Saturday, August 1, 2015

......and now.....for those wonderful magic words.....


THE CHALLENGE FOR BRIGHTER TOMORROWS HAS BEEN COMPLETED!!!!!

What an absolutely super duper group we have here! I was just about to put up an update post with the number of slippers remaining to be pledged when two messages came in from Anita S., pledging all of the remaining slippers and washcloths!

Thank you all for your pledges!     Great way to begin a weekend!

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne



Friday, July 31, 2015

CHALLENGE #25 - 2015

BRIGHTER TOMORROWS
Shirley, New York
     ****CHALLENGE HAS BEEN COMPLETED! - 08/01/15)
Brighter Tomorrows was established in 1983 to begin raising funds and incorporate as a non-profit agency.  Three years later, they opened up a 19-bed shelter and established a 24-hour Crisis Hotline.   Only two years later, in 1988, they piloted a Transitional Housing Program to facilitate independent living after leaving the shelter setting.  Last year, they opened up their second Transitional Housing site, exclusively for singles.  

For Brighter Tomorrows, we would like to send the following:

  20  Women's   -   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
    6  Booties - Girls   -   DONE
    6  Booties - Boys   -   DONE

  68  Washcloths   -    DONE

MAILING DEADLINE:   August 29, 2015

MAILING ADDRESS:
Brighter Tomorrows, Inc,
Attention:  Isabel McDuffie
PO Box 706
Shirley, New York   11967

This Challenge is also posted on our Facebook page.   Most of our challenge pledges are posted there.   The numbers still needed for each category will be updated here as we receive pledges (both here and on Facebook).   If you wish to pledge, please put it in a "comment" on this post and we will receive via email.   Thank you for joining with us to help warm the hearts of toes of women and children in domestic violence shelters across the US!   

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne


Monday, July 20, 2015

Well.....Challenge #24 was completely pledged on Facebook before we had an opportunity to post it here on our blog!   What terrific members we have!!!   

One of our long-time members, Lynne Bergman, has stepped up to the plate and agreed to sign on as another Assistant to help out with our Facebook page and the blog.   This Challenge was the first one that she has taken care of posting and logging in the pledges as they come in and keeping the numbers still needed updated on the Facebook page.   She did a wonderful job!!!!!   

Lynne will also be helping to answer any questions that may arise both here and on Facebook.

Thank you, Lynne, for answering Rachel's call and agreeing to help us out with the Pink Slipper Project!!

MONIKA'S HOUSE is a repeat shelter for our group and we always love it when the shelters ask for more of our wonderful, handmade slippers and washcloths.   This particular shelter also has a pet program in place, as well as a crafts/hobby program.   We will be having a "Cozies for Pets" challenge and a "Happy Hands" challenge coming up before too long for this shelter.  So, please keep an eye out for our posts!   


Rachel, Judy, and Lynne



CHALLENGE #24 - 2015



MONIKA'S HOUSE
Hillsboro, Oregon

Monika's House is named in memory of a domestic violence victim, Monika Voits, an Oregon woman who was murdered in her bed by her husband while her children slept nearby.
Every year, Monika's House provides safe shelter to more than 200 adults, children and their pets, fleeing from danger of family violence.
Monika's House is proud to be one of only 5 shelters in Oregon providing safe shelter to family pets and companion animals as well. Therapy and service animals are housed inside in their new Pet Sanctuary.
To quote the Director of Shelter Services, "This is awesome and we're very much looking forward to it."
We will be having Cozies for Pets and Happy Hands challenges when all slippers and washcloths have been pledged.

For Monika's House we will need:
30 women - DONE!
 5 booties - DONE!
10 toddler -DONE!
 8 youth - DONE!
 6 preteen - DONE!
 2 men - DONE!
 3 teen boys -DONE!

Please use gender neutral colors for all slippers except womens.

65 washcloths  DONE!

Mailing deadline: August 20,2015

Mail to:

Valerie Bundy
Director of Shelter Services
P. O. Box 91550
Portland, OR 97291


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

HOORAY!!!    CHALLENGE #23 OF 2015 HAS BEEN COMPLETED!   

Thank you to all of our members both here and on Facebook for helping to complete this challenge.  There will be lots of warm hearts and toes in Washington state very soon!

PLEASE NOTE:    IF YOU MADE A PLEDGE ON THIS CHALLENGE, THE STREET ADDRESS LISTED PREVIOUSLY WAS INCORRECT.   PLEASE CHECK THE MAILING INFORMATION IN THE CHALLENGE POST FOR THE CORRECT ADDRESS.   SOME PACKAGES WERE ALREADY MAILED OUT AND WERE RETURNED TO THEIR SENDERS.    WE APOLOGIZE FOR HAVING LISTED THE STREET NUMBER INCORRECTLY IN THE ORIGINAL POST.   WE TRY TO BE VERY, VERY CAREFUL THAT OUR INFORMATION IS CORRECT.


We will have another challenge coming up very soon.....possibly next week, so please keep a watch out for it and I hope you will jump right in with your pledges when it is listed!   If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to send us a message and we will try to get back to you right away.

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

CHALLENGE #23 - 2015

YWCA Clark County - SafeChoice

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON

******CHALLENGE HAS BEEN COMPLETED******

The SafeChoice shelter is gender inclusive for those fleeing physical, emotional or verbal abuse.  They also have a variety of support groups.

Their legal advocates provide support, information and assistance for guidance through the civil legal system.

Freda Gable asked if we could send slippers to her local shelter in Vancouver, WA.  Freda, thanks for the suggestion.

PLEASE COMMENT BELOW WITH YOUR PLEDGE AND WE WILL RECEIVE IT BY EMAIL.  WE RUN OUR CHALLENGES PRIMARILY ON FACEBOOK, SO MOST OF THE PLEDGES ARE POSTED THERE.  NUMBERS IN THE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES BELOW WILL BE UPDATED AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE SEND US A MESSAGE.

For SafeChoice:

 70  women   -   DONE
 10  teen girls    -   DONE
 10  teen boys   -   DONE
   5  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
 10  booties girls       DONE
 10  booties boys     DONE

175 washcloths   -   DONE

Mailing Deadline:  August 8, 2015

Send to:    PLEASE NOTE CORRECTED ADDRESS BELOW.  STREET NO. WAS INCORRECT.

Misty Cumbie
3609 Main St.
Vancouver, WA 98663

Monday, June 22, 2015

CHALLENGE #22 - 2015

WINGS
Paladine, Illinois

  **** CHALLENGE COMPLETED ****

Although the Wings organization was started as an advocate for homeless women and children, WINGS expanded 30 years later to become one of the largest domestic violence service and housing providers in the state of Illinois.  Single women and women with children are able to receive temporary safe shelter through WINGS housing while staff provides one-on-one, individualized assistance that allows women to set personal goals that will enable them to work, continue their education and care for themselves and their children.

For WINGS:

Regarding the numbers - Beth at WINGS indicates there are about 3 children for every adult.  You will see that reflected in the increased number of slippers for children and fewer for women. 

30 Women      ----  DONE
10 Preteen boys   ----   DONE
10 Preteen girls    ----- DONE!!
10 Youth boys    -----   DONE!!
10 Youth girls     -----   DONE!!
10 Toddler boys     -----   DONE
10 Toddler girls     ----  DONE
10 Boy booties     -----   DONE
10 Girl booties     ---   DONE

They would love washcloths!
110 Washcloths  ----   DONE

Mailing Deadline:  July 27, 2015

Send to:

Beth Gardham
WINGS
P.O. Box 95615
Palatine, IL 60095