Tuesday, November 28, 2017

CHALLENGE #38 - 2017

CORNERSTONE - Bloomington, Minnesota


At the request of the shelter, most of the slippers needed are for women.   Due to the small number of slippers for children, please use neutral colors if you can.   There are no washcloths with this challenge.

For this challenge, we will need:

50 women - DONE

  7 pre-teens - DONE
  7 youth - DONE
  7 toddler - DONE
  4 booties - DONE

Mailing deadline - January 2, 2018

Send to:

Melissa A-H
1000 East 80th Street
Bloomington,  MN  55420

As always, if you wish to make a pledge for this challenge, please make a comment below this post or use the guest box or send us an email to:

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

CHALLENGE #37 - 2017

Crossville, TN


We recontacted The Avalon Center in Tennessee to see if they were in need of more slippers and washcloths and the answer was a resounding “YES”. Their shelter is full and they expect it to remain that way for quite a while. They also have a pet program and we sent pet blankets the last time. Those furbabies need to be warm and cozy, too, so we are also including them in this challenge.
The following is what we would like to request for them:

    40  Women - DONE

      5  Teen Boys - DONE
      8  Preteen Girls - DONE
      8  Preteen Boys - DONE
      8  Youth Girls - DONE
      8  Youth Boys - DONE
      8 Toddler Girls - DONE
      8 Toddler Boys - DONE
      8 Booties, suitable for girl or boy - DONE
  100 Washcloths** - DONE

 **Washcloths: Please use light colors whenever possible. No dark or bright colors. Thanks.

      4 - 20” x 20” - DONE

      4 - 24” x 24” - DONE
      4 - 24” x 30” - DONE

MAILING DEADLINE: December 29, 2017    (Extra time has been added to the deadline due to the holidays. If you are able to mail your items before the holidays, please do so. Thanks!

MAILING ADDRESS: (Please do not include the shelter name in the mailing address.)

     Sarah Cannon

     P. O. Box 3063
     Crossville,   TN   38557

If you wish to join in on this challenge and do not follow our Facebook page, please send your pledge to us in a comment on this post or email to us at thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com.

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne

Monday, November 20, 2017

Stay tuned.......a new challenge will be posted later this afternoon or early evening!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

CHALLENGE #36 - 2017

Aurora, Colorado


Gateway is one of the first shelters in the nation to establish a Court Advocacy Program to coordinate criminal justice and the domestic violence services system in Aurora.

We would like to send slippers and washcloths to them.  They also have a pet program in place and we are adding in our Cozies for Pets (blankets/mats), too.

In the combined categories (preteens, youth, etc.), please use yarn colors that would be suitable for either girls or boys.


   32 women’s - DONE
     2 teen boys - DONE
     7 preteens - DONE
   15 youth - DONE
   15 toddlers - DONE
     5 baby booties - DONE
 100 washcloths - DONE


 3 - 20”x20” - DONE
 3 - 24”x24” - DONE
 3 - 24”x30” - DONE

MAILING DEADLINE: December 15, 2017

   Jeneen Klippel
   P. O. Box 914
   Aurora, Colorado 80040 

Feel free to join in with us on our Facebook page or just send us an email (with your name, please) and what you would like to pledge.   The challenges move along quickly on Facebook; so, if a category you pledge has been filled, we will let you know asap and ask if you would like to make a different size.   

Rachel, Judy, and Lynne


Saturday, November 4, 2017

CHALLENGE #35 - 2017

Artesia, New Mexico


The shelter is full at Grammy’s House!  They are also full of furry friends, so let’s send Cozies for Pets, too.  Grammy’s House loved the slippers, washcloths, and cozies (blankets) we sent last year and they can use more.

Let’s send:

35 women - DONE

  5 teen girls - DONE
  5 teen boys - DONE
10 pre-teens (neutral colors) - DONE
10 youth (neutral colors) - DONE
10 toddler (neutral colors) - DONE
  5 booties (neutral colors) - DONE
75 washcloths - DONE !


Remember to use multiple strands of yarn (worsted or bulky yarns) and also to use as small a hook or needle that you can so the blanket will be tightly stitched. For sewn blankets, several layers of washable material is needed. If using batting, please stitch from corner to corner, etc. to secure the batting for the washing and wear the blankets will get.

3 - 20”x 20” - DONE

3 - 24” x 24” - DONE
3 - 24” x 30” - DONE

Mailing Deadline :   December 1, 2017

Send to:

Grammy's House

Attention:  Celina Bryant
811 West Texas Avenue 
Artesia,  New Mexico   88210

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

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy

Hello, everyone!   It has been a little while since our last post.  In that time, we have completed three more challenges over on our Facebook page!    

Challenge #32 - 2017:   New Horizons Against Abuse in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Challenge #33 - 2017:   Freedom House in Princeton, Illinois

Challenge #34 - 2017:   Willow Domestic Violence Center in Rochester, New York

We are currently running Challenge #35 - 2017 for Grammy's House in Artesia, New Mexico, and will be posting the challenge here on the blog shortly.   There are still some slippers needed to fulfill this challenge.   So, if you wish to take part in this one, jump in quick with your pledge.   Send us an email at thepinkslipperproject@gmail.com or send a message through the blog.   If a category you wish to pledge has been filled, we will try to let you know as soon as possible.

Rachel, Lynne, and Judy