Monday, October 21, 2019

Challenge 53-2019



CHALLENGE #53 - 2019 is completed!


WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER
Newport, Rhode Island

“Leading domestic violence prevention through the empowerment of individuals and the community by providing advocacy, education and support services.”

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS

20 Women’s, Small - DONE
20 Women’s, Medium- DONE
20 Women’s, Large - DONE
6 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
3 Baby Girl Booties - DONE
3 Baby Boy Booties - DONE

120 Washcloths - DONE

PLEASE MAIL BY: November 20, 2019

MAILING ADDRESS:

Women’s Resource Center
ATTN: Neyda DeJesus
114 Touro Street
Newport, RI 02840



If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email to: ThePinkSlipperProject (at) gmail (dot) com or send it through the message box (top right). Please include your full name and city/state and category or categories and the amount of each you wish to pledge. If a size/gender category has already been filled, we will let you know and ask if there may be another size/gender that you would like to make and send. Our challenges are also posted on our Facebook page and most pledges are made there.

Please feel free to join our group there, too!

The PSP Team


Monday, October 14, 2019

CHALLENGE #52-2019

CRISIS CENTER, INC.
Grand Island, Nevada

*** Challenge is Completed ***

"No one should have to walk alone." Crisis Center, Inc. maintains two safe shelters in the Grand Island area, and assures that victims have everything they need to create a safe and strong life for themselves and their families.

We would like to show our support and send the following:

Slippers & Washcloths

10 Women's Small - DONE
10 Women's Medium - DONE
10 Women's Large - 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
3 Baby Booties (neutral colors) - DONE

65 Washcloths - DONE

PET COZIES *** 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, heavy cotton with batting in between layers and stitched from corner to corner so the batting doesn't bunch up when washed. ***

2 small (20" x 20") - DONE
2 medium (24" x 24") - DONE
2 large (24" x 30") - DONE

PLEASE MAIL BY: November 13, 2019

MAILING ADDRESS:

Crisis Center, Inc.
ATTN: Karla Schwieger-Arnold
2251 N. Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68803

If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email to: ThePinkSlipperProject (at) gmail (dot) com or send it through the message box (top right). Please include your full name and city/state and category or categories and the amount of each you wish to pledge. If a size/gender category has already been filled, we will let you know and ask if there may be another size/gender that you would like to make and send. Our challenges are also posted on our Facebook page and most pledges are made there.

Please feel free to join our group there, too!

The PSP Team











Monday, September 23, 2019

CHALLENGE #49 - 2019

DISTRICT ALLIANCE FOR SAFE HOUSING (DASH)
Washington, District of Columbia

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

DASH provides 42 apartment units for survivors of domestic violence and their families in crisis. Residents may live in the housing for up to 24 months while working with DASH advocates to address their needs and ultimately live safely and independently.  All residents are connected to a range of community resources to help them move toward long-term or permanent housing, as well as emotional and financial independence.  We would like to send the following:


SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS:


 15 Women’s, Small - DONE

 15 Women’s, Medium- DONE
 15 Women’s, Large - DONE
   3 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
   5 Baby Booties (neutral colors) - DONE

100 Washcloths - DONE

PLEASE MAIL BY: October 21, 2019


MAILING ADDRESS:


    DASH

    ATTN: Jessica Murgal
    P.O. Box 91730
    Washington, DC 20090

If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email to: ThePinkSlipperProject (at) gmail (dot) com or send it through the message box (top right). Please include your full name and city/state and category or categories and the amount of each you wish to pledge. If a size/gender category has already been filled, we will let you know and ask if there may be another size/gender that you would like to make and send. Our challenges are also posted on our Facebook page and most pledges are made there.


Please feel free to join our group there, too!


The PSP Team



Monday, September 16, 2019

CHALLENGE #48 - 2019

WOMEN HELPING WOMEN
Wailuku, Hawaii

***CHALLENGE COMPLETE***

Women Helping Women has two shelters, one on the island of Maui and the other on the island of Lanai.   It will be our very first challenge for a DV shelter in the state of Hawaii.  “We have 29 beds here in our shelter; however, we are a “no-turnaway” shelter.   We have slept families in our living room, playroom, and wherever else we can find the space, as long as they are safe.


We would like to send the following to Women Helping Women:

SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS:

  15 Women’s, Small - DONE
  25 Women’s, Medium - DONE
    5 Women’s, Large - 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
    5 Booties (generic) - DONE

100 Washcloths - DONE

PLEASE MAIL BY: October 15, 2019

MAILING ADDRESS:

     Women Helping Women
     ATTN: M. Pili Kaninau
     1935 Main Street, Suite 202
     Wailuku, Hawaii 96793

If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email to: ThePinkSlipperProject (at) gmail (dot) com or send it through the message box (top right).  Please include your full name and city/state and category or categories and the amount of each you wish to pledge. If a size/gender category has already been filled, we will let you know and ask if there may be another size/gender that you would like to make and send.

Our challenges are also posted on our Facebook page and most pledges are made there.  Please feel free to join our group there, too!


The PSP Team


Sunday, September 8, 2019

CHALLENGE #47 - 2019

THE SHADE TREE
North Las Vegas, Nevada

***CHALLENGE COMPLETED***

The Shade Tree is a large 162-bed shelter which provides safe shelter to women and children escaping domestic violence or in economic crisis. The shelter offers warm beds in a family dorm, daily meals, an onsite medical clinic as well as life-changing programs and services that encourage self-reliance. In homes where there is violence, pets are often threatened or injured by a violent partner. Noah's Animal House is a pet sanctuary for shelter residents that allows women to escape abusive situations without leaving their pet behind. The women and children are sheltered on the same property as Noah's Animal Shelter so that they can continue to visit with, and care for, their beloved pet. We are including Pet Cozies for Noah's in the challenge for Shade Tree. We would like to send the following items to this large shelter:


SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS


  50 Women’s small - DONE

  50 Women’s medium - DONE
  50 Women’s large - DONE
  20 Teen Boys - DONE
  20 Preteen Girls - DONE
  20 Preteen Boys - DONE
  20 Youth Girls - DONE
  20 Youth Boys - DONE
  20 Toddler Girls - DONE
  20 Toddler Boys - DONE
    8 Booties, Girls - DONE
    8 Booties, Boys - DONE

300 Washcloths - DONE


PET COZIES for Noah's Animal House: (Blankets can be knitted, crocheted, or sewn.)


    5 Small Cozies (16”x20”) - DONE

    5 Med. Cozies (18”x 24”) - DONE
    5 Large Cozies (24” x 30”) - DONE
    2 X-Large Cozies (30” x 36”) - DONE

MAILING DEADLINE:   October 12, 2019

MAILING ADDRESS:
     Jordan Berkowitz
     The Shade Tree
     1 West Owens
     North Las Vegas, NV 89030

If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email
to: ThePinkSlipperProject (at) gmail (dot) com or send it through the message box
(top right).  Please include your full name and city/state and category or categories
and the amount of each you wish to pledge. If a size/gender category has already
been filled, we will let you know and ask if there may be another size/gender that
you would like to make and send.

Our challenges are also posted on our Facebook page and most pledges are made there.
Please feel free to join our group there, too!

The PSP Team

There will be a new challenge posted later tonight here on the blog and then on our Facebook page early Monday morning....and it's a BIG ONE!  Stay tuned......we are heading to Las Vegas, Nevada!    We hope you will join in on this one!   

As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask us.  You can comment under this post or send a message in the box in the upper right side of the blog and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Pink Slipper Project Team


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

THE PAST FIVE YEARS OF OUR STORY........

In the last five years, we’ve seen many changes in DV shelters and their relationships with their communities. We started seeing more shelters accepting pets.  One shelter in Alaska received a $3000 grant to build a kennel.  Many shelters provide transitional housing and help residents find jobs.  Some have improved services for those with physical challenges, while others became gender inclusive and provided more special programs for senior residents.

But all shelters were grateful for their gifts from the P.S.P.  A letter from Haven of Hope said, “It is obvious that what you do is a sincere act of love that provides support and heartfelt caring far beyond their circumstances.  You truly are making a difference.”


The Pink Slipper Project underwent changes as well.  Lynne Bergman joined the team in the summer of 2015.  Lynne runs a crochet and knitting charity group in Arizona and has been a member of P.S.P. for years.  You “see” her managing most evening hours of the challenges as she is our only staff member in the Mountain Time Zone (AZ).


The number of challenges has increased, often including both Happy Hands and Cozies for Pet challenges.  We were able to increase the number of slippers and washcloths we provided.  By 2018 , we knew we needed more help with our mission.  Alinda had been a P.S.P. member since 2016 and was happy to join us as a team member.  Julia joined us as well and shared this with us:  “I discovered P.S.P. when searching for potential service projects as part of my Lenten journey several years ago.  During those six weeks, I discovered and contributed to many worthwhile charities, but the P.S.P. was the one that grabbed my attention and touched my soul.  As an assistant, I have become aware of the incredible generosity of the members of P.S.P.  I am truly honored to be part of this amazing group of individuals who collectively touch thousands of women at a time when they desperately need care and support.  We are faceless strangers to these women, but I am confident each one can feel a warm hug of comfort every time they put on the slippers hand made for them.”


Bonnie joined us, too, and said, “Crocheting has been my favorite craft for over 50 years.  After retiring as an English teacher in 2012, I donated many items to charities, but when I found P.S.P. on Facebook, I knew I had found my home.  P.S.P. had a challenge every week.  I looked forward to pledging slippers, washcloths and pet “snuggles”, all items I enjoyed making.  As time went by, I admired the administrators of this project in the efficient, friendly and positive manner in which they managed the challenges and acknowledged pledges.  My admiration sparked a desire to be more involved in its’ worthwhile goals of helping domestic violence victims.  When I joined the team , the P.S.P. administrators were, and continue to be, extremely patient with my training. I feel I am a part of a great project and among friends.”


P.S.P. was given a wonderful honor late in 2018.  We were featured in Annie’s Caring Crochet Club and we had many new visitors to our page. Early in 2019, we actually had two challenges a week so as to include all our new members. This pace was very hard to maintain, as it takes time to make contact with shelters and receive the information needed for a challenge, and we hope that all our members will be patient as we try to give them an opportunity to warm the hearts and toes of our shelter residents.  From the beginning in 2009 through the end of July, our members have sent 24,695 pairs of slippers and 22,450 washcloths, as well as numerous pet blankets ("cozies") and knit, crochet, and craft supplies for various shelters across the USA!

We hope you will all continue to be a part of the P.S.P. family as we celebrate our 10th anniversary and see what the future has in store.  It has been our pleasure and privilege to serve as the P.S.P. team and we want to thank all of the members of the P.S.P. family who make this all possible.


The PSP Team



Tuesday, September 3, 2019

CHALLENGE #46 - 2019

KODIAK WOMEN’S RESOURCE CRISIS CENTER
Kodiak, Alaska

***CHALLENGE COMPLETED***

The Kodiak Women’s Resource Crisis Center is located on Kodiak Island 250 miles south
of Anchorage. Mail is flown in and a ferry brings people, cars and freight. Most of the freight
is taken to the island twice a week. The largest Coast Guard Base in the world is located on
Kodiak Island.

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS
15  Small Women’s slippers   - DONE
15  Medium Women’s slippers - DONE
15  Large Women’s slippers   - DONE
 6   Preteen Girl’s slippers -  DONE
 6   Preteen Boy’s slippers  - DONE
 6   Youth Girl’s slippers   - DONE
 6   Youth Boy”s slippers  - DONE
 6   Toddler Girl’s slippers - DONE
 6  Toddler Boy’s slippers -  DONE
 5   Baby booties (neutral colors)  - DONE

85  Washcloths   - DONE

PLEASE MAIL BY:  October 1st, 2019

MAILING ADDRESS:
     Kodiak Women’s Resource Crisis Center
     Attn:  Mary Lund
     418 Hillside Drive
Kodiak, AK  99615

If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email
to: ThePinkSlipperProject (at) gmail (dot) com or send it through the message box
(top right).  Please include your full name and city/state and category or categories
and the amount of each you wish to pledge. If a size/gender category has already
been filled, we will let you know and ask if there may be another size/gender that
you would like to make and send.


Our challenges are also posted on our Facebook page and most pledges are made there.
Please feel free to join our group there, too!



The PSP Team

Thursday, August 29, 2019

CHALLENGE #45 - 2019

WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER
Norman, Oklahoma

***CHALLENGE COMPLETED***

Since 1975, The Women’s Resource Center in Norman, OK has been helping women live better lives. “We believe that women have the right to live in safety, to be treated with dignity, to make choices and to hope.”  Let’s show our support by sending the following items:

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS
9  Women’s Small slippers    -   DONE
9  Women’s Medium slippers - DONE
9  Women’s Large slippers     -  DONE
5  Preteen slippers (neutral colors)- DONE
7  Youth slippers (neutral colors)   -  DONE
7  Toddler slippers (neutral colors) - DONE
4  Baby booties (neutral colors)    -    DONE

50  Washcloths   -  DONE

PET COZIES   ***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, heavy cotton with batting in between layers and stitched from corner to corner so the batting doesn’t bunch up when washed.***

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

PLEASE MAIL BY: September 27, 2019

MAILING ADDRESS:
     Women’s Resource Center
     Attn:  Kyla McMoran
     222 E. Eufaila St., Suite 125
     Norman, OK  73069

If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email
to: ThePinkSlipperProject (at) gmail (dot) com or send it through the message box
(top right).  Please include your full name and city/state and category or categories
and the amount of each you wish to pledge. If a size/gender category has already
been filled, we will let you know and ask if there may be another size/gender that
you would like to make and send.


Our challenges are also posted on our Facebook page and most pledges are made there.
Please feel free to join our group there, too!



The PSP Team

Monday, August 26, 2019

CHALLENGE #44 - 2019

YWCA GREAT FALLS
Great Falls, Montana

***CHALLENGE COMPLETED***

“Eliminating racism and empowering women.” Established in 1977 as the first shelter for
domestic violence victims and their children in Montana, it became a YWCA shelter in 1990.
The Mercy Home shelter offers a 60 day program of emergency housing and other
comprehensive services to women and their children who are fleeing an abusive relationship.  

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS - (NOTE: All slippers except the women’s need to be in neutral
colors, suitable for either a boy or a girl.)


10  Women’s Small slippers    - DONE
10  Women’s Medium slippers - DONE
10  Women’s Large slipper   - DONE
 4  Teen slippers (neutral colors)      - DONE
 6   Preteen slippers (neutral colors) - DONE
 6  Youth slippers (neutral colors)   - DONE
 4  Baby booties (neutral colors)     - DONE

50  Washcloths  - DONE

PET COZIES   ***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, heavy
cotton with batting in between layers and stitched from corner to corner so the batting doesn’t
bunch up when washed.***

4  Extra Large (30” x 36”)   - DONE

PLEASE MAIL BY:  September 23, 2019

MAILING ADDRESS:
     YWCA Great Falls
     Attn:  Stephanie 
     220 2nd Street North
     Great Falls, MT  59401

If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email
to: ThePinkSlipperProject (at) gmail (dot) com or send it through the message box
(top right).  Please include your full name and city/state and category or categories
and the amount of each you wish to pledge. If a size/gender category has already
been filled, we will let you know and ask if there may be another size/gender that
you would like to make and send.

Our challenges are also posted on our Facebook page and most pledges are made there.
Please feel free to join our group there, too!

The PSP Team

Monday, August 19, 2019

CHALLENGE #43 - 2019

NEWHOUSE SHELTER
Kansas City, Missouri

***CHALLENGE COMPLETED***

This is the shelter for our 10th Anniversary!!   Newhouse was the very first shelter challenge that PSP did in 2009!

The Newhouse Shelter: “Providing safety, comfort & hope".   One week after The Pink Slipper Project was launched by Joyce Lucas in 2009, we had our first challenge - Newhouse in Kansas City, Missouri.  Cicelynn Elix, their Community Engagement Manager said in a recent email:  “Happy 10th Anniversary!  We would be honored to be a recipient of house slippers and washcloths.”


SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS

  40 Women’s Small slippers  -  DONE
  40 Women’s Medium slippers  -  DONE
  40 Women’s Large slippers  -  DONE
  10 Preteen Girl slippers  -  DONE
  10 Preteen Boy slippers  -  DONE
  10 Youth Girl slippers  -   DONE
  10 Youth Boy slippers  -    DONE
  10 Toddler Girl slippers  -  DONE
  10 Toddler Boy slippers  -  DONE
  10 Baby Girl booties  -  DONE
  10 Baby Boy booties  -  DONE

200 Washcloths  -   DONE

PLEASE MAIL BY:   September 16, 2019

MAILING ADDRESS:

     Newhouse Shelter
     Attn: Cicelynn Elix
     P.O. Box 240019
     Kansas City, MO 64124


If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email to: ThePinkSlipperProject (at) gmail (dot) com or send it through the message box (top right).  Please include your full name and city/state and category or categories and the amount of each you wish to pledge. If a size/gender category has already been filled, we will let you know and ask if there may be another size/gender that you would like to make and send.

Our challenges are also posted on our Facebook page and most pledges are made there. Please feel free to join our group there, too!

The PSP Team

Thursday, August 15, 2019

P.S.P. - The First Five Years


The Pink Slipper Project was founded in August of 2009 by Joyce Lucas. She was inspired by Terry Grahl, an interior designer, who, with the help of volunteers across the country, performed makeovers at domestic abuse/homeless shelters.  Their goal was to help make these shelters feel more like a home with many homemade touches. Joyce made sure each of these shelters were gifted with slippers for their residents.  “I wanted to reach out to women and children that were torn from their homes and living in shelters. I wanted to let them know there were so many people that care.”

At the time of forming the P.S.P., Joyce had her own online web businesses. She was both a web designer, creating website designs for women’s online businesses, and running an online shopping site (“Make Mine Pink”) where women could list their shops (in a very “pink” environment) and have their businesses marketed to the public with special sales, etc. Joyce set up a website and inspired friends and clients to help launch P.S.P.  She published her pattern for her “Signature Rag Slipper” and she was off and running.  Within a week of launching the new project, a request came in from a shelter in Missouri and soon, 125 pairs of slippers were made and shipped off to the shelter.  Within a week of being on Facebook, we had 500 friends.  What a wonderful beginning!


In August of 2010, the P.S.P was featured in The Weekly Newsletter published by the Lion Brand Yarn Company.  It was quite a compliment to the then-year-old P.S.P. to be recognized by a national company and our numbers grew to 1,800.  By our second birthday in 2011, we had 2,300 friends and had delivered thousands of slippers and other items much needed by the shelters.  We want to thank a wonderful organization called AC4C (All Crafts for Charity) for publicizing P.S.P. on their annual calendar, inspiring their members to send hundreds of slippers and helping to contribute to our success.


In the early days, everything was sent to Joyce. She loved to put up pictures of all the slippers that arrived in her studio. She bagged and tagged each pair before they were shipped off to a shelter.  In 2011, she “visited” Iowa, held a local Stitch-A-Thon with a group in New Orleans, “visited” the Hope Coalition in Red Wing, MN, and, in conjunction with the Compassion Fashion Project, warmed the hearts and toes in seven shelters in Arkansas with our slippers!


We joined along with Comfort Scarves of Southwestern PA to send slippers and scarves to nine shelters in PA. After Super Storm Sandy hit the East Coast in late 2012, we sent slippers to Safe Haven in Bay Shore, NY, and to Providence House in Whiting, NJ.
Joyce posted her “Hospital Doll” pattern, as well as the “Knit Teddy Bear” pattern, the “Signature Knit Slipper” pattern, and the “Signature Crochet Slipper” pattern, which were designed by members for the PSP.  These items have warmed hearts and made many friends. They are all posted on our blog and under our “Learn More” button on Facebook.Unfortunately, in 2013, Joyce had to retire from the P.S.P. for health reasons.  She asked Rachel Terrill, who had been taking care of P.S.P. in her absence, to take over the reins. Rachel remains our hard-working P.S.P. Coordinator to this day.


We have now added two “special” challenges --- Happy Hands and Cozies for Pets --- which are proving to be popular with the shelters and our members alike. Our Happy Hands challenges provide yarn and supplies that encourage knitting and crocheting as therapy and as a hobby.  Many survivors will not leave their abusive relationships if it means leaving a cherished family pet behind to possibly be abused.  Realizing this, many DV shelters have now started to make accommodations available on site so clients can bring their pets with them. Our Cozies for Pets blankets/mats help to provide a little comfort for the pets, too, and are much appreciated.


Stay tuned to learn about the five most recent years of the Pink Slipper Project!



Monday, August 12, 2019

CHALLENGE #42 - 2019

SEEKHAVEN

Moab, Utah

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

Established in 1990, Seekhaven assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in southeastern Utah rebuild their lives. Their confidential and secure shelter for women and children is small, so we will send enough slippers and washcloths last for awhile. 

Following is what we would like to send:

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS

  20 Small Women’s Slippers - DONE
  30 Medium Women’s Slippers - DONE
  20 Large Women’s Slippers - DONE
    6 Teen Boy Slippers - DONE
    7 Preteen Girl Slippers - DONE
    7 Preteen Boy Slippers - DONE
    7 Youth Boy Slippers - DONE
    7 Youth Boy Slippers - DONE
    7 Toddler Girl Slippers - DONE
    7 Toddler Boy Slippers - DONE
    6 Baby Booties (neutral colors) - DONE

120 Washcloths - DONE

PLEASE MAIL BY:  September 9, 2019

MAILING ADDRESS:
     Seekhaven
     Attn: Cheryl Zwahlen
     81 N. 300 East
     Moab, UT  84532

If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email to: ThePinkSlipperProject (at) gmail (dot) com.  Please include your full name and city/state and category or categories and the amount of each you wish to pledge. If a size/gender category has already been filled, we will let you know and ask if there may be another size/gender that you would like to make and send.

Our challenges are also posted on our Facebook page and most pledges are made there. Please feel free to join our group there, too!

The PSP Team - Rachel, Lynne, Judy, Julia, Alinda, and Bonnie


Saturday, August 10, 2019

A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER.........

From:   Joyce Palombo Lucas‎ to The Pink Slipper Project

"Happy 10th Anniversary Pink Slipper Project!

Good Morning Everyone!  My name is Joyce Lucas.  For those that don’t know me, I am the founder of The Pink Slipper Project.  This project is very near and dear to my heart.  At the time we started 10 years ago, I never could have imagined how much we would grow, and how many people we would reach.  Health circumstances did not allow me to continue this heartwarming endeavor; However, Rachel and Judy, two of my most avid supporters, stepped up and kept The Pink Slipper Project going.  As the PSP continued to grow, Rachel and Judy reached out to Jan, Lynn, Julia, Bonnie and Alinda to join the crew.  So before I go any further, I’d like to give a huge thank you to these generous ladies that have continued give of themselves, warming the hearts and toes of women and children in shelters across the nation.

I’d also like to thank all of the contributors that stepped up to meet each and every challenge over the years.  When these women are at their lowest, when they feel like no one understands what they are going through, you reached out with a thoughtful and useful gift.  Many of these women left their homes with just the clothing on their backs, and have nothing at all.  So, receiving a warm pair of slipper can mean the world to them.

Warmly wishing The Pink Slipper Slipper Project a HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY! ❤️"


Thursday, August 8, 2019

TO OUR PSP FAMILY...........

Ten years ago, on August 18th, 2009, the Pink Slipper Project was born.

Over the last ten years, our membership has grown, our challenges have multiplied, and the generosity of our members continues to warm our hearts.  Over the next few weeks, we will share our history with you and share our hopes for the future.  We’ll introduce the behind-the-scenes people who keep The Pink Slipper Project going week after week.

The Pink Slipper Project Team