Tuesday, September 21, 2021


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.*

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 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:  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!

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