Monday, February 19, 2018

CHALLENGE #10 - 2018

YWCA - Clark County
SafeChoice
Vancouver, Washington

The YWCA of Clark County is a repeat challenge for us. We last sent slippers and washcloths to them in 2015 and they would really love to have more.....especially washcloths! The SafeChoice shelter is gender inclusive for those fleeing physical, emotional or verbal abuse. They also have a variety of support groups. Their legal advocates provide support, information and assistance for guidance through the civil legal system.


We would like to send the following to SafeChoice:


  75 women - Still need 5

    5 men - DONE
  12 teen girls - Still need 2
  12 teen boys - DONE
  12 preteen girls - DONE
  12 preteen boys - DONE
  12 youth girls - Still need 3
  12 youth boys - Still need 6
  12 toddler girls - DONE
  12 toddler boys - DONE
  12 booties girls - DONE
  12 booties boys - DONE

200 washcloths - DONE


MAILING DEADLINE: March 20, 2018


MAIL TO:


     YWCA - Clark County
     Attn: Kathryn Cohen
     3609 Main Street
     Vancouver, Washington 98663

If you wish to join in on this challenge, please comment below or through the message box or by email to:  thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com 

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

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne




  

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

CHALLENGE #9 - 2018

SISTERCARE, INC.
Columbia, South Carolina

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

“Sistercare’s philosophy is to empower survivors and their children to live free of domestic violence; become educated about domestic violence; be able to make informed decisions; take responsibility for themselves and their children; and achieve self-sufficiency.  This philosophy is applied by offering survivors a full range of services to include emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis line, group counseling, legal advocacy, children’s counseling, individual counseling, and post shelter follow up services.”  Sistercare, Inc. serves approximately 7,000 DV survivors per year and is the only organization that specifically offers shelter and support services to five counties in SC.

We would like to send the following to Sistercare: 

30 Women’s - DONE
  5 Teen Girls  -  DONE
  5 Teen Boys - DONE
  5 Preteen Girls - DONE
  5 Preteen Boys - DONE
  5 Youth Girls - DONE
  5 Youth Boys - DONE
  5 Toddler Girls - DONE
  5 Toddler Boys - DONE
  5 Girl Booties - DONE
  5 Boy Booties - DONE
75 Washcloths - DONE

MAIL BY: March 13, 2018


MAIL TO: 
    Sistercare, Inc.
    Attn: Shatoyia Todd
    P. O. Box 1029
    Columbia, South Carolina 29202


Monday, February 12, 2018

CHALLENGE #8 - 2018

ALEXANDRA HOUSE - Blaine, Minnesota

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

“Where hope grows and violence ends.”

We last did a challenge for Alexandra House in May, 2016. They loved the slippers and washcloths we sent to them and would definitely like to receive more!  This shelter is one of a growing number of shelters which has a program in place (Abuse in Later In Life Services) to help victims of “senior abuse”.  The needs of abused seniors are unique and they are vulnerable.  We all want our golden years to be filled with joy and dignity, not abuse.  

At this time, Alexandra House has requested the following:

 10 Women’s (Small) - DONE

 10 Women’s (Medium) - DONE

 10 Women’s (Large) - DONE

 30 Washcloths - DONE

MAILING DEADLINE: March 12, 2018

MAIL TO: 

   Alexandra House
   Attn: Pie Paulson
   10065 - 3rd Street, N.E.
   Blaine, Minnesota 55434 

If you wish to make a pledge for this challenge, please comment on this post or send us a message.   You may also send your pledge in an email:  thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.   We will need your name, which challenge you are pledging, and the items you wish to pledge.

   

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

CHALLENGE #7 - 2018 (Part #2)

WOMEN AGAINST ABUSE
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

Because this is a very large shelter, we are broke down this challenge into two segments for pledges. This is the second half of the challenge.  If you make a pledge to BOTH segments, you may go ahead and mail out your pledges for part one as soon as they are ready - OR - you can wait and mail out both pledges together by the deadline to save on shipping costs.

Please feel free to add a note to your shipment that your slippers/washcloths are part of The Pink Slipper Project challenge.  (A link to the PSP Donation Tags can be found in the right-hand column of the blog.)


For Part #2, we are requesting pledges for the following:


35 Women's (Small, 8”-*8-1/2”)  -  DONE

35 Women’s (Medium, 9”-9-/12”) -  DONE
30 Women’s (Large, 10”-11”)  -  DONE
10 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
  5 Baby Booties - Girls - DONE
  5 Baby Booties - Boys - DONE

140 Washcloths - DONE


MAILING DEADLINE:  MARCH 7, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS: 

     Megan Slattery
     100 South Broad Street, Suite 1341
     Philadelphia, PA 19110

If you wish to take part in this challenge, please send a message to us through the blog.  If any of the categories you pledge have already been completed on our Facebook page, we will contact you.

Should you have any questions at any time, please feel free to contact us!

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne



Tuesday, January 30, 2018

CHALLENGE #7 - 2018 (PART #1)

WOMEN AGAINST ABUSE
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

Women Against Abuse opened the first domestic violence shelter in Philadelphia, PA, back in 1977.  At that time, it was in a small, rented house.  Three years later they relocated and expanded their services. Thirty years later, in 2007, WAA worked with city officials and relocated to a new, 100-bed facility and doubled their capacity.  Even so, they operated at full capacity and turned away an astounding number of requests for help.  In 2014 they added another 100 beds and are able to provide more services to a greater number of domestic violence victims. This is both sad (that all of these beds and services are even needed) and heartening (that these services are now available and fewer victims are turned away).


Because this is a very large shelter, we are breaking down this challenge into two segments for pledges. The second segment will be posted next week. If you make a pledge to BOTH segments, you may go ahead and mail out your pledges for part one as soon as they are ready - OR - you can wait and mail out both pledges together by the deadline to save on shipping costs.


Please feel free to add a note to your shipment that your slippers/washcloths are part of The Pink Slipper Project challenge.  (A link to the PSP Donation Tags can be found in the right-hand column of the blog.)


For Part #1, we are requesting pledges for the following:


35 Women's (Small, 8”-*8-1/2”)  -  DONE

35 Women’s (Medium, 9”-9-/12”) -  DONE
30 Women’s (Large, 10”-11”)  -  DONE
10 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
  5 Baby Booties - Girls - DONE
  5 Baby Booties - Boys - DONE

150 Washcloths - DONE


MAILING DEADLINE: MARCH 7, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS: 

     Megan Slattery
     100 South Broad Street, Suite 1341
     Philadelphia, PA 19110

If you wish to take part in this challenge, please send a message to us through the blog.  If any of the categories you pledge have already been completed on our Facebook page, we will contact you.

Should you have any questions at any time, please feel free to contact us!

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne




Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Our challenges have been moving along very rapidly over on our Facebook page this year.   Our last challenge, #6-2018, finished up before we had an opportunity to post it here on the blog.   However, we have another challenge lined up and ready to be posted next week and the following week!   It's a very big challenge and we have decided to split it up over two weeks.   Part One of Challenge #7-2018 will probably be posted by early next week.   So stay tuned for more information and we hope that you will join us!

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne


CHALLENGE #6 - 2018

INTERVAL HOUSE - Hartford, Connecticut

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

We are returning to the Interval House shelter in Connecticut.  We sent slippers and washcloths to them in 2015 and they would love to have more PSP slippers!  From the shelter: "We are very appreciative of the special people that put time and effort in making Pink Slipper Project a success here at Interval House."   If Interval House has more than they need, they share with other neighboring shelters!


Interval House was started in 1977 and was able to open their emergency shelter in the spring of 1978. The name "Interval House” gives the residents an interval of safety to assess their situation and make choices for themselves and their children. They have a telephone translation service that allows staff to communicate with callers in hundreds of languages.

For Interval House this time, we will need:


30 Women’s - DONE

10 Teen Boys - DONE
  6 Preteens - DONE
  6 Youth - DONE
  6 Toddlers - DONE
  2 Baby Booties - DONE
60 Washcloths - DONE

*** (EXCEPT FOR WOMEN’S AND TEEN BOYS, PLEASE MAKE ALL OTHER SLIPPERS IN COLORS SUITABLE FOR EITHER GIRLS OR BOYS.)

MAILING DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 21, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS:

 
      ATTN: HALEY BOUCHER

      P. O. BOX 340207
      HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 06134



Monday, January 22, 2018

CHALLENGE #5 - 2018

WOMEN’S TRANSFORMATION CENTER
Casper, Wyoming

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

The Transformation Center in Casper, Wyoming, is a safe haven for women and children facing homelessness or abusive domestic relationships, providing them the opportunity to identify obstacles and learn biblical based tools to overcome addictions and other barriers.  We did a small challenge for them in early 2017; they contacted us recently and asked if we could provide more slippers to them! We love it when shelters have liked our slippers enough to request more of them!  So, we are heading back to Wyoming.  We will NOT be including washcloths in this challenge as they do not need them at this point.    They have also requested women’s and older children’s slippers in various sizes. Therefore, we are going to include size lengths (in inches) for the breakdown. Here we go...........


WOMEN’S SLIPPERS:


   30 - LARGE (10” and up) - DONE
   30 - MEDIUM (9 to 9-1/2”) - DONE
   20 - SMALL (8 TO 8-1/2”) - DONE

TEENS/PRETEENS/YOUTH:   Please use colors suitable for either a boy or girl (no pinks or lavenders):

   4 - (9-1/2” to 10”) - DONE
   3 - (7-1/2” to 9”) - DONE
   3 - (6” to 7”) - DONE

MAILING DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 19, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS:


   M.H. HENNIGAN
   P. O. BOX 2039
   CASPER, WYOMING  82602

 REMEMBER:    The United Parcel Service (UPS) and FedEx will                                           NOT deliver to a USPS Post Office Box Number.  

If you wish to make a pledge on this challenge, please join us on Facebook or send your pledge to us via a comment or message here on the blog. 


Monday, January 15, 2018

CHALLENGE #4 - 2018

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

The Pink Slipper Project sent slippers and washcloths to A Safe Place in 2015 and again in January, 2017.  They have requested more slippers from us and below is what we would like to send to them:

 30 Women’s - DONE

   5 Teen Girls - DONE
   5 Teen Boys - done
   9 Preteen Girls - DONE
   9 Preteen Boys - DONE
   7 Youth Girls - DONE
   7 Youth Boys - done
   6 Toddler Girls - DONE
   6 Toddler Boys - DONE
   7 Booties (suitable for boy or girl) - DONE
 85 Washcloths - DONE

MAILING DEADLINE: February 17, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS:


      A Safe Place
      c/o Sheridan Shumsky
      2710 - 17th Sreet, Suite 100
      Zion, Illinois   60099  

If you wish to take part in this challenge, please send your pledge to us in a comment below this post or via a Message.   You may also email us at:   thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

CHALLENGE #3 - 2018

WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S ALLIANCE 
Boise, Idaho

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

The mission and services at Women’s and Children’s Alliance are three-fold: safety, healing, and freedom. They provide safety through their two crisis hotlines, the shelter, safety planning assistance and court advocacy. Healing comes through counseling services, support groups and client advocacy. Freedom is provided through case management and residential classes. Through these core values, they hope to provide security, hope and empowerment to break the cycle of violence. This is a repeat shelter for The Pink Slipper Project.

We are requesting the following slippers and washcloths for WCA:

22 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
  3 Booties (suitable for boy or girl) - DONE

60 Washcloths -  DONE 

MAILING DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 10, 2018 

MAILING ADDRESS: 

    WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S ALLIANCE
    c/o JENNIFER SPENCER 
    720 W. WASHINGTON
    BOISE, IDAHO 83702




Thursday, January 4, 2018

CHALLENGE #2 - 2018

HAVEN - Portsmouth, New Hampshire

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED*****

“[HAVEN] has been much more than just a safe place for my daughter and I. It is a helping hand, guidance when I feel lost, an open door when I just need to vent, and most importantly, the only place my daughter and I have truly felt safe.”


HAVEN is a smaller shelter (12 beds) and, in order to give them a variety of sizes, we ask that all slippers (other than women’s) be made in colors which would be suitable for either a boy or a girl.

20 Women’s - DONE

 9 Preteens - DONE
 7 Youth - DONE
 5 Toddler - DONE
 3 Booties - DONE

45 Washcloths - DONE

MAILING DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 5, 2018

MAILING ADDRESS:


     HAVEN
     c/o Annie Dowling
     20 International Drive, Suite 300
     Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801


The challenge will be up on our Facebook page, too, and we receive most of our pledges there.   If you wish to help with this challenge, feel free to send your pledge of the number of slippers/sizes you wish to make and send via a comment below or through a message here on the blog.


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

CHALLENGE #1 - 2018

CHRISTINE ANN DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES
Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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

The Christine Ann domestic abuse shelter is a repeat shelter challenge for The Pink Slipper Project.  We are always happy when a shelter requests more of our slippers and washcloths for their clients.  We are having such very cold weather all across the country at this time that we am sure that a nice pair of warm, comfy slippers will be appreciated by everyone, along with our handmade washcloths.  


Most shelters have a Wish List of most-needed items on their webpage. We are going to post a link here to Christine Ann’s Wish List (updated December, 2017). http://www.christineann.net/help/   If there are any items that you would like to send along with your pledged items, we are sure they would be welcomed.  They have also expressed to us a need for arts and crafts supplies for children of all ages snd we will list some suggestions below.****

Slippers, Washcloths and Pet Blanket requested:


36 Women’s - DONE
 8 Teen Girls - DONE
 8 Teen Boys - DONE
 8 Preteen Girls - DONE
 8 Preteen Boys - DONE
 4 Youth Girls - DONE
 4 Youth Boys - DONE
 4 Toddler Girls - DONE
 4 Toddler Boys - DONE
 2 Booties - Boys - DONE
 2 Booties - Girls - DONE

 60 Washcloths - DONE

 1 24x24 Pet Blanket for “Ross”, the new shelter dog - DONE

MAILING DEADLINE: February 3, 2018

MAILING ADDRESS:

 ALICIA GEHRIG
 206 ALGOMA BLVD.
 OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN 54901

 ****SUGGESTED ARTS & CRAFTS SUPPLIES: Coloring books, crayons, colored pencils, construction paper, children’s safety scissors, school glue, acrylic paint, brushes, yarn (for art projects), craft sticks, activity books (with coloring pages, puzzles, etc.), journals, etc.

Most of our pledges come via our Facebook page.  Please feel free to join us there or, if you don't do Facebook, you may pledge through the blog by making a comment on the challenge post or through 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, and Judy

     

HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2018!

After our month-long holiday break during December, we are now ready to take on 2018!   We hope that all of our members enjoyed their holidays and are ready to tackle a new year of shelter challenges.   We are ready to go with the first challenge of the year for a repeat shelter in Wisconsin.   The new challenge will be posted shortly!

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

CHALLENGE #38 - 2017

CORNERSTONE - Bloomington, Minnesota

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

At the request of the shelter, most of the slippers needed are for women.   Due to the small number of slippers for children, please use neutral colors if you can.   There are no washcloths with this challenge.


For this challenge, we will need:


50 women - DONE

  7 pre-teens - DONE
  7 youth - DONE
  7 toddler - DONE
  4 booties - DONE

Mailing deadline - January 2, 2018


Send to:


Melissa A-H
Cornerstone
1000 East 80th Street
Bloomington,  MN  55420



As always, if you wish to make a pledge for this challenge, please make a comment below this post or use the guest box or send us an email to:
thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

CHALLENGE #37 - 2017

THE AVALON CENTER
Crossville, TN

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****


We recontacted The Avalon Center in Tennessee to see if they were in need of more slippers and washcloths and the answer was a resounding “YES”. Their shelter is full and they expect it to remain that way for quite a while. They also have a pet program and we sent pet blankets the last time. Those furbabies need to be warm and cozy, too, so we are also including them in this challenge.
The following is what we would like to request for them:


SLIPPERS:
    40  Women - DONE

      5  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
      8 Booties, suitable for girl or boy - DONE
  100 Washcloths** - DONE


 **Washcloths: Please use light colors whenever possible. No dark or bright colors. Thanks.


COZIES FOR PETS:
      4 - 20” x 20” - DONE

      4 - 24” x 24” - DONE
      4 - 24” x 30” - DONE

MAILING DEADLINE: December 29, 2017    (Extra time has been added to the deadline due to the holidays. If you are able to mail your items before the holidays, please do so. Thanks!


MAILING ADDRESS: (Please do not include the shelter name in the mailing address.)


     Sarah Cannon

     P. O. Box 3063
     Crossville,   TN   38557

If you wish to join in on this challenge and do not follow our Facebook page, please send your pledge to us in a comment on this post or email to us at thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.
  

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne