Our latest challenge for the women and children at the Crisis Center of South Suburbia in Illinois, was a great success......108 pairs of slippers and 75 washcloths pledged in just three days! Our talented slipper-makers are just the absolute best! We will probably hold off for a week or more before posting another new challenge to give everyone a chance to get caught up on all of the pledges they have made recently....and we have had a lot of them....one after another....and you all have come through with flying colors! Just to give you an idea of how well you all have done so far this year, here are our current numbers (and it is only mid-April):
2,097 pairs of slippers
donated to 17 different shelters across the USA!
If you like to sew, crochet, or knit, we would love to have you join our ranks and help warm the hearts and toes of women and children living in shelters across our country. If you sign up at the bottom of our blog with your email address, you will receive our most recent blog post when it is published. You can also see many photos on our Facebook page under "Photos" and "Posts by Others".
This is a message from Kerri at the Crisis Center of South Suburbia, our current challenge.
"Thank you to the Pink Slipper Project and all of you who are rising to the challenge. The Crisis Center is so grateful! We provide over 400 women and children each year with emergency shelter and over 2,000 clients per year with other essential services like counseling, court and hospital advocacy, dating violence prevention, partner abuse intervention and transitional housing. We just celebrated our 35th Anniversary this month and over 55,000 women and children have now been reached with our services. Thank you for making a difference! Can't wait to start receiving packages!" ---- Kerri Gruca-Twietmeyer
Following is part of my response to Kerri:
"Kerri, We are pleased and proud to help the Crisis Center. You thanked us for making a difference. We thank you for helping your clients start a new life. As you will see, your challenge is almost fully pledged........" ---- Rachel, PSP Coordinator
Our current challenge is almost fully pledged! We only need 11 pairs of women's slippers to finish out this challenge. Won't you pledge a pair today!
Crisis Center of South Suburbia - Tinley Park, Illinois (Challenge completed!)
April 16, 2014 at 10:49am
(Pledges updated: 4/19/14 @ 11:45 AM) The Crisis Center of South Suburbia is located in a suburb of Chicago. They provide emergency shelter and other essential services for individuals and families victimized by domestic violence, while addressing the societal issues that contribute to domestic violence. The shelter has helped 44,000 lives in the last 30 years. For the Crisis Center we will need the following slippers and washcloths: 50 women's - DONE! 12 teen girls - DONE! 5 girls booties - DONE! 5 boys booties - 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! 75 washcloths - DONE! Mailing Deadline: May 12, 2014 Mail to: Kerri Twietmeyer Donation Coordinator Crisis Center of South Suburbia P.O. Box 39 Tinley Park, IL 60477
Pledges received by: Linda Darby Adams - 5 boys booties, 5 girls booties Dawn Baylor Kaufman - 20 washcloths Judie Cross - 20 washcloths Anita Silcox Cook - 6 youth girls, 6 washcloths Nicole Christolear Fink - 2 teen girls, 10 washcloths Annette Van Bogaert - 5 washcloths Jill Miller - 5 washcloths Jan M. Oswald - 11 women's, 5 washcloths Heather Stewart Edmondson - 15 women's Beverly Richards - 6 toddler girls, 6 toddler boys, 4 washcloths Kate Sheen - 6 preteen girls, 6 preteen boys, 5 women's Linda Westby - 4 teen girls, 3 youth boys Arruniel McGonder - 1 women's Julia Bunch - 3 women's Deb Wolf - 3 teen girls, 3 youth boys Christina Harris - 5 women's Linda Klinger - 5 women's Grammie Joyce - 5 women's
Our Challenges are posted on our Facebook page and that is where we receive most of our pledges. If you would like to make a pledge here on the Blog, please put your pledge in a comment box - number of slippers and/or washcloths and categories (women's, teen boys, teen girls, etc.) and we will receive it. The number of slippers/washcloths still needed will be updated here as often as possible during the Challenge.
Our Facebook page is visible to the public without being a member of Facebook; however, you cannot post pledges there unless you have a Facebook account.