Monday, May 8, 2017

CHALLENGE #14-2017

FAITH HOUSE, Lafayette, LA

Faith House is in Louisiana, which is a new state for us. Faith House has an on-site pet program, so we will be having a Cozies for Pets as part of our challenge. The information needed will be located just below the slipper and washcloth challenge note.


Lets get our engines started and head to Lafayette, LA.


  40 Women - Still need 8

    5 teen boys - DONE
    4 girl booties - DONE
    4 boy booties - DONE
    8 toddler girls -DONE
    8 toddler boys - DONE
    8 youth girls - DONE
    8 youth boys - Still need 2
    8 preteen girls - Still need 6
    8 preteen boys - Still need 5
100 washcloths - DONE

MAILING DEADLINE: June 2, 2017


SEND TO:
Brittany Martinez
Faith House
P.O. Box 93145
Lafayette, LA 70509


COZIES FOR PETS

3 - 20”x20” blankets/pads - DONE
3 - 24”x24” blankets/pads - DONE
2 - 24”x30” or 30”x30” blankets/pads - DONE

Pet blankets/pads may be crocheted, knitted, or sewn. If crochet or knit, blanket yarn or several strands of worsted weight held together makes a nice thick pad. If sewn, flannel, corduroy, fleece or denim are good materials - with a layer of batting in between - with a line or two of stitching through the middle to hold batting in place. Even an old clean blanket can be cut up and used for batting. ALL ITEMS MUST BE WASHABLE!


Mailing date and address are the same for slippers.



Friday, April 28, 2017

****UPDATE****   CHALLENGE #13-2017 went up on the Facebook page and was completely pledged so quickly that it didn't get posted on the blog!   
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There will be a new challenge posted soon......probably sometime Friday.....so keep checking in with us or, better yet, sign up to receive notifications of new posts (in right column).


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

CHALLENGE #12 - 2017

DAIS – Domestic Abuse Intervention Services
Madison, Wisconsin


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

From the DAIS website: What is the Power of One Campaign? It is the power of one voice, one message, one conversation, one intervention. We all have the power to change harmful attitudes, to speak up, and to support the work to end domestic abuse. The campaign is open to anyone who wants to take action to prevent domestic abuse.

Let's send the power of many Pink Slipper hands to Madison, WI.

  40 women - DONE
    2 men -  DONE
    8 preteen girls -  DONE
    8 preteen boys -  DONE
    8 youth girls -  DONE
    8 youth boys -  DONE
    8 toddler girls -  DONE
    8 toddler boys -  DONE
    8 booties girls -  DONE
    8 booties boys -  DONE
100 Washcloths  -  DONE

MAILING DEADLINE: May 20, 2017
SEND TO:

Alyssa Theda, Development Associate
DAIS
2102 Fordem Avenue
Madison, WI 53704



In the last month or so, our Admins have been very busy with personal and family issues and the blog has been neglected a little bit.   But, several challenges have been posted (and completed) over on our Facebook page during this time......including our last challenge, which was a very large one.   To our amazement (well, maybe I shouldn't say that because we have such wonderful and dedicated members in this group), this very large challenge was completely pledged in TWO DAYS!!!!  

We have now posted our next challenge  ---  CHALLENGE #12 of 2017  ---  to the Facebook page and will be posting here on the blog very shortly.

If you would like to take part in this challenge by pledging and making some slippers for this shelter, please list your pledge in the comments area under the challenge - OR - even better, send it by email to us:    thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.

You may use whatever pattern you wish as long as it falls within the size category for the slippers that you pledge.   We need to know which category or categories you wish to make and how many of each size.    The mailing info and mail by date will be included in the challenge information.

There is a Sizing Chart link in the right hand column of the blog.   If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us!

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy




Tuesday, March 14, 2017

CHALLENGE #9 - 2017

HAVEN HOUSE, New Mexico


Haven House is the only domestic violence shelter for a population of over 137,000. They are looking forward to receiving slippers and washcloths.


Are our needles and hooks ready to get to work for Haven House?


20 women - Done

  5 baby booties - Done


10 toddler girls - Done


10 toddler boys - Done


10 youth girls - Done


10 youth boys - Done


10 preteen girls - Done


10 preteen boys - Still need 2


  5 teen boys - Done


90 washcloths - Done




MAILING DEADLINE: April 10, 2017

SEND TO:
     Ralph Valenzuela     P.O. Box 15611

     Rio Rancho, NM 87174

Please send your pledge to our email:   thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com


Hello, everyone!   This is Judy.   While our blog has been quiet for a few weeks, we have still been busy over on our Facebook page.   Due to some personal events going on in my life recently, I haven't been able to get Challenges #7 and #8 of 2017 posted on the blog.   Those two challenges were for Friends Against Abuse in International Falls, Minnesota, and The Family Place, in Dallas, Texas!   While Friends Against Abuse was a repeat shelter for us, The Family Place was a new one and our first in Texas!

Challenge #9-2017 has been posted on Facebook and will be up on the blog shortly.   We are having a rather big snow/ice storm here on the east coast (where Rachel and I are both located) and we are hoping our electric stays on so we can keep the challenge updated today!   

If you send your pledge via our email (thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com), we will send you a return email acknowledging your pledge.    If a category/size has already been filled, we will let you know asap and see if you wish to change your pledge.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us!

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne.



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

CHALLENGE #6 - 2017

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

The La Casa Shelter, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, has been in operation since 1981 and provides both emergency shelter on a 24/7, 365 day-a-year basis, with paid staff on duty at all times, and also transitional housing services. This is a repeat shelter for our group. When contacted, they said they would love to receive slippers and washcloths from PSP again.  That’s always good to hear because it means they were pleased with the items they received previously!

For this challenge, we would like to send the following:


  40 womens - --- DONE
    6 teen boys - ---- DONE
    8 pre-teen girls - DONE
    8 pre-teen boys - --- DONE
    8 youth girls - DONE
    8 youth boys - DONE
    8 toddler girls - DONE
    8 toddler boys - DONE
    6 booties (girls) - DONE
    6 booties (boys) - DONE
100 washcloths - DONE

MAILING DEADLINE - MARCH 7, 2017


SEND TO: 


       Sara Armijo       P.O.Box 2463       Las Cruces, New Mexico 88004


Please DO NOT INCLUDE the name of the shelter on your package! Thank you!


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Challenge #5 of 2017 has been fully pledged in less than one day!   Hooray and a big THANK YOU goes out to all of our wonderful members who jump right in on a challenge as soon as it is posted.   

Rachel and Lynne have been contacting shelters and getting the information necessary for the challenges......and we should have another one ready to go at least by the beginning of next week.   So, STAY TUNED!   We will let you know ahead of time when it will be posted.


CHALLENGE #5 - 2017

DOORWAYS - Arlington, Virginia

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

Doorways for Women and Families offers two emergency shelters, each designed to provide a safe, family-friendly environment. Their Domestic Violence shelter provides a safe temporary home to women and children escaping imminent danger due to domestic violence. To read one of their success stories, you might want to read Ana’s Story: https://www.doorwaysva.org/stories/....

For Doorways, we would like to send:


25 Women -   Done
10 Men -   Done

  8 Pre-teen (neutral colors, please) -   Done
  8 Youth (neutral colors, please) -   Done
  8 Toddler (neutral colors, please) -   Done
  8 Booties (neutral colors, please) -   Done
50 Washcloths -   Done


MAILING DEADLINE - March 1, 2017


MAILING ADDRESS:
    Doorways for Women and Families
    P.O. Box 100185
   Arlington, VA 22210

If you have any questions or would like to make a pledge for this challenge, please send us an email at:    thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com

Most of our pledges are made on our Facebook page; if a category/size that you pledge has been filled prior to receiving your pledge, we will try to notify you as soon as possible.   Thank you.

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy


Thursday, January 26, 2017

CHALLENGE #4 - 2017

SAFE ALLIANCE Charlotte, North Carolina

This is our first challenge in North Carolina and we hope there will be more to come. 

Through the years, the staff has received a lot of requests for slippers.  So, folks, we're here to grant their wishes.  The shelter has requested that the slippers be marked to indicate which ages they are for.


Let's fill lots of wishes for slippers and washcloths.


  75 women  -  Done
    5 booties girls  -  Done
    5 booties boys  -  Done
  10 toddler girls  -  Done
  10 toddler boys  -  Done
  10 youth girls  -  Done
  10 youth boys  -  Done
  10 preteen girls  -  Done
  10 preteen boys  -  Done
    5 teen boys (ages 13-18)  -  Done


150 washcloths  -  Done

Mailing Deadline: February 28, 2017


Send to:
   Tenille Banner
   604 East Fifth Street, Suite 400
   Charlotte, NC   28202


If you wish to make a pledge for this challenge, please email us at:  thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.

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

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy

COMING!!! NEW CHALLENGE.......NEW STATE!

A NEW CHALLENGE WILL BE POSTED TODAY!   STAY TUNED.........WE ARE HEADING TO CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA (A NEW STATE FOR THE PINK SLIPPER PROJECT)!   WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US IN PLEDGING AND MAKING HANDMADE SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS FOR ALL OF THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN AT SAFE ALLIANCE.

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy


Thursday, January 19, 2017

COZIES FOR PETS & HAPPY HANDS CHALLENGE

Tundra Women’s Coalition - Bethel, Alaska

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

The last time we “visited” the Tundra shelter, we sent them supplies for the residents who knew how to crochet or knit or wanted to learn.  We also sent them pet cozies/pads for their on-site pet shelter for residents’ pets. They loved them and would love to have them again this time. 

Here is what we would like to have pledged:

15 skeins of yarn (worsted weight, acrylic) - DONE
15 pr. of children's scissors - DONE
10 pr. knitting needles (sizes 8 to 10, shorter length) - DONE
15 crochet hooks (sizes G, H, I, or J) - DONE
15 large eye yarn needles (plastic or metal) - DONE

 4 - 20”x20” blankets/pads - DONE
 4 - 24”x24” blankets/pads - DONE
 4 - 24”x30” or 30”x30” blankets/pads - DONE

Pet blankets/pads may be crocheted, knitted, or sewn. If crochet or knit, blanket yarn or several strands of worsted weight held together makes a nice thick pad. If sewn, flannel, corduroy, fleece or denim are good materials - with a layer of batting in between - with a line or two of stitching through the middle to hold batting in place. Even an old clean blanket can be cut up and used for batting. ALL ITEMS MUST BE WASHABLE!

MAILING DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 18, 2017

MAIL TO:    C. J. PLEASANT

    P. O. BOX 2029
    BETHEL, ALASKA 99559

Pledges may be placed in a comment below or emailed (preferred) to:   thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.   This challenge is running on our Facebook page, also.



A big THANK YOU to all of you wonderful ladies for making pledges and adding to your initial pledges so that we could complete this challenge in less than 24 hours! We have such a terrific group.

We are also going to do a combined Happy Hands and Cozies for Pets challenge for Tundra Women's Coalition. We have many new members since our last Cozies or Happy Hands challenge for a shelter who may not be familiar with them.

Basically, if a shelter has a program in place to teach crocheting or knitting or have residents who already know how, we like to send them supplies to help them out. We all know how much our crafts/hobbies help us to relax and make us feel better and we want to "pass it forward". Also, many shelters now have a shelter or program in place to allow residents to bring their pets with them. Many women will not leave an abusive situation if they have to leave pets home to possibly suffer abuse when they leave. Pets like nice cozy blankets/pads to lay on and cuddle with, too, to help ease their anxiety.

If anyone has any questions, please don't hesitate to ask us. We will be putting up the Cozies/HH challenge shortly. We hope you join in. Even a pledge for one skein of yarn or one pet mat is great!

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

CHALLENGE #3 - 2017

TUNDRA WOMEN'S COALITION
Bethel, Alaska

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

All shelters offer valuable programs for the residents of the shelter and also provide programs for their communities.  One valuable such program at Tundra Women's Coalition is TAAV - Teens Acting Against Violence.  This program is for teens, age 12-18, living in Bethel. T he group's focus is on peer education and outreach.   TAAV members speak out to engage peers about issues such as domestic violence, teen dating violence, sexual assault, types of abuse, suicide, substance abuse, etc., through discussion, activities and the experiences and wisdom of other members.  They share their knowledge with peers and communities throughout the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.  They travel to village classrooms, perform skits at conferences and events, record PSAs for radio, etc.  Many participants of TAAV feel that the program helps them make sense of their experiences and provides support for living a sober, nonviolent life.  Many of the members of TAAV now work for the Tundra Women's Coalition and one has become a member of the Board of Directors of the shelter.

 
Let's send the following number of slippers and washcloths to Alaska ~~~~ 


(Note: We were told previously that women’s large-size slippers were a needed size at the shelter, so we added an additional 5 women’s - large - to be sure there are enough of that particular size.)


  40 Women’s - Sm, Med, Lg -  DONE
    5 Women’s - Large -   DONE
    3 Teen Boys -   DONE

    8 Preteen Girls -   DONE
    8 Preteen Boys -   DONE
    9 Youth Girls -   DONE
    9 Youth boys -  DONE

    9 Toddler Girls -  DONE
    9 Toddler Boys - DONE

    4 Girls Booties -   DONE
    4 Boy Booties -   DONE


100 Washcloths - DONE


MAILING DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 18, 2017

 
SEND TO:

          C. J. PLEASANT
          P. O. BOX 2029
          BETHEL, ALASKA 99559

This challenge is running on our Facebook page, also.  If you wish to take part, you can make your pledge there or send us an email at:   thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.    The numbers still needed in each category change quickly and may be different than currently listed here.   If a category you pledge has been filled, we will let you know as soon as possible.    We hope you will join us and, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us.


Rachel, Lynne, and Judy


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

CHALLENGE #2 - 2017

SHELTERING WINGS
Danville, Indiana

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

Autumn Bucy, the Annual Fund Coordinator at Sheltering Wings, told me that she was told that the shelter needed slippers for the residents. When she turned on her computer, she found the letter I had sent to introduce Pink Slipper and asking if they would like ours. Talk about timing! That is not likely to happen again. They accepted our offer of slippers and washcloths.  Lets do it!! 

Sheltering Wings would like:

  50 women --- 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
    8 booties in various colors --- DONE
100 washcloths --- DONE

Mailing Deadline: February 10, 2017
 
Send to: 
Sheltering Wings
Attn: Autumn Bucy
1251 Sycamore Lane
Danville, IN  46122

If you wish to pledge to this challenge, please place your pledge in a comment below or send us an email at:   thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.