Monday, August 13, 2018

CHALLENGE #33 - 2018

DOVES OF GATEWAY 
Morehead, Kentucky

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

“DOVES (Domestic Violence Emergency Services) is much more than a spouse abuse shelter. Serving multiple counties in Kentucky, our staff is trained to provide support and information in a way that allows victims to take control of their lives. We offer a help line, case management, counseling, assistance in finding housing, and legal advocacy.”


Here is what we would like to send to DOVES:

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS:


35 Women’s slippers - DONE

 5 Men/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
 4 Girl Booties - DONE
 4 Boy Booties - DONE

95 Washcloths - DONE


PLEASE MAIL BY:   September 13, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS:


(for USPS):     Doves of Gateway 
                        Attn: Cecelia Armstrong 
                        P.O. Box 1012 
                        Morehead, KY 40351

If you wish to take part in this challenge, please put your pledge in a comment below or in the message box above right - or you can email it to us at:   thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

CHALLENGE #32 - 2018

THE JULIAN CENTER
Indianapolis, Indiana

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

The Julian Center is the largest domestic violence emergency shelter and family justice center in Indiana.  Since 1975, women have chosen The Julian Center as a source of strength and a place of refuge from domestic violence.  Since 1982, women have turned to The Julian Center's 24-hour shelter to escape abusive relationships and find safety for themselves and their children.  A United Way agency, The Julian Center was founded by one of the first women Episcopal priests with grants from Lilly Endowment and the Episcopal Diocese.


The Julian Center is a shelter we worked with in 2014 and are so happy to be able to help them again.  We want to support them by sending: 


SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS:

 
   85  Women's - DONE

     5  Teen boys/men - 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  Girl booties - DONE
     5  Boy booties - DONE

 160 Washcloths - DONE

PLEASE MAIL BY: September 6, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS:

    The Julian Center
    Attn: Brittany McCollom
    2011 N. Meridian Street
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

If you wish to join in with challenge, please put your pledge in a comment below or the message box above right or email us at thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.    If a category you have pledged in has already been completed over on our Facebook page, we will let you know.    

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us!

Rachel, Judy, Lynne, Julia, and Cindy




Tuesday, July 31, 2018

CHALLENGE #31 - 2018

NEXT STEP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROJECT 
Ellsworth, Maine 

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

"Next Step has been working to end domestic and sexual violence, stalking and dating violence since 1993.  They offer a 24-hour hotline, crisis counseling, safety planning, emergency shelter, appropriate resource referral and more.  Next Step works to end violence in our community by supporting individuals affected by violence and abuse and increasing offender accountability." 

We’d like to support them by sending: 

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS: 

  40  Women  -  DONE 
    5  Men/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
    4  Booties Girls  -  DONE
    4  Booties Boys  -  DONE

100 Washcloths  -  DONE

PLEASE MAIL BY: AUGUST 27, 2018

MAILING ADDRESS:

     Next Step Domestic Violence Project
     Attn:  Dorathy Martel
     P.O. Box 1466
     Ellsworth, ME  04605

Please put your pledge in a comment below or by message (Guest Book, top right), or you can email it to us at thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.  Please be sure to include your full name with your pledge.   Thank you.



Tuesday, July 24, 2018

CHALLENGE #30 - 2018

CLAUDIA HOUSE - SURVIVORS, INC.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

“Survivors Inc. began when a group of local women came together to provide support and discussion as a result of their shared individual experiences with violence.  Recognizing an unmet need, they mobilized and formed Survivors, Inc.  They grew with the support and funding of their community and related organizations, adding much-needed services, including a 24-hour hotline, staffing and volunteers.  Survivors, Inc. continues to meet the needs of those affected by domestic and sexual violence in an empowering, client-centered and driven manner.”
 
We’d like to support them by sending the following, including Cozies for their pets:

SLIPPERS and WASHCLOTHS:

   55 Women - DONE
     4 Men/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 (neutral colors) - DONE
 125 Washcloths - DONE

COZIES FOR PETS:

 2 - 20” x 20” - DONE
 2 - 24” x 24” - DONE
 2 - 24” x 30” - DONE

Pet blankets can be crocheted, knitted or sewn. If crocheted/knitted, it’s best to use several strands of #4 yarn or a bulky/super bulky yarn and a tight stitch to make a dense fabric. If sewing, use a sturdy, washable fabric, such as denim, flannel, heavy cotton and add a layer of batting in between fabric layers. Please run one or two rows of stitching across the blanket to keep the batting in place when washed.

PLEASE MAIL BY: AUGUST 24, 2018

MAILING ADDRESS:

    CLAUDIA HOUSE - SURVIVORS, INC.
    ATTN: TERRI HAMRICK, CEO
    18 CARLISLE STREET, SUITE 201
    GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA 17325

Please put your pledge in a comment below or by message (Guest Book, top right), or you can email it to us at thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.




Monday, July 16, 2018

CHALLENGE #29 - 2018

MERRYMAN HOUSE
Paducah, Kentucky

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

“Women Aware, Inc., (known as the Merryman House) began with a small group of concerned women who were willing to open their homes to abused women and children.  They answered their phones in the middle of the night, opened their doors to those in need of shelter and opened their hearts to those who needed someone to see the reality of the dangers and trauma they faced.  Out of their openness, a dark issue, which remained largely closed to the public, began to be openly addressed.  Over time, the Merryman House has become much more than an emergency shelter.  It has become a comprehensive advocacy and support center that is devoted to addressing the comprehensive needs of survivors.”


Merryman House is a repeat shelter for PSP and we would again like to send them slippers, washcloths, and pet cozies.


SLIPPERS and WASHCLOTHS:  (Due to the smaller numbers requested, please make all baby and children’s slippers in colors suitable for either a boy or a girl. As always, we request that there be no attachments to children’s slippers due to a possible choking hazard. Thank you.)


32 Women’s - DONE

  5 Men/Teen Boys - DONE
  8 Preteens - DONE
  8 Youths - DONE
  8 Toddlers - DONE
  5 Booties - DONE
60 Washcloths - DONE

PET COZIES:  The shelter has requested only a smaller size to be used for cats and small dogs (less than 20 lbs.).


  5 - 24" x 24" - DONE


Pet blankets can be crocheted, knitted, or sewn. If crocheted/knitted, it’s best to use several strands of #4 yarn or a bulky/super bulky yarn and a tight stitch to make a dense fabric. If sewing, use a sturdy, washable fabric, such as denim, flannel, heavy cotton, and add a layer of batting in between fabric layers. Please run one or two rows of stitching across the blanket to keep the batting in place when washed.


PLEASE MAIL BY: AUGUST 13, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS:


     MERRYMAN HOUSE

     ATTN: TINA HOLLOWELL
     P.O. BOX 98
     PADUCAH, KENTUCKY 42002

As usual, this challenge is also posted on our Facebook page where we receive the majority of our pledges.  Feel free to join us there if you wish.   We also accept pledges through the blog via a comment on the challenge or a message.  You can also email us at:  thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com

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

Rachel, Lynne, Judy, Julia, and Cindy


CHALLENGE #28 - 2018

TURNINGPOINT FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE
River Falls, Wisconsin

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED (on Facebook)****

Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence has provided services and support for nearly 40 years.  Turningpoint began as a crisis line and an all volunteer “safe house” program.  In 1989, after nearly a decade of renting shelter facilities, Turningpoint conducted a successful capital campaign to build its own facility.  With the support of the community, Turningpoint built its first 14-bed shelter (now a 21-bed shelter), which remains the only domestic and sexual violence crisis shelter in all of Pierce and St. Croix Counties of Wisconsin.  Today, in addition to providing shelter and 24-hour crisis counseling, Turningpoint offers legal systems advocacy, children’s programming, violence prevention education, and support groups.

SLIPPERS and WASHCLOTHS: 

25 Women’s - DONE
10 Preteens - DONE
10 Youth - DONE
10 Toddlers - DONE
  5 Booties - DONE
80 Washcloths - DONE

COZIES FOR PETS:


3 - 20” x 20” blankets - DONE

1 - 24” x 24” blanket - DONE
2 - 24” x 30/36” blanket - DONE

PLEASE MAIL BY:  AUGUST 6, 2018

MAILING ADDRESS: 

Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence
Attn: Amy Berg, Director of Development
117 North Main Street
River Falls, Wisconsin 54022


Monday, July 2, 2018

CHALLENGE #27 - 2018

PASSAGE HOUSE SHELTER
Niagara Falls, NY

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

Family and Children’s Services of Niagara has been providing a range of services to the residents of the Niagara Region for 120 years, serving all of Niagara County, with Passage House, a 15-bed confidential shelter, providing emergency shelter for abused women and children. 


We would like to provide the following for them: 


SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS:    (All children’s slippers, except the men/teen boys, should be made in colors suitable for either a boy or a girl.)

 
30 Women’s  -  DONE

  2 Men/Teen Boys  -  DONE
10 Preteens  -  DONE
10 Youth  -  DONE
10 Toddlers  -  DONE
  3 Booties  -  DONE

60 Washcloths  -  DONE


MAIL BY: JULY 30, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS:

Passage House Shelter
Attn:  Larissa Bachman
1522 Main Street
Niagara Falls,  New York  14305

If you wish to take part in this challenge, please list your pledge in a comment below or send it to us by email:   thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

CHALLENGE #26 - 2018

SAFE HARBOR CRISIS CENTER 
Kaysville, Utah

*****CHALLENGE COMPLETED***** 

Safe Harbor has provided help and hope to those experiencing domestic violence since 1977.  Their services include outreach, shelter, transitional housing, support groups, children’s services, therapy, a 24-hour support line and more.

We would like to send them:


SLIPPERS and WASHCLOTHS:


  85 womens slippers - DONE 

  10 pre-teen girls - DONE
  10 pre-teen boys - DONE
  10 youth girls -  DONE 
  10 youth boys -  DONE
  10 toddler girls -  DONE 
  10 toddler boys - DONE 
  10 booties - generic -  DONE 
150 washcloths -  DONE

MAILING DATE: July 25, 2018 

MAILING ADDRESS :

Safe Harbor Crisis Center

Attn:  Tressa Buchanan
P.O. Box 772 
Kaysville, Utah  84037

If you would like to make a pledge for this challenge, please put it in a comment below or send it by email to thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com

Thank you!


CHALLENGE #25 - 2018

MONADNOCK CENTER FOR VIOLENCE
Keene, New Hampshire 

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

Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention, Inc., focuses on assisting victims of domestic and sexual violence through crisis intervention, peer support, court advocacy, safe housing and referral to other services.  Operating in Keene, New Hampshire, their crisis hotline is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is staffed by trained volunteer Crisis Intervention workers.

We’d like to send them:

SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS

 ****Please make all slippers, other than women's, in neutral colors,               suitable for boys or girls. ******

 40 Womens Slippers - DONE
 10 Pre-Teens - DONE
 10 Youth - DONE
 10 Toddlers - DONE
   5 Booties - DONE
 75 Washcloths - DONE

MAILING DATE: July 20, 2018


MAILING ADDRESS:


     Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention

     Attn:  Martha Waters
     12 Court Street 
     Keene, NH 03431


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

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

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 - 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 (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