Thursday, January 26, 2017

CHALLENGE #4 - 2017

SAFE ALLIANCE Charlotte, North Carolina

This is our first challenge in North Carolina and we hope there will be more to come. 

Through the years, the staff has received a lot of requests for slippers.  So, folks, we're here to grant their wishes.  The shelter has requested that the slippers be marked to indicate which ages they are for.


Let's fill lots of wishes for slippers and washcloths.


  75 women  -  Done
    5 booties girls  -  Done
    5 booties boys  -  Done
  10 toddler girls  -  Done
  10 toddler boys  -  Done
  10 youth girls  -  Done
  10 youth boys  -  Done
  10 preteen girls  -  Done
  10 preteen boys  -  Done
    5 teen boys (ages 13-18)  -  Done


150 washcloths  -  Done

Mailing Deadline: February 28, 2017


Send to:
   Tenille Banner
   604 East Fifth Street, Suite 400
   Charlotte, NC   28202


If you wish to make a pledge for this challenge, please email us at:  thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us.

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy

COMING!!! NEW CHALLENGE.......NEW STATE!

A NEW CHALLENGE WILL BE POSTED TODAY!   STAY TUNED.........WE ARE HEADING TO CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA (A NEW STATE FOR THE PINK SLIPPER PROJECT)!   WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US IN PLEDGING AND MAKING HANDMADE SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS FOR ALL OF THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN AT SAFE ALLIANCE.

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy


Thursday, January 19, 2017

COZIES FOR PETS & HAPPY HANDS CHALLENGE

Tundra Women’s Coalition - Bethel, Alaska

*****CHALLENGE COMPLETED*****

The last time we “visited” the Tundra shelter, we sent them supplies for the residents who knew how to crochet or knit or wanted to learn.  We also sent them pet cozies/pads for their on-site pet shelter for residents’ pets. They loved them and would love to have them again this time. 

Here is what we would like to have pledged:

15 skeins of yarn (worsted weight, acrylic) - DONE
15 pr. of children's scissors - DONE
10 pr. knitting needles (sizes 8 to 10, shorter length) - DONE
15 crochet hooks (sizes G, H, I, or J) - DONE
15 large eye yarn needles (plastic or metal) - DONE

 4 - 20”x20” blankets/pads - DONE
 4 - 24”x24” blankets/pads - DONE
 4 - 24”x30” or 30”x30” blankets/pads - DONE

Pet blankets/pads may be crocheted, knitted, or sewn. If crochet or knit, blanket yarn or several strands of worsted weight held together makes a nice thick pad. If sewn, flannel, corduroy, fleece or denim are good materials - with a layer of batting in between - with a line or two of stitching through the middle to hold batting in place. Even an old clean blanket can be cut up and used for batting. ALL ITEMS MUST BE WASHABLE!

MAILING DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 18, 2017

MAIL TO:    C. J. PLEASANT

    P. O. BOX 2029
    BETHEL, ALASKA 99559

Pledges may be placed in a comment below or emailed (preferred) to:   thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.   This challenge is running on our Facebook page, also.



A big THANK YOU to all of you wonderful ladies for making pledges and adding to your initial pledges so that we could complete this challenge in less than 24 hours! We have such a terrific group.

We are also going to do a combined Happy Hands and Cozies for Pets challenge for Tundra Women's Coalition. We have many new members since our last Cozies or Happy Hands challenge for a shelter who may not be familiar with them.

Basically, if a shelter has a program in place to teach crocheting or knitting or have residents who already know how, we like to send them supplies to help them out. We all know how much our crafts/hobbies help us to relax and make us feel better and we want to "pass it forward". Also, many shelters now have a shelter or program in place to allow residents to bring their pets with them. Many women will not leave an abusive situation if they have to leave pets home to possibly suffer abuse when they leave. Pets like nice cozy blankets/pads to lay on and cuddle with, too, to help ease their anxiety.

If anyone has any questions, please don't hesitate to ask us. We will be putting up the Cozies/HH challenge shortly. We hope you join in. Even a pledge for one skein of yarn or one pet mat is great!

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

CHALLENGE #3 - 2017

TUNDRA WOMEN'S COALITION
Bethel, Alaska

*****CHALLENGE COMPLETED*****

All shelters offer valuable programs for the residents of the shelter and also provide programs for their communities.  One valuable such program at Tundra Women's Coalition is TAAV - Teens Acting Against Violence.  This program is for teens, age 12-18, living in Bethel. T he group's focus is on peer education and outreach.   TAAV members speak out to engage peers about issues such as domestic violence, teen dating violence, sexual assault, types of abuse, suicide, substance abuse, etc., through discussion, activities and the experiences and wisdom of other members.  They share their knowledge with peers and communities throughout the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.  They travel to village classrooms, perform skits at conferences and events, record PSAs for radio, etc.  Many participants of TAAV feel that the program helps them make sense of their experiences and provides support for living a sober, nonviolent life.  Many of the members of TAAV now work for the Tundra Women's Coalition and one has become a member of the Board of Directors of the shelter.

 
Let's send the following number of slippers and washcloths to Alaska ~~~~ 


(Note: We were told previously that women’s large-size slippers were a needed size at the shelter, so we added an additional 5 women’s - large - to be sure there are enough of that particular size.)


  40 Women’s - Sm, Med, Lg -  DONE
    5 Women’s - Large -   DONE
    3 Teen Boys -   DONE

    8 Preteen Girls -   DONE
    8 Preteen Boys -   DONE
    9 Youth Girls -   DONE
    9 Youth boys -  DONE

    9 Toddler Girls -  DONE
    9 Toddler Boys - DONE

    4 Girls Booties -   DONE
    4 Boy Booties -   DONE


100 Washcloths - DONE


MAILING DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 18, 2017

 
SEND TO:

          C. J. PLEASANT
          P. O. BOX 2029
          BETHEL, ALASKA 99559

This challenge is running on our Facebook page, also.  If you wish to take part, you can make your pledge there or send us an email at:   thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.    The numbers still needed in each category change quickly and may be different than currently listed here.   If a category you pledge has been filled, we will let you know as soon as possible.    We hope you will join us and, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us.


Rachel, Lynne, and Judy


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

CHALLENGE #2 - 2017

SHELTERING WINGS
Danville, Indiana

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

Autumn Bucy, the Annual Fund Coordinator at Sheltering Wings, told me that she was told that the shelter needed slippers for the residents. When she turned on her computer, she found the letter I had sent to introduce Pink Slipper and asking if they would like ours. Talk about timing! That is not likely to happen again. They accepted our offer of slippers and washcloths.  Lets do it!! 

Sheltering Wings would like:

  50 women --- 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
    8 booties in various colors --- DONE
100 washcloths --- DONE

Mailing Deadline: February 10, 2017
 
Send to: 
Sheltering Wings
Attn: Autumn Bucy
1251 Sycamore Lane
Danville, IN  46122

If you wish to pledge to this challenge, please place your pledge in a comment below or send us an email at:   thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.



IT'S A NEW YEAR - TIME FOR NEW CHALLENGES!

We here at The Pink Slipper Project have had a much-needed break over the holidays.   We hope all of you have had a relaxing and enjoyable time with your families and are refreshed and ready to begin making handmade slippers and washcloths for women and children in DV shelters for another year!   

Our first challenge of 2017 was posted on our Facebook page last week and was completely pledged very quickly and our 2nd challenge of the year just went up this morning and, again, is moving along very quickly.   The 2nd challenge (for Sheltering Wings in Danville, IN) will be posted here shortly.   But if you want to get in on this one, you will have to pledge quickly!!

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne