Monday, January 15, 2018

CHALLENGE #4 - 2018


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


      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:

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

CHALLENGE #3 - 2018

Boise, Idaho


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 



    BOISE, IDAHO 83702

Thursday, January 4, 2018

CHALLENGE #2 - 2018

HAVEN - Portsmouth, New Hampshire


“[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



     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

Oshkosh, Wisconsin


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).   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



 ****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:

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us at any time.

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy



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


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
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:

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

CHALLENGE #37 - 2017

Crossville, TN


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:

    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.

      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

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne

Monday, November 20, 2017

Stay tuned.......a new challenge will be posted later this afternoon or early evening!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

CHALLENGE #36 - 2017

Aurora, Colorado


Gateway is one of the first shelters in the nation to establish a Court Advocacy Program to coordinate criminal justice and the domestic violence services system in Aurora.

We would like to send slippers and washcloths to them.  They also have a pet program in place and we are adding in our Cozies for Pets (blankets/mats), too.

In the combined categories (preteens, youth, etc.), please use yarn colors that would be suitable for either girls or boys.


   32 women’s - DONE
     2 teen boys - DONE
     7 preteens - DONE
   15 youth - DONE
   15 toddlers - DONE
     5 baby booties - DONE
 100 washcloths - DONE


 3 - 20”x20” - DONE
 3 - 24”x24” - DONE
 3 - 24”x30” - DONE

MAILING DEADLINE: December 15, 2017

   Jeneen Klippel
   P. O. Box 914
   Aurora, Colorado 80040 

Feel free to join in with us on our Facebook page or just send us an email (with your name, please) and what you would like to pledge.   The challenges move along quickly on Facebook; so, if a category you pledge has been filled, we will let you know asap and ask if you would like to make a different size.   

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne


Saturday, November 4, 2017

CHALLENGE #35 - 2017

Artesia, New Mexico


The shelter is full at Grammy’s House!  They are also full of furry friends, so let’s send Cozies for Pets, too.  Grammy’s House loved the slippers, washcloths, and cozies (blankets) we sent last year and they can use more.

Let’s send:

35 women - DONE

  5 teen girls - DONE
  5 teen boys - DONE
10 pre-teens (neutral colors) - DONE
10 youth (neutral colors) - DONE
10 toddler (neutral colors) - DONE
  5 booties (neutral colors) - DONE
75 washcloths - DONE !


Remember to use multiple strands of yarn (worsted or bulky yarns) and also to use as small a hook or needle that you can so the blanket will be tightly stitched. For sewn blankets, several layers of washable material is needed. If using batting, please stitch from corner to corner, etc. to secure the batting for the washing and wear the blankets will get.

3 - 20”x 20” - DONE

3 - 24” x 24” - DONE
3 - 24” x 30” - DONE

Mailing Deadline :   December 1, 2017

Send to:

Grammy's House

Attention:  Celina Bryant
811 West Texas Avenue 
Artesia,  New Mexico   88210

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

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy

Hello, everyone!   It has been a little while since our last post.  In that time, we have completed three more challenges over on our Facebook page!    

Challenge #32 - 2017:   New Horizons Against Abuse in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Challenge #33 - 2017:   Freedom House in Princeton, Illinois

Challenge #34 - 2017:   Willow Domestic Violence Center in Rochester, New York

We are currently running Challenge #35 - 2017 for Grammy's House in Artesia, New Mexico, and will be posting the challenge here on the blog shortly.   There are still some slippers needed to fulfill this challenge.   So, if you wish to take part in this one, jump in quick with your pledge.   Send us an email at or send a message through the blog.   If a category you wish to pledge has been filled, we will try to let you know as soon as possible.

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

CHALLENGE #31 - 2017

Red Wing, Minnesota


In January, 2011, The Pink Slipper Project sent slippers to Haven of Hope. They said at the time, “We would be honored if you would consider adding the families we serve at the Haven to your list.” That is what our founder, Joyce Lucas, did. When I was working on setting up this year’s challenge, I found a letter from Dan Watson, Director of Services, from a previous challenge. He said, in his letter, “It’s obvious that what you do is a sincere act of love and provides support and heartfelt caring far beyond their circumstances. You truly are making a difference.”

For Haven of Hope, we need:

45 women - DONE

  8 teen boys -  DONE
  7 pre-teen boys - DONE
  7 pre-teen girls - DONE
  12 youth boys - DONE
  12 youth girls - DONE
  11 toddler boys - DONE
  11 toddler girls - DONE
    5 booties for boys - DONE
    5 booties for girls - DONE
125 washcloths - DONE

Mailing Deadline is November 1, 2017

Mail to :

    Tammy Gustafson-Reed, Shelter Manager
    HOPE Coalition
    P.O. Box 62
    Red Wing,  MN  55066 
Please post your pledge in a comment below or send to our Pink Slipper Project

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


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CHALLENGE #30 - 2017

Naples, Florida


We contacted The Shelter asking if they would like more slippers this year.  They said "yes" and more than last time!  So gals, dust off those needles and hooks.  Let’s get busy.  We are also doing a Cozies for Pets challenge, which is listed below the slippers and washcloths!


   85 women -  DONE
   10 men -  DONE
   10 teen boys -  DONE
   15 preteen girls -  DONE
   15 preteen boys -  DONE
   15 youth girls -  DONE
   15 youth boys -  DONE
   15 toddler girls -  DONE
   15 toddler boys -  DONE
   15 booties, girls -  DONE
   15 booties, boys -  DONE 
 200 washcloths -  DONE

MAILING DEADLINE: October 20. 2017 

   The Shelter for Abused Women and Children 
   c/o Robert Bernardo 
   P.O. Box 10102 
   Naples, FL 34101 

COZIES FOR PETS:  Pets are victims, too, and they deserve some TLC. We send warm slippers for the women and children. Let’s give the pets some warmth and comfort with a blanket of their own.  The Shelter would love to have some of our "Cozies" for their pets.
The blankets may be knitted, crocheted or sewn, but they MUST BE WASHABLE. Please use multiple strands of worsted weight yarn or bulky/super bulky weight for the knitted/crocheted ones. Use the smallest knitting needles or crochet hook as you can as the blankets needs to be firm and as tight as possible.

For the sewn blankets, several layers of fabric and batting is needed to stand up to the wear and tear it will get. Denim is good, as is flannel. If batting is used, be sure that it is stitched from corner to corner or several lines across the middle of the blanket to keep the batting in place so it doesn't bunch up when washed.

If you also pledged slippers and/or washcloths for this shelter, they can all be mailed in the same package. Here we go:

3 blankets, 20 x 20 -  DONE
3 blankets, 24 x 24 -  DONE
1 blanket, 24 x 30 -  DONE


If you would like to join us and take part in this challenge, please send us your pledge in an email to:

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

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy

Challenge #29-2017 for the Susan B. Anthony shelter in Torrington, Connecticut, was posted and completely pledged very quickly on our Facebook page.    This morning we are posting a new challenge for a shelter in Naples, Florida.   This is a repeat shelter for our group and a fairly large challenge with lots of slippers, washcloths, and pet blankets needed.  So, stay tuned and we hope you will join in with us as we endeavor to warm the hearts and toes of lots of women, men, and children living in the domestic abuse shelters around the US!

Friday, September 1, 2017


For Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse - Pullman, WA


Slippers and yarn, etc. may be sent together in the same package to save on postage.


These pet blankets provide companions with the comfort and warmth they need and deserve.

We’d like to send:
   2 - 20” x 20” blankets - DONE
   2 - 24”x 24” blankets - DONE
   2 - 24”x 30”blankets - DONE

Blankets can be crocheted, knitted or sewn. If crocheting or knitting, please use several strands of worsted weight or at least one strand of bulky or extra bulky acrylic yarn in a simple pattern without holes. If you are using fabric, use fleece, flannel, corduroy or similar warm material (with a filler). ALL blankets must be washable.


Share your joy of knitting and crocheting by sending the women at ATVP a gift that will keep on giving. Pass It On.

You may send used knitting needles and crochet hooks, but please do not send plastic knitting needles that are bowed or bent. No 14” knitting needles, please.

Yarn – Worsted or bulky preferred. No partial skeins or balls. Please don't send wool or wool blend due to allergies.

Knitting needles
– 8” or 10”, single or double point. Circulars are fine too. Preferred sizes for knitting needles are 7, 8, 9, 10, 10 ½, 11.

Crochet hooks
– Preferred sizes are G, H, I, J, and K. Scissors – We ask that scissors be children's blunt tipped scissors. They are sharp enough for yarn and kids can use them too.

We would like to send them:

   7 skeins of yarn, worsted or bulky - DONE
   7 pair of knitting needles - DONE
   7 crochet hooks - DONE
   7 scissors – blunt tipped - DONE
   7 yarn needles (large eyed) - DONE


     Amy Volz , Coordinator of Domestic Violence Services
     1125 NW Nye, Suite A
     Pullman, WA 99163

This challenge is also running on our Facebook page.  If you would like to pledge any of the above, please send an email to us at: