Sunday, June 22, 2014

Our 23rd Challenge of 2014 - Completed!

We just completed our 23rd Challenge of 2014!  AMAZING!!!  Our members are just fantastic!  It shows just how giving the crafting community is worldwide. We even had some members from the UK take part in this challenge. How great is that!  We are going to give you a little break to work on your current pledges and, if you are all caught up, well....just keep on crocheting, knitting, and sewing ...and add to your stash for the next one!

Friday, June 20, 2014

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

Saginaw, Michigan

                  (UPDATED:   CHALLENGE COMPLETED  -  4/22/14)

     We are all familiar with the underground railroad from our history books as a path to safety and that is why the Underground Railroad shelter was so named.  It is a path to safety for abused women and children.
     In 1976 it became evident that there was a need for an emergency shelter in Saginaw.  The doors to the first shelter opened in Dec., 1977.  It was the first free-standing emergency shelter in the State of Michigan.  In the first 2 years, they housed 750 women and 1300 children.  Today, the Underground Railroad shelter continues to help abused women and children along a pathway to a new life.
     For the Underground Railroad shelter we will need:

          40 women    -    DONE
            2 teen boys  -   DONE
            6 preteen girls   -   DONE
            6 preteen boys   -   DONE
          10 youth girls   -   DONE
          10 youth boys   -    DONE
          10 toddler girls   -   DONE
          10 toddler boys   -   DONE
            8 booties girls   -   DONE
            8 booties boys   -   DONE

        100 washcloths   -   DONE

Mailing deadline: July 21, 2014

Send to:
     Lisa Hall
     Community Development Manager
     Underground Railroad, Inc.
     5647 State Street, Suite A
     Saginaw, Michigan   48603


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.


It's that time, again! New challenge coming!


Well, it is almost time to move on from Kalispell, Montana, to  ?????   We will be staying in the north but moving to the east!  The new challenge information will be posted later this evening. I hope that many of you who have joined us recently will jump in on this one! See you all later tonight! (Judy)

(Our last challenge for The Abbie Shelter in Kalispell, Montana, was listed on our Facebook page and pledges were received for all of the slippers and washcloths requested before it could be posted here on the blog. The information for the challenge has been posted to the "2014 Challenges - Completed" section.)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Shoutout to a friend of the PSP!

Thank you, Carolyn Christmas, (www.pinkmambo.com and www.gourmetcrochet.com) for mentioning the Pink Slipper Project on your blog and in your free slipper pattern.  This is a great crochet pattern for making slippers for our project!  Thank you for helping to spread the word about PSP!!

Judy


http://pinkmambo.com/crochet/slippers/one-hour-crochet-slippers/


PS - She also has a great pattern (free) for a Crossed Stitch Crochet Dishcloth, too, that would be perfect for our use!

http://pinkmambo.com/category/crochet/dishcloths/


JOINT CHALLENGE for SOJOURN SHELTER

Sojourn Shelter and Services, Inc.
Springfield, Illinois

               ***CHALLENGE COMPLETED - 6/7/14***

As mentioned on May 22nd, the Pink Slipper Project is joining with another Facebook charity group, Springfield Stitches for a Cause, to make items for the Sojourn Shelter in Springfield, Illinois.   The Sojourn Shelter was established in 1975 and services five counties throughout Illinois.  It is the largest domestic violence service area in the state.   It is also a repeat shelter challenge for our group.

Since our mailing deadline for this challenge is prior to the Fourth of July, you might want to make some of your slippers/washcloths in a red, white, and blue theme!   (Feel free to post a picture of your items on our Facebook page if you wish!)

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

35  Women's   -   DONE
  3  Teen Boy's  -  DONE
  7  Pre-teen Boys  -  DONE
  7  Pre-teen Girls  -  DONE
  5  Youth Boys  -  DONE
  5  Youth Girls   -   DONE
  3  Toddler Boys  -  DONE
  3  Toddler Girls  -  DONE
  2  Unisex Baby Booties  -  DONE

70  Washcloths   -   DONE

Mailing Deadline:    June 25, 2014

Mail to:     Laura Kresse, Director of Operations
                  Sojourn Shelter and Services, Inc. 
                  1800 Westchester Blvd.
                  Springfield, Illinois   62704


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.

Pledges have been made by:

Jill Miller  -  5 washcloths
Anita Silcox Cook  -  5 youth girls
Abby L. Call  -  10 women's
Annette Van Bogaert  -  5 washcloths
Grammie Joyce  -  3 women's, 2 toddler girls, 1 toddler boy
Danine & Victoria Johnson  -  3 washcloths
Theresa Murphy  -  2 women's, 2 washcloths
Julie Braun  -  3 teen boys
Dawn M. Lee  -  5 youth boys
Debbie Smith  -  5 washcloths
Angela Cadieux Farnung  -  5 women's, 10 washcloths
Christina Harris  -  10 washcloths
Kate Sheen  -  10 women's, 4 preteen girls, 4 preteen boys
Elizabeth Reinhardt  -  3 preteen girls, 3 preteen boys, 2 booties, 10 washcloths
Rita Calhoun  -  5 washcloths
Linda Westby  -  5 women's
Judy Warehime  -  1 toddler girl, 2 toddler boys
Lori Lori  -  5 washcloths
Glenda Moore  -  5 washcloths
Rachel Terrill  -  5 washcloths




Get ready.........

Good afternoon, everyone! Are you ready for a Challenge? I sure hope so. I will be posting the next one very shortly. This challenge will be the one that Rachel told you about on May 22nd that will be in conjunction with another great Facebook charity group, Springfield Stitches for a Cause, which is located in Springfield, Illinois....which just happens to be the location of our next shelter challenge. For this challenge, we will be making 70 pairs of slippers and 70 washcloths. Springfield Stitches for a Cause will be making a variety of items (such as, hats, scarves, headbands, toys, etc.). So, with that said and done, here comes the next Challenge for all of you.......

Judy