Saturday, May 31, 2014

Another Challenge Completed!

Good afternoon, Pink Slipper-makers!   Are you getting a head start on the next challenge?    If you missed out on making a pledge on the last one, a new Challenge will be posted fairly soon.   Be on the lookout!   In the meantime, slippers and washcloths are small, portable projects to carry along with you anywhere!  For those of you who are new to our group, we make slippers and washcloths in ALL colors - not just pink!

We completed pledging another challenge in record time!   Kate pledged the youth sizes to finish it up.   With such great members, these challenges are a breeze!

With the Cape Cod shelter, we have sent 2258 pairs of slippers and 1713 washcloths to 20 shelters so far in 2014.   Those figures spell out what a wonderful group we have and your dedication to sending love and caring to abused women and children. 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Rachel and Judy

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cape Cod Center for Women - North Falmouth, MA

   (***Challenge Completed***)

We are pleased to once again be sending slippers to the Cape Cod Shelter for Women. They serve all of Cape Cod, including the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Since the founding in 2000, they have given sanctuary to over 500 families and received over 10,000 calls to their hotline.

For this Challenge, we will need the following number of slippers:

15 women's  -  DONE
  8 booties in unisex colors  -  DONE
15 toddlers in unisex colors  -  DONE
15 youth in unisex colors  -  DONE

Washcloths -  not requested

Mailing Deadline:  June 23, 2014

Mail to:

Shelter Manager
P. O. Box 141
North Falmouth, MA. 02556

Pledges have been made by:

Vickie Lea Archibald  -  5 youth
Jonlyn Jeter  -  5 women's
Danine & Victoria Johnson  -  3 women's
Jill Miller  -  3 booties, 2 youth
Christina Harris  -  5 toddler, 2 women's
Carole Morales  -  3 women's
Grammie Joyce  -  3 toddlers, 2 youths
Theresa Murphy  -  2 women's
Kate Sheen  -  6 youths
Thora Donar  -  7 toddlers
Peggy Edmondson Grow  -  2 youths
Julia Bunch  -  5 booties


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Another Challenge Complete and New YTD Totals

Well, you definitely have to be quick to get in on Challenges here at the Pink Slipper Project!   The Monadnock Center challenge was posted yesterday and today we had pledges for all of the slippers and washcloths!   How fantastic are our members!!   THE BEST!!!

Just to keep you up to date on just how great our members are, as of 5/24/14, our members have pledged/sent out 2,205 pairs of handmade slippers and 1,708 handmade washcloths to shelters across the country!   Something to be very proud of....and it's only the end of May.   We still have seven more months to go in 2014!

If you haven't had an opportunity to make a challenge pledge yet, there will be many more challenges coming.  Get your knitting needles, crochet hooks, and sewing machines warmed up and start making slippers and/or washcloths right now and put them in your stash and be ready ahead of time for the next challenge.   Another one will be posted soon!

Judy

Friday, May 23, 2014

Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention

We have another new Challenge!   (This is not the one mentioned previously that we will be doing in early June, along with Springfield Stitches for a Cause.)


MONADNOCK CENTER FOR VIOLENCE PREVENTION
Keene, New Hampshire     (***CHALLENGE COMPLETED***)

“Breaking the Cycle:  We believe prevention and intervention must be at work simultaneously until we reach our vision.

Empowerment and Self-Determination:  We believe in the right to have control over one's body, mind and spirit.

Health:  We believe that individual, organization, and community health are interrelated and that trauma exposure can impact health and well-being.” 

These are just some of the Core Values of the Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention.  They are situated in the southern New Hampshire town of Keene. 
They would like our 'famed' slippers and washcloths.  So here we go!

45 women -  DONE
 3 teen boys - DONE
 5 teen girls - DONE
 3 preteen girls - DONE
 3 preteen boys   -  DONE
 3 youth girls - DONE
 3 youth boys DONE
 3 toddler girls - DONE
 3 toddler boys - DONE
 2 booties for girls  -  DONE
 2 booties for boys  -  DONE

75 washcloths - DONE

Mailing deadline:  June 20, 2014

Send to: 

Theresa Murphy, Shelter Manager 
Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention
12 Court St.
Keene, NH  03431


Our Challenges are also 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.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

"Springfield Stitches for a Cause"

Good Morning, my Pink Slipper friends. We are going to be collaborating this summer with another Facebook charity, Springfield Stitches for a Cause. They also work with domestic violence shelters as well as other causes. 

I have been working with Tracie for several weeks getting everything all set. Tracie met with some of her members the other evening and announced their next project which is working with the Pink Slipper Project! 

They are located in Springfield, Illinois, and incorporate a local charity along with one outside of the Springfield area.  Both of us will work with the Sojourn shelter.  We are familiar with Sojourn as we have sent them slippers before.  I will work to get everything set up with Sojourn and we will have our challenge in early June. 

Tracie has chosen Friends Against Abuse for their "away" shelter, which was our "Icebox of the Nation" challenge last February.  FAA is looking forward to receiving all the goodies from Tracie's group. 

 I will be getting set up to do our Sojourn challenge and be ready to start in June. 

We have members who are also part of the Springfield group.  I'm so glad you have joined us.  Now, I'm going to take a moment and say good morning to them too.  Pink Slipper members, you know what the next challenge is and where it is located!! There will also be another challenge in June. 

 Rachel

Friday, May 9, 2014

Saint Martha's Hall, St. Louis, MO

May 7, 2014             (CHALLENGE HAS BEEN COMPLETED!)


St. Martha's is a repeat shelter.  We sent them slippers and washcloths just about a year ago.  They are a small shelter and storage is an issue, so this will be a small challenge. 
We will need the following number of slippers and washcloths:

15 women's   -  DONE
  1 teen boy's  -  DONE
  5 preteens  -  DONE
  5 youth  -  DONE
  5 toddler  -  DONE
  2 baby booties   -  DONE

33  Washcloths  -  DONE

Please use gender neutral colors for the children's slippers.  The shelter is small and their needs change frequently, so it is difficult to say how many boys or girl sizes they need.   

Mailing Deadline:    May 31, 2014. 

Send to:

Katy Keller
Saint Martha's Hall
PO Box 4950
St. Louis, MO   63108


Our Challenges are also 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.