Wednesday, April 20, 2016

***NEW*** CHALLENGE #16 - 2016

SAFE NEST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Safe Nest was opened in 1978 with 12 beds. Today 39 years later, they are the largest - with 70 beds - and the most comprehensive domestic violence program in Nevada.
All shelters rely on donations from the public to maintain the level of service. Donations can be in any form. They all love money, of course. Many shelters have a Wish List on their website of items that are needed such as laundry detergent to socks. I often see slippers and washcloths.

If you live in the Las Vegas area, you have likely seen purple and white donation bins. They belong to Safe Nest and have been placed throughout the Las Vegas Valley area. They are emptied on a regular basis and have proven to be a very effective method to increase donations.

So, today, we are going to make a donation to Safe Nest. Our donation will provide warmth for toes of all sizes and we hope they help warm the soul as well.

So let's get busy and make a pledge to Safe Nest:



75 women - Still need 16

5 teen boys - Still need 3

10 preteen girls - Still need 4

10 preteen boys - DONE

10 youth girls - DONE

10 youth boys - Still need 6

10 toddler girls - DONE

10 toddler boys - DONE

5 booties girls - DONE

5 booties boys - DONE


150 washcloths - DONE



Mailing Deadline: May 31, 2016


Send to:

Safe Nest

Attention:  Chris R.
2915 W. Charleston Blvd. Ste. 12
Las Vegas, NV 89102



Please send your pledge by way of a comment on this post or through a signup message at the top right of the page.  If a category that you pledge is filled before we receive your pledge, we will let you know as soon as possible.


NEW CHALLENGE TO BE POSTED TODAY!

Our last challenge (on our Facebook page), a Cozies for Pets challenge for the Circle of Hope shelter in Georgia, was a success!    All pet blankets requested were pledged!

We now have a NEW SHELTER CHALLENGE......in Nevada.....that will be posted around 1:00 PM (Eastern) today (Wednesday).   We hope you will join in with us to help warm hearts and toes there as soon as possible.


Rachel, Judy, and Lynne


Friday, April 15, 2016

CHALLENGE #15 OF 2016 HAS BEEN COMPLETED!   Thank you to everyone who made pledges.  The mission of The Pink Slipper Project could not be accomplished without everyone's help.....whether you pledge one pair of slippers or one washcloth or many.  We appreciate all of you and hope that you will continue to join in as often as you are able.

Stay tuned, though.  The Circle of Hope shelter has a pet program in place, so we will be doing a "Cozies for Pets" challenge very shortly to send them some nice cozy, handmade blankets for their fur babies that are staying there, too.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

CHALLENGE #15 - 2016

CIRCLE OF HOPE
CORNELIA, GEORGIA

**** CHALLENGE COMPLETED ****
Circle of Hope is a small, 17-bed domestic violence shelter. It is a confidential shelter in an undisclosed location for safety. In 2011, Circle of Hope was gifted a large home and, with a transitional grant, they now have 29 housing units for survivors leaving the shelter. These housing units include one for single women, women over 50, and those with handicaps.

For Circle of Hope we will need the following:

30 women's - DONE


  5 preteen girls - DONE


  5 preteen boys - DONE


  5 youth girls - DONE

  5 youth boys - DONE

  5 toddler girls - DONE


   5 toddler boys - DONE

  5 girls booties - DONE


  5 boys booties - DONE


70 washcloths - DONE


MAILING DEADLINE: MAY 14, 2016

MAIL TO:

SUZANNE DOW
P. O. BOX 833
CORNELIA, GEORGIA 30531



REMEMBER: THIS IS A CONFIDENTIAL SHELTER. PLEASE USE THE EXACT ADDRESS AS LISTED ABOVE AND DO NOT INCLUDE THE NAME OF THE SHELTER. THANK YOU.

**** THERE WILL BE A "COZIES FOR PETS" CHALLENGE FOR THIS SHELTER WHEN THIS CHALLENGE HAS BEEN COMPLETED! ****




NEW CHALLENGE COMING!

A new challenge will be posted both here on the blog and on our Facebook page later this morning (Thursday, April 14th).   We hope you will check back with us and join in on the new challenge.   Most of our challenge pledges are received through our Facebook page; however, we try to keep the "numbers still needed" in each category updated here on the blog as quickly as possible.   If you make a pledge through the blog and the categories you have pledged have been filled, we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can.

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

CHALLENGE #14 - 2016


AVALON CENTER
CROSSVILLE, TENNESSEE

**** CHALLENGE COMPLETED ****

The Avalon Center in Crossville, TN, serves a five-county area. There are many programs available, including professional counseling to help heal from the trauma of domestic violence.  A children's advocate works with the children in-shelter to address fear, the trauma and guilt with being a child of or witness to domestic violence.  Crisis intervention is available 24/7. A counseling and education program for domestic violence offenders is designed to intervene with domestic violence offenders to stop the violence immediately and provide instruction on making long- term changes.

We would like to send:


30 women - DONE


  5 booties – neutral colors - DONE

  6 toddler girls - DONE

  6 toddler boys - DONE

  6 youth girls - DONE

  6 youth boys  -  DONE

  6 preteen girls  -  DONE


  6 preteen boys  -  DONE


  3 teen boys - DONE


70 washcloths – DONE


For washcloths, please use white or light colors whenever possible. No dark
or bright colors. Thanks.

Mailing Deadline: May 6, 2016


THIS IS A CONFIDENTIAL SHELTER. AS ALWAYS PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE THE SHELTER NAME IN THE ADDRESS.


Send to:

Sarah Cannon

P.O. Box 3063
Crossville, TN 38557


Friday, April 1, 2016

Thanks to a final pledge from one of our newest members, Elaine, CHALLENGE #13 OF 2016 has been COMPLETED!!   We hope that many hearts and toes in Meridian, Mississippi, will be warmed with all of your wonderful handmade slippers and washcloths!

Rachel is working on getting all of the information ready for our next challenge - and it may be a bigger one - so, if you didn't get in on the last challenge, we hope that you will start or continue making slippers and washcloths in your favorite sizes so that you will be ready to pledge when the next shelter challenge is posted.   Don't forget - we have a "Sizing Chart" which can be found in the right hand column, which lists a breakdown of the slipper sizes (by gender/age) that we usually request for each challenge.   You can use our Signature Pink Slipper patterns or any pattern of your choosing (no decorations on children's/babies slippers due to a possible choking hazard, please).  

When a challenge is posted, which includes the numbers of slippers/washcloths requested for that specific shelter, our members post a "pledge" to make a specific number of slippers and/or washcloths and send them directly to the address listed in the challenge information.   We do not have a central location to store slippers and washcloths made by our members and then send them out to various shelters.  Instead of sending them to us, you are sending them directly to the shelter that you made them for!   

We work mainly from our Facebook page, so if you would like to join us there, we would love to have you.  But if not, you can join in on challenges as we list them here.  We try to keep the numbers still needed in each category updated as quickly as possible (as most pledges come in on the Facebook page).   Just put your pledge in a "comment" on the challenge post and we will receive it.   Occasionally, a pledge will come in for a category that has been filled.  If so, we will get back to you and let you know as quickly as we can.

WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US NEXT TIME!    KEEP WATCHING!


Rachel, Judy, and Lynne



Thursday, March 31, 2016

CHALLENGE #13 - 2016

Challenge #13 of 2016 has already been posted on our Facebook page and we have been receiving lots of pledges.   However, some slippers and washcloths are still needed!    Please feel free to join in over on our Facebook page - or place your pledge in a comment below (clock on "No Comments" at the bottom of the post) and we will receive it by email. If a particular category has already been filled when your pledge is received, we will let you know.    


CARE LODGE
MERIDIAN, MISSISSIPPI


This will be the first shelter we have done in Mississippi.

Care Lodge is the only accredited shelter providing comprehensive service to victims of domestic violence in the nine counties of eastern Mississippi. They serve approximately 1,000 shelter and non-shelter clients yearly.

Care Lodge is deeply committed to education, awareness and support within their community. They also offer short-term educational programs to address the personal and interpersonal effects of anger (AIM - anger intervention management.


For Care Lodge, we need:

 50 women - DONE

 4 preteen girls - DONE

 4 preteen boys - DONE

 4 youth girls - DONE

 4 youth boys - DONE

 4 toddler girls - DONE

 4 toddler boys---- DONE

 3 booties girls - DONE

 3 booties boys - DONE


60 washcloths - DONE


MAILING DATE: APRIL 30, 2016


MAIL YOUR ITEMS TO;


Care Lodge Community Services
1627 - 23rd Avenue
Meridian, MS 39301



Wednesday, March 16, 2016

CHALLENGE #12 - 2016

NEW HOPE SHELTER
ATTLEBORO, MASSACHUSETTS

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

New Hope Shelter is a repeat shelter. I contacted them recently and asked if they would like more slippers and washcloths and they are very excited to be receiving more.


For New Hope we will need:


25 women's -  DONE

2 teen girls (age 15) -  DONE

4 preteen girls -  DONE
4 preteen boys -  DONE

5 youth girls -  DONE
5 youth boys -  DONE

4 toddler girls -  DONE
6 toddler boys -  DONE

3 booties for girls -  DONE
4 booties for boys as follows:  -  DONE

        (1 pr) newborn, (1 pr) 6 mos, and (2 prs) 1 yr old boys

65 washcloths -  DONE


MAILING DEADLINE: APRIL 18, 2016


SEND TO:


TERESA DUBEAU

140 PARK STREET, 2nd
ATTLEBORO, MASSACHUSETTS 02703


Click on the "Comments" button below to post your pledge or send it to us through the message box on the top right of the page.



We have a new challenge coming.....and it will be posted around Noon today (Eastern Daylight Savings Time)!     We hope you will join us!



CHALLENGE #11 COMPLETED - NEW CHALLENGE COMING SOON!

Challenge #11 has been completed and we will be listing another new challenge on Wednesday, March 16th (probably between 11 am and Noon, Eastern Daylight Savings Time.   

As usual, challenges are listed both here and on our Facebook page, but the majority of pledges are received on our Facebook site.   Numbers still needed in each category/size are updated as quickly as possible here on the blog.   If you click on the small "Comment" tab at the bottom of the challenge post, it should give you a comment line in which you can type your pledge.   We need to know the number you are pledging in whichever categories/sizes you wish to make and/or number of washcloths.   Washcloths can be crocheted, knitted, or sewn.  Crocheted or knitted washcloths should be made using cotton yarn (sport- or worsted-weight).  Sewn washcloths should be made using a soft, absorbent material, such as, flannel.  Small, handmade bath mitts for children are acceptable, too.  (No attachments to any items for small children is recommended due to the possible choking hazard they pose.)


Thursday, March 10, 2016

CHALLENGE #11 - 2016

ALEXANDRA HOUSE
BLAINE, MINNESOTA 


****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

"Where hope grows and violence ends.”

“I learned that you don't have to take abuse from anyone and that I am worthy and truly blessed. R.” - Two quotes from the Alexandra House website.

The information that I see on a shelter website helps us write the introduction to our challenges. Abuse of those of us in our “golden years” happens, also, and I've noticed shelters have services aimed at seniors. One of those shelters is Alexandra House. Abuse in Later In Life Services have grown a great deal thanks to a grant and local support. Abuse of seniors is growing rapidly. The needs of abused seniors are unique and they are vulnerable. We all want our golden years to be filled with joy and dignity not abuse.

For Alexandra House we need:

35 women - DONE

2 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

5 infant booties girls - DONE

5 infant booties boys - DONE

90 washcloths - DONE


MAIL BY: SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016

MAIL YOUR ITEMS TO:

TINA BRONSON
10065 - 3rd STREET, NE
BLAINE, MINNESOTA 55434




HAPPY THURSDAY, EVERYONE, AND WELCOME TO ALL OF OUR NEW MEMBERS!

We've been a little quiet here at The Pink Slipper Project this week, but hopefully everyone has been working on their pledges for the last few challenges!

MY QUESTION: HOW MANY ARE READY TO TACKLE ANOTHER NEW CHALLENGE??????

Rachel has been quietly working in the background lining up challenges for us to do over the next few weeks while she takes a little break. Lynne and I will be taking care of things here on the blog and our Facebook page, and I am sure Rachel will be popping in from time to time.


Now......who is ready for a CHALLENGE?????


Judy



Thursday, March 3, 2016

CHALLENGE #10 HAS BEEN COMPLETED!

Our challenge for the shelter in Anchorage, Alaska, has been completed!   We are going to warms lots of toes up there!    A big THANK YOU goes out to all of our wonderful supporters who jump right in with their pledges when we put the call out, "We have a Challenge!"   

We have several shelters already lined up for new challenges and will probably be posting information on the next challenge sometime next week.   We hope you will decide to join in!  If you look at some of our previous challenges below, you will see the various categories and sizes that we usually ask for, plus homemade washcloths, too.   No pledge is ever too small.  Even one pair of slippers or one or two washcloths goes a long way to meeting our challenge!   All pledges are very much appreciated.

If you have any questions on how we operate, please do not hesitate to ask us.

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Still need a few pledges for #10

Hi, everyone!   Our latest challenge is moving along very well for the women and children at AWAIC in Anchorage, Alaska, but we still need a few more pledges to finish.

We still need pledges for 12 pairs of women's slippers and 5 washcloths.

If you are interested in joining with us, please put your pledge in a comment below, then make what you pledged, and mail them off to the address listed in the Challenge information below by the mailing date!  

We generally use acrylic yarn for our slippers and cotton yarn (always) for the washcloths.   Doubling up on #4 medium worsted weight or #5 bulky yarn works well for slippers, if you can.  You can use any pattern you wish (lots of links to free patterns, including our own, on our Pinterest page, too).   However, we do ask that you do not add embellishments, such as, buttons or other small items that could easily be pulled off and swallowed, to any slippers for babies and young children.   

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


Rachel, Lynne, and Judy