Tuesday, June 12, 2018

CHALLENGE #24 - 2018

THE CRISIS CENTER OF TANEY COUNTY
Branson, Missouri

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

 “Let’s Make A Difference Together” - quote from their website

The Crisis Center incorporated as a not-for-profit agency in August of 1990 for the purpose of providing safe shelter, support and advocacy for victims of domestic and sexual violence and their children.  With local community support, a shelter house was purchased in late 1993 and opened in 1994.  Due to the overwhelming increase in clientele from 1994 to 1996, the shelter house was converted to office space and, mid 1996, the Crisis Center began using motel placement as the chief means of sheltering victims of domestic abuse. Due to the large need for service, the Crisis Center acquired property in 2001 and now has an actual shelter for victims of domestic and sexual violence.  The Crisis Center can shelter up 40 women and children at one time.  They also have a pet program in place and we will be doing a COZIES FOR PETS, also.

Here is what we would like to provide to this shelter: 

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS:

   50 Women’s - 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 (suitable for girl or boy) - DONE
 125 Washcloths - DONE

COZIES FOR PETS: 

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

MAIL BY DATE: July 11, 2018 


MAILING ADDRESS: 
     The Crisis Center of Taney County 
     Attn: Angie Sullenger 
     P. O. Box 282 
     Branson, Missouri 65615

Friday, June 8, 2018

CHALLENGE #23 - 2018

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, INC.
Saginaw, Michigan

*****CHALLENGE COMPLETED IN LESS THAN A DAY!!   AMAZING!!!*****


The Underground Railroad, Inc. serves all residents of Saginaw County who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human slavery.  In operation since 1977, Underground Railroad, Inc. is the only provider of emergency shelter, services, leadership and programs to end domestic violence and sexual violence in the community. 

We would like to send them the following:

  65  women’s -   DONE
    3  teen boys - DONE
    8  pre-teen girls - DONE
    8  pre-teen boys - DONE
  12  youth girls -  DONE
  12  youth boys -  DONE
  12  toddler girls -  DONE
  12  toddler boys - DONE
  10  girls booties - DONE
  10  boys booties - DONE

150  washcloths -  DONE

We are also doing a HELPING HANDS challenge for the Underground Railroad. They would like to continue to teach residents to knit and crochet to relieve stress and build confidence, and they need a few supplies. We’d like to send them:


15 skeins of yarn - DONE

10 pairs of knitting needles - DONE
10 crochet hooks - DONE
10 prs. of scissors (blunt children’s scissors) -  DONE
10 big-eyed yarn needles -  DONE

Last but not least, Underground Railroad would like some Cozies (pet blankets) for the family pets at the shelter.  Blankets can be sewn, crocheted or knitted but should be thick and solid so their paws do not go through holes in the blanket.  They should also be machine washable.  We generally recommend using two or three strands of worsted weight yarn held together. We would like to send them: 


3 small blankets (20” x 20”) - DONE
3 medium blankets (24” x 24”) -  DONE
3 large blankets (24” x 30”) - DONE

MAIL BY DATE: July 9, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS : 


Underground Railroad, Inc. 
Attn: Kari Tanney 
1230 S. Washington 
Saginaw, MI 48601

If you would like to participate in this Challenge, please put your pledge in a comment below or send it by email to us at:   thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.   Please be sure to include your full name with your pledge.   If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

CHALLENGE #22 - 2018

SOJOURN SHELTER
Springfield, Illinois

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED**** 

We have had several challenges for the Sojourn Shelter in the past and, when Rachel contacted them again, they said that they would love to have even more than we sent last time!  So........here goes......this is what we would like to request for them: 

SLIPPERS and WASHCLOTHS: 

    50 Women’s - DONE
    10 Preteen Girls - DONE 
    10 Preteen Boys - DONE
    8 Youth Girls - DONE 
    8 Youth Boys - DONE 
    7 Toddler Girls - DONE 
    7 Toddler Boys - DONE 
    5 Booties (colors suitable for either gender) - DONE 
100 Washcloths - DONE 

PLEASE MAIL BY: JUNE 30, 2018 

MAILING ADDRESS: 
     Sojourn Shelter 
     Attn: Laura Kresse, Dir. of Operations 
     1800 Westchester Blvd. 
     Springfield, Illinois 62704

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

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


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

CHALLENGE #21 - 2018

AGAINST ABUSE, INC.
Casa Grande, Arizona

Against Abuse, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and the community to understand the nature and effects of family violence and the resources available to meet the needs of those abused.  In addition, they take a proactive role in providing a family-focused, culturally sensitive continuum of prevention and intervention services to individuals and families in need of services. 


For this challenge , we would like to send:

  65 women’s - Still need 11

  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 (neutral for boys or girls) - DONE
130 washcloths - DONE


MAILING DATE:  June 21, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS :


Against Abuse, Inc.
Attn:  Sylvia Aguilar 
P.O. Box 10733 
Casa Grande,  AZ  85130

If you wish to make a pledge for this challenge, please put it in a comment below or via email to thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com

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

                                        

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

CHALLENGE #20 - 2018

WICHITA FAMILY CRISIS CENTER 
Wichita, Kansas

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED**** 

“The Wichita Family Crisis Center has been changing lives and empowering victims of domestic violence since 1976.  Formerly known as the YWCA Wichita–Women’s Crisis Center, the organization has served more than 20,000 victims of domestic violence in the last 40 years.  The Center provides comprehensive services for victims of sexual and domestic violence and sexual exploitation with the intent of increasing safety for victims, increasing accountability for perpetrators, and creating a community environment that recognizes these issues and works to prevent future occurrences.”  

The WFCC is a repeat shelter for The Pink Slipper Project, having done a challenge for them in 2014.  They said they would love to have more slippers and washcloths from us! 

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS NEEDED:

  50 Women’s - DONE
  15 Preteen Girls - DONE
  15 Preteen Boys - DONE
  15 Youth Girls - DONE
  15 Youth Boys - DONE
  10 Toddler Girls - DONE
  10 Toddler Boys - DONE
    5 Booties (0-12 months, generic colors) - DONE
110 Washcloths - DONE 

PLEASE MAIL BY: JUNE 16, 2018 

MAILING ADDRESS:

   Wichita Family Crisis Center 
   Attn: Denise Northup 
   1111 North St. Francis 
   Wichita, KS  67214

If you wish to pledge this challenge or have any questions, please put your pledge or question in a comment under this post!   Thank you so much!

The Pink Slipper Project Team

(Rachel, Lynne, and Judy)




Monday, May 7, 2018

CHALLENGE #19 - 2018

PRUDENCE CRANDALL CENTER
New Britain, Connecticut

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

From their website: “For over 43 years, Prudence Crandall Center has been a leader in our state’s efforts to reduce the devastating impact of domestic violence in the lives of victims, their children, and our community.  Today, PCC is one of only a few programs in the country offering the full spectrum of shelter, housing and support services needed to offer practical, long-term solutions to the challenges faced by victims, helping them heal and move forward to safe, self-sufficient lives, free of violence.  We also provide professional trainings, prevention programs for youth, and outreach to raise awareness, reach victims in need, and prevent violence in the future.  Through all of our programs and services, we touch the lives of 8,000 adults and children each year throughout our region and state.” 



PCC has limited storage capacity.  With the exception of the Women’s and Men/Teen Boys,  please make the remaining sizes in colors suitable for either a boy or girl to wear. Thank You! 

25 Women’s - DONE
  3 Men’s/Teen Boys - DONE
  7 Preteens - DONE
  7 Youth - DONE
  7 Toddler - DONE
  3 Baby Booties - DONE

50 Washcloths - DONE

MAIL BY: June 9, 2018 

MAILING ADDRESS: 
   Prudence Crandall Center
   Attn: Carolyn Jasper
   594 Burritt Street
   New Britain, Connecticut   06053

  

Monday, April 30, 2018

CHALLENGE #18 - 2018 (Part #2)

SAFE HARBOR OF NORTHEAST KENTUCKY 
Ashland, Kentucky 

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

The following list is for Part #2 of Challenge #18-2018.  The “mail by” date is the same for both parts of this Challenge.  If you pledge items in both parts, they may all be mailed together. 

SLIPPERS and WASHCLOTHS: 

43 Women’s - DONE!
  5 Teen Boys - 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 (Girls) - DONE!
  3 Booties (Boys) - DONE!
 75 Washcloths - DONE!

MAILING DEADLINE: MAY 29, 2018 

MAILING ADDRESS: 

Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky 
Attn: Che-hona Miller 
P. O. Box 2163 
Ashland, Kentucky 41105


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A big THANK YOU to all of our members who very quickly pledged and finished up Part #1 of Challenge #18 for Safe Harbor in Ashland, Kentucky!

Part #2 of this challenge will be posted early next week, so if you missed out on this one, please join us at that time and make your pledge!

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

CHALLENGE #18 - 2018 (Part #1)

SAFE HARBOR OF NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
Ashland, Kentucky

****PART #1 HAS BEEN COMPLETED**** 

Safe Harbor is a repeat shelter for the PSP, with our last challenge being in November, 2016.  They loved our slippers and washcloths so much that they would definitely love to have more of them this time around.  Here is what we would like to send to them for this part of the challenge.  The second half of this challenge will post next week.


SLIPPERS and WASHCLOTHS:

42 Women’s - DONE
  5 Teen Boys - 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 (Girls) - DONE
  3 Booties (Boys) - DONE

 85 Washcloths - DONE

MAILING DEADLINE: MAY 29, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS: 

     Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky
     Attn: Che-hona Miller
     P. O. Box 2163
     Ashland, Kentucky 41105

If you wish to make a pledge for this challenge, please put your pledge in a comment below or send it via email to us at thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com




Thursday, April 19, 2018

Challenge #17 of 2018 has now been completed!   We would like to thank all Pink Slipper Project members who pledged.   Many of you added an additional pledge to help us complete this challenge quickly.

We already have another challenge lined up for next week.......for a shelter in Kentucky!   So, we hope you will stay tuned and, if you are able, jump right in and make a pledge when it is posted (here and on our Facebook page).

We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful weekend!

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

CHALLENGE #17 - 2018

ANNA MARIE’S ALLIANCE
St. Cloud, Minnesota

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****


“We hold the dream of nonviolence for women and children until they can hold it for themselves.” 

Anna Marie’s Alliance is a repeat shelter for The Pink Slipper Project.  We will be requesting slippers, washcloths, and pet blankets for them again this time.  The Pet Shelter at Anna Marie’s Alliance is an important place.  Not only do the furry family friends receive care, but it also doubles as an educational center as the children learn about caring for their pet.  The children visit and play and can relax knowing their pet is safe and well cared for. 

(One item on the shelter’s “wish list” stood out to me. They are in need of fun and colorful pillow cases for children for their Sweet Dreams Project. These can be hand sewn or bought if any of our members would wish to add one or two to their packages. - Judy)

SLIPPERS and WASHCLOTHS: 

40 Women’s - DONE
  3 Teen Boys - DONE
  7 Preteen Girls - DONE
  7 Preteen Boys - DONE
  7 Youth Girls - DONE
  7 Youth Boys - DONE
  7 Toddler Girls - DONE
  7 Toddler Boys - DONE
  8 Baby Booties (neutral) - DONE
 90 Washcloths - DONE

COZIES (Pet Blankets):**** 

3 - 20 x 20 blankets - DONE
3 - 24 x 24 blankets - DONE
4 - 24 x 30 blankets - DONE 

****Pet blankets may be knitted, crocheted, or sewn, but must be washable. Knitted or crocheted blankets should be a tight weave and fairly thick (use several strands of #4 together or a single strand of #5 or #6 bulky yarn). Suitable fabrics are denim, flannel, or heavy cotton with batting in between layers and stitched so the batting doesn’t bunch up when washed.**** 

PLEASE MAIL BY: MAY 19, 2018 

MAILING ADDRESS:

Anna Marie’s Alliance 
Attn: Kim Salitros 
P. O. Box 367 
St. Cloud, MN 56302

Challenges also run simultaneously on our Facebook page.  We try to keep the numbers updated here as quickly as possible as pledges come in.   If you wish to pledge any of the above items, please put your pledge in a comment below or send it to our email:  thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.   If any category you pledge has been filled, we will let you know as soon as possible.    Thank you!




Wednesday, April 11, 2018

CHALLENGE #16 - 2018

INTERIOR ALASKA CENTER for NONVIOLENT LIVING
Fairbanks, Alaska 

The IAC provides programs to address domestic violence, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, suicide intervention, and crisis services for victims of other violent crimes.  Although IAC is located in the City of Fairbanks, they also serve the city, the Fairbanks North Star Borough and outlying areas, as well as Interior Alaska, encompassing 42 villages.

We would like to be able to send them the following slippers, washcloths, and pet blankets for their shelter:

SLIPPERS and WASHCLOTHS:

 70 Women’s - Still need 24
 10 Teen Boys - Still need 3
 10 Preteen Girls - DONE
 10 Preteen Boys - Still need 2
 10 Youth Girls - DONE
 10 Youth Boys - DONE
 10 Toddler Girls - DONE
 10 Toddler Boys - DONE
 10 Baby Booties (neutral colors) - DONE
 150 Washcloths - DONE

COZIES (PET BLANKETS):****


 3 - 20 x 20 blankets - DONE
 3 - 24 x 24 blankets - DONE
 4 - 24 x 30 blankets - DONE

PLEASE MAIL BY: MAY 12, 2018

MAILING ADDRESS:
     Interior Alaska Center for Nonviolent Living
     Attn: Crystal Ruerup
     726 - 26th Avenue, Suite #1
     Fairbanks, AK 99701

 ****Pet blankets may be knitted, crocheted, or sewn, but must be washable. Knitted or crocheted blankets should be a tight weave and fairly thick (use several strands together or a single strand of #5 or #6 bulky yarn). Suitable fabrics are denim, flannel, or heavy cotton with batting in between layers and stitched so the batting doesn’t bunch up when washed.****

If you wish to pledge any of the above items, please put your pledge in a comment below or send it to our email:   thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.

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

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy

  
We recently posted Challenge #14 for Shenandoah Women's Center in Martinsburg, WV, and Challenge #15 for Mid-Minnesota Women's Center in Brainerd, MN, on our Facebook page and they were completed there.   We will be posting Challenge #16 of 2018 here on the blog shortly.   

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

CHALLENGE #13 - 2018

SAFEHOUSE CENTER 
Ann Arbor, Michigan 

SafeHouse Center’s mission is to provide safety, support, advocacy and resources for survivors of domestic violence and their children.  They work relentlessly to change the systems and attitudes that allow this abuse to continue. 

Let’s help them by sending the following:

   60 Women’s - Still need 10
   10 Teen Girls - DONE
     5 Men’s - DONE
     5 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
     5 Booties - Girls - DONE
     5 Booties - Boys - DONE

 150 Washcloths - DONE

 MAIL BY: APRIL 14, 2018 

 MAILING ADDRESS:

 SafeHouse Center
 Attn:  Briana Asfahani, Shelter Mgr.
 4100 Clark Road
 Ann Arbor,  Michigan   48105 

If you wish to take part in this challenge, please put your pledge in a comment below or send your pledge to us via "message" or by emailing us:   thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com

If you have questions, please feel free to ask us!


Rachel, Lynne, and Judy

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

CHALLENGE #12 - 2018

SOJOURNER HOUSE
Providence, Rhode Island

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

Sojourner House was founded in 1976 and since then they have helped over 50,000 individuals.  “The Story Behind the Name Sojourner House was partly named after Sojourner Truth, the courageous 19th-century enslaved woman who later became an abolitionist, speaking on behalf of women and slaves as she traveled throughout the U.S.  Her message of strength and freedom inspires our work.  We've designed our programs so that our clients have many options to choose from, allowing them to build strength and independence as they recover from abuse.  Additionally, our organization derives its name from our goal to give victims and survivors a place to "sojourn" as some go through the toughest times of their lives.”

Here is what we would like to send to Sojourner House:


  78 Women’s - DONE
    6 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
    6 Booties - Girls - DONE
    6 Booties - Boys - DONE

150 Washcloths - DONE

MAILING DATE:   APRIL 7, 2018 

MAILING ADDRESS: 

Sojourner House - Drop-in Center
Attn: Alicia Gauvin, Dir. of Development
386 Smith Street 
Providence, Rhode Island 02908