Monday, November 12, 2018

CHALLENGE #45 - 2018

SAFEHOUSE DENVER 
Denver, Colorado

“SafeHouse Denver serves survivors of domestic violence and their children through an emergency shelter, a non-residential Counseling and Advocacy Center, and an Extended Stay Program.  All of the adults, children and youth who come to SafeHouse Denver have access to a full range of bilingual programming, including individual counseling, group sessions, advocacy and safety planning.”  

SafeHouse Denver is a repeat shelter for PSP.  They would like to receive more slippers and washcloths, so let’s send the following:

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS


35  Women’s Slippers - STILL NEED 3

   5  Men/Teen Boy Slippers - DONE
   5  Preteen Girl Slippers - STILL NEED 2
   5  Preteen Boy Slippers - STILL NEED 2
   5  Youth Girl Slippers - DONE
   5  Youth Boy Slippers - DONE
   5  Toddler Girl Slippers - DONE
   5  Toddler Boy Slippers - DONE
   5  Booties - Girls  - DONE
   5  Booties - Boys  - DONE


80 Washcloths - DONE

PLEASE MAIL BY: December 12, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS: 


    SafeHouse Denver 
    Attn: Maleshah Bender 
    1649 Downing Street
    Denver, Colorado  80218


As always, our challenges run concurrently on our Facebook page (where the majority of the pledges are made).   Please feel free to join us there.    You may also make pledges for this challenge here by placing it in a comment on this post or the message box (above right) or by sending us an email:    thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

The PSP Admin Team


Monday, November 5, 2018

CHALLENGE #44 - 2018

GRAMMY'S HOUSE
Artesia, New Mexico

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED!****

"The mission of Grammy's House is to liberate all families from fear and violence. Grammy's House seeks to provide a safe environment assisting in the advocacy, education, and empowerment of victims and child-witness victims of domestic violence. Grammy's House strives to educate the community-at-large about the effects of domestic violence on adults and children." This is a repeat shelter for PSP. Once again we would like to support Grammy's House by sending the following:

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS

35  Women's Slippers                         -   DONE
  5   Teen Girl Slippers                        -   DONE
  5   Teen Boy Slippers                        -   DONE
10   Preteen Slippers (neutral colors)-  DONE
10   Youth Slippers (neutral colors)   -  DONE
10   Toddler Slippers (neutral colors -   DONE
  5   Booties                                           - DONE

75   Washcloths                                    - DONE

PLEASE MAIL BY:  December 5, 2018

MAILING ADDRESS:
    Grammy's House
     Attn:  Celina Bryant
     811 West Texas Avenue
     Artesia, New Mexico  88210

As always, our challenges run concurrently on our Facebook page (where the majority of the pledges are made).   Please feel free to join us there.    You may also make pledges for this challenge here by placing it in a comment on this post or the message box (above right) or by sending us an email:    thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

The PSP Admin Team




Tuesday, October 30, 2018

UPDATE - CHALLENGE #43-2018

UPDATE -  CHALLENGE #43-2018 HAS BEEN COMPLETED!!!

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GOOD AFTERNOON!

We are almost to our goal for R.E.S.T. in Seattle, Washington.   We just need pledges for 3 more pairs of women's slippers to complete the challenge.    Won't you help with a pledge today?   Even a pledge for one pair gets us closer and you have up to one month to make what you pledge and send off to the mailing address listed in the challenge information.  Easy peasy!   

If you are new to our page, there is a suggested Sizing Chart for the various categories listed in our challenges.   Slippers should be made with acrylic yarn (no wool) and washcloths (facecloths) should be made with cotton yarn (crocheted or knitted) or a very soft fabric,such as, cotton, terry cloth, flannel, etc. (if sewn).    There should be no small attachments on booties or children's slippers due to a possible choking hazard.

We also have a Pinterest page (link in the right column) where you can find links to free (and some paid) patterns for slippers and washcloths.

A Donation Tag is available for printing on paper, cardstock, or blank business cards and can be included in your package or attached to each item.   Reverse side is optional and no personal information needs to be included.   Use of the tags is optional.

If you have any questions, please contact us!

The PSP Team


Monday, October 29, 2018

CHALLENGE #43 - 2018

REST Shelter and REST House 
Seattle, Washington

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

“Our goal is simple -- freedom, safety, and hope to women & girls exploited by the sex trade.” 


REST:  Real Escape from the Sex Trade was founded in 2009 by a small team of women with experience dealing with troubled youth and sexual abuse issues.  In 2012, REST opened a long-term residential home for young women ages 18-24.  Today, REST is an institution in the Seattle area for excellent outreach, restoration, and care of girls who are caught in the sex trade.  Through holistic continuum of care (prevention, intervention, and aftercare), REST serves those who are at-risk, actively in, and those taking steps towards exiting a life of sexual exploitation.  “Our desire is to see Washington become hostile to traffickers and to work ourselves out of a job.”  

We would like to show our support to this organization by sending the following:

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS:   (All children’s slippers should be made in neutral colors suitable for either a boy or a girl.)


76 Women’s Slippers - STILL NEED 3

  4 Preteen Slippers -  DONE
  4 Youth Slippers -     DONE
  4 Toddler Slippers -  DONE
  2 Booties -  DONE

90 Washcloths -  DONE



PLEASE MAIL BY: NOVEMBER 29, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS: 


     Julie McNamara-Dahl 
     REST
     4215 Rainier Ave. South,  Suite B 
     Seattle, Washington  98118

As always, our challenges run concurrently on our Facebook page (where the majority of the pledges are made).   Please feel free to join us there.    You may also make pledges for this challenge here by placing it in a comment on this post or the message box (above right) or by sending us an email:    thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

The PSP Admin Team



Friday, October 26, 2018

UPDATE:   CHALLENGE #42 HAS BEEN COMPLETED!
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Challenge #42-2018 for the Center for Community Solutions in San Diego, CA, is almost finished.

We still need pledges for 2 more pairs of slippers - women's large.

If anyone would like to make a pledge to make one or more pairs of the remaining slippers, please put your pledge in a comment below or in a message to us in the box at the top right.  You may also send an email to us at:
thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com .

The mailing information is listed in the challenge information in the previous post.

Thank you so much!

The PSP Team


Monday, October 22, 2018

CHALLENGE #42 - 2018

CENTER FOR COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS 
San Diego, California

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

“Founded in 1969, Center for Community Solutions has served more than 21,000 adults and children to heal and prevent relationship and sexual violence.  It operates the only rape crisis center in the city of San Diego along with a countywide 24-hour bilingual crisis helpline.  The nonprofit agency also provides emergency domestic violence shelters, hospital and court accompaniment, as well as legal and counseling services for those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.  Our mission is to end relationship and sexual violence by being a catalyst for caring communities and social justice.  Together we can make a difference.”


We would like to send the following:

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS


  30 Women’s Slippers - Small (8-9 inches) - DONE

  40 Women’s Slippers - Medium (9.25-9.75 inches - DONE
  30 Women’s Slippers - Large (9.8-10.25 inches) - done
    5 Men/Teen Boy Slippers - DONE
  10 Preteen Girl Slippers - DONE
  10 Preteen Boy Slippers - DONE
  10 Youth Girl Slippers - DONE
  10 Youth Boy Slippers - DONE
  10 Toddler Girl Slippers - DONE
  10 Toddler Boy Slippers - DONE
  10 Booties (girl) - DONE
  10 Booties (boy) - DONE

185 Washcloths - DONE


PLEASE MAIL BY: November 22, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS:


Center for Community Solutions
Attn: Development Coordinator
4508 Mission Bay Dr.
San Diego, California  92109 

This challenge is currently running on our Facebook page as well and most pledges are made there;  feel free to join us there or you can make a pledge in a comment under this post.   You can also email us your pledge to:   thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.


If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us.

Rachel, Judy, Lynne, and Julia




Monday, October 15, 2018

CHALLENGE #41 - 2018

ALPHA HOUSE 
Taft, California

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

From their website:  “Alpha House - A Place for New Beginnings.  Alpha House is a safe haven for women and children in western Kern County, California, because domestic violence can occur anywhere.  We provide a safe and nurturing environment for battered and homeless women and their children while presenting them with options for a healthy lifestyle.”  Established in 1981 as a ministry to help needy women and children, Alpha House recognized the need for a safe shelter and opened a 5 bedroom modular home in 1992.  In addition to providing a safe haven, the Alpha House provides a 24-hour Crisis Help Line, case management and mentoring programs, and domestic violence and sexual assault prevention education for community groups, schools, churches, and businesses in an effort to break the cycle of domestic violence for the next generation. 


We would like to send the following:

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS


  55 Women’s slippers - DONE

  10 Preteen girl slippers - DONE
  10 Preteen boy slippers - DONE
  10 Youth girl slippers - DONE
  10 Youth boy slippers - DONE
  10 Toddler girl slippers - DONE
  10 Toddler boy slippers - DONE
  10 Booties (neutral for boy or girl)- DONE

125 Washcloths  -  DONE


PLEASE MAIL BY: November 15, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS: 

   Alpha House
   Attn: Sondra Ryan
   P.O. Box 712
   Taft, California 93268

If you would like to make a pledge for this challenge (which is also running currently on our Facebook page), you can place your pledge in a comment below or by sending it to us through the message box above right or to our email address:   thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.

Feel free to ask us any questions you may have or join us on our Facebook page!


CHALLENGE #40 - 2018

FAMILY VIOLENCE PROJECT 
Augusta, Maine

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

The Family Violence Project is a private non-profit organization which is supported by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Maine State Housing Authority and the United Ways of Kennebec Valley and Mid-Maine.  The mission of the Family Violence Project is to end domestic abuse in Kennebec and Somerset counties in Maine.   


We would like to support this organization by sending the following:

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS


  50 Women’s slippers - DONE

    8 Preteen girl slippers - DONE
    8 Preteen boy slippers -DONE
    8 Youth girl slippers - DONE
    8 Youth boy slippers - DONE
    8 Toddler girl slippers - DONE
    8 Toddler boy slippers - DONE
    5 Booties -DONE

100 Washcloths - DONE


PLEASE MAIL BY: November 8, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS:


Family Violence Project 
Attn: Melanie Beaulieu
86 Western Ave.
Augusta, Maine 04330


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

UPDATE - CHALLENGE #39-2018

UPDATE:   CHALLENGE #39-2018 HAS BEEN COMPLETED!

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We are moving along well on the challenge, but we still need pledges for 23 more pairs of slippers in various categories.  Remember, no pledge is ever too small - one pair of slippers or one washcloth gets us closer to our goal for this challenge!

Check out the sizes still needed and if you would like to make a pledge, please be sure to post it under the challenge note below!  Thank You!

The PSP Team



Monday, September 24, 2018

CHALLENGE #39 - 2018

MY SISTER’S HOUSE
Sacramento, California

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

In 2000, a public campaign began to establish My Sister’s House as Sacramento’s first agency to address battering in the Asian and Pacific Islander community.  The first 6-bed safe haven in Sacramento was opened in 2003.  In 2006, the “No Excuse For Abuse” project was launched, which involved printing information about My Sister’s House on shopping bags in Chinese, Hmong, Tagalog, and Vietnamese, and distributed to various Asian grocery stores in the Sacramento area.  The mission of My Sister’s House is “To serve Asian and Pacific Islander and other under-served women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking by providing a culturally appropriate and responsive safe haven, job training, and community services.” 


We would like to support them by sending:

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS:   (All children's sizes should be made in colors suitable for either a boy or a girl.)


40 Women’s Slippers - Small (8-9 inches) - DONE

40 Women’s Slippers - Medium (9.25-9.75 inches) - DONE
20 Women’s Slippers - Large (9.8-10.25 inches) - DONE
10 Preteen Slippers - DONE
20 Youth Slippers - DONE
20 Toddler Slippers - DONE
  5 Booties - DONE

155 Washcloths - DONE


PLEASE MAIL BY: October 24, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS:


      My Sister’s House
      Attn: Nilda Valmores
      3053 Freeport Blvd.,  #120
      Sacramento, California 95818


If you wish to make a pledge for this challenge, please post it in a comment below or in the message box above right - or you can send it to our email address:   thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com

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

The PSP Admin Team




Tuesday, September 18, 2018

CHALLENGE COMPLETED!!

With the final pledges coming in this morning, we have now completed Challenge #38 of 2018!   Our PSP members are just awesome  --- 175 pairs of slippers and 175 washcloths pledged in just under 24 hours!   We just can't thank everyone enough for your continued support of The Pink Slipper Project and the women, men, and children living in domestic violence shelters across the USA!

Rachel,  Lynne,  Julia,  and Judy


Monday, September 17, 2018

CHALLENGE #38 - 2018

SAFE NEST
North Las Vegas, Nevada

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

Safe Nest was opened in 1978 with 12 beds. Today, 40 years later, they are the largest-- with 70 beds--and most comprehensive domestic violence program in Nevada.  All shelters rely on donations from the public to maintain the level of service.  Donations can be in any form. Many shelters have a Wish List on their website of items that are needed such as laundry detergent to socks, slippers and wash cloths included.  If you live in the Las Vegas area, you have likely seen purple and white donation bins.  They belong to Safe Nest and have been placed throughout the Las Vegas Valley area.  They are emptied on a regular basis and have proven to be a very effective method to increase donations. 


Safe Nest is a repeat shelter for PSP. We would like to increase our donations this time and send them the following:

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS:


  85 Women’s slippers - DONE

    6 Teen boy slippers - DONE
  12 Preteen girl slippers - DONE
  12 Preteen boy slippers - DONE
  12 Youth girl slippers - DONE
  12 Youth boy slippers - DONE
  12 Toddler girl slippers - DONE
  12 Toddler boy slippers - DONE
    6 Booties (girls) - DONE
    6 Booties (boys) - DONE

175 Washcloths - DONE



PLEASE MAIL BY: October 17, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS:


    Safe Nest 
    Attn: Veronica Martinez
    3925 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 407
    North Las Vegas, Nevada 89032

If you wish to join in on this challenge (which is also posted on our Facebook page), please put your pledge in a comment below or in the message box (above right) or send it by email to thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.

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

Rachel, Judy, Lynne, and Julia
The PSP Admin Team


Monday, September 10, 2018

CHALLENGE #37 - 2018

HOPE’S WINGS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM
Richmond, Kentucky

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

“Hope’s Wings Domestic Violence Program envisions a world where every person lives in a safe environment, free from violence and fear.” 


It was established in 2006 by a group of committed community members at First Christian Church in Richmond, Kentucky.  In March, 2006, Hope’s Wings became a non-profit organization of its own, no longer affiliated with the church.  Their mission is to empower victims of domestic violence to make safe and permanent changes through support, understanding, education, and awareness.  In addition to providing emergency shelter to victims of domestic abuse, Hope’s Wings Domestic Violence Program offers intensive case management services tailored to helping victims focus on employment, education, and transitioning into independent living.  To date, their emergency shelter has been a safe haven for more than 800 women and children and the Hope’s Wings program has served and educated thousands more in Madison and surrounding communities.  

We would like to send the following:

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS:    (All slippers, other than women’s size, should be in neutral colors suitable for either a boy or girl.)


30 Women’s slippers - DONE

 10 Preteen slippers - DONE
 10 Youth slippers - DONE
 10 Toddler slippers - DONE
 5 Booties - DONE

65 Washcloths - DONE


PLEASE MAIL BY: OCTOBER 10, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS:


Hope’s Wings Domestic Violence Program
Attn: Heather Shepherd
P.O. Box 488
Richmond, Kentucky 40476

If you wish to participate in this challenge, please put your pledge in a comment below or via the message box top right or send an email to:  thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask and we will try to get back to you as soon as possible!

Rachel, Lynne, Julia, and Judy
PSP Administrators


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

CHALLENGE #36 - 2018

BRIGHT HORIZONS O’NEILL SHELTER
O’Neill, Nebraska

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

The O’Neill Shelter is part of Bright Horizons in Nebraska, assisting women, men, and children escape violence and abuse. Bright Horizons has several shelters in Nebraska, and our previous challenge earlier this week was for a Bright Horizons Shelter in Norfolk.


The O’Neill Shelter is a smaller shelter and we would like to provide them with the following:


SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS: (All children’s slippers, except the men/teen boys, should be made in neutral colors suitable for either a boy or a girl.)


12 Women’s slippers - DONE

  1 Man/preteen slipper - DONE
  4 Preteen slippers - DONE
  4 Youth slippers - DONE
  4 Toddler slippers - DONE
  2 Booties - DONE

25 Washcloths - DONE

PLEASE MAIL BY: SEPTEMBER 27, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS:

     Bright Horizons -  O’Neill Shelter
     Attn: Tori Thramer
     318 E. Douglass Street
     O’Neill, Nebraska 68763

Monday, August 27, 2018

CHALLENGE #35 - 2018

BRIGHT HORIZONS - NORFOLK & TRANSITIONAL SHELTERS
Norfolk, Nebraska

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

Bright Horizons began in 1976 with one woman opening her home for abused victims in the Norfolk area.  Today Bright Horizons covers a 10 county service area and is reaching more survivors than ever before. Bright Horizons is dedicated to the elimination of domestic violence and sexual assault through empowerment, education, social action, and support services.  Bright Horizons has two shelters, plus transitional housing.  We are going to do two separate challenges for them this week, with two different mailing addresses, but the same “mail by” date for both.


We would like to send the following to the Norfolk shelter and for the transitional housing:

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS (Please make all children’s slippers, except men/teen boys, in neutral colors so that they could be worn by either a girl or a boy. Thank You.)

40 Women’s - DONE
  3 Men/Teen Boys - DONE
12 Preteens - DONE
10 Youth - DONE
10 Toddlers - DONE
  6 Booties - DONE

75 Washcloths - DONE

MAIL BY: September 27, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS:    (Corrected street number on 9/12//18)


    BRIGHT HORIZONS 
    ATTN: LACY KIMES
    601 E. NORFOLK AVENUE
    NORFOLK, NEBRASKA 68701



If you wish to make a pledge for this challenge, please post it in a comment below or send it through the message box (top right) - or email it to us at:  thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.