Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Our newest challenge for the Sojourn Shelter (#39) is going along so quickly thanks to all of our wonderful members!   We still have a few slippers left to be pledged.   Won't you pledge a pair or two to help warm the hearts and toes of some children living in domestic violence shelters?   All you have to do is make your pledge in a comment in the challenge post below, then make the slippers you pledged (crocheted, knitted, or sewn) and mail them out to the address listed in the challenge information for that shelter.   

Here is what is remaining at the time of this post:

4  preteen girls  and  5 preteen boys

Check the challenge post for updated numbers.

Thanks, everyone, for your help!


Rachel, Judy, and Lynne

Monday, November 16, 2015

CHALLENGE #39 - 2015

SOJOURN SHELTER
Springfield, Illinois

The Sojourn Shelter was established in 1975 to provide domestic violence services in five counties throughout Illinois and is the largest DV service in the state.   Some of their services include an emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, counseling for adults and children, referrals and advocacy, court, and legal advocacy, and pro bono legal services.

We last sent slippers and washcloths to Sojourn in January, 2014, and they would love to have more.   They currently have a good supply of washcloths, so we won't be sending any of them this time.

Here is what we will need:

36  Women's   -   DONE

  8  Preteen Girls   -   DONE

  8  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


PLEASE MAIL BY:     MONDAY,  DECEMBER  28,  2015


MAIL TO:

Laura Kresse
Director of Operations
1800 Westchester Blvd.
Springfield,  Illinois   62704

PLEASE LEAVE THE SHELTER NAME OUT OF THE MAILING ADDRESS!   THANK YOU.


If you would like to make a pledge, please make it in a comment below and we will receive it in our email.   This challenge will also be running on our Facebook page and the majority of pledges will be coming in there;  however, we will keep the numbers still needed in each category updated here as they come in from both locations!

Any questions, please ask!

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

CHALLENGE #38 - 2015

STARTING POINT
Conway, New Hampshire

Starting Point is just a small shelter up in New Hampshire, but they love getting slippers and washcloths from The Pink Slipper Project!   With the weather starting to get colder here in the East, I am sure our slippers will be very welcome to warm lots of toes!

Here is what we would like to send to them:

     10  Women's   -   DONE

       4  Teen Boys   -   Still need 4

       6  Preteens   -   Still need 5

       6  Youth   -   DONE

       5  Toddlers   -   DONE

       5  Booties   -   DONE


     40  Washcloths   -   DONE


 Other than women's and teen boys, please use generic colors for all other sizes.   Thank you!


MAILING DEADLINE:     DECEMBER 15, 2015


MAILING ADDRESS:       STARTING POINT

                                    ATTN:   APRIL,  SHELTER MANAGER

                                    P. O. BOX 1972

                                    CONWAY,  NEW HAMPSHIRE   03818


NOTE;   Most pledges are received on our Facebook page, but you can make a pledge in a comment on this post and we will receive it in our email.    As pledges are received, the numbers in each category will be updated here as well.    If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us.


Rachel, Lynne, and Judy
Another shelter finished and warm and toasty slippers will be on their way to Oregon.  We have more shelters lined up and ready to go.  Judy wil be putting them up soon.

Last year we sent slippers to 39 shelters. The shelter that we just finished was Challenge #37 for 2015.  You can see we are getting very close to breaking last year's total.  The shelters that will be coming up will tie with last year.  I'm working on the tie breaker shelter. The mailing deadline will be extended for the last of the shelters for 2015.

We realize that challenges will be coming up quicker than usual.  We want to break the 2014 record, but we are also coming up on the holidays and everyone is busy.  Like all of you, Judy, Lynne and I have lots going on this time of year, so we will be taking a little break during the holiday season.

Thank you for all you do to warm the hearts and toes of women and children living in a shelter.  

       Rachel


Saturday, November 7, 2015

CHALLENGE #37 - 2015

From Colorado, we are heading to the Northwest  ------  OREGON!!!    So, without further ado, here is the information for our next Challenge:

OASIS SHELTER HOME
OREGON

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

The Oasis Shelter Home is a small, 15-bed shelter which has been in operation since 1995.  It was founded as a result of a grass roots effort dedicated to establishing a safe haven for DV victims in Curry County, Oregon, population 22,000.  It is the only emergency shelter in the 150-mile stretch from Coos Bay, Oregon, to Crescent City, California. 

Here is what we would like to send to the Oasis Shelter Home.  Except for the Women's and Teen Boys, please use gender neutral colors for all other slippers.

     18  Women   -   DONE

       6  Teen Boys  -  DONE

       6  Preteens   -   DONE

       6  Youths   -   DONE

       6  Toddlers   -   DONE

       6  Newborn Booties   -   DONE


     40  Washcloths   -   DONE


MAILING DEADLINE:    DECEMBER 12, 2015


MAIL TO:     (PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE THE SHELTER NAME IN THE ADDRESS.)

                     LEA SEVEY

                     P. O. BOX 932

                     GOLD BEACH,  OREGON   97444


This Challenge is also posted on our Facebook page and most pledges will come in there;  however, you can make a pledge in a comment on this post and we will receive.   We will keep the numbers still needed in each category updated here as quickly as possible.   If you have any questions, please do not hestitate to contact us!

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne


Friday, October 30, 2015

HAPPY HANDS #12 - 2015

***CHALLENGE HAS BEEN COMPLETED***

Over on our Facebook page, we just completed a challenge for A Woman's Place shelter in Greeley, Colorado, (which didn't get posted here on the blog), and we would also like to do a "Happy Hands" challenge for them.   "Happy Hands" provides the women and children at the shelter with the supplies needed to either learn or continue a craft that they can carry with them when they leave the shelter.....one that we hope will provide them the many hours of enjoyment and relaxation that we receive from our craft.

For A Woman's Place, we would like to provide the following:

     15 skeins of yarn   -   DONE

     10 pairs of knitting needles  (size 8, 9, or 10 - no longer than 14")   -   DONE

     10 crochet hooks (sizes G, H, I)   -   DONE

     10 pairs children's blunt-tip scissors   -   DONE

     10 large-eye plastic yarn needles   -   DONE



MAILING DEADLINE:    NOVEMBER 30, 2015


MAILING ADDRESS:    (Please do NOT include the name of the shelter when mailing!)

     TINA JOHNSON
     CHILDREN'S ADVOCATE
     P. O. BOX 71
     GREELEY,  COLORADO    80632


This Challenge is also running on our Facebook page and many pledges will be coming in there.  We will update the numbers still needed as pledges come in.   If you would like to make a pledge for this challenge, please put your pledge in a "comment" below and we will receive it through our email.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne


Thursday, October 8, 2015

HAPPY HANDS CHALLENGE #11 - 2015


TUNDRA WOMEN'S COALITION
Bethel, Alaska

Since the Bethel shelter has an art therapy program in place for its residents and we haven't done an HH challenge since August, we would like to be able to provide them with some supplies to encourage them and pass along our love for our crafts.

Members of the local community are the shelter's "support group". During these support group sessions, a lot of knitting, crocheting, sewing and art projects go on.

For the Bethel shelter:

15 skeins of yarn (worsted weight, acrylic) - Still need 15 skeins

15 prs. of children's scissors - Still need 5 prs.

15 prs. knitting needles (sizes 8 to 10, preferably) - Still need 15 prs.

15 crochet hooks (sizes G, H, I, or J) - Still need 5 hooks

15 large eye plastic yarn needles - Still need 5 yarn needles


MAILING DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 10, 2015

MAIL TO:   KIM TWITCHELL

                 P. O. BOX 2029

                 BETHEL, ALASKA 99559

As with the other two challenges, please DO NOT INCLUDE the name of the shelter in the mailing address. Thank You!