Tuesday, November 2, 2021

CHALLENGE #45-2021 is COMPLETE!

CHALLENGE #45-2021

Women of Nations -  Eagle's Nest Shelter

St. Paul, Minnesota

Women of Nations is one of very few non-reservation based, culturally specific domestic violence programs in the United States. While they serve all women and children fleeing domestic violence, they provide specific services for Native American women and children. Native American spirituality, healing ceremonies and cultural customs are used to facilitate the healing process. Women who arrive at Women of Nations have the opportunity to participate in sweat lodges, discuss their experiences in talking circles, celebrate moon and pipe ceremonies, and remain connected with their Native American community. These connections to Native American cultural traditions empower their clients to leave unhealthy relationships while remaining connected to their cultural heritage.

SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS 
(Except for women and men/teen all slippers should be in neutral colors.)

25 Women Small - DONE
25 Women Medium- DONE
10 Women Large   - DONE
5 Men/Teenage boys -DONE
10 Preteen - DONE
10 Youth  -   DONE
10 Toddler - DONE
8 Baby booties - DONE
100 Washcloths - DONE

PET COZIES
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 30")- DONE
3 Large (36" X 36") - DONE

Happy Hands

DAIS is very interested in the knitting/crocheting supplies.  They use it as part of their life skills group or as part of emotional safety planning coping skills. By providing them with the basic items needed to learn these skills, we can help them achieve their goals.

 12 skeins of yarn - DONE
 12 pairs of knitting needles - DONE
 12 crochet hooks - Still need  DONE
 12 pairs of scissors (blunt tip) -  DONE
 12 yarn needles (large-eyed) -  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, please.

-Yarn: Worsted or bulky (#4 or #5)  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: We ask that scissors be children’s blunt tipped scissors for safety reasons and they are sharp enough to cut yarn.  

Please mail by:  November 29, 2021

Address: 

Women of Nations
73 Leech St.,
St. Paul, MN 55102


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 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 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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