Wednesday, February 27, 2019

CHALLENGE #15 - 2019

SUSAN B. ANTHONY PROJECT
Torrington,  Connecticut

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

“I arrived here with my children wondering where I would go next.  I had the first restful night of sleep in months.”  (A quote from the Susan B. Anthony Project website)

The emergency shelter is staffed 24/7 and is in a confidential location, providing a safe haven for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence.  The Susan B. Anthony Project is a repeat shelter for PSP.  Let’s show our support and provide a little extra warmth to the women and children in the shelter by sending the following:

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS   (All children’s slippers, except the teen boys, should be made in neutral colors suitable for either a boy or a girl.)

30   Women’s slippers   -    DONE
  3    Teen boy slippers    -   DONE
  5    Preteen slippers (neutral)- DONE
  5    Youth slippers (neutral)   - DONE
  5    Toddler slippers (neutral)- DONE
  3    Baby booties (neutral)   -  DONE

50   Washcloths   -  DONE

PLEASE MAIL BY:  March 27, 2019

MAILING ADDRESS:
     Susan B. Anthony Project
     Attn:  Denise Torson
     179 Water Street
     Torrington,  Connecticut  06790

If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email to:  thepinkslipperproject at gmail (dot) com.   Please include your full name and city/state and category or categories and the amount of each you wish to pledge.

If a size/gender category has already been filled, we will let you know and ask if there may be another size/gender that you would like to make and send.

Our challenges are also posted on our Facebook page and most pledges are made there.  Please feel free to join our group there, too!

The PSP Team - Rachel, Judy, Lynne, Julia, Alinda, and Bonnie


Monday, February 25, 2019

CHALLENGE #14 - 2019

ABUSED WOMEN AID IN CRISIS SHELTER (AWAIC)
Anchorage, Alaska

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

In 1976, a group of determined Anchorage women decided to address their concerns about domestic violence in the community.  Hard work and persistence resulted in the creation of a safe home for battered women and their children in August 1977.  Initially, the shelter provided only temporary, emergency refuge where victims could escape abuse and have time to consider their options for the future.  In 1983, AWAIC opened the doors of its present facility which includes a 52-bed shelter.  It is the largest domestic violence safe shelter in Alaska. 

“Our goal is to teach people to live and love without violence”.

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS

  75   Women’s slippers   -  DONE
    4    Teen boy/men slippers  -   DONE
    6    Preteen girl slippers  -   DONE
    6    Preteen boy slippers  -   DONE
    6    Youth girl slippers  -  DONE
    6    Youth boy slippers  -  DONE
    6    Toddler girl slippers  -  DONE
    6    Toddler boy slippers  -  DONE
    5    Baby girl booties  -  DONE
    5    Baby boy booties  -  DONE

125   Washcloths  -  DONE

PLEASE MAIL BY:   March 25, 2019

MAILING ADDRESS:

     AWAIC
     Attn: Lilah Walker
     100 W. 13th Ave.
     Anchorage, Alaska  99501

If you wish to take part in this challenge, please send your pledge to us via email:    thepinkslipperproject at gmail (dot) com.    Please include your full name along with the category/categories and amount(s) you are pledging.   This challenge will also be running on our Facebook page, where we receive most pledges.  You are always welcome to join us there, too.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us.

The PSP Team - Rachel, Judy, Lynne, Julia, Alinda, and Bonnie


   

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

CHALLENGE COMPLETED!

Well, our members did it again......200 pairs of handmade slippers and 200 handmade washcloths pledged for Bethany House in Toledo, Ohio, in just 24 hours!   Woo Hoo!!   A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped complete this challenge.

If you are new to The Pink Slipper Project and are interested in joining in on our next challenge, please watch for our next post here (probably the beginning of next week) or join us over on our Facebook page, where most of our pledges come in.

Don't do Facebook?  That's okay.  You are welcome to follow the blog and send us your pledge via email to:   thepinkslipperproject at gmail (dot) com or through the message box at the top right of the page.   Please be sure to include your full name for our records.   

If a category has already been filled that you have pledged, we will let you know just as soon as possible and ask if you would like to pledge a different gender/size category.

Slippers do not have to be "pink" but we prefer them to be made from acrylic yarn if knitted or crocheted (no wool, please, due to allergies).   You may use any pattern you like (not just the PSP knit or crochet patterns) - but please do NOT add any embellishments, like buttons, glue-on eyes, bows, etc. to the children's slippers as they could be easily removed and become a choking hazard.  

Crocheted or knitted washcloths should be made with 100% cotton or a cotton/polyester blend yarn.  You may use any pattern you wish, but please do not use bright colors that could "bleed" in the laundry (especially, red).   The size can range from 7" to 10" square or round.   Bath mitts are also great for the kids if you like to make them.

Please feel free to ask any questions!

The PSP Team


Monday, February 18, 2019

CHALLENGE #13 - 2019


BETHANY HOUSE
Toledo, Ohio

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

Bethany House of Toledo, Ohio is a unique shelter in that they provide survivors of domestic violence and their children with long term housing, support and resources until they’re ready to transition into living independently.  While most shelters have short term, dorm style living, Bethany house offers apartment style housing.  Many families stay with them for a year allowing them the time and resources they need to rebuild their lives.  Since their opening in 1984, Bethany House has serviced over 1,200 people and provided 200,000 nights of safe shelter for those escaping domestic violence in the Toledo area.


Let’s show these families how much we care by sending the following items.

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS


  90 Womens - DONE

  10 Men & Teen boys - DONE
  15 Preteen girls - DONE
  15 Preteen boys - DONE
  15 Youth girls -  DONE
  15 Youth boys -  DONE
  15 Toddler girls - DONE
  15 Toddler boys - DONE
    6 Girl baby booties - DONE
    6 Boy baby booties - DONE

200 Washcloths -  DONE



PLEASE MAIL BY: MARCH 18, 2019


MAILING ADDRESS:

     Bethany House
     Attn: Deidra Lashley, Exec. Dir.
     P.O. Box 5930
     Toledo, OH 43613

If you wish to take part in this challenge, please forward your pledge to us via email to:   thepinkslipperproject at gmail (dot) com.    Please include your full name with your pledge as it will help us with our records. 

Should you have any questions, always feel free to ask!

Rachel, Judy, Lynne, Julia, Alinda and Bonnie
The PSP Team


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

CHALLENGE #12 - 2019

PROVIDENCE HOUSE, OCEAN COUNTY
Whitney, New Jersey

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

This Challenge is Part 2 of  Providence House in New Jersey.  Earlier in February we did a challenge for the shelter in Westampton and this challenge is for the shelter in Whitney.  

Providence House Domestic Violence Services is a division of Catholic Charities.  It is one of the oldest and most comprehensive domestic violence providers in New Jersey and has emergency safe houses in Burlington and Ocean Counties.

***PLEASE NOTE:  Providence House has two separate shelters.  If you pledged on the previous Providence House challenge, be sure to keep track of the Challenge # and mailing address.   The mailing addresses are different for the two challenges!    Thank you.

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS (All children’s slippers, except the teen boys, should be made in neutral colors suitable for either a boy or a girl.)

27 Women’s slippers - DONE
  2 Teen boy slippers - DONE
  6 Preteen slippers (neutral colors) - DONE
  6 Youth slippers (neutral colors) - DONE
  6 Toddler slippers (neutral colors) - DONE
  3 Baby booties (neutral colors) - DONE

50 Washcloths - DONE


PLEASE MAIL BY: MARCH 13, 2019

MAILING ADDRESS:

    Providence House, Ocean County 
    Attn: Jennifer Bauer, Community Affairs Manager
    88 Schoolhouse Road
    Whitney, New Jersey 08759

If you would like to make a pledge for this challenge, please send it to our PSP email:  thepinkslipperproject at gmail (dot) com.    Thank you.



Monday, February 11, 2019

CHALLENGE #11 - 2019

FRIENDS AGAINST ABUSE
International Falls, Minnesota

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

“Friends Against Abuse is committed to ending abuse.  We believe all persons, of all ages deserve respect.  We provide advocacy to victims of domestic abuse, general crime and sexual assault.”


Let’s show our support by sending the following:

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS


  20  Women’s SMALL slippers  -  DONE
  20  Women’s MEDIUM slippers  -  DONE
    5  Women’s LARGE slippers  -  DONE
  10  Teen girl slippers  -  DONE
  10  Teen boy slippers  -  DONE
  10  Preteen girl slippers  -  DONE
  10  Preteen boy slippers  -  DONE
    5  Youth girl slippers  -  DONE
    5  Youth boy slippers  -  DONE
    5  Toddler girl slippers  -  DONE
    5  Toddler boy slippers  -  DONE
    5  Baby booties  -  DONE

100 Washcloths  -  DONE



PLEASE MAIL BY: March 11, 2019


MAILING ADDRESS:

     Friends Against Abuse
     Attn: Kathy Nordby
     407 -  4th Street
     International Falls, Minnesota 56649


If you wish to make a pledge for this challenge, please send it to us in an email to:   thepinkslipperproject at gmail dot com.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us.   (Slippers do NOT have to be "pink" but should be suitable for the gender pledged.)


Rachel, Judy, Lynne, Julia, Alinda, and Bonnie

Thursday, February 7, 2019

CHALLENGE #10 - 2019

PROVIDENCE HOUSE, BURLINGTON COUNTY
Westampton, New Jersey

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

Providence House Domestic Violence Services is a division of Catholic Charities.  It is one of the oldest and most comprehensive domestic violence providers in New Jersey, and has emergency safe houses in Burlington and Ocean Counties.  We will be doing the two Providence House shelters in two separate challenges.  Up first is the shelter in Burlington County.

***NOTE:    PROVIDENCE HOUSE HAS TWO SHELTERS.  WE WILL BE DOING A SEPARATE CHALLENGE FOR THE OTHER SHELTER.   PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU KEEP A RECORD OF THE CHALLENGE # AND ADDRESS FOR YOUR PLEDGE AS THE SHELTERS WILL HAVE DIFFERENT MAILING ADDRESSES.***


SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS
(All children’s slippers, except the teen boys, should be made in neutral colors suitable for either a boy or a girl for this challenge.)

27 Women’s slippers - DONE
  2 Teen boy slippers - DONE
  6 Preteen slippers (neutral colors) - DONE
  6 Youth slippers (neutral colors)- DONE
  6 Toddler slippers (neutral colors)- DONE
  3 Baby booties (neutral colors) - DONE

50 Washcloths - DONE


PLEASE MAIL BY: March 6, 2019

MAILING ADDRESS:

    Providence House, Burlington County
    Attn: Barbara Katz, Community Affairs Coordinator
    595 Roncocas Road
    Westampton, New Jersey  08060

Monday, February 4, 2019

CHALLENGE #9 - 2019

RAINBOW SERVICES
San Pedro, California

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****


Rainbow’s Vision is:  Everyone Deserves Respect, Love and Safety.  Their mission is to provide shelter and support to anyone impacted by domestic violence, and to empower them to move beyond trauma, and towards safety and stability.  Rainbow Services provides comprehensive support for survivors of domestic violence including:  emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling services, case management, legal assistance, children’s programs, and a 24-hour hotline.  “We provide trauma informed services for survivors impacted by the cycle of domestic violence.”

 
Let’s send the following:


SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS


40 Women’s slippers - DONE

  5 Men/teen boy slippers- DONE
  5 Preteen girl slippers - DONE
  5 Preteen boy slippers - DONE
  5 Youth girl slippers - DONE
  5 Youth boy slippers - DONE
  5 Toddler girl slippers - DONE
  5 Toddler boy slippers - DONE
  5 Baby booties - DONE

80 Washcloths - DONE


PLEASE MAIL BY:   March 4, 2019


MAILING ADDRESS:


     Rainbow Services

     Attn: Anna Sanchez
     453 West 7th Street
     San Pedro, California 90731

If you wish to make a pledge on this challenge (which is currently active on our Facebook page), please comment below with your pledge or send it to us in an email to: thepinkslipperproject at gmail (dot) com.


Monday, January 28, 2019

CHALLENGE #7 - 2019

SAFE HOUSE FOR WOMEN
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

Safe House for Women was established in 1991, providing safe shelter and a crisis hot line as a source of immediate help for victims of domestic violence and abuse. Their current shelter houses 17 residents but they will soon be moving into a larger space and able to accommodate up to 40 residents. We would like to send the following:

SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS

40   Women’s slippers     -  DONE
  6    Preteen girl slippers -  DONE
  6    Preteen boy slippers -  DONE
  6    Youth girl slippers    -  DONE
  6    Youth boy slippers    -  DONE
  6    Toddler girl slippers -  DONE
  6    Toddler boy slippers -  DONE
  4    Baby booties   -   DONE

80   Washcloths   -   DONE

PLEASE MAIL BY:  February 28, 2019

MAILING ADDRESS:

     Safe House for Women
     Attn: Jessica Hill
     P.O. Box 1167
     Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63702

If you wish to make a pledge on this challenge, please list it in a comment below or in the message box at the top right.  If you have any questions, please ask us.  We will send you an email confirmation of your pledge.



Monday, January 21, 2019

CHALLENGE #5 - 2019

THE FAMILY PLACE
Dallas, Texas


****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

“The Family Place has been helping victims of family violence in North Texas since 1978.  We provide everything needed to help victims become survivors.”   The Family Place has three emergency shelters, including the state’s only shelter for men and children. The Pink Slipper Project sent slippers and washcloths to The Family Place in February, 2017, and they would like to receive more.


We would like to send the following:

  8 Men/Teen Boy Slippers - DONE

10 Preteen Girl Slippers - DONE
10 Preteen Boy Slippers - DONE
10 Youth Girl Slippers - DONE
10 Youth Boy Slippers - DONE
10 Toddler Girl Slippers - DONE
10 Toddler Boy Slippers - DONE
 6 Girl Baby Booties - DONE
 6 Boy Baby Booties - DONE

***Pet blankets may be knitted, crocheted, or sewn, but must be washable! Knitted or crocheted blankets should be a tight weave and fairly thick (use several strands together or a single strand of #5 or #6 bulky yarn.) Suitable fabrics are denim, flannel, heavy cotton with batting in between layers and stitched from corner to corner so the batting doesn’t bunch up when washed.***


 2 small  (20"x20") - DONE 2 medium (24” x 24”) - DONE
 2 large (24” x 30”) - DONE

 
PLEASE MAIL BY: February 21, 2019


MAILING ADDRESS:

**NOTE:   DO NOT INCLUDE SHELTER NAME IN ADDRESS**


     Meg Bittner

     2241 Butler St.
     Dallas, Texas 75235



Thursday, January 17, 2019

CHALLENGE #4 - 2019

REST Shelter and REST House 
Seattle, Washington

****CHALLENGE COMPLETED****

This is Part 2 of Challenge #42 from October 2018.  Due to the large number of items requested, we divided it into two challenges.

REST: Real Escape from the Sex Trade was founded in 2009 by a small team of women with experience dealing with troubled youth and sexual abuse issues.  In 2012, REST opened a long-term residential home for young women ages 18-24.  Today, REST is an institution in the Seattle area for excellent outreach, restoration, and care of girls who are caught in the sex trade.  Through holistic continuum of care (prevention, intervention, and aftercare), REST serves those who are at-risk, actively in, and those taking steps towards exiting a life of sexual exploitation.  “Our desire is to see Washington become hostile to traffickers and to work ourselves out of a job.”


SLIPPERS & WASHCLOTHS: (All children’s slippers should be made in neutral colors suitable for either a boy or a girl.)


  80 Women’s Slippers - DONE

    6 Preteen Slippers - DONE 
    6 Youth Slippers - DONE
    6 Toddler Slippers - DONE
    3 Booties - DONE

100 Washcloths - DONE


PLEASE MAIL BY:  February 15, 2019


MAILING ADDRESS: 


Julie McNamara-Dahl
R.E.S.T.
4215 Rainier Ave. South, Suite B
Seattle, Washington  98118


If you wish to make a pledge on this challenge (which is currently active on our Facebook page), please comment below with your pledge or send it to us in an email to:   thepinkslipperproject at gmail.com

CHALLENGES #1, #2, and #3 of 2019

The first three challenges of 2019 were published on our Facebook page and were completely pledged so quickly that we didn't have an opportunity to put them up on the blog.   These challenges were held for the following shelters:

Challenge #1 - 2019:   Women and Children's Horizons
                                      Kenosha, Wisconsin

Challenge #2 - 2019:   Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services
                                      Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Challenge #3 - 2019:   DOVE, Inc.
                                      Decatur, Illinois

Our members all seem to have come back from our holiday all refreshed and ready to pledge new shelter challenges in 2019! 

If you are new to The Pink Slipper Project, we welcome you and invite you to join us as we endeavor to warm the hearts and toes of women, men, and children who are living in domestic abuse shelters all across the United States.

We do not have a central collection area to receive slippers and washcloths.  Each challenge is run for a specific shelter and members pledge what items and how many (including gender and size) that they wish to make for that challenge and then make and mail their items directly to the shelter address we list in the challenge information.  We usually include a "mail by" date in the challenge, allowing about a month to make and send your items to the shelter.

You may use any pattern you wish for slippers or washcloths, but we prefer acrylic yarn for knitted or crocheted slippers and cotton or a cotton/polyester blend yarn for crocheted or knitted washcloths.

Also, baby booties and children's slippers should be free of any attachments which could be removed and cause a choking hazard.

If you wish to pledge through the blog, you can put your pledge under the challenge post in a comment or in the message box at the top right of the page.   Please reference the Challenge number you are pledging for and the items (gender, size, and number of each) you wish to pledge and also include your name and city/state for our records.

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


The Pink Slipper Project Team
(Rachel, Judy, Lynne, Julia, Alinda, and Bonnie)



Monday, January 14, 2019

ARE YOU READY FOR NEW CHALLENGES FOR 2019?

Welcome back and Happy New Year - 2019!

We returned from our break for the holidays and have already posted two new challenges over on our Facebook page!  These challenges were small compared to some that we do and our members were eager to get started pledging and making slippers and washcloths for women and children in domestic violence shelters across the US once again.   

We will be posting Challenge #3 - 2019 on our Facebook page today (Monday, January 14th) at around Noon (Central time, 1:00 pm Eastern).  It will also be posted here on the blog just a little later in the afternoon.  It is a larger challenge, so hopefully, more members will have an opportunity to join in this time.  

If you wish to join in, just put your pledge in a comment under the blog post here or join us over on our Facebook page.  (If so, be sure to "Like", "Follow" and then click on "Get Notifications" in order to get up to date posts in your newsfeed when a challenge is posted.



If you have any questions, please feel free to ask away and we will try to answer you as quickly as possible.


Rachel, Judy, Lynne, Julia, Alinda, and Bonnie
The PSP Admin Team