Friday, April 10, 2015

.......and just like that, 2-1/2 hours later......the CHALLENGE HAS BEEN COMPLETED!!! Thank you all for your pledges!

Also, there is a possibility of a small "Cozies for Pets" challenge for this shelter. They have an onsite pet program for temporary care until outside foster care can be arranged, but the shelter does not have a lot of storage space. We are waiting to hear back from Barb, who is going to check with the shelter.

CHALLENGE #12 - 2015

Rachel and I have been on a little spring break, but we are back and ready to go with a new Challenge.   If you wish to take part in this challenge, please put your pledge in a comment on this post and we will receive it.   The numbers in each category will be updated as soon as possible when pledges come in.   Be sure to keep a record of your pledge, the challenge number, mailing deadline, and the mailing information!   When you finish making the items you have pledged, you will be mailing them directly to the address provided in the challenge.   If you have questions, please feel free to ask us.

WOMEN'S CENTER & SHELTER OF GREATER PITTSBURGH (PA)

It is amazing what can be accomplished when two women see a need, put their heads together, and come up with a way to solve the problem. Rather than trying to rephrase information of the history of this shelter, I have included a link to an In Memoriam page on the shelter's website about these two amazing women. I hope that you will take some time and read about them when you get the opportunity!

http://www.wcspittsburgh.org/page.aspx?pid=525

All of our items will be sent to Barbara Kochuba, of Comfort Scarves of Southwestern PA, who works as a liaison for at least nine or ten DV shelters in this area. She will personally deliver our items to this shelter.

We would like for you to be sure to indicate that your items are part of a Pink Slipper Project challenge. Feel free to download and print (on plain paper, cardstock, or business card stock) the new PSP Tags. A hole can be punched in one end and tied on to your slippers, or if you bag each pair, it could be included in the bag. Also, under your name in the return address on your package, you might include "Pink Slipper Project". This will help Barbara identify our packages for this particular shelter.

For this challenge, we are requesting the following:
  

6 Women's - Large (9-1/2" to 11")   -   DONE

24 Women's - Medium (8" to 9-1/2")   -   DONE

12 Teen Girls   -   DONE

6 Teen Boys   -   DONE

6 Youth Girls   -   DONE

6 Youth Boys   -   DONE

3 Toddler Girls   -   DONE

3 Toddler Boys   -   DONE


MAILING DEADLINE: MAY 9, 2015

MAILING ADDRESS:

          BARBARA KOCHUBA

          408 WASHINGTON ROAD

          PITTSBURGH, PA 15221



Monday, March 16, 2015

CHALLENGE #9 of 2015 has now been fully pledged!! This has been the biggest challenge so far this year with a total of 166 slippers and 155 washcloths pledged. We have had lots of new members join us this week and many of you have jumped right in and pledged! AWESOME!!!! We can't thank you enough for your support.

Are you ready for some combined totals for 2015 so far??? After just 2-1/2 months, our members have pledged and sent/will send 845 pairs of slippers, 810 washcloths, 37 pet blankets, plus 13 sets of knitting needles, 6 crochet hooks, 6 prs. scissors, 12 skeins of yarn, and a $20 Joann's gift card!

How awesome are those numbers? Ladies, pat yourselves on the back for a job well done....and we still have 9-1/2 months to go in 2015. Imagine how many hearts and toes will be warmed by the end of the year by your very generous hearts and hands!

Rachel and Judy


Saturday, March 14, 2015

UPDATE TO CHALLENGE #9 - WEAVE, INC., Sacramento, CA

UPDATED:  3/15/15 @ 9:15 PM

The pledges for this Challenge have been coming in very steadily since it was posted on Thursday afternoon. A big "Thank You" to all of you who have already pledged, including all of the new members who have joined us recently! It's great to see new members jump right into a Challenge!

We are still in need of pledges for the following:   17 women's.

Also, we have decided to extend the mailing deadline for this shelter since we have had quite a few challenges in the last few weeks. The new deadline will be Saturday, April 18th.

If you would like to make a pledge (or increase your pledge), please post your pledge in a Comment line below. Thanks for your help .... and if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Rachel and Judy

Friday, March 13, 2015

CHALLENGE #9 - 2015

WEAVE, INC.    (UPDATED:  3/15/15 @ 9:15 PM)
Sacramento, California

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 including a lethality assessment, 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. “

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:   APRIL 18, 2015   (New date, extended by one week)


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, March 4, 2015

This group of volunteers is just so fantastic!!!! Another Challenge completely pledged in less than ONE DAY!! All of you are just the BEST! Thank you so much for opening up your hearts and giving of your talents to create so many much-needed items for these women and children. 

Rachel and Judy

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CHALLENGE #7 - 2015

SAFEHOUSE CRISIS CENTER 

Coffeyville and Pittsburg, Kansas

**** CHALLENGE COMPLETED ****

Safehouse Crisis Center is dedicated to serving the adult and child victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in a seven-county area of southeast Kansas. Services are also available for adult males who are victims of domestic violence.

SHCC was started in 1977 as a college class project.  After surveying local social and law enforcement agencies, it was determined that an organized protective intervention was needed.  A shelter opened in 1981 in Pittsburg.  The Coffeyville shelter opened in 1995. 

This is a repeat shelter for The Pink Slipper Project.

We would like to ask for pledges for the following needs:

  36 Women’s/Teen Girls  -  DONE

    4 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 (mixed colors)   -  DONE

100 Washcloths   -   DONE


MAILING DEADLINE:   MARCH 28, 2015

MAILING ADDRESS:

          REBECCA BRUBAKER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

          409 NORTH WALNUT

          PITTSBURG,  KS   66762


As always, if the name of the shelter is not listed in the above mailing address, please DO NOT include it when you mail your package.  It has been excluded for safety reasons.   Thank you!

This challenge is currently running on our Facebook page as well.   If you wish to make a pledge for a certain number of slippers and/or washcloths, please put your pledge in a comment on this post  (number pledged, category and gender).   Thank you.

If you are new to The Pink Slipper Project and have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us.

Rachel and Judy