Monday, January 17, 2022

CHALLENGE #2-2022 ( PART 1) DATE AND TIME

 Challenge #2-2022 ( Part 1) will be posted here and in our Facebook PSP Challenge Group on Tuesday 1/18 at Noon Central. This will be another 2 Part Challenge for a large Shelter in IL. If you pledge items for both, all items can be mailed together after the Part 2 Challenge next week !

Remember, even one item pledged is so much appreciated by the Shelters that we support !

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

CHALLENGE #01-2022 Part 2 is Complete

CHALLENGE #01-2022 Part 2

The Shade Tree

North Las Vegas, Nevada 

The Shade Tree is a large 250 bed shelter which provides safe shelter to women and children escaping domestic violence. The shelter offers warm beds in a family dorm, daily meals, on side medical clinic as well as life-changing programs and services that encourage self-reliance. In homes where there is violence, pets are often threatened or injured by a violent partner. Noah’s Animal House is a pet sanctuary for shelter residents that allows women and children to escape abusive situations without leaving their pet behind. They are sheltered on the same property as Noah’s Animal House so that they can continue to visit with, and care for, their beloved pet. We are including Pet Cozies for Noah’s in the challenge for Shade Tree.

Let’s help the women, children and pets at The Shade Tree by sending the following:  


SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS 

25 Women Small - DONe
25 Women Medium DONe
25 Women Large -  DONE
10 Men/Teenage boys - DONE
10 Preteen girls - DONe
10 Preteen boys - DONE
10 Youth girls -DONe

10 Youth boys -DONe
10 Toddler girls - 
DONe
10 Toddler boys -DONe
5 Baby girl booties - 
DONe
5 Baby boy booties DONe
150 Washcloths - 
DONe

PET COZIES
Pet blankets may be knitted, crocheted or sewn, but must be washable!  Knit or crocheted blankets should be a tight weave, fairly thick (use several strands together or a single strand of #055 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.

3 X-Small (14 x 18 ) -DONe
3 Small (20" X 20")  - DONe
3 Medium (24" X 2     DONe
3 Large (24"X30") -DONe
3 X-Large (36" X 36") - DONe


Please mail by:  February 11, 2022  **Please note that the first two challenges for this year are to the same shelter.  If you think you will pledge for both challenges, you can wait and send both pledges together.

Address: 

Morgan Ettinger
1 W. Owens Ave.
North Las Vegas, NV 89030

If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email to:  ThePinkSlipperProject (at)gmail(dot)com or send it through the message box (top right).  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 in our Facebook Group ('PSP Challenge Group') and most pledges are made there.  Please feel free to join our group there, too!

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

CHALLENGE #01-2022 -PART 1 IS COMPLETE!

CHALLENGE #01-2022 is complete!

The Shade Tree

North Las Vegas, Nevada 

The Shade Tree is a large 250 bed shelter which provides safe shelter to women and children escaping domestic violence. The shelter offers warm beds in a family dorm, daily meals, on side medical clinic as well as life-changing programs and services that encourage self-reliance. In homes where there is violence, pets are often threatened or injured by a violent partner. Noah’s Animal House is a pet sanctuary for shelter residents that allows women and children to escape abusive situations without leaving their pet behind. They are sheltered on the same property as Noah’s Animal House so that they can continue to visit with, and care for, their beloved pet. We are including Pet Cozies for Noah’s in the challenge for Shade Tree.

Let’s help the women, children and pets at The Shade Tree by sending the following:  


SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS 

25 Women Small - DONE
25 Women Medium - DONE
25 Women Large Still DONE
10 Men/Teenage boys  DONE
10 Preteen girls -DONE
10 Preteen boys - DONE
10 Youth girls - DONE

10 Youth boys -DONE
10 Toddler girls - 
DONE
10 Toddler boys - DONE
5 Baby girl booties - 
DONE
5 Baby boy booties - DONE
150 Washcloths - 
DONE

PET COZIES
Pet blankets may be knitted, crocheted or sewn, but must be washable!  Knit or crocheted blankets should be a tight weave, 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.

3 X-Small (14 x 18 ) - DONE
3 Small (20" X 20")  - DONE
3 Medium (24" X 24")- DONE
3 Large (24"X30") - DONE
3 X-Large (36" X 36") - DONE

Please mail by:  February 4, 2022  **Please note that the first two challenges for this year are to the same shelter.  If you think you will pledge for both challenges, you can wait and send both pledges together.

Address: 

Morgan Ettinger
1 W. Owens Ave.
North Las Vegas, NV 89030

If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email to:  ThePinkSlipperProject (at)gmail(dot)com or send it through the message box (top right).  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 in our Facebook Group ('PSP Challenge Group') and most pledges are made there.  Please feel free to join our group there, too!

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

CHALLENGE #46-2021 IS COMPLETE!

CHALLENGE #46-2021

Safe Nest

Las Vegas, Nevada 

Safe Nest was opened in 1978 with 12 beds.  Today, they are the largest with over 70 beds - and most comprehensive domestic violence program in Nevada.  All shelters rely heavily on donations from the public to maintain their level of service especially today with budget restraints.  If you live in the Las Vegas area, you have likely seen their purple and white donation bins.  they have been placed throughout the Las Vegas Valley area.  They are emptied on a regular and have proven to be a very effective method to increase donations. 

We would like to send the following to Safe Nest.

SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS 

25 Women Small - DONE
45 Women Medium - DONE
15 Women Large - DONE
6 Men/Teenage boys -DONE
12 Preteen girls - DONE
12 Preteen boys - DONE
12 Youth girls - 
DONE
12 Youth boys -   DONE
12 Toddler girls - 
DONE
12 Toddler boys - DONE
6 Baby girl booties - 
DONE
6 Baby boy booties - DONE
175 Washcloths - 
DONE

PET COZIES
Pet blankets may be knitted, crocheted or sewn, but must be washable!  Knit or crocheted blankets should be a tight weave, 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.

3 X-Small (14 x 18 ) - DONE
3 Small (20" X 20")  - DONE
3 Medium (24" X 24")- DONE
3 Large (24"X30") - DONE
3 X-Large (36" X 36") - DONE

Please mail by:  December 10, 2021

Address: 

Marilyn Lopresti
3900 Meadows Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89107

If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email to:  ThePinkSlipperProject (at)gmail(dot)com or send it through the message box (top right).  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 in our Facebook Group ('PSP Challenge Group') and most pledges are made there.  Please feel free to join our group there, too!

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

CHALLENGE #45-2021 is COMPLETE!

CHALLENGE #45-2021

Women of Nations -  Eagle's Nest Shelter

St. Paul, Minnesota

Women of Nations is one of very few non-reservation based, culturally specific domestic violence programs in the United States. While they serve all women and children fleeing domestic violence, they provide specific services for Native American women and children. Native American spirituality, healing ceremonies and cultural customs are used to facilitate the healing process. Women who arrive at Women of Nations have the opportunity to participate in sweat lodges, discuss their experiences in talking circles, celebrate moon and pipe ceremonies, and remain connected with their Native American community. These connections to Native American cultural traditions empower their clients to leave unhealthy relationships while remaining connected to their cultural heritage.

SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS 
(Except for women and men/teen all slippers should be in neutral colors.)

25 Women Small - DONE
25 Women Medium- DONE
10 Women Large   - DONE
5 Men/Teenage boys -DONE
10 Preteen - DONE
10 Youth  -   DONE
10 Toddler - DONE
8 Baby booties - DONE
100 Washcloths - DONE

PET COZIES
Pet blankets may be knitted, crocheted or sewn, but must be washable!  Knit or crocheted blankets should be a tight weave, 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.
3 X-Small (14 x 18 ) - DONE
3 Small (20" X 20")  - DONE
3 Medium (24" X 30")- DONE
3 Large (36" X 36") - DONE

Happy Hands

DAIS is very interested in the knitting/crocheting supplies.  They use it as part of their life skills group or as part of emotional safety planning coping skills. By providing them with the basic items needed to learn these skills, we can help them achieve their goals.

 12 skeins of yarn - DONE
 12 pairs of knitting needles - DONE
 12 crochet hooks - Still need  DONE
 12 pairs of scissors (blunt tip) -  DONE
 12 yarn needles (large-eyed) -  DONE
   

-You may send used knitting needles and crochet hooks, but please do not send plastic knitting needles if they are bowed or bent. No 14” knitting needles, please.

-Yarn: Worsted or bulky (#4 or #5)  preferred. No partial skeins or balls.

-Knitting needles: 8” or 10”, single or double point. Circulars are fine, too. Preferred sizes for knitting needles are 7, 8, 9, 10, 10 1/2, 11.

-Crochet hooks: Preferred sizes are G, H, I, J, and K.

-Scissors: We ask that scissors be children’s blunt tipped scissors for safety reasons and they are sharp enough to cut yarn.  

Please mail by:  November 29, 2021

Address: 

Women of Nations
73 Leech St.,
St. Paul, MN 55102


If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email to:  ThePinkSlipperProject (at)gmail(dot)com or send it through the message box (top right).  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 in our Facebook Group ('PSP Challenge Group') and most pledges are made there.  Please feel free to join our group there, too!

Monday, October 25, 2021

CHALLENGE #44-2021 IS COMPLETE!

WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER

Beckley, West Virginia

Women’s Resource Centeoperates a 36-bed shelter (largest in the state) that has been housing victims of domestic and sexual violence since 1983.

SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS

8 Women Small - DONE
20 Women Medium- DONE
7 Women Large   - DONE
3 Men/Teenage boys -DONE
7 Preteen Girls - DONE
7 Preteen Boys - DONE
7 Youth Girls - DONE
7 Youth Boys -   DONE
7 Toddler Girls - DONE
7 Toddler Boys - DONE
3 Baby girl booties  - DONE
3 Baby boy booties - DONE
85 Washcloths - DONE

PET COZIES
Pet blankets may be knitted, crocheted or sewn, but must be washable!  Knit or crocheted blankets should be a tight weave, 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.
3 X-Small (14 x 18 ) - DONE
3 Small (20" X 20")  - DONE
3 Medium (24" X 24")- DONE
3 Large (24" X 30") - DONE

Happy Hands
DAIS is very interested in the knitting/crocheting supplies.  They use it as part of their life skills group or as part of emotional safety planning coping skills. By providing them with the basic items needed to learn these skills, we can help them achieve their goals.

 12 skeins of yarn - DONE
 12 pairs of knitting needles - DONE
 12 crochet hooks - DONE
 12 pairs of scissors (blunt tip) - DONE
 12 yarn needles (large-eyed) - DONE
          
-You may send used knitting needles and crochet hooks, but please do not send plastic knitting needles if they are bowed or bent. No 14” knitting needles, please.
-Yarn: Worsted or bulky (#4 or #5)  preferred. No partial skeins or balls.
-Knitting needles: 8” or 10”, single or double point. Circulars are fine, too. Preferred sizes for knitting needles are 7, 8, 9, 10, 10 1/2, 11.
-Crochet hooks: Preferred sizes are G, H, I, J, and K.
-Scissors: We ask that scissors be children’s blunt tipped scissors for safety reasons and they are sharp enough to cut yarn.  

Please mail by:  November  24, 2021

Address: 

Regina Thomas, Ex. Dir.
Women's Resource Center
P.O. Box 1476
Beckley, WV 25802

If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email to:  ThePinkSlipperProject (at)gmail(dot)com or send it through the message box (top right).  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 in our Facebook Group ('PSP Challenge Group') and most pledges are made there.  Please feel free to join our group there, too!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

CHALLENGE #43-2021 is Complete

CHALLENGE #43-2021

Safe Alliance

Charlotte, North Carolina

Safe Alliance has a state-of-the-art multi-purpose facility.  Their supportive services help residents heal from abuse, improve their economic security with support groups, individual advocacy, career planning service, etc.  Dedicated spaces include a cafeteria and gathering spaces for children, teens and adults. 


SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS 
5 Women's Small - DONE
30 Women's Medium -DONE
5 Women's Large - DONE
5 Men/Teen Boy's -DONE
10 Preteen (Neutral colors) -DONE
6 Youth (Neutral colors) -DONE
2 Toddler (Neutral colors)  -DONE
2 Baby Booties (Neutral colors) -DONE
65 Washcloths -DONE

Mailing  Deadline:  November 19, 2021

Send to:
Safe Alliance
Attn: Tambra Soliday
601 E. 5th St., Ste. 400
Charlotte, NC 28202

If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email to:  ThePinkSlipperProject (at)gmail(dot)com or send it through the message box (top right).  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 in our Facebook Group ('PSP Challenge Group') and most pledges are made there.  Please feel free to join our group there, too!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

CHALLENGE #42-2021 IS COMPLETE!

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services
Madison, WI  (Challenge will open up again Wednesday morning, 10/13)

Mission
Empower those affected by domestic violence and advocate for social change through support, education, and outreach.

Vision
A nonviolent community that actively promotes safety, peace, justice, and hope.

SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS

20 Women Small -   DONE

25 Women Medium- DONE

10 Women Large   - DONE

5 Men/Teenage boys -DONE

10 Preteen Girls - DONE

10 Preteen Boys - DONE

10 Youth Girls -    DONE

10 Youth Boys - DONE

10 Toddler Girls - DONE

10 Toddler Boys - DONE

7 Baby booties (Neutral) - DONE

125 Washcloths - DONE

PET COZIES
Pet blankets may be knitted, crocheted or sewn, but must be washable!  Knit or crocheted blankets should be a tight weave, 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.
3 X-Small (14 x 18 ) -DONE
3 Small (20" X 20")  - DONE
3 Medium (24" X 24")- DONE
3 Large (24" X 30") -    DONE

Happy Hands

DAIS is very interested in the knitting/crocheting supplies.  They use it as part of their life skills group or as part of emotional safety planning coping skills. By providing them with the basic items needed to learn these skills, we can help them achieve their goals.

 12 skeins of yarn -      DONE
 12 pairs of knitting needles - DONE
 12 crochet hooks -    DONE
 12 pairs of scissors (blunt tip) - DONE
 12 yarn needles (large-eyed) - DONE            

-You may send used knitting needles and crochet hooks, but please do not send plastic knitting needles if they are bowed or bent. No 14” knitting needles, please.

-Yarn: Worsted or bulky (#4 or #5)  preferred. No partial skeins or balls.

-Knitting needles: 8” or 10”, single or double point. Circulars are fine, too. Preferred sizes for knitting needles are 7, 8, 9, 10, 10 1/2, 11.

-Crochet hooks: Preferred sizes are G, H, I, J, and K.

-Scissors: We ask that scissors be children’s blunt tipped scissors for safety reasons and they are sharp enough to cut yarn.  

Please mail by:  November  12, 2021

Address: 
DAIS
Attn:  Rebecca Lovell
2102 Fordem Ave.
Madison, WI 53704


If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email to:  ThePinkSlipperProject (at)gmail(dot)com or send it through the message box (top right).  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 in our Facebook Group ('PSP Challenge Group') and most pledges are made there.  Please feel free to join our group there, too!

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

CHALLENGE #41-2021 is Complete

 

Penelope’s House
Mobile, Alabama 

Penelope House’s mission statement is “Peace on earth begins at home”. That says it all. Let’s bring them some smiles by sending them : 

SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS 

20 Women's Small   -  DONE
25 Women's Medium - DONE
15 Women's Large  -   DONE
10 Teen Boy's     -  DONE
10 Preteen Girls  -  DONE
10 Preteen Boys -   DONE
10 Youth Girls   -    DONE
10 Youth Boys   -    DONE
10 Toddler Girls -    DONE
10 Toddler Boys -   DONE
5   Girl Booties  -    DONE  
5   Boy Booties  -    DONE
115 Washcloths -   DONE

PET COZIES

Pet blankets may be knitted, crocheted or sewn, but must be washable. Knit or crocheted blankets should be a tight weave, 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.

3 X-Small (14 x 18 ) - DONE
3 Small (20" X 20") -   DONE
3 Medium (24" X 24") -DONE
3 Large (24" X 30") -   DONE


Mailing  Deadline:  November 5, 2021

Send to:

Penelope’s Closet
2907 Old Shell Road
Mobile, AL 36607



If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email to:  ThePinkSlipperProject (at)gmail(dot)com or send it through the message box (top right).  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 in our Facebook Group ('PSP Challenge Group') and most pledges are made there.  Please feel free to join our group there, too!

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

CHALLENGE #40-2021 IS COMPLETE!

CHALLENGE #40-2021 is complete!

The Haven

Houma, Louisiana

Houma, LA is a community of about 33,000 and is located Southwest of New Orleans. They received damage when Hurricane Ida hit the area.  Among other things, the shelter received roof damage, they lost 5 refrigerators/freezers and received other damage as well. 

If you do not want to have to worry about shipping costs but would like to contribute to this challenge, gift cards are welcome so that shelters can select supplies they need.  The Haven has requested gift cards from Walmart, gas cards and Visa cards.

*If you can use shades of purple, to make your slippers, to represent Domestic Violence Awareness Month that would be great!  NOT mandatory.*

SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS 
20 Women's Small - DONE
25 Women's Medium -DONE
10 Women's Large -DONE
3 Teen Boy's -DONE
10 Preteen Girls -DONE
10 Preteen Boys - DONE
10 Youth Girls -DONE
10 Youth Boys -DONE
10 Toddler Girls - DONE
10 Toddler Boys -DONE
7 Baby Booties (Neutral colors) -DONE
125 Washcloths -DONE

Mailing  Deadline:  October 29, 2021

Send to:
The Haven
PO Box 4279
Houma, LA  70361

If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email to:  ThePinkSlipperProject (at)gmail(dot)com or send it through the message box (top right).  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 in our Facebook Group ('PSP Challenge Group') and most pledges are made there.  Please feel free to join our group there, too!

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

CHALLENGE #39-2021 is COMPLETE

CHALLENGE #39-2021 

Tundra Women's Coalition

Bethel, Alaska

The Tundra Women's Coalition is located in Bethel, a community of about 6,500 residents in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta area of Alaska.   In 1978 the first shelter was opened in a renovated quonset hut.  In 2009 they received a grant to build a new state-of-the-art shelter.

An anticipated 20% cut in their federal funding in the near future will mean a significant loss in services.

The winters are long and hard in Alaska.  Let's send warm and toasty slippers to warm lots of toes and hearts!  We upped the numbers so they will have enough to last all winter. 

If you do not want to have to worry about shipping costs but would like to contribute to this challenge,  gift cards are welcome so that shelters can select supplies they need.   Tundra Women's Coalition has requested Amazon cards only due to their remote location and limited local stores.

We are off to Alaska!

*If you can use shades of purple, to make your slippers, to represent Domestic Violence Awareness Month that would be great!  NOT mandatory.*

SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS 
20 Women's Small - Done
25 Women's Medium -DONE
10 Women's Large - DONE
3 Men/Teen -DONE
10 Preteen Girls -DONE
10 Preteen Boys - DONE
10 Youth Girls -DONE
10 Youth Boys - DONE
10 Toddler Girls - DONE
10 Toddler Boys -DONE
7 Baby Booties (Neutral colors) -DONE
125 Washcloths -DONE
PET COZIES

Pet blankets may be knitted, crocheted or sewn, but must be washable. Knit or crocheted blankets should be a tight weave, 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.

3 X-Small (14 x 18 ) -DONE
3 Small (20" X 20") -DONE
3 Medium (24" X 24") -DONE
3 Large (24" X 30") - DONE
HAPPY HANDS

12 Skeins of yarn - DONE
12 Pair of Knitting Needles -DONE
12 Crochet Hooks -DONE
12 Pair of Scissors (Blunt Tip) -DONE
12 Large Eyed Yarn Needles -DONE

**You may send used knitting needles and crochet hooks but please do not send plastic knitting needles if they are bowed or bent.  No 14" knitting needles.
** Worsted or bulky preferred.  No partial skeins or balls.
**Knitting needles, 8" or 10", single or double point.  Circulars are fine too.
**Preferred sizes for knitting needles are 7,8,9,10, 10 1/2, 11.
** Crochet Hooks. Preferred sizes are G, H, I, J and K.
**Scissors: All scissors should be children's blunt tipped scissors.

If you don't want to have to worry about shipping costs but would like to contribute to this challenge, gift cards are always welcome so that shelters can pick up supply they need.  Gift cards at major stores, including Amazon, are always welcome.

Mailing  Deadline:  October 22, 2021

Send to:
Tundra Women's Coalition
Attn:  Eileen Arnold
P.O. Box 2029
Bethel, AK 99559

If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email to:  ThePinkSlipperProject (at)gmail(dot)com or send it through the message box (top right).  Please include your full name and city/state and category or categories and the aount 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 in our Facebook Group ('PSP Challenge Group') and most pledges are made there.  Please feel free to join our group there, too!

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

CHALLENGE #38-2021 IS COMPLETE!

CHALLENGE #38-2021 

Family Violence Project

Augusta, Maine

The Family Violence Project is a private non-profit organization which is supported by the Maine Dept.of Health and Human Services, Maine State Housing Authority and the United Way.  The mission of the FVP is to end domestic abuse in Kennebec and Somerset counties in Maine.  They offer prevention, education and training programs that promote social change by teaching children and adults about the benefits of nonviolence and respect within any relationship.  Community education includes presentations to businesses, civic groups, faith-based organizations, law enforcement, and other providers to raise awareness about the impact of domestic violence on individuals and communities. 

Let's support them by sending:

SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS
10 Women's Small -DONE
35 Women's Medium -DONE
5 Women's Large -DONE
6 Men/Teen -DONE
16 Preteen (neutrals) -DONE
16 Youth (neutral) -DONE
16 Toddler (neutral) -DONE
5 Baby Booties (Neutral colors) -DONE
100 Washcloths -DONE


HAPPY HANDS

12 Skeins of yarn -DONE
12 Pair of Knitting Needles -DONE
12 Crochet Hooks -DONE
12 Pair of Scissors (Blunt Tip) -DONE
12 Large Eyed Yarn Needles -DONE

**You may send used knitting needles and crochet hooks but please do not send plastic knitting needles if they are bowed or bent.  No 14" knitting needles.
** Worsted or bulky preferred.  No partial skeins or balls.
**Knitting needles, 8" or 10", single or double point.  Circulars are fine too.
**Preferred sizes for knitting needles are 7,8,9,10, 10 1/2, 11.
** Crochet Hooks. Preferred sizes are G, H, I, J and K.
**Scissors: All scissors should be children's blunt tipped scissors.

If you don't want to have to worry about shipping costs but would like to contribute to this challenge, gift cards are always welcome so that shelters can pick up supply they need.  Gift cards at major stores, including Amazon, are always welcome.

Mailing  Deadline:  October 15, 2021

Send to:
Family Violence Project
Attn:  Diane Smith
P.O. Box 304
Augusta, ME 04332-0304

If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email to:  ThePinkSlipperProject (at)gmail(dot)com or send it through the message box (top right).  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 in our Facebook Group ('PSP Challenge Group') and most pledges are made there.  Please feel free to join our group there, too!

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

CHALLENGE #37-2021 is COMPLETE

CHALLENGE #37-2021 

Safe Space 

Butte, Montana 

Safe Space, Inc. began as a grass roots movement in the early 1970's by local women to address the needs in the area. Out of this endeavor, Safe Space was born and began addressing the complex needs of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. Community education and awareness campaigns provide clients with the tools needed to break the inter-generational cycles of violence, and helps in recognizing that control of their lives.

SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS
8 Women's Small -DONE
12 Women's Medium -DONE
5 Women's Large -DONE
2 Men/Teen -DONE
4 Preteen Girls -DONE
4 Preteen Boys -DONE
4 Youth Girls -DONE
4 Youth Boys -DONE
4 Toddler Girls -DONE
4 Toddler Boys -DONE
4 Baby Booties (Neutral colors) -DONE
55 Washcloths -DONE
PET COZIES

Pet blankets may be knitted, crocheted or sewn, but must be washable. Knit or crocheted blankets should be a tight weave, 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.

3 X-Small (14 x 18 ) -DONE
3 Small (20" X 20") -DONE
3 Medium (24" X 24") -DONE
3 Large (24" X 30") -DONE
HAPPY HANDS

12 Skeins of yarn -DONE
12 Pair of Knitting Needles -DONE
12 Crochet Hooks -DONE
12 Pair of Scissors (Blunt Tip) -DONE
12 Large Eyed Yarn Needles -DONE

**You may send used knitting needles and crochet hooks but please do not send plastic knitting needles if they are bowed or bent.  No 14" knitting needles.
** Worsted or bulky preferred.  No partial skeins or balls.
**Knitting needles, 8" or 10", single or double point.  Circulars are fine too.
**Preferred sizes for knitting needles are 7,8,9,10, 10 1/2, 11.
** Crochet Hooks. Preferred sizes are G, H, I, J and K.
**Scissors: All scissors should be children's blunt tipped scissors.

If you don't want to have to worry about shipping costs but would like to contribute to this challenge, gift cards are always welcome so that shelters can pick up supply they need.  Gift cards at major stores, including Amazon, are always welcome.

Mailing  Deadline:  October 8, 2021

Send to:
Safe Space, Inc.
Attn:  Donations
P.O. Box 594
Butte, MT 59703

If you would like to make a pledge on this challenge, you may send it via email to:  ThePinkSlipperProject (at)gmail(dot)com or send it through the message box (top right).  Please include your full name and city/state and category or categories and the aount 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 in our Facebook Group ('PSP Challenge Group') and most pledges are made there.  Please feel free to join our group there, too!