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!!

(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:
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!

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