Tuesday, September 20, 2022

CHALLENGE #34-2022 COMPLETE!

CHALLENGE #34 - 2022

DVACK

SALINA, KANSAS

OUR MISSION is to reduce the incidents of domestic violence and sexual offenses and to provide comfort and support to victims through crisis intervention and support services in North-Central Kansas.
SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS 
10 SMALL WOMEN -DONE
15 MEDIUM WOMEN -DONE
9 LARGE WOMEN -DONE
3 MEN/TEEN BOYS - DONE
6 PRETEEN GIRLS -DONE
6 PRETEEN BOYS -DONE
6 YOUTH GIRLS -DONE
6 YOUTH BOYS -DONE
5 TODDLER GIRLS -DONE
5 TODDLER BOYS -DONE
3 BOOTIES GIRLS - DONE
3 BOOTIES BOYS - DONE
80 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 SMALL (20" X 20") - DONE
HAPPY HANDS
10 SKEINS OF YARN - DONE
10 PAIR OF KNITTING NEEDLES - DONE
10 CROCHET HOOKS -done
10 BLUNT TIP SCISSORS (LIKE THE KIDS USE FOR SCHOOL) - DONE
10 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, 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.
This Shelter has requested Christmas decor/ornaments, that can be mailed with your pledges. Refer to the previous Post for the details!
MAIL BY: OCTOBER 18, 2022
MAILING ADDRESS:
Jolene Martinez
P.O. Box 1854
Salina, KS 67402-1854

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

CHALLENGE #33-2022 IS COMPLETE

CHALLENGE #33-2022

ALASKA FAMILY SERVICES

PALMER, ALASKA
No More Mat-Su is an adult-student coalition to end domestic violence and sexual assault in the Valley. The focus is on prevention strategies - teaching about healthy relationships based on respect, consent, kindness, caring, and fun for upstream change!
The staff at the shelter said "they will be happily awaiting the deliveries as they come in. It's always a little like a holiday when we get a mystery package in the mail."
With winter coming let's make sure the slippers we send are thick and warm.
SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS
10 SMALL WOMEN - DONE
25 MEDIUM WOMEN -DONE
9 LARGE WOMEN -DONE
3 TEEN BOYS -DONE
6 PRETEEN GIRLS-DONE
6 PRETEEN BOYS -DONE
5 YOUTH GIRLS-DONE
5 YOUTH BOYS-DONE
5 TODDLER GIRLS-DONE
5 TODDLER BOYS-DONE
3 BOOTIES GIRLS-DONE
3 BOOTIES BOYS-DONE
85 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.
2 SMALL (20" X 20") -DONE
2 MEDIUM (24" X 24") -DONE
2 LARGE (24" X 30") -DONE
HAPPY HANDS
15 SKEINS OF YARN -DONE
15 PAIR OF KNITTING NEEDLES -DONE
15 CROCHET HOOKS -DONE
15 BLUNT TIP SCISSORS (KIDS SCHOOL TYPE) - DONE
15 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, 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.
This Shelter has requested Christmas decor/ornaments, that can be mailed with your pledges. Refer to the previous Post for the details!
MAIL BY: OCTOBER 14, 2022
MAILING ADDRESS:
Alaska Family Services
DVSA Program
1825 S. Chugach St.
Palmer, AK 99645-6795

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

CHALLENGE #32 - COMPLETED

CHALLENGE #32-2022

HELP 4 ABUSE

HAYS, KANSAS

Their vision for the residents of Northwest Kansas is to live free from violence and abuse and their mission is to provide help, hope and healing.
SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS (ALL CHILDREN NEUTRAL COLORS)
2 SMALL WOMEN - DONE
4 MEDIUM WOMEN -  DONE
1 LARGE WOMEN - DONE
1 MEN/TEEN BOYS - DONE
2 PRETEEN - DONE
2 YOUTH - DONE
2 TODDLER - DONE
1 BOOTIES - DONE
15 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.
1 X-SMALL (14"x 18") - DONE
1 SMALL (20" X 20") - DONE
1 MEDIUM (24" X 24") - DONE
1 LARGE (24" X 30")  DONE
HAPPY HANDS
5 SKEINS OF YARN -DONE
5 PAIR OF KNITTING NEEDLES - DONE
5 CROCHET HOOKS - DONE
5 BLUNT TIP SCISSORS (KIDS SCHOOL TYPE) - DONE
5 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, 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.
This Shelter has requested Christmas decor/ornaments, that can be mailed with your pledges. Refer to the previous Post for the details!
MAIL BY: OCTOBER 4, 2022
MAILING ADDRESS:
Help 4 Abuse
2716 Plaza Ave.
Hays, KS 67601-1922

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

CHALLENGE #31-2022 is Complete

CHALLENGE #31-2022

Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center

Martinsburg, West Virginia

Our Mission: To Eliminate Violence Against all People.  For over four decades, the Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center (previously known as Shenandoah Women's Center) has been a steady resource and voice for people in crisis.  EPEC’s mission is to protect victims, prevent violence and empower survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking.  We accomplish this by providing victims and survivors the resources necessary to effectively cope with the personal, social, emotional and legal ramifications of victimization.

SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS (ALL CHILDREN NEUTRAL COLORS)
6 SMALL WOMEN -DONE
8 MEDIUM WOMEN - DONE
4 LARGE WOMEN -  DONE
2 MEN/TEEN BOYS - DONE
3 PRETEEN - DONE
4 YOUTH - DONE
4 TODDLER -DONE
3 BOOTIES - DONE
35 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 24") - DONE
3 LARGE (24" X 30") - DONE
HAPPY HANDS
10 SKEINS OF YARN - DONE
10 PAIR OF KNITTING NEEDLES - DONE
10 CROCHET HOOKS - DONE
10 BLUNT TIP SCISSORS (LIKE THE KIDS USE FOR SCHOOL) - DONE
10 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, 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.
MAIL BY: SEPTEMBER 30, 2022
MAILING ADDRESS:
Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center
236 W. Martin St.
Martinsburg, WV  25401-3331

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

CHALLENGE #30-2022 is Complete

CHALLENGE #30-2022

ASIAN TASK FORCE

Boston, Massachusetts 

The Asian Task Force serves Asian Clients of all ethnic and language groups in Great Boston and Greater Lowell, Massachusetts. Their hope is to prevent domestic and intimate partner violence in Asian families and communities and to provide hope to survivors. They have requested the following:
SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS
5 Women Small - DONE
5 Women Medium - DONE
5 Preteen - DONE
3 Youth - DONE
2 Toddler - DONE
3 Baby booties - DONE
23 Washcloths - DONE
Happy Hands
10 skeins of yarn - DONE
10 pairs of knitting needles - DONE
10 crochet hooks - DONE
10 pairs of scissors (blunt tip) - DONE
10 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.
Mailing Deadline: September 16, 2022
Mail to:
ATAFK
P.O. Box 120108
Boston, MA 02112-0108

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

CHALLENGE #29-2022 IS COMPLETE

CHALLENGE #29-2022

CASA

Sedalia, Missouri

Since their incorporation, CASA - Citizens Against Spouse Abuse has never remained complacence, but instead, continued to push forward ensuring that any gaps in services are answered to. We expanded to become the trusted expert on domestic and sexual violence. Our knowledge of trauma-informed services enabled us to combat the barriers that survivors face when fleeing their abusive relationship and/or those healing from the trauma of their experience. These barriers include safety, financial stability, affordable housing, legal assistance, access to community resources, and employment. In order to empower our clients with the proper tools to overcome these barriers, our agency designed our programming to address these issues.
SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS
10 Women Small -DONE
18 Women Medium -DONE
10 Women Large -DONE
5 Preteen Girls -DONE
7 Preteen Boys -DONE
5 Youth Girls -DONE
5 Youth Boys -DONE
5 Toddler Girls -DONE
5 Toddler Boys -DONE
5 Baby booties -DONE
75 Washcloths -DONE
Happy Hands
10 skeins of yarn -DONE
10 pairs of knitting needles -DONE
10 crochet hooks -DONE
10 pairs of scissors (blunt tip) -DONE
10 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.
Mailing Deadline: September 9, 2022
Mail to:
Casa Sedalia
Attn: Lori Haney
3785 Travis Drive
Sedalia, MO 65301-9010