Tuesday, September 25, 2018

MORNING UPDATE - CHALLENGE #39-2018

We are moving along well on the challenge, but we still need pledges for 36 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

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) - STILL NEED 18

40 Women’s Slippers - Medium (9.25-9.75 inches) - STILL NEED 7
20 Women’s Slippers - Large (9.8-10.25 inches) - STILL NEED 4
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.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Well, our last challenge (#34-2018) finished up quickly over in our Facebook group, but we will have another new challenge coming before too long.    We are finalizing numbers for a few small shelters and we may post another small challenge this week.    If not, we have a larger shelter challenge lined up to be posted the beginning of next week......so, stay tuned!

If you are on Facebook, please feel free to join us there.   Most of our pledges for challenges are made on our Facebook page and some challenges are completed very quickly there!   However, we definitely accept pledges made through our blog page as well. 


Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/ThePinkSlipperProject


Monday, August 20, 2018

CHALLENGE #34 - 2018

UMBRELLA CENTER FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
North Haven, Connecticut

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

“In 1976, community activists organized a conference at the New Haven YWCA to discuss the plight of battered women and to create a safety net for them.  The result was the New Haven Project for Battered Women, formed in 1977 by volunteers who hid women and children in their homes, ran support groups, and staffed a hotline.  Domestic Violence Services offers a wide range of crisis and other services for victims of domestic violence and their children.  All services are free and available to individuals and their children in the Greater New Haven and surrounding communities who have had their lives disrupted by domestic violence.” 


We would like to provide the following for them:

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.)


20 Women’s slippers - DONE

  2 Men/teen boys slippers - DONE
  7 Pre-teen slippers (neutral) - DONE
  7 Youth slippers (neutral) - DONE
  7 Toddler slippers (neutral) - DONE
  7 Booties (neutral) - DONE

50 Washcloths - DONE



PLEASE MAIL BY:   SEPTEMBER 20, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS:


    Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence

    Attn:  Kathy Townsend
    127 Washington Street,  3rd Floor East
    North Haven,  Connecticut  06473

If you wish to take part in this challenge, please join us on our Facebook page - or put your pledge in a comment below or the message box above right.   



Monday, August 13, 2018

CHALLENGE #33 - 2018

DOVES OF GATEWAY 
Morehead, Kentucky

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

“DOVES (Domestic Violence Emergency Services) is much more than a spouse abuse shelter. Serving multiple counties in Kentucky, our staff is trained to provide support and information in a way that allows victims to take control of their lives. We offer a help line, case management, counseling, assistance in finding housing, and legal advocacy.”


Here is what we would like to send to DOVES:

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS:


35 Women’s slippers - DONE

 5 Men/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
 4 Girl Booties - DONE
 4 Boy Booties - DONE

95 Washcloths - DONE


PLEASE MAIL BY:   September 13, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS:


(for USPS):     Doves of Gateway 
                        Attn: Cecelia Armstrong 
                        P.O. Box 1012 
                        Morehead, KY 40351

If you wish to take part in this challenge, please put your pledge in a comment below or in the message box above right - or you can email it to us at:   thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

CHALLENGE #32 - 2018

THE JULIAN CENTER
Indianapolis, Indiana

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

The Julian Center is the largest domestic violence emergency shelter and family justice center in Indiana.  Since 1975, women have chosen The Julian Center as a source of strength and a place of refuge from domestic violence.  Since 1982, women have turned to The Julian Center's 24-hour shelter to escape abusive relationships and find safety for themselves and their children.  A United Way agency, The Julian Center was founded by one of the first women Episcopal priests with grants from Lilly Endowment and the Episcopal Diocese.


The Julian Center is a shelter we worked with in 2014 and are so happy to be able to help them again.  We want to support them by sending: 


SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS:

 
   85  Women's - DONE

     5  Teen boys/men - 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
     5  Girl booties - DONE
     5  Boy booties - DONE

 160 Washcloths - DONE

PLEASE MAIL BY: September 6, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS:

    The Julian Center
    Attn: Brittany McCollom
    2011 N. Meridian Street
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

If you wish to join in with challenge, please put your pledge in a comment below or the message box above right or email us at thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.    If a category you have pledged in has already been completed over on our Facebook page, we will let you know.    

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us!

Rachel, Judy, Lynne, Julia, and Cindy




Tuesday, July 31, 2018

CHALLENGE #31 - 2018

NEXT STEP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROJECT 
Ellsworth, Maine 

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

"Next Step has been working to end domestic and sexual violence, stalking and dating violence since 1993.  They offer a 24-hour hotline, crisis counseling, safety planning, emergency shelter, appropriate resource referral and more.  Next Step works to end violence in our community by supporting individuals affected by violence and abuse and increasing offender accountability." 

We’d like to support them by sending: 

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS: 

  40  Women  -  DONE 
    5  Men/Teen Boys  -  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
    4  Booties Girls  -  DONE
    4  Booties Boys  -  DONE

100 Washcloths  -  DONE

PLEASE MAIL BY: AUGUST 27, 2018

MAILING ADDRESS:

     Next Step Domestic Violence Project
     Attn:  Dorathy Martel
     P.O. Box 1466
     Ellsworth, ME  04605

Please put your pledge in a comment below or by message (Guest Book, top right), or you can email it to us at thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.  Please be sure to include your full name with your pledge.   Thank you.



Tuesday, July 24, 2018

CHALLENGE #30 - 2018

CLAUDIA HOUSE - SURVIVORS, INC.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

“Survivors Inc. began when a group of local women came together to provide support and discussion as a result of their shared individual experiences with violence.  Recognizing an unmet need, they mobilized and formed Survivors, Inc.  They grew with the support and funding of their community and related organizations, adding much-needed services, including a 24-hour hotline, staffing and volunteers.  Survivors, Inc. continues to meet the needs of those affected by domestic and sexual violence in an empowering, client-centered and driven manner.”
 
We’d like to support them by sending the following, including Cozies for their pets:

SLIPPERS and WASHCLOTHS:

   55 Women - DONE
     4 Men/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
     6 Booties (neutral colors) - DONE
 125 Washcloths - DONE

COZIES FOR PETS:

 2 - 20” x 20” - DONE
 2 - 24” x 24” - DONE
 2 - 24” x 30” - DONE

Pet blankets can be crocheted, knitted or sewn. If crocheted/knitted, it’s best to use several strands of #4 yarn or a bulky/super bulky yarn and a tight stitch to make a dense fabric. If sewing, use a sturdy, washable fabric, such as denim, flannel, heavy cotton and add a layer of batting in between fabric layers. Please run one or two rows of stitching across the blanket to keep the batting in place when washed.

PLEASE MAIL BY: AUGUST 24, 2018

MAILING ADDRESS:

    CLAUDIA HOUSE - SURVIVORS, INC.
    ATTN: TERRI HAMRICK, CEO
    18 CARLISLE STREET, SUITE 201
    GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA 17325

Please put your pledge in a comment below or by message (Guest Book, top right), or you can email it to us at thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.




Monday, July 16, 2018

CHALLENGE #29 - 2018

MERRYMAN HOUSE
Paducah, Kentucky

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

“Women Aware, Inc., (known as the Merryman House) began with a small group of concerned women who were willing to open their homes to abused women and children.  They answered their phones in the middle of the night, opened their doors to those in need of shelter and opened their hearts to those who needed someone to see the reality of the dangers and trauma they faced.  Out of their openness, a dark issue, which remained largely closed to the public, began to be openly addressed.  Over time, the Merryman House has become much more than an emergency shelter.  It has become a comprehensive advocacy and support center that is devoted to addressing the comprehensive needs of survivors.”


Merryman House is a repeat shelter for PSP and we would again like to send them slippers, washcloths, and pet cozies.


SLIPPERS and WASHCLOTHS:  (Due to the smaller numbers requested, please make all baby and children’s slippers in colors suitable for either a boy or a girl. As always, we request that there be no attachments to children’s slippers due to a possible choking hazard. Thank you.)


32 Women’s - DONE

  5 Men/Teen Boys - DONE
  8 Preteens - DONE
  8 Youths - DONE
  8 Toddlers - DONE
  5 Booties - DONE
60 Washcloths - DONE

PET COZIES:  The shelter has requested only a smaller size to be used for cats and small dogs (less than 20 lbs.).


  5 - 24" x 24" - DONE


Pet blankets can be crocheted, knitted, or sewn. If crocheted/knitted, it’s best to use several strands of #4 yarn or a bulky/super bulky yarn and a tight stitch to make a dense fabric. If sewing, use a sturdy, washable fabric, such as denim, flannel, heavy cotton, and add a layer of batting in between fabric layers. Please run one or two rows of stitching across the blanket to keep the batting in place when washed.


PLEASE MAIL BY: AUGUST 13, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS:


     MERRYMAN HOUSE

     ATTN: TINA HOLLOWELL
     P.O. BOX 98
     PADUCAH, KENTUCKY 42002

As usual, this challenge is also posted on our Facebook page where we receive the majority of our pledges.  Feel free to join us there if you wish.   We also accept pledges through the blog via a comment on the challenge or a message.  You can also email us at:  thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com

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

Rachel, Lynne, Judy, Julia, and Cindy


CHALLENGE #28 - 2018

TURNINGPOINT FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE
River Falls, Wisconsin

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED (on Facebook)****

Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence has provided services and support for nearly 40 years.  Turningpoint began as a crisis line and an all volunteer “safe house” program.  In 1989, after nearly a decade of renting shelter facilities, Turningpoint conducted a successful capital campaign to build its own facility.  With the support of the community, Turningpoint built its first 14-bed shelter (now a 21-bed shelter), which remains the only domestic and sexual violence crisis shelter in all of Pierce and St. Croix Counties of Wisconsin.  Today, in addition to providing shelter and 24-hour crisis counseling, Turningpoint offers legal systems advocacy, children’s programming, violence prevention education, and support groups.

SLIPPERS and WASHCLOTHS: 

25 Women’s - DONE
10 Preteens - DONE
10 Youth - DONE
10 Toddlers - DONE
  5 Booties - DONE
80 Washcloths - DONE

COZIES FOR PETS:


3 - 20” x 20” blankets - DONE

1 - 24” x 24” blanket - DONE
2 - 24” x 30/36” blanket - DONE

PLEASE MAIL BY:  AUGUST 6, 2018

MAILING ADDRESS: 

Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence
Attn: Amy Berg, Director of Development
117 North Main Street
River Falls, Wisconsin 54022