Monday, June 22, 2015

CHALLENGE #22 - 2015

WINGS
Paladine, Illinois

  **** CHALLENGE COMPLETED ****

Although the Wings organization was started as an advocate for homeless women and children, WINGS expanded 30 years later to become one of the largest domestic violence service and housing providers in the state of Illinois.  Single women and women with children are able to receive temporary safe shelter through WINGS housing while staff provides one-on-one, individualized assistance that allows women to set personal goals that will enable them to work, continue their education and care for themselves and their children.

For WINGS:

Regarding the numbers - Beth at WINGS indicates there are about 3 children for every adult.  You will see that reflected in the increased number of slippers for children and fewer for women. 

30 Women      ----  DONE
10 Preteen boys   ----   DONE
10 Preteen girls    ----- DONE!!
10 Youth boys    -----   DONE!!
10 Youth girls     -----   DONE!!
10 Toddler boys     -----   DONE
10 Toddler girls     ----  DONE
10 Boy booties     -----   DONE
10 Girl booties     ---   DONE

They would love washcloths!
110 Washcloths  ----   DONE

Mailing Deadline:  July 27, 2015

Send to:

Beth Gardham
WINGS
P.O. Box 95615
Palatine, IL 60095



Saturday, June 6, 2015

CHALLENGE #21 - 2015

HOPE & JUSTICE PROJECT
Presque Isle, Maine

*****CHALLENGE COMPLETED*****

The Hope and Justice Project began thirty years ago as the Battered Women's Project but changed their name in May, 2010, to project a new, positive name to help better reach out to those who needed their services.   Their shelters are located in northern Maine, not far from the Canadian border.   In 2012 they housed 807 women, 45 men, and 239 children.

It gets mighty cold up there in the winter time, so let's try to send them some warm and cozy slippers to warm their hearts and toes!

Here's what we need:

   40  Women's  -   DONE
      6 Teen Girls   -   DONE
      6  Teen Boys   -   DONE 
     6  Preteen Girls   -   DONE 
     6  Preteen Boys   -   DONE  
     6  Youth Girls   -   DONE  
     6  Youth Boys   -   DONE 
     6  Toddler Girls   -   DONE 
     6  Toddler Boys    -   DONE  
     6  Girls Booties   -   DONE 
     6  Boys Booties   -   DONE 
 100 Washcloths   -   DONE

MAILING DEADLINE:    JULY 8, 2015

MAIL PACKAGES TO THIS EXACT ADDRESS:

          JESSICA KINNEY 
           P. O. BOX 148
           PRESQUE ISLE,  MAINE   04769


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

CHALLENGE #17 - UPDATE

CHALLENGE #17 has been completed! Thanks go out to Jan O. for taking the last seven slippers.

This is an AMAZING group of volunteers who are willing to give so much of their time and talents to provide some warmth and caring to women and children (and, yes, occasionally, men, too) who have left most of their personal belongings behind when fleeing to a shelter for safety.

Stay tuned........Rachel will be posting a small Cozies for Pets challenge for the same shelter sometime over the next few days.

Judy

Monday, May 18, 2015

UPDATE - CHALLENGE #17

The pledges have been rolling in for Challenge #17!   We are heading for the finish line on this one.   We still need pledges for the following numbers of slippers:

          3 women's
          3 men's/teen boys
          8 preteen girls
          8 preteen boys
          3 youth boys
          4 booties - boys

If you can make one pair or even a whole bunch for this challenge, please post your pledge in a comment in the Challenge #17 post below and we will receive it.

If you are new to The Pink Slipper Project, please feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Rachel and Judy


Friday, May 15, 2015

CHALLENGE #17 - 2015

BOLTON REFUGE HOUSE, INC.
EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN                 


   *****CHALLENGE COMPLETED - 5/19/15)

Back in 1976, a group of women came up with an idea for a Women's Community Center; however, before they had opened their doors, the local police department contacted them and asked if they would provide shelter to a woman and her children who were fleeing a DV situation.   As a result of that call, th...e Center was officially opened as "Refuge House".   After moving to several different locations, they moved in 1987 to a more spacious location.On October 6, 1992, Robert Bolton, an Eau Claire police officer, was responding to a domestic abuse call at the shelter.   Officer Bolton attempted to stop the suspect, who was getting into his car.  However, the man was able to retrieve a firearm from his car and fatally shot Officer Bolton.  Later that year, the shelter was renamed " Bolton Refgue House, Inc." in his honor.

Last year, Bolton Refuge House offered shelter to 124 women and 138 children.   Their facility has 30 beds, with additional cots and toddler beds added when needed.

FOR THIS SHELTER, WE ARE REQUESTING THE FOLLOWING:

  60  Women's   -   DONE

  10  Men's/Teen Boys   -   DONE

  10  Preteen Girls   -   DONE

  10  Preteen Boys   -   DONE

  10  Youth Girls   -   DONE

  10  Youth Boys   -   DONE

  10  Toddler Girls   -   DONE

  10  Toddler Boys   -   DONE

   10  Booties - Girls   -   DONE

  10  Booties - Boys   -   DONE

150  Washcloths   -   DONE

MAILING DEADLINE:    JUNE  15, 2015

MAILING ADDRESS:

     BOLTON REFUGE HOUSE, INC.
     Attention:  Pat Stein, Exec. Director 
     P. O. Box 482
     Eau Claire,  Wisconsin   54702


Friday, April 10, 2015

.......and just like that, 2-1/2 hours later......the CHALLENGE HAS BEEN COMPLETED!!! Thank you all for your pledges!

Also, there is a possibility of a small "Cozies for Pets" challenge for this shelter. They have an onsite pet program for temporary care until outside foster care can be arranged, but the shelter does not have a lot of storage space. We are waiting to hear back from Barb, who is going to check with the shelter.

CHALLENGE #12 - 2015

Rachel and I have been on a little spring break, but we are back and ready to go with a new Challenge.   If you wish to take part in this challenge, please put your pledge in a comment on this post and we will receive it.   The numbers in each category will be updated as soon as possible when pledges come in.   Be sure to keep a record of your pledge, the challenge number, mailing deadline, and the mailing information!   When you finish making the items you have pledged, you will be mailing them directly to the address provided in the challenge.   If you have questions, please feel free to ask us.

WOMEN'S CENTER & SHELTER OF GREATER PITTSBURGH (PA)

It is amazing what can be accomplished when two women see a need, put their heads together, and come up with a way to solve the problem. Rather than trying to rephrase information of the history of this shelter, I have included a link to an In Memoriam page on the shelter's website about these two amazing women. I hope that you will take some time and read about them when you get the opportunity!

http://www.wcspittsburgh.org/page.aspx?pid=525

All of our items will be sent to Barbara Kochuba, of Comfort Scarves of Southwestern PA, who works as a liaison for at least nine or ten DV shelters in this area. She will personally deliver our items to this shelter.

We would like for you to be sure to indicate that your items are part of a Pink Slipper Project challenge. Feel free to download and print (on plain paper, cardstock, or business card stock) the new PSP Tags. A hole can be punched in one end and tied on to your slippers, or if you bag each pair, it could be included in the bag. Also, under your name in the return address on your package, you might include "Pink Slipper Project". This will help Barbara identify our packages for this particular shelter.

For this challenge, we are requesting the following:
  

6 Women's - Large (9-1/2" to 11")   -   DONE

24 Women's - Medium (8" to 9-1/2")   -   DONE

12 Teen Girls   -   DONE

6 Teen Boys   -   DONE

6 Youth Girls   -   DONE

6 Youth Boys   -   DONE

3 Toddler Girls   -   DONE

3 Toddler Boys   -   DONE


MAILING DEADLINE: MAY 9, 2015

MAILING ADDRESS:

          BARBARA KOCHUBA

          408 WASHINGTON ROAD

          PITTSBURGH, PA 15221