Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A big THANK YOU to all of our members who very quickly pledged and finished up Part #1 of Challenge #18 for Safe Harbor in Ashland, Kentucky!

Part #2 of this challenge will be posted early next week, so if you missed out on this one, please join us at that time and make your pledge!

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

CHALLENGE #18 - 2018 (Part #1)

SAFE HARBOR OF NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
Ashland, Kentucky

****PART #1 HAS BEEN COMPLETED**** 

Safe Harbor is a repeat shelter for the PSP, with our last challenge being in November, 2016.  They loved our slippers and washcloths so much that they would definitely love to have more of them this time around.  Here is what we would like to send to them for this part of the challenge.  The second half of this challenge will post next week.


SLIPPERS and WASHCLOTHS:

42 Women’s - DONE
  5 Teen Boys - 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 (Girls) - DONE
  3 Booties (Boys) - DONE

 85 Washcloths - DONE

MAILING DEADLINE: MAY 29, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS: 

     Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky
     Attn: Che-hona Miller
     P. O. Box 2163
     Ashland, Kentucky 41105

If you wish to make a pledge for this challenge, please put your pledge in a comment below or send it via email to us at thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com




Thursday, April 19, 2018

Challenge #17 of 2018 has now been completed!   We would like to thank all Pink Slipper Project members who pledged.   Many of you added an additional pledge to help us complete this challenge quickly.

We already have another challenge lined up for next week.......for a shelter in Kentucky!   So, we hope you will stay tuned and, if you are able, jump right in and make a pledge when it is posted (here and on our Facebook page).

We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful weekend!

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

CHALLENGE #17 - 2018

ANNA MARIE’S ALLIANCE
St. Cloud, Minnesota

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****


“We hold the dream of nonviolence for women and children until they can hold it for themselves.” 

Anna Marie’s Alliance is a repeat shelter for The Pink Slipper Project.  We will be requesting slippers, washcloths, and pet blankets for them again this time.  The Pet Shelter at Anna Marie’s Alliance is an important place.  Not only do the furry family friends receive care, but it also doubles as an educational center as the children learn about caring for their pet.  The children visit and play and can relax knowing their pet is safe and well cared for. 

(One item on the shelter’s “wish list” stood out to me. They are in need of fun and colorful pillow cases for children for their Sweet Dreams Project. These can be hand sewn or bought if any of our members would wish to add one or two to their packages. - Judy)

SLIPPERS and WASHCLOTHS: 

40 Women’s - DONE
  3 Teen Boys - DONE
  7 Preteen Girls - DONE
  7 Preteen Boys - DONE
  7 Youth Girls - DONE
  7 Youth Boys - DONE
  7 Toddler Girls - DONE
  7 Toddler Boys - DONE
  8 Baby Booties (neutral) - DONE
 90 Washcloths - DONE

COZIES (Pet Blankets):**** 

3 - 20 x 20 blankets - DONE
3 - 24 x 24 blankets - DONE
4 - 24 x 30 blankets - DONE 

****Pet blankets may be knitted, crocheted, or sewn, but must be washable. Knitted or crocheted blankets should be a tight weave and fairly thick (use several strands of #4 together or a single strand of #5 or #6 bulky yarn). Suitable fabrics are denim, flannel, or heavy cotton with batting in between layers and stitched so the batting doesn’t bunch up when washed.**** 

PLEASE MAIL BY: MAY 19, 2018 

MAILING ADDRESS:

Anna Marie’s Alliance 
Attn: Kim Salitros 
P. O. Box 367 
St. Cloud, MN 56302

Challenges also run simultaneously on our Facebook page.  We try to keep the numbers updated here as quickly as possible as pledges come in.   If you wish to pledge any of the above items, please put your pledge in a comment below or send it to our email:  thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.   If any category you pledge has been filled, we will let you know as soon as possible.    Thank you!




Wednesday, April 11, 2018

CHALLENGE #16 - 2018

INTERIOR ALASKA CENTER for NONVIOLENT LIVING
Fairbanks, Alaska 

The IAC provides programs to address domestic violence, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, suicide intervention, and crisis services for victims of other violent crimes.  Although IAC is located in the City of Fairbanks, they also serve the city, the Fairbanks North Star Borough and outlying areas, as well as Interior Alaska, encompassing 42 villages.

We would like to be able to send them the following slippers, washcloths, and pet blankets for their shelter:

SLIPPERS and WASHCLOTHS:

 70 Women’s - Still need 24
 10 Teen Boys - Still need 3
 10 Preteen Girls - DONE
 10 Preteen Boys - Still need 2
 10 Youth Girls - DONE
 10 Youth Boys - DONE
 10 Toddler Girls - DONE
 10 Toddler Boys - DONE
 10 Baby Booties (neutral colors) - DONE
 150 Washcloths - DONE

COZIES (PET BLANKETS):****


 3 - 20 x 20 blankets - DONE
 3 - 24 x 24 blankets - DONE
 4 - 24 x 30 blankets - DONE

PLEASE MAIL BY: MAY 12, 2018

MAILING ADDRESS:
     Interior Alaska Center for Nonviolent Living
     Attn: Crystal Ruerup
     726 - 26th Avenue, Suite #1
     Fairbanks, AK 99701

 ****Pet blankets may be knitted, crocheted, or sewn, but must be washable. Knitted or crocheted blankets should be a tight weave and fairly thick (use several strands together or a single strand of #5 or #6 bulky yarn). Suitable fabrics are denim, flannel, or heavy cotton with batting in between layers and stitched so the batting doesn’t bunch up when washed.****

If you wish to pledge any of the above items, please put your pledge in a comment below or send it to our email:   thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.

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

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy

  
We recently posted Challenge #14 for Shenandoah Women's Center in Martinsburg, WV, and Challenge #15 for Mid-Minnesota Women's Center in Brainerd, MN, on our Facebook page and they were completed there.   We will be posting Challenge #16 of 2018 here on the blog shortly.   

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

CHALLENGE #13 - 2018

SAFEHOUSE CENTER 
Ann Arbor, Michigan 

SafeHouse Center’s mission is to provide safety, support, advocacy and resources for survivors of domestic violence and their children.  They work relentlessly to change the systems and attitudes that allow this abuse to continue. 

Let’s help them by sending the following:

   60 Women’s - Still need 10
   10 Teen Girls - DONE
     5 Men’s - DONE
     5 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 Booties - Girls - DONE
     5 Booties - Boys - DONE

 150 Washcloths - DONE

 MAIL BY: APRIL 14, 2018 

 MAILING ADDRESS:

 SafeHouse Center
 Attn:  Briana Asfahani, Shelter Mgr.
 4100 Clark Road
 Ann Arbor,  Michigan   48105 

If you wish to take part in this challenge, please put your pledge in a comment below or send your pledge to us via "message" or by emailing us:   thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com

If you have questions, please feel free to ask us!


Rachel, Lynne, and Judy

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

CHALLENGE #12 - 2018

SOJOURNER HOUSE
Providence, Rhode Island

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

Sojourner House was founded in 1976 and since then they have helped over 50,000 individuals.  “The Story Behind the Name Sojourner House was partly named after Sojourner Truth, the courageous 19th-century enslaved woman who later became an abolitionist, speaking on behalf of women and slaves as she traveled throughout the U.S.  Her message of strength and freedom inspires our work.  We've designed our programs so that our clients have many options to choose from, allowing them to build strength and independence as they recover from abuse.  Additionally, our organization derives its name from our goal to give victims and survivors a place to "sojourn" as some go through the toughest times of their lives.”

Here is what we would like to send to Sojourner House:


  78 Women’s - DONE
    6 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 - Girls - DONE
    6 Booties - Boys - DONE

150 Washcloths - DONE

MAILING DATE:   APRIL 7, 2018 

MAILING ADDRESS: 

Sojourner House - Drop-in Center
Attn: Alicia Gauvin, Dir. of Development
386 Smith Street 
Providence, Rhode Island 02908 



Wednesday, February 28, 2018

CHALLENGE #11 - 2018

LEE SHORE CENTER - Kenai, Alaska

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

We are heading back to Kenai, Alaska, for another challenge.  Our last challenge for them was in 2016 and they would love to have more slippers and washcloths.  They also have a pet shelter on site for their clients, so we will be including pet cozies (blankets/pads) for them, also. 

Here is what we would like to send to the Lee Shore Center:

   45 Women’s - DONE
     8 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 Baby Booties (generic colors) - DONE
 100 Washcloths - DONE

 3 Pet Blankets, 20 x 20 - DONE
 3 Pet Blankets, 24 x 24 - DONE
 2 Pet Blankets, 24 x 30 - DONE

 ****Pet blankets may be knitted, crocheted, or sewn, but must be washable! Knitted or crocheted blankets should be a tight weave and fairly thick (use several strands together or a single strand of #5 or #6 bulky yarn). Suitable fabrics are denim, flannel, heavy cotton with batting in between layers and stitched so the batting doesn’t bunch up when washed.****

 MAILING DATE: MARCH 28, 2018

 MAILING ADDRESS:
 Lee Shore Center
 c/o Cheri Smith
 325 S. Spruce Street
 Kenai, Alaska 99611 


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