Tuesday, May 17, 2022

CHALLENGE #18-2022 IS COMPLETE!

CHALLENGE #18-2022 IS COMPLETE!

Safe House Alliance for Non-Violence

Boulder, Colorado

In 2021 SPAN received over 9,000 calls to their hot line.  They provided 7,173 safe nights for 148 adults and 49 children".   "With the fast spread of Omicron, limiting exposure and social distancing has never been more important. We have kept our Shelter safely open and partnered with a few hotels to provide additional space for clients. Our clients’ locations remain confidential and safe. SPAN advocates have adapted their support systems to accommodate the increased space between clients."


SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS 
(Requesting all slipper sizes be a neutral color)

15 Women Small -DONE
35 Women Medium -DONE
7 Women Large -DONE
3 Men/Teenage boys - DONE
16 Preteen -DONE
16 Youth -DONE
12 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 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 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: June 17, 2022
Mail to:
Safe House Alliance for Non-Violence
835 North St.
Boulder, CO 80304

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!

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

CHALLENGE #17-2022 is Complete

CHALLENGE #17-2022

Unalaskans Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (USAFV)

Unalaska, Alaska

USAFV is located in beautiful Unalaska, Alaska, about 800 miles southwest of Anchorage.  Unalaska is accessible only by air or sea, so our community is small and isolated, but is also one of the most diverse communities in the state of Alaska, if not the nation.  People from all over the world come here to work in our fishing and transportation industries.

USAFV operates a 24-hour crisis line and a very small shelter. USAFV provides crisis intervention; shelter; safety planning; personal support; legal and other systems advocacy; information and referrals; and other services that improve the quality of life in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor.    Our target population is those who have experienced or witnessed domestic or sexual violence, child abuse, elder abuse, stalking, incest, other crimes. USAFV strives to provide services to all those who seek them; to increase awareness and prevention of interpersonal violence, sexual abuse, other violent crimes, and suicide; and to advocate for health and well-being.    


Due to the size of the shelter and limited storage, they have requested specific amounts and sizes. They are excited about Happy Hands as they have a small library and some of the books are about learning to knit and crochet!!


SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS 
(For children, requesting neutral color)

2 Women Small - DONE
5 Women Medium - DONE
2 Women Large - DONE
2 Men/Teenage boys - DONE
3 Preteen - DONE
3 Youth - DONE
3 Toddler - DONE
3 Baby booties - DONE
30 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: June 10, 2022
Mail to:
USAFV
P.O. Box 36
Unalaska, AK 99685

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!

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

CHALLENGE #16-2022 IS COMPLETE!

CHALLENGE #16-2022

Safe Harbor  
Ashland, Kentucky  

"You have the right to a life free of violence. You deserve individualized, survivor-centered advocacy that responds to your unique safety and healing needs.

Our dedication to inclusion and non-discrimination in our organization and the community is steadfast. We honor the link between intimate partner abuse and other forms of oppression. No one will be denied opportunity for employment, shelter, housing, or participation in programming and services, now will they be subject to   discrimination in any project, program, or activity, on the basis of actual or perceived age, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status, pregnancy, handicap or disability, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, or other protected status."


SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS 
(Requesting colors be more of a neutral color)

20 Women Small -DONE
40 Women Medium -DONE
15 Women Large - DONE
10 Men/Teenage boys -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
5 Baby girl booties -DONE
5 Baby boy booties - DONE
150 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
3 X -Large (36" X 36") -DONE
Happy Hands:
12 skeins of yarn -DONE
12 pairs of knitting needles -DONE
12 crochet hooks -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.
Mailing Deadline: June 4, 2022
Mail to:
Ann Perkins
3700 Landsdowne Dr.
Ashland, KY 41102

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!