Monday, August 21, 2017

CHALLENGE #26 - 2017

THE LAUREL CENTER - Winchester, Virginia

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED**** 

In 1991, The Laurel Center was the first program in Virginia to change the identities of two families whose situations were so dangerous that they required new identities and relocation outside Virginia.

Let's send slippers and washcloths to the Laurel Center. Please use generic colors for all slipper sizes (with the exception of women’s).

35 women - DONE
  9 preteens - DONE
  9 youth - DONE
  9 toddlers - DONE
  5 baby booties - DONE
70 washcloths - DONE

Mailing Date: September 25, 2017

Send to:
   Cindy Marzullo
   Box 14
   Winchester, VA 22604

If you would like to take part in this challenge, please send us your pledge via our email:  thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.   We will need to know which category/categories and the number you wish to make in each category you pledge.

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

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne




Wednesday, August 9, 2017

CHALLENGE #25 - 2017

BATTERED WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S SHELTER
San Antonio, Texas

The Battered Women and Children’s Shelter was referred to us by our member, Regina E.  Thank you, Regina, for sharing the info.  We are having some great shelters referred to us by our members.

So, everyone, we are off to visit the Battered Women and Children's shelter in San Antonio, Texas.

Here is what we will need for them:

 135 women - Still need 76
   10 teen boys and men - Still need 3
   15 preteen girls - Still need 15
   15 preteen boys - DONE
   15 youth girls - DONE
   15 youth boys - DONE
   10 toddler girls - DONE
   10 toddler boys - DONE
    5 girl booties - DONE
    5 boy booties - DONE
250 Washcloths - DONE

MAILING DEADLINE: September 15, 2017

PLEASE MAIL TO:

Battered Women and Children's Shelter
2617 N. Main Street
San Antonio, TX (double checking the zip code....will post as soon as confirmed)


We apologize for the blog not being updated for a while with all of the challenges that we have done recently on our Facebook page.    One of our administrator's mother was very ill and she didn't have the extra time to add the challenges here.   However, our Pink Slipper Project members have been very busy over on Facebook, pledging and making slippers and washcloths for 10 more challenges since we posted here.   We have had challenges for the following DV shelters:

#15 - 2017  -  Spruce Run - Bangor, Maine
#16 - 2017  -  Circle of Hope - Cornelia, Georgia
#17 - 2017  -  Safehouse  -  Denver, Colorado
#18 - 2017  -  Women's Shelter  -  Long Beach, California
#19 - 2017  -  Family Abuse Center  -  Waco, Texas
#20 - 2017  -  Care Lodge  -  Meredian, Mississippi
#21 - 2017  - DOVE, Inc.  -  Decatur, Illinois
#22 - 2017  -  HAVIN  -  Kittanning, Pennsylvania
#23 - 2017  -  YWCA  -  St. Joseph, Missouri
#24 - 2017  -  Bethany House  -  Toledo, Ohio

We just posted a new challenge this afternoon on Facebook and it is already being pledged!  It will be posted here on the blog shortly!    Please feel free to join us by sending your pledge to our email address at
thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com or check out our Facebook page and make your pledge there.

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

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne

Monday, May 8, 2017

CHALLENGE #14-2017

FAITH HOUSE, Lafayette, LA

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

Faith House is in Louisiana, which is a new state for us. Faith House has an on-site pet program, so we will be having a Cozies for Pets as part of our challenge. The information needed will be located just below the slipper and washcloth challenge note.


Lets get our engines started and head to Lafayette, LA.


  40 Women - DONE

    5 teen boys - DONE
    4 girl booties - DONE
    4 boy booties - DONE
    8 toddler girls -DONE
    8 toddler boys - DONE
    8 youth girls - DONE
    8 youth boys - DONE
    8 preteen girls - DONE
    8 preteen boys - DONE
100 washcloths - DONE

MAILING DEADLINE: June 2, 2017


SEND TO:
Brittany Martinez
Faith House
P.O. Box 93145
Lafayette, LA 70509


COZIES FOR PETS

3 - 20”x20” blankets/pads - DONE
3 - 24”x24” blankets/pads - DONE
2 - 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 date and address are the same for slippers.



Friday, April 28, 2017

****UPDATE****   CHALLENGE #13-2017 went up on the Facebook page and was completely pledged so quickly that it didn't get posted on the blog!   
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There will be a new challenge posted soon......probably sometime Friday.....so keep checking in with us or, better yet, sign up to receive notifications of new posts (in right column).


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

CHALLENGE #12 - 2017

DAIS – Domestic Abuse Intervention Services
Madison, Wisconsin


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

From the DAIS website: What is the Power of One Campaign? It is the power of one voice, one message, one conversation, one intervention. We all have the power to change harmful attitudes, to speak up, and to support the work to end domestic abuse. The campaign is open to anyone who wants to take action to prevent domestic abuse.

Let's send the power of many Pink Slipper hands to Madison, WI.

  40 women - DONE
    2 men -  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 girls -  DONE
    8 booties boys -  DONE
100 Washcloths  -  DONE

MAILING DEADLINE: May 20, 2017
SEND TO:

Alyssa Theda, Development Associate
DAIS
2102 Fordem Avenue
Madison, WI 53704



In the last month or so, our Admins have been very busy with personal and family issues and the blog has been neglected a little bit.   But, several challenges have been posted (and completed) over on our Facebook page during this time......including our last challenge, which was a very large one.   To our amazement (well, maybe I shouldn't say that because we have such wonderful and dedicated members in this group), this very large challenge was completely pledged in TWO DAYS!!!!  

We have now posted our next challenge  ---  CHALLENGE #12 of 2017  ---  to the Facebook page and will be posting here on the blog very shortly.

If you would like to take part in this challenge by pledging and making some slippers for this shelter, please list your pledge in the comments area under the challenge - OR - even better, send it by email to us:    thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.

You may use whatever pattern you wish as long as it falls within the size category for the slippers that you pledge.   We need to know which category or categories you wish to make and how many of each size.    The mailing info and mail by date will be included in the challenge information.

There is a Sizing Chart link in the right hand column of the blog.   If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us!

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy




Tuesday, March 14, 2017

CHALLENGE #9 - 2017

HAVEN HOUSE, New Mexico

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

Haven House is the only domestic violence shelter for a population of over 137,000. They are looking forward to receiving slippers and washcloths.


Are our needles and hooks ready to get to work for Haven House?


20 women - Done

  5 baby booties - 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 - Done


90 washcloths - Done




MAILING DEADLINE: April 10, 2017


SEND TO:
     Ralph Valenzuela

     P.O. Box 15611
     Rio Rancho, NM 87174

Please send your pledge to our email:   thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com


Hello, everyone!   This is Judy.   While our blog has been quiet for a few weeks, we have still been busy over on our Facebook page.   Due to some personal events going on in my life recently, I haven't been able to get Challenges #7 and #8 of 2017 posted on the blog.   Those two challenges were for Friends Against Abuse in International Falls, Minnesota, and The Family Place, in Dallas, Texas!   While Friends Against Abuse was a repeat shelter for us, The Family Place was a new one and our first in Texas!

Challenge #9-2017 has been posted on Facebook and will be up on the blog shortly.   We are having a rather big snow/ice storm here on the east coast (where Rachel and I are both located) and we are hoping our electric stays on so we can keep the challenge updated today!   

If you send your pledge via our email (thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com), we will send you a return email acknowledging your pledge.    If a category/size has already been filled, we will let you know asap and see if you wish to change your pledge.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us!

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne.



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

CHALLENGE #6 - 2017

LA CASA SHELTER
Las Cruces, New Mexico

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

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 - --- DONE
    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

MAILING DEADLINE - MARCH 7, 2017


SEND TO: 


       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

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

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: https://www.doorwaysva.org/stories/....

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


MAILING ADDRESS:
    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:    thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com

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

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

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:  thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.


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


Rachel, Lynne, and Judy


COMING!!! NEW CHALLENGE.......NEW STATE!

A NEW CHALLENGE WILL BE POSTED TODAY!   STAY TUNED.........WE ARE HEADING TO CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA (A NEW STATE FOR THE PINK SLIPPER PROJECT)!   WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US IN PLEDGING AND MAKING HANDMADE SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS FOR ALL OF THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN AT SAFE ALLIANCE.

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy


Thursday, January 19, 2017

COZIES FOR PETS & HAPPY HANDS CHALLENGE

TUNDRA WOMEN'S COALITION - Bethel, Alaska

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

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!

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.