Let’s join Comfort Scarves - Southwestern Pennsylvania in their Holiday Project for the 11 shelters they serve. The Holiday Project provides handmade gifts for all residents including children of all ages. The items needed are scarves, hats, mittens, cowls, soft toys/animals, fleece scarves, fingerless mitts, fleece blankets and slippers. Also knit, sewn or crocheted items such as small balls or Frisbees suitable for a shelter. Teddy Bears are a great hit. Washcloths are always welcome. There are some patterns available on the web in unique shapes which would be great for the children. One thing that the little girls would love is jewelry - homemade bracelets for example. They would be adorable and sure to bring a big smile. Funky fashion scarves are especially popular at the shelters. Washable yarns are best. Barbara would like to have bright colors but not necessarily traditional Christmas colors. This Christmas project varies from what The Pink Slipper Project has been done in the past. Barbara’s shelters are fortunate to have organizations and people who provide gifts, toys, puzzles, books, candy, etc. for the children and Moms even a full Christmas dinner cooked especially for one shelter by a generous donor. This means everything we send is to be handmade in bright and cheerful colors. The deadline for mailing is Nov. 1, 2012 and items are to be sent directly to Barbara. Sending items early will give her time to pack, mail or deliver the hundreds of items she’ll receive from her group and from Pink Slipper. Thank you for your help with the Holiday Project. We know that for every gift that is opened on Christmas Day, there will be a happy smile.
Barbara Kochuba 408 Washington Road Pittsburgh, PA 15221
We have a new challenge! The Pay It Forward Donation-Project would like to have a present for the women and children in the Southern Wisconsin YWCA in Janesville, WI. They could use some help with slippers for the women and children. The YWCA provides a protective shelter for battered women and children in Janesville, WI. Rya Dary, the founder of PayIt Forward says some residents have almost nothing and all gifts would be welcomed. Rya will wrap each gift in Christmas paper so each woman or child will have a gift to open on Christmas Day. If you visit PayIt Forward Donation Project on Facebook (yes PayIt is one word and a capital I) you’ll see a complete description of the Janesville YWCA and the work it does for abused women and the community. Since slippers are our “specialty” here at The Pink Slipper Project, I said I’d ask our wonderful members if we could tell Rya and Aeris, Rya’s 4 year old daughter who helps with the donations, that we’d provide the last of the slippers needed for the Southern Wisconsin YWCA. Rya needs 15 ladies sizes and 20 children - 15 toddler (4-6”) and 5 kids (6-8”) sizes. She’d also love teddies and washcloths. Pledges would be wonderful so we’ll know we have enough. Rya would prefer her address be kept private so after you pledge, I’ll message you her address. Deadline for mailing is November 15, 2012 so Rya will have them before Thanksgiving and give her plenty of time to get everything wrapped and delivered before Christmas. Rya said on her Facebook page “giving one child or one Mom a handmade gift made with love.”