Thursday, January 19, 2017

COZIES FOR PETS & HAPPY HANDS CHALLENGE

Tundra Women’s Coalition - Bethel, Alaska


The last time we “visited” the Tundra shelter, we sent them supplies for the residents who knew how to crochet or knit or wanted to learn.  We also sent them pet cozies/pads for their on-site pet shelter for residents’ pets. They loved them and would love to have them again this time. 

Here is what we would like to have pledged:

15 skeins of yarn (worsted weight, acrylic) - Still need 3
15 pr. of children's scissors - Still need 5
15 pr. knitting needles (sizes 8 to 10, shorter length) - Still need 15
15 crochet hooks (sizes G, H, I, or J) - DONE
15 large eye yarn needles (plastic or metal) - Still need 7

 4 - 20”x20” blankets/pads - DONE
 4 - 24”x24” blankets/pads - DONE
 4 - 24”x30” or 30”x30” blankets/pads - DONE

Pet blankets/pads may be crocheted, knitted, or sewn. If crochet or knit, blanket yarn or several strands of worsted weight held together makes a nice thick pad. If sewn, flannel, corduroy, fleece or denim are good materials - with a layer of batting in between - with a line or two of stitching through the middle to hold batting in place. Even an old clean blanket can be cut up and used for batting. ALL ITEMS MUST BE WASHABLE!

MAILING DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 18, 2017

MAIL TO:    C. J. PLEASANT

    P. O. BOX 2029
    BETHEL, ALASKA 99559

Pledges may be placed in a comment below or emailed (preferred) to:   thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.   This challenge is running on our Facebook page, also.



A big THANK YOU to all of you wonderful ladies for making pledges and adding to your initial pledges so that we could complete this challenge in less than 24 hours! We have such a terrific group.

We are also going to do a combined Happy Hands and Cozies for Pets challenge for Tundra Women's Coalition. We have many new members since our last Cozies or Happy Hands challenge for a shelter who may not be familiar with them.

Basically, if a shelter has a program in place to teach crocheting or knitting or have residents who already know how, we like to send them supplies to help them out. We all know how much our crafts/hobbies help us to relax and make us feel better and we want to "pass it forward". Also, many shelters now have a shelter or program in place to allow residents to bring their pets with them. Many women will not leave an abusive situation if they have to leave pets home to possibly suffer abuse when they leave. Pets like nice cozy blankets/pads to lay on and cuddle with, too, to help ease their anxiety.

If anyone has any questions, please don't hesitate to ask us. We will be putting up the Cozies/HH challenge shortly. We hope you join in. Even a pledge for one skein of yarn or one pet mat is great!

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

CHALLENGE #3 - 2017

TUNDRA WOMEN'S COALITION
Bethel, Alaska

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

All shelters offer valuable programs for the residents of the shelter and also provide programs for their communities.  One valuable such program at Tundra Women's Coalition is TAAV - Teens Acting Against Violence.  This program is for teens, age 12-18, living in Bethel. T he group's focus is on peer education and outreach.   TAAV members speak out to engage peers about issues such as domestic violence, teen dating violence, sexual assault, types of abuse, suicide, substance abuse, etc., through discussion, activities and the experiences and wisdom of other members.  They share their knowledge with peers and communities throughout the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.  They travel to village classrooms, perform skits at conferences and events, record PSAs for radio, etc.  Many participants of TAAV feel that the program helps them make sense of their experiences and provides support for living a sober, nonviolent life.  Many of the members of TAAV now work for the Tundra Women's Coalition and one has become a member of the Board of Directors of the shelter.

 
Let's send the following number of slippers and washcloths to Alaska ~~~~ 


(Note: We were told previously that women’s large-size slippers were a needed size at the shelter, so we added an additional 5 women’s - large - to be sure there are enough of that particular size.)


  40 Women’s - Sm, Med, Lg -  DONE
    5 Women’s - Large -   DONE
    3 Teen Boys -   DONE

    8 Preteen Girls -   DONE
    8 Preteen Boys -   DONE
    9 Youth Girls -   DONE
    9 Youth boys -  DONE

    9 Toddler Girls -  DONE
    9 Toddler Boys - DONE

    4 Girls Booties -   DONE
    4 Boy Booties -   DONE


100 Washcloths - DONE


MAILING DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 18, 2017

 
SEND TO:

          C. J. PLEASANT
          P. O. BOX 2029
          BETHEL, ALASKA 99559

This challenge is running on our Facebook page, also.  If you wish to take part, you can make your pledge there or send us an email at:   thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.    The numbers still needed in each category change quickly and may be different than currently listed here.   If a category you pledge has been filled, we will let you know as soon as possible.    We hope you will join us and, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us.


Rachel, Lynne, and Judy


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

CHALLENGE #2 - 2017

SHELTERING WINGS
Danville, Indiana

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

Autumn Bucy, the Annual Fund Coordinator at Sheltering Wings, told me that she was told that the shelter needed slippers for the residents. When she turned on her computer, she found the letter I had sent to introduce Pink Slipper and asking if they would like ours. Talk about timing! That is not likely to happen again. They accepted our offer of slippers and washcloths.  Lets do it!! 

Sheltering Wings would like:

  50 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
    8 booties in various colors --- DONE
100 washcloths --- DONE

Mailing Deadline: February 10, 2017
 
Send to: 
Sheltering Wings
Attn: Autumn Bucy
1251 Sycamore Lane
Danville, IN  46122

If you wish to pledge to this challenge, please place your pledge in a comment below or send us an email at:   thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.



IT'S A NEW YEAR - TIME FOR NEW CHALLENGES!

We here at The Pink Slipper Project have had a much-needed break over the holidays.   We hope all of you have had a relaxing and enjoyable time with your families and are refreshed and ready to begin making handmade slippers and washcloths for women and children in DV shelters for another year!   

Our first challenge of 2017 was posted on our Facebook page last week and was completely pledged very quickly and our 2nd challenge of the year just went up this morning and, again, is moving along very quickly.   The 2nd challenge (for Sheltering Wings in Danville, IN) will be posted here shortly.   But if you want to get in on this one, you will have to pledge quickly!!

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne


Monday, December 19, 2016

We have completed our last challenge for 2016 and we broke our record from last year with the number of challenges completed.   This couldn't have been accomplished without the hard work and loyalty from ALL of our Pink Slipper Project members and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being a part of it!

We (Rachel, Lynne, and Judy) will be on a break between Thanksgiving and Christmas as far as posting any new challenges because, not only are we very busy this time of year, but we know that all of you are very busy, too!  

We will continue to post on our Facebook page during the break and, if anyone has any questions or suggestions, please feel free to ask away!  Your answer may not come immediately, but we will try to respond as quickly as we can.

Rachel has two shelters already lined up for our first challenges of 2017......so, hopefully, all of our members will be refreshed and ready to go after the holidays.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very thankful Thanksgiving and a wonderful Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa filled with lots of love, family, and happy times!

With tons of "thank you's" and lots of hugs,
Rachel, Lynne, and Judy




Monday, November 28, 2016

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

SAFE HARBOR
Ashland, Kentucky

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

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 - DONE
 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