Faith House was founded in 1980 as a shelter for homeless women. Calls from abused women were received and increased with time. In 1992, Faith House was designated as a battered women's program exclusively. The first shelter had 28 beds and were reluctant to turn anyone away. A volunteer and member of the Board of Directors began fundraising for a larger shelter. The volunteer called 10 friends, who called 10 more friends and so on and Women Helping Women was formed. With seed money, ground was broken in 1998 for a new 45 bed shelter and the new larger shelter opened on Christmas Eve that year. Faith House has served over 11,000 since its inception.
SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS
10 Women's Small -DONE
25 Women's Medium -DONE
5 Women's Large -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
4 Baby Girl Booties -DONE
4 Baby Boy Booties -DONE
100 Washcloths -DONE
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
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: August 6, 2021
Attn: Billi Lacombe
P.O. Box 93145
Lafayette, LA 70509
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!
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