Monday, November 28, 2016

***NEW*** CHALLENGE #42 - 2016

SAFE HARBOR
Ashland, Kentucky

This is the last challenge we'll be doing until after Christmas.   Maybe Santa can load his sleigh with slippers of all sizes, colors, and descriptions and for the top of the pack, he can take armloads of washcloths. We are guaranteed smiles from all the folks waiting for them in Ashland, Kentucky.

Let's fill the sleigh with:


 75 women - Need 9
 12 preteen girls - DONE
 12 preteen boys - DONE
 12 youth girls - DONE
 12 youth boys - DONE
 10 toddler girls - DONE
 10 toddler boys - DONE
   5 booties girls - DONE
   5 booties boys - DONE
150 washcloths - DONE

MAILING DEADLINE: December 17, 2016 -- OR EARLIER IF POSSIBLE

We don't want to miss the last sleigh out of the North Pole.


SEND TO:


For Post Office delivery:


Jennifer Allen

Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky
P. O. Box 2163
 Ashland, KY 41105

For UPS or FedEx delivery:


Jennifer Allen

3700 Landsdowne Drive
Ashland, KY 41102


If you wish to make a pledge to this specific challenge, please list your pledge in the comments below or through the message box at the top right or to our email:
thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com

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

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne




CHALLENGE #41 - 2016

MERRYMAN HOUSE - Paducah, Kentucky

 ****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

We are making our first visit to Kentucky and we will return there,too. We have toes towarm and save some warmth for souls,too. We hope to brighten a day with our warm andtoasty slippers.

For Merryman House:

25 women - DONE 5 booties (neutral colors) - DONE 5 toddler girls - DONE 5 toddler boys - DONE 5 youth girls - DONE 5 youth boys - DONE 5 preteen girls - DONE 5 preteen boys - DONE 5 teen boys - DONE60 Washcloths - DONE

MAILING DEADLINE: December 16, 2016

If sending via Post Office, send to:

Tina Hollowell P.O. Box 98 Paducah, KY 42002

If using UPS or Fed Ex, send to:

Tina Hollowell 1100 Stonebrook Paducah, KY 42001




Thursday, November 10, 2016

Challenge #40 - 2016 for the Mid-Minnesota Women's Center has now been completed.  We would like to thank everyone who pledged to make slippers, washcloths, and pet blankets for this shelter.  

We are moving along in our effort to break last year's record of 40 challenges.   Our next challenge will break that record and we are hoping to do several more before the holidays.

Please check back often for a new challenge or sign up down on the right side of the blog to receive our posts in an automatic email.  Sometimes the emails don't go out till the day after a post is put up, so if you are interested in pledging a challenge, be sure to check back on the blog for updated figures.  Most of our pledges are through the Facebook page, but we try to keep the blog updated as often and as quickly as possible when the challenge is active.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send us a message or comment on this post and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Rachel Terrill, Administrator
Judy Warehime, Assistant
Lynne Bergman, Assistant


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

***NEW*** CHALLENGE #40 - 2016

MID-MINNESOTA WOMEN’S CENTER - Brainerd, Minnesota

****CHALLENGE HAS BEEN COMPLETED****

The Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center has been empowering women & children since 1978.  The Women’s Center program is a 24-hour emergency shelter for battered women and their children.  In addition to physical safety, the shelter provides personal advocacy, information & referral, support groups, and education for the larger community about violence and its effects.  The Alex & Brandon Child Safety Center provides safe visits & exchanges for children.    They also have a program set up to accept family pets, also.

For this shelter, we would like to provide slippers, washcloths, and pet blankets as follows:

SLIPPERS  (Use generic colors, except for women’s & teen boys, for children’s slippers!)
  
40 women  -  DONE
  3 teen boys  -  DONE
10 preteen  -  DONE
10 youth  -  DONE
10 toddler  -  DONE
  5 baby booties  -  DONE
75 washcloths  -  DONE

PET BLANKETS (Sewn, crocheted, or knitted - must be washable!)

3 - 20” X 20”  -  DONE
3 - 20” X 24”  -  DONE
2 - 24” X 30”  -  DONE

MAILING DEADLINE:    December 10, 2016

MAILING INFO:   Please use proper address below for your package! 

If mailed at the Post Office, please send to:
           Mary Savage 
           P.O. Box 602
           Brainerd,  MN  56401.

If using UPS or FedEx, please send to:
          Mary Savage
          1414 Maple Street
          Brainerd,  MN  56401

Please post your pledge below or in a message or email us at:
thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com


Rachel, Judy, and Lynne

***NEW*** CHALLENGE #40 - 2016

MID-MINNESOTA WOMEN’S CENTER - Brainerd, Minnesota

The Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center has been empowering women & children since 1978.  The Women’s Center program is a 24-hour emergency shelter for battered women and their children.  In addition to physical safety, the shelter provides personal advocacy, information & referral, support groups, and education for the larger community about violence and its effects.  The Alex & Brandon Child Safety Center provides safe visits & exchanges for children.    They also have a program set up to accept family pets, also.

For this shelter, we would like to provide slippers, washcloths, and pet blankets as follows:

SLIPPERS  (Use generic colors, except for women’s & teen boys, for children’s slippers!)
  
40 women  -  Still need 11
  3 teen boys  -  DONE
10 preteen  -  Still need 5
10 youth  -  Still need 8
10 toddler  -  DONE
  5 baby booties  -  DONE
75 washcloths  -  DONE

PET BLANKETS (Sewn, crocheted, or knitted - must be washable!)

3 - 20” X 20”  -  DONE
3 - 20” X 24”  -  DONE
2 - 24” X 30”  -  DONE

MAILING DEADLINE:    December 10, 2016

MAILING INFO:   Please use proper address below for your package! 

If mailed at the Post Office, please send to:
           Mary Savage 
           P.O. Box 602
           Brainerd,  MN  56401.

If using UPS or FedEx, please send to:
          Mary Savage
          1414 Maple Street
          Brainerd,  MN  56401

Please post your pledge below or in a message or email us at:
thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com


Rachel, Judy, and Lynne

***NEW*** CHALLENGE #40 - 2016

MID-MINNESOTA WOMEN’S CENTER - Brainerd, Minnesota

The Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center has been empowering women & children since 1978.  The Women’s Center program is a 24-hour emergency shelter for battered women and their children.  In addition to physical safety, the shelter provides personal advocacy, information & referral, support groups, and education for the larger community about violence and its effects.  The Alex & Brandon Child Safety Center provides safe visits & exchanges for children.    They also have a program set up to accept family pets, also.

For this shelter, we would like to provide slippers, washcloths, and pet blankets as follows:

SLIPPERS  (Use generic colors, except for women’s & teen boys, for children’s slippers!)
  
40 women  -  Still need 14
  3 teen boys  -  DONE
10 preteen  -  Still need 5
10 youth  -  Still need 8
10 toddler  -  Still need 8
  5 baby booties  -  DONE
75 washcloths  -  Still need 40

PET BLANKETS (Sewn, crocheted, or knitted - must be washable!)

3 - 20” X 20”  -  DONE
3 - 20” X 24”  -  DONE
2 - 24” X 30”  -  DONE

MAILING DEADLINE:    December 10, 2016

MAILING INFO:   Please use proper address below for your package! 

If mailed at the Post Office, please send to:
           Mary Savage 
           P.O. Box 602
           Brainerd,  MN  56401.

If using UPS or FedEx, please send to:
          Mary Savage
          1414 Maple Street
          Brainerd,  MN  56401

Please post your pledge below or in a message or email us at:
thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com


Rachel, Judy, and Lynne

***NEW*** CHALLENGE #40 - 2016

MID-MINNESOTA WOMEN’S CENTER - Brainerd, Minnesota

The Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center has been empowering women & children since 1978.  The Women’s Center program is a 24-hour emergency shelter for battered women and their children.  In addition to physical safety, the shelter provides personal advocacy, information & referral, support groups, and education for the larger community about violence and its effects.  The Alex & Brandon Child Safety Center provides safe visits & exchanges for children.    They also have a program set up to accept family pets, also.

For this shelter, we would like to provide slippers, washcloths, and pet blankets as follows:

SLIPPERS  (Use generic colors, except for women’s & teen boys, for children’s slippers!)
  
40 women  -  Still need 26
  3 teen boys  -  DONE
10 preteen  -  Still need 10
10 youth  -  Still need 8
10 toddler  -  Still need 8
  5 baby booties  -  Still need 3
75 washcloths  -  Still need 47

PET BLANKETS (Sewn, crocheted, or knitted - must be washable!)

3 - 20” X 20”  -  DONE
3 - 20” X 24”  -  DONE
2 - 24” X 30”  -  DONE

MAILING DEADLINE:    December 10, 2016

MAILING INFO:   Please use proper address below for your package! 

If mailed at the Post Office, please send to:
           Mary Savage 
           P.O. Box 602
           Brainerd,  MN  56401.

If using UPS or FedEx, please send to:
          Mary Savage
          1414 Maple Street
          Brainerd,  MN  56401

Please post your pledge below or in a message or email us at:
thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com


Rachel, Judy, and Lynne

Thursday, November 3, 2016

***NEW UPDATE***

Challenge #39-2016 for the House of Ruth in Baltimore, MD, has now been completed. Thank you, Alinda R., for taking the last three pairs of preteen slippers for this challenge!

We are coming up on a very busy time of year for everyone and we know you all are probably working on your own personal projects, too. However, we are hoping to get in at least three (3) new challenges to break last year's challenge record.  With everyone's help, we just know it can be done!

Hoping everyone has a wonderful weekend - and we will let you know as soon as we have all the information for our next challenge.

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy



Wednesday, November 2, 2016

****NEW**** CHALLENGE #39 - 2016

HOUSE OF RUTH
Baltimore, Maryland


HOUSE OF RUTH - Baltimore, Maryland

*****  CHALLENGE HAS BEEN COMPLETED  *****

This is our first shelter in Maryland. Look for more in the future. House of Ruth has an on-site health clinic. The School of Nursing at John Hopkins University staffs the clinic. The shelter has 23 bright and cheerful bedrooms (84 beds) and 6 transitional apartments for those who are in need of a place to stay. Their 90+ staff members are there to help those who come from an abusive situation to one of peace and safety.


House of Ruth: Please use gender neutral colors.


20 women - DONE

10 preteen -  DONE
10 youth -  DONE
5 toddlers -  DONE
5 baby booties -  DONE
30 washcloths -  DONE


Mailing Deadline: December 2, 2016


Send to:


     House of Ruth

     c/o Faith Seville
     2201 Argonne Drive
     Baltimore, MD  21218

This challenge is also listed on our Facebook page and most pledges will be made there.  If you would like to make a pledge for this challenge, please comment below and include your email address or send you pledge in an email to us at:
thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.   If the category or categories you pledge have already been filled, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy




Tuesday, October 25, 2016

CHALLENGE #38 - 2016

WEAVE, INC.
Sacramento, California

*****CHALLENGE HAS BEEN COMPLETED*****

WEAVE, INC. was established in 1978 as a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to
serve domestic violence survivors and their families in Sacramento County, CA.
In 1988, WEAVE added services to help survivors of sexual assault and remains the sole
Rape Crisis Center in Sacramento County. In 2009, WEAVE became part of the local
Rescue & Restore Coalition and began providing services to domestic and international
victims of human trafficking. Today, WEAVE implements a continuum of crisis intervention,
therapeutic and prevention services to meet the unique needs of survivors, their families,
and the community.” “WEAVE’s services include a 24-hour Support & Information Line,
a confidential emergency safehouse, walk-in triage services, therapeutic counseling
services, legal advocacy, and youth and community prevention education programs.
The organization has grown from a small, grassroots organization to a nationally-recognized
agency. “ WEAVE is a repeat shelter for us and they would love to have more slippers
and washcloths from us!!

For WEAVE’s Safehouse shelter, we would like to request pledges for the following:

80 Women's/Teen Girls - DONE

  5 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: NOVEMBER 25, 2016

MAILING ADDRESS:

WEAVE, INC. Attn: Megan Laurie, Development 1900 K Street Sacramento, CA 95811

NOTE: Please feel free to include a note in your package that you are part of
The Pink Slipper Project.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Challenge #37 - 2016 for the Crisis Center of Dodge City in Kansas completed in less than one day!   Our members are absolutely SUPER!   

Rachel has been working behind-the-scene contacting shelters and is currently waiting to hear back from them.   Hopefully, we will have a new challenge in a few days or by early next week.    Keep checking back here or on our Facebook page for the next one!

In the meantime, you can always add to your finished slipper and washcloth stash so you are ready to make a pledge when the next challenge is posted.   

Hugs from all of us here at The Pink Slipper Project.......

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne



****NEW**** CHALLENGE #37 - 2016

CRISIS CENTER OF DODGE CITY
Dodge City, Kansas

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

We are re-visiting the Crisis Center of Dodge City in Kansas! We sent many pairs of slippers and washcloths to them this time last year and they would love to have more from us.

Except for the women’s and teen boy’s sizes, please use colors suitable for either girls or boys for the remaining size categories.

Here is what we would like to send again this year:

 20 Women’s - DONE
   2 Teen Boys - DONE
   8 Preteens -  DONE
   8 Youths - DONE
   8 Toddlers - DONE
   6 Booties (newborn - 12 months) - DONE
 55 Washcloths - DONE

 MAILING DEADLINE:    Saturday, November 19, 2016

 MAIL TO:
     LIZET SOSA
     P. O. BOX 1173
     DODGE CITY,  KANSAS   67801

Please comment below with your pledge.  (Please be specific, such as, 2 women's, 3 toddlers, 5 washcloths, etc.)   If you wish, you may email your pledge to us at:
thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.  Be sure to include your name for our records.

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

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne



Tuesday, August 30, 2016

***NEW*** CHALLENGE #31 - 2016

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
          Don't forget to make Purple slippers!  They can be all purple or
                                  just include some purple.

VERA HOUSE - Syracuse, New York

**** CHALLENGE COMPLETED ****

Our challenge today is for Vera House. They do not have an abundance of storage, so we are only sending a small amount to them at their request. We will not be sending any wash cloths.

Due to the reduced number of slippers we are sending, please use generic colors as much as possible. Don't forget PURPLE!

Vera House would like:

7 women  -  DONE
7 preteens  -  DONE
6 youth   -   DONE
Washcloths – None

MAILING DEADLINE: September 30, 2016

SEND TO:

Mildred Winslow
6181 Thompson Rd., Suite 100
Syracuse, NY 13206



Good afternoon!   This is Judy.  I am one of the PSP Assistants and I endeavor to keep the blog up to date with all the latest challenges that we post over on our Facebook page.   However, from time to time, life just gets in the way of my computer time.   In my absence here at the blog, there have been three more slipper and washcloth challenges and a Cozies challenge for pet blankets.   

A new challenge - #31 - for Vera House in Syracuse, New York, will be posted here very shortly.   It is a small challenge, as the shelter does not have a lot of storage space; so, the slippers will go quickly (no washcloths requested this time)!

So, stay tuned and I hope you will jump in with your pledge in a comment below.  It will come to us in an email.  If the category you pledge has been filled already over on the Facebook page, we will let you know as soon as we can.  

As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask us!

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne



Monday, August 1, 2016

CHALLENGE #27 - 2016

SHENANDOAH WOMEN’S CENTER
Martinsburg, West Virginia


We are visiting the Shenandoah Women's Center again this year. This was our first shelter in West Virginia. They are looking forward to receiving more slippers and washcloths from the members of The Pink Slipper Project.


Please make the preteens, youth, toddlers, and booties in colors that could be worn by either a girl or a boy. Thank you!


Let's send them: 


15 Women’s  -   Done

  8 Preteens  -   Still need 5
  8 Youth  -   Done
  7 Toddlers  -  Done
  7 Booties  -   Done
45 washcloths  -  Done

Mailing Deadline: September 2, 2016 


Send to:
     Katie Spriggs
     Shenandoah Women's Center
     236 West Martin Street
     Martinsburg, WV   25401



If you wish to take part in this challenge, either join us on our Facebook page - or send your pledge via a comment on this challenge post or by email to:
thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.   We also have a Pinterest page where you can find links to many free and paid patterns which can be used for slippers and washcloths.

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy