #6 BULKY YARN.) SUITABLE FABRICS ARE DENIM, FLANNEL, HEAVY COTTON WITH BATTING IN BETWEEN LAYERS AND STITCHED FROM CORNER TO CORNER SO THE BATTING DOESN'T BUNCH UP WHEN WASHED.
3 SMALL (20" X 20") - DONE
HAPPY HANDS
10 SKEINS OF YARN - DONE
10 PAIR OF KNITTING NEEDLES - DONE
10 CROCHET HOOKS -done
10 BLUNT TIP SCISSORS (LIKE THE KIDS USE FOR SCHOOL) - DONE
10 YARN NEEDLES -DONE
-YOU MAY SEND USED KNITTING NEEDLES AND CROCHET HOOKS, BUT PLEASE DO NOT SEND PLASTIC KNITTING NEEDLES IF THEY ARE BOWED OR BENT. NO 14” KNITTING NEEDLES, PLEASE.
-YARN: WORSTED OR BULKY (#4 OR #5) PREFERRED. NO PARTIAL SKEINS OR BALLS.
-KNITTING NEEDLES: 8” OR 10”, SINGLE OR DOUBLE POINT. CIRCULARS ARE FINE, TOO. PREFERRED SIZES FOR KNITTING NEEDLES ARE 7, 8, 9, 10, 10 1/2, 11.
-CROCHET HOOKS: PREFERRED SIZES ARE G, H, I, J, AND K.
-SCISSORS: WE ASK THAT SCISSORS BE CHILDREN’S BLUNT TIPPED SCISSORS FOR SAFETY REASONS AND THEY ARE SHARP ENOUGH TO CUT YARN.
This Shelter has requested Christmas decor/ornaments, that can be mailed with your pledges. Refer to the previous Post for the details!
MAIL BY: OCTOBER 18, 2022
MAILING ADDRESS:
Jolene Martinez
P.O. Box 1854
Salina, KS 67402-1854