Monday, August 5, 2019

CHALLENGE #41 - 2019

Eau Claire, Wisconsin


In 1976 a group of women in the local community came up with an idea for a Women's Community Center. Before they opened their doors, the local police department contacted them and asked if they would provide shelter to a woman and her children who were fleeing a DV situation. As a result of that call, the Center was officially opened as "Refuge House." After moving to several different locations, they moved in 1987 to a larger location. On October 6, 1992, Robert Bolton, an Eau Claire police officer, was responding to a domestic abuse call at the shelter. Officer Bolton attempted to stop the suspect, who was getting into his car but was able to retrieve a firearm from his car and fatally shot Officer Bolton. Later that year, the shelter was renamed "Bolton Refuge House, Inc." in his honor.

For this shelter we are requesting the following:


  23 Women’s Small slippers - DONE

  24 Women’s Medium slippers - DONE
  23 Women’s Large slippers - DONE
  10 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
    5 Baby girl booties - DONE
    5 Baby boy booties - DONE

150 Washcloths - DONE

PLEASE MAIL BY: September 3, 2019


Bolton Refuge House, Inc.
Attn: Pat Stein, Exec. Director
P.O. Box 482
Eau Claire, WI 54702

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, Lynne, Judy, Julia, Alinda, and Bonnie

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