Tuesday, October 4, 2022

CHALLENGE #35-2022 IS COMPLETE!

CHALLENGE #35-2022

BRASS, INC.

BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY
Founded in 1980, the Barren River Area Safe Space, Inc. started as a community effort to create opportunities for accessibility for victims of domestic violence to receive emergency shelter and crisis aid, support services, and educational programming for victims and the community. Accredited by the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, BRASS, Inc. is the provider for the BRADD region. Our current operation houses a 30-bed shelter, with on-site access to a laundry room, children’s playroom, and offices for our housing program, outreach services, and administration. Our Economic Justice Institute is a community room utilized for group support services and community meetings along with available computer access for client use. BRASS, Inc. supported 406 victims of DV sheltered last year and has seen a steady increase of about 3% over the past 3 years. Outreach and Advocacy programs provide Advocates to assist victims in the court process and local assessments in each county in our ADD with satellite offices in three counties, averaging almost 3,000 victims served each year. BRASS, Inc. is one of the largest programs among the 15 sister shelters in the state of Kentucky based off the number of victims/survivors served throughout the year. Current programs include two 24-hour crisis lines, economic empowerment and financial literacy programs, self-esteem enhancement, counseling services, parent and children's programs, housing assistance, community education and training opportunities for community partners on domestic violence related issues and agency services.
SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS
10 SMALL WOMEN - DONE
20 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
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.
1 SMALL (20" X 20") - DONE
3 MEDIUM (24" X 24") - DONE
1 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 (KIDS SCHOOL TYPE) - 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: NOVEMBER 4, 2022
MAILING ADDRESS:
BRASS, Inc.
PO Box 1941
Bowling Green, KY  42102-1941

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