Wednesday, February 8, 2017

CHALLENGE #6 - 2017

The La Casa Shelter, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, has been in operation since 1981 and provides both emergency shelter on a 24/7, 365 day-a-year basis, with paid staff on duty at all times, and also transitional housing services. This is a repeat shelter for our group. When contacted, they said they would love to receive slippers and washcloths from PSP again.  That’s always good to hear because it means they were pleased with the items they received previously!

For this challenge, we would like to send the following:

  40 womens - --- Still need 2
    6 teen boys - ---- DONE
    8 pre-teen girls - DONE
    8 pre-teen boys - --- DONE
    8 youth girls - DONE
    8 youth boys - DONE
    8 toddler girls - DONE
    8 toddler boys - DONE
    6 booties (girls) - DONE
    6 booties (boys) - DONE
100 washcloths - DONE



       Sara Armijo       P.O.Box 2463       Las Cruces, New Mexico 88004

Please DO NOT INCLUDE the name of the shelter on your package! Thank you!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Challenge #5 of 2017 has been fully pledged in less than one day!   Hooray and a big THANK YOU goes out to all of our wonderful members who jump right in on a challenge as soon as it is posted.   

Rachel and Lynne have been contacting shelters and getting the information necessary for the challenges......and we should have another one ready to go at least by the beginning of next week.   So, STAY TUNED!   We will let you know ahead of time when it will be posted.

CHALLENGE #5 - 2017

DOORWAYS - Arlington, Virginia


Doorways for Women and Families offers two emergency shelters, each designed to provide a safe, family-friendly environment. Their Domestic Violence shelter provides a safe temporary home to women and children escaping imminent danger due to domestic violence. To read one of their success stories, you might want to read Ana’s Story:

For Doorways, we would like to send:

25 Women -   Done
10 Men -   Done

  8 Pre-teen (neutral colors, please) -   Done
  8 Youth (neutral colors, please) -   Done
  8 Toddler (neutral colors, please) -   Done
  8 Booties (neutral colors, please) -   Done
50 Washcloths -   Done

MAILING DEADLINE - March 1, 2017

    Doorways for Women and Families
    P.O. Box 100185
   Arlington, VA 22210

If you have any questions or would like to make a pledge for this challenge, please send us an email at:

Most of our pledges are made on our Facebook page; if a category/size that you pledge has been filled prior to receiving your pledge, we will try to notify you as soon as possible.   Thank you.

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy

Thursday, January 26, 2017

CHALLENGE #4 - 2017

SAFE ALLIANCE Charlotte, North Carolina

This is our first challenge in North Carolina and we hope there will be more to come. 

Through the years, the staff has received a lot of requests for slippers.  So, folks, we're here to grant their wishes.  The shelter has requested that the slippers be marked to indicate which ages they are for.

Let's fill lots of wishes for slippers and washcloths.

  75 women  -  Done
    5 booties girls  -  Done
    5 booties boys  -  Done
  10 toddler girls  -  Done
  10 toddler boys  -  Done
  10 youth girls  -  Done
  10 youth boys  -  Done
  10 preteen girls  -  Done
  10 preteen boys  -  Done
    5 teen boys (ages 13-18)  -  Done

150 washcloths  -  Done

Mailing Deadline: February 28, 2017

Send to:
   Tenille Banner
   604 East Fifth Street, Suite 400
   Charlotte, NC   28202

If you wish to make a pledge for this challenge, please email us at:

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

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy



Rachel, Lynne, and Judy

Thursday, January 19, 2017


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) - DONE
15 pr. of children's scissors - DONE
10 pr. knitting needles (sizes 8 to 10, shorter length) - DONE
15 crochet hooks (sizes G, H, I, or J) - DONE
15 large eye yarn needles (plastic or metal) - DONE

 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!



    P. O. BOX 2029
    BETHEL, ALASKA 99559

Pledges may be placed in a comment below or emailed (preferred) to:

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

Bethel, Alaska


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



          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:    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

Danville, Indiana


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:


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, 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

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 - 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


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


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:

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

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne

CHALLENGE #41 - 2016

MERRYMAN HOUSE - Paducah, Kentucky


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



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:

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne