Friday, June 20, 2014


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.

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