Tuesday, July 22, 2014

School Supplies and Diapers Needed

Womenade is helping Family Care Network send 100 children of all ages back to school in August.
LAST DAY TO DELIVER IS TUESDAY, JULY 29TH!
If you'd like to help, backpacks for ages K-12th are needed.  Plus any of the following supplies.  Please bring to 6099 Marshall Way in Old Country Club, San Luis by JULY 28th.  There are tax donation slips at the door.  Thank you!

·         1 inch binders
·         Lined paper for writing (the more the merrier)
·         Regular #2 Pencils
·         Pens (Black, Blue, Red)
·         Large erasers
·         Pencil cap erasers
·         Crayons (Several smaller boxes would be more helpful than one 150 piece box)
·         Glue Sticks
·         Plastic Rulers
·         Protractors
·         Dividers
·         Graph Paper
·         Twin Pocket Folders
·         Pencil Cases
·         Colored Pencils
·         Small Staplers and Staples

DRIVE ENDS JULY 31ST

 July Diaper Drive:  Engle and Associates Insurance at 1236 Higuera in San Luis is sponsoring a diaper drive for Womenade!  Even partial packages may be donated.  Wipes are needed, as well.  Items may also be delivered to their Morro Bay office:  1203 Main Street.  Thanks Jayne Engle Allen for making this happen!  And thank you for bring diapers!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

What Womenade and You Shared from July 1 - 15

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July 3:  Childcare for single mom with 2 children.  Referral:  Daniel Rodriguez, LINK ($300) 1442

July 3:  Dental treatment for 12-year-old boy.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($110) 1443

July 3:  Childcare for 4-year-old who has been placed in multiple homes and is now in an adoptive home.  She needs socialization before entering preschool in the fall.  Referral:  Casey Roos, County Mental Health ($246) 1444

July 3:  Childcare for 18-year-old mother who has found employment and needs childcare paid until she receives her first paycheck.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, LINK 1445

July 3:  Double stroller for mother’s toddler and newborn.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Edna Marie Cole ($35)

July 3:  Partial rent for mother who works for a school district but is not paid in summer.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) LINK

July 3:  Food, diapers, and wipes for  6 families living under 1 roof with 11 children.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($300) 1447

July 7:  Food for children staying with family while mother and daughter are at Stanford for the daughter’s myeloid leukemia treatment.  Referral:  Tatiana Abundis, Big Brother/Big Sisters ($200) 1448

July 7:  Skateboard for 12-year-old’s birthday.  He and his sisters are staying with his grandmother while his mother is with another sister staying at Ronald McDonald House for months.  Referral:  David Lichti, LMFT MFC ($53.98) 1449

July 7:  Partial rent for elderly couple moving to housing after living in their car.  Referral:  Larry Feldt, CAPSLO ($300) 1450

July 9:  Child’s birth certificate to help grandmother assume custody of 12-year-old grandchild.  Referral:  Lydie Mason, County Mental Health ($28) 1451

July 8:  Partial payment for replacement of electrical boxes for single woman displaced from her rural home due to fire.  Electricity is needed for the home and well pump.  Referral:  Karla Quiroga, AIDS Support Network  $100 gift certificate from Miner’s Hardware ($300) 1452

July 9:  Diapers for children in 2 families.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($50.72) 1453

July 9:  Partial deposit to secure an apartment for a 30-year-old single mom working 2 jobs.  Referral:  Kathleen Brintnall, ECHO ($200) 1454

July 10:  Partial rent for family threatened with eviction after the father was laid off from work.  Their 4-yrear-old daughter, who makes frequent trips to specialists at SBCH, has a medical condition that depends on stable housing.  Referral:  Alyssa Canada, pediatric social worker, Santa Barbara Cottage Children’s Hospital ($300) 1455

July 11:  Clothes for a domestic violence victim now living with her son.  Referral:  Linda Quesenberry, Transitions Mental Health ($150) 1457

July 11:  Dental treatment for 17-year-old boy.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($110) 1458

July 14:  Stroller for toddler of single mom.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Edna Marie Cole ($25)
 
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July 14:  Gas card for family with special needs child to move to another city where the parents will have employment and grandparent support.  Referral:  PHN ($100) 1759
  
Items Donated: 
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 Funds Donated: 
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Monday, July 7, 2014

Diaper Drive For Womenade at Engle and Associates Insurance

July Diaper Drive:  Engle and Associates Insurance at 1236 Higuera in San Luis is sponsoring a diaper drive for Womenade!  Even partial packages may be donated.  Wipes are needed, as well.  Items may also be delivered to their Morro Bay office:  1203 Main Street.  Thanks Jayne Engle Allen for making this happen!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sharing List from June 16th - 30th and 2nd Quarter Report

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Donated from 2003 to June 30, 2014                        $  354,404.33
Donated 2nd Quarter:                                                 $  17,793.25   
Shared 2nd Quarter:                                                  $   22,125.26
Balance June 30, 2014                                                $          46.20

June 16:  Homeless grandma has found an $8-an-hour job; partial childcare payment so her granddaughters, ages 4 and 5, don’t have to stay at the shelter while she works.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($200) 1427

June 17:  Partial payment for chair to help mother with her handicapped daughter.  Referral:  DeAnn Oliver, San Luis Coastal Schools ($60) 1428

June 17:  Food and gas for struggling family.  Referral:  Grisel Mendoza, Family Care Network ($150) 1429

June 17:  Food for family members who are victims of a serious crime.  Referral:  Andrea Blanco, San Luis Coastal, and Martha Landells, CAPSLO ($200) 1429 Car repair support for this family from Melissa Musgrave, San Luis Coastal Schools, and Deborah Whitson and Morro Bay Presbyterian Church

June 18:  Gas card for family of limited means to visit their newborn in the NICU.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker and purchase and delivery by Jacque Wheeler ($100) 1440

June 18:  Diapers and clothes for 3 ½-year-old boy who arrived at the shelter with his mom and has no clothing.  Referral:  Ivette Felix, LINK, and shopping by Jacque Wheeler, with reduced charges from Target and scrip from Merry-Go-Round ($30.23 and $26.29) 1430 and 1440

June 19:  Water bill and food for single mother with 3 children under age 5.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($160) 1431

June 23:  Summer YMCA childcare for children.  Mother, a victim of sexual abuse, works full-time.  Referral:  Daniel Rodriguez ($300) 1432

June 23:  Partial back rent for mother who has had her work hours reduced and father who works at a seal coating company that has had less work since the beginning of the year.  Referral:  Tamara Thomas, Casa Grande Apartments ($200) 1433

June 23:  Jogging clothes and event participation fee for a mother recently released from the SLO Women’s Honor Farm.  She discovered running while in jail, and is now running 6 miles a day.  She is currently living at a sober living facility, and will meet with Michele for weekly runs.  Referral:  Michele Gordon, Parent Connection of San Luis Obispo County and Lisa Fraser, San Luis Obispo County Child Abuse Prevention Council  ($150) 1434

June 23:  Dental treatment for 17-year-old girl.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($110) 1435

June 24:  Swim lessons for children of a single mom.  They survive on $800 a month.  We are partnering with South County Youth Coalition for these lessons that will teach water safety and provide a positive summer experience for the 2 daughters aged 6 and 13.  Referral:  Stevie Vasquez, CAPSLO and DSS ($127) 1437

June 25:  Cell phone bill for unemployed abuse victim being tracked by her abuser using GPS on her phone, so she needs to change her number.  Referral:  Lisa Martinez, Women’s Shelter ($89.39) 1438

June 25.  Diapers for 2 toddlers.  Referral:  PHN ($72.60) 1439

June 27:  Crib mattress for toddler.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Jacque Wheeler ($25) 1440

June 30:  Twin bed frame and sheets for little girl – mattress donated by Cyndy Later.  Shopping for sheets by Jacque Wheeler.  Referral:  Barbara Turk, Child Welfare Services ($13 and $42.28) 1440 and 1441

June 30:  Bus pass for mother of 2 to meet appointments at support clinic.  Referral:  Lydie Mason, County Behavioral Health ($44) 1416  

Items Donated:    
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Funds Donated:
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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Backpacks and School Supplies

Womenade is helping Family Care Network send 100 children of all ages back to school in August.

If you'd like to help, backpacks for ages K-12th are needed.  Plus any of the following supplies.  Please bring to 6099 Marshall Way in Old Country Club, San Luis by JULY 28th.  There are tax donation slips at the door.  Thank you!

·         1 inch binders
·         Lined paper for writing (the more the merrier)
·         Regular #2 Pencils
·         Pens (Black, Blue, Red)
·         Large erasers
·         Pencil cap erasers
·         Crayons (Several smaller boxes would be more helpful than one 150 piece box)
·         Glue Sticks
·         Plastic Rulers
·         Protractors
·         Dividers
·         Graph Paper
·         Twin Pocket Folders
·         Pencil Cases
·         Colored Pencils
·         Small Staplers and Staples

Friday, June 13, 2014

What Womenade Gave from June 1 - 15

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June 2:  Partial utility bill payment to prevent shut off.  Parent has been working minimal hours, but recently got an additional side job to help with bills.  Referral:  Daniel Rodriguez, LINK ($300) 1406

June 3:  Sturdy work boots for father of young children.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness, and shopping by Jacque Wheeler ($)

June 3:  Installation of a new motor to a vehicle so that the family can follow through on support services for their children.  Referral:  Jessica Harper, Martha’s Place Children’s Assessment Center ($300) 1407

June 3:  Partial payment for a car for an older woman who has just gotten a job.  Referral:  Kelly Hannula, Independent Living Resources ($200) 1408

June 3:  Diapers for babies in 3 families.  Referrals:  PHN, and Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($60.45) 1409

June 5:  Partial summer day care for 7-year-old girl whose single mom has a chronic and deteriorating health problem.  Referral:  Jill Anderson, therapist, Martha’s Place  ($300) 1410

June 5:  Summer gymnastics (3 months) for a 4-year-old boy whose father is incarcerated and mother is in a nursing school program.  Referral:  Jill Anderson, therapist, Martha’s Place  ($162) 1411

June 5:  Partial payment for 4 extractions for the child of a single parent.  They have to travel to Santa Barbara because no oral surgeon in our county takes Medi-Cal.  Referral:  Lorena Gomez, First Five Health, CAPSLO ($300) 1412

June 5:  Partial payment for new tires so that a young woman can safely get to job interviews.  Referral:  Starr Cloyd, Transitions Mental Health ($300) 1413

June 6:  Partial car repair to allow older woman to stay independent.  Referral:  Kelly Hannula, Independent Living Resource Center ($300) 1414

June 6:  Car repair for a family that has been without a car for 2 years.  Referral:  Lyndal Hayes, Family Care Network ($275) 1415

June 6:  Bus pass for man to find employment.  Referral:  John Byers, Transitions Mental Health ($44) 1416

June 6:  Shoes for a mother of 3 children who walks as transportation, and her feet are severely suffering.  She is a low-income field worker.  Referral:  PHN ($100) 1417

June 6:  Gas card for a single mom who works 2 jobs to support herself and her daughter.  The mom recently was diagnosed with cancer, had surgery, and is going through chemotherapy.  The chemo has made her sick, and unable to work as often.  Referral:  Michelle Gaulden, County Mental Health Therapist, ($100) 1417

June 6:  Cap and gown and yearbook for Liberty High School graduate.  Her father is proud of his daughter, especially since he did not graduate; he cannot afford to purchase these items.  Referral Else Mai Curry, County Behavioral Health ($35 and $15) 1418 and 1419

June 6:  Dental treatment for 2 siblings.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($320) 1420

June 6:  Cell phone for homeless woman to keep in touch with services.  Referral:  Veronica Cablayan, LINK ($50) 1421

June 6:  Full size high chair.  Family doesn’t have a chair on which to put our smaller high chairs.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Jacque Wheeler ($)

June 6:  Potty-chair for toddler.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Jacque Wheeler ($)

June 6:  Sewing machine for teen dealing with multiple health problems as well as severe depression.  Referral:  Sara Cress, Community Health Center counselor ($80.61) 1422

June 10:  Car repair for 65-year-old disabled woman who is struggling with many health issues.  Referral:  Jeff Pienack, Transitions Mental Health ($200) 1423

June 10:  Diapers and wipes for baby of a teen crime victim.  Referral:  Andrea Blanco, San Luis Coastal ($48.10) 1424

June 11:  Bunk beds for sisters currently sleeping on the floor.  Referral:  Jose Olivera, LINK ($250) 1425
 June 11:  Summer pool pass for 8th grade boy who has been recommended to engage in activities for health reasons.  Parents are working, but have limited resources.  Referral:  Daniel Rodriguez, LINK ($44) 1426

Items Donated:  
--> home care for cancer victim from Linda Holland; clothes to Pirates’ Closet from Vita Miller; sewing items from Marylou Gooden; blenders, toys, crib, port-a-crib, and high chair from Jen Melton; twin mattress from Rawley Regier and wood bed frame from Jess Cheda; toiletries from Doreen Wetzel; toys, electric plug covers, and stroller from Linda Jankay; North County delivery by Joy Sostrin; respite care for cancer victim from Linda Holland; high chair and baby clothes from Julie Frankel; boy clothes and exersaucer from Judy Riener; toys from Ann Fryer; co-sleeper from Lesa Smith; baby clothes from Helma Smulders; baby bouncer, bottles, sterilizer, high chair, and toys from Naomi Blakely; 2 bikes and helmets from Jim Ellman; cancer treatment transportation from Carolyn Goossens and Janell Todd; baby clothes from Katie Perez; items transported between San Luis and North County by Dee Lacy; beanies for boy with head condition being teased from Katie Perez and Carolyn Goossens  ; baby clothes from Marylou Gooden and Diana Foch; baby bjorn from Jayne Engle Allen; toddler bed, bedding, and boy clothes from Sylvia and David Gomes; children’s clothes and toys from Mariam Shah; help moving a cancer victim from Roberta Filadelfia; clothes to Pirate’s Plaza from Vita Miller; booster seat and toiletries from Rosemary Cleaves; Singer sewing kit and fabric from Beckie Geddes; clothes from Anonymous; can openers from Jayne Devencenzi; umbrella stroller from Cindy Hilton; moving support for woman and her husband who are very ill from Gary Nemetz and Bruce Rolph; twin sheets from Kathy Greer; home support for liver transplant patient from Jennifer Peracchi Harmon; items to Merry-Go-Round by Susan Updegrove; toiletries from Sally Delgado; booster from Rosemary Cleaves; high chairs from Mary Weeks, Marla Lee Eaton, and Arlene Versaw; items from Lynda Pepper; baby bouncer Justin and Rosa Couto; 3 bike helmets from Elaine Stewart; double bed and linens from Nancy Reid; blankets from Jeanette Bruton and Judy Cunningham; fabric from Katie Perez; crib sheets and children’s items from Judy Cunningham; baby clothes from Hospice Partners Hope Chest via Sharynn Chirpich; crib mattress, sheets, mattress pads, clothes and child’s chair from Molly Preston; double stroller, crib sheets and blankets, clothes, and toys from Roxanne Pryor; sunhat and blankets from Katie Perez;

Funds Donated:
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Diane Wettlaufer, Melaleuca, Leona Sullivan, Kathy Long, Anonymous, Karen Muschenetz, Sally Equinoa, Phyllis Martinelli, Naomi Blakely to honor the birthday of Toni Andre, Ann Robinson, Mary Lou Johnson, Janis Woolpert in memory of Chris Money, Management Educators Council of San Luis Coastal Schools in honor of the retirement of Marylou Gooden; Nora Lee, Donna Nisbet, Chistine and Richard Cogger, Nancy Schwager, Corinne and Norman Belsterling, Karen and John Anderson, Roberta and Robert Kay, Marna and Kimball Lombardi, Joanne and Paul La Plante, Becca Hoover, Carol and Joe Strong, Jennifer Fieger, Jamie Herbon, Shirley and Ronald Richard, Stephen Lacki, Linda and Dean Adams, Christi and Gary Nemetz, Claire and Paul Granbery, Dorothy and Jack Mauger, Jacqueline and Peter Evans, Marilyn and Bruce Rolph, Sue and Robert Smith, Karen Steves, Marcia and John Traversaro, Linda and Stephen Souza, Vicki and Stanton Wyne, Jane and William Fairbairn, Arlene and Laurance Shinderman, Susan and Thomas Ashford, Frances and Brent Norris, Amy and Thomas Hedges, Betty and John Scully, Cheryl Lesinski in honor of volunteers in Room 2 at Los Ranchos, Linda and Jeff Garza, Carol Winger, Anonymous, Judy Barclay, Dawn Tyra, Sara Cress, Marcie and John Lindvall, Diane Wettlaufer,

Saturday, May 31, 2014

What Womenade Gave from May 16 - May 31! Thank you!

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May 17:  Week’s motel stay for seriously ill woman.  Referral:  Barbara Putman, Wilshire Home Health ($300) 1393

May 19:  Partial payment for dental surgery anesthesia for 4-year-old with severe caries.  Referral:  Lorena Gomez, CAPSLO ($200) 1394

May 21:  Gas card for mother with limited income to take her son to the burn center in Fresno.  Referral:  Lisa Martinez, Women’s Shelter ($100) 1395

May 21:  Gas card for single mother with a severely mentally ill and autistic child.  She receives no support, and has just gotten a job, and needs the card to get to work until her first paycheck.  Referral:  Michelle Gaulden, San Luis Obispo County Mental Health ($100) 1395

May 23:  Vehicle registration fee so new CALWorks participant can get to her new job.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Child Welfare Services ($182) 1396

May 27:  Gas card for homeless family to be near their newborn at Santa Barbara Cottage Children’s Hospital.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Child Welfare Services ($100) 1397

May 28:  Partial tuition for earth sciences summer class for previously homeless girl who is working hard in school.  Referral:  Ivette Felix, LINK ($200) 1398

May 28: Partial PG&E payment for family.  Father has cancer and can no longer work; mom is working 2 jobs.  One child is on Home Hospital for bi-polar and depression.  Referral:  Jose Olivera, LINK ($300) 1399

May 28:  Medication for young child whose parent just lost his job; this will cover the gap during the insurance enrollment process which is back logged due to high enrollment.  Referral:  Lorena Gomez, First Five Health, CAPSLO  ($175) 1400

May 28:  Partial rent for emancipated teen who is finishing high school and starting a job.  Referral:  Romi Ramirez, LINK ($200) 1401

May 29:  Past due medical payment so that a kindergarten girl may be seen by a specialist for a severe skin condition.  Single parent has suffered a job loss.  Referral:  Lorena Gomez, First Five Health, CAPSLO ($180.25) 1402

May 29:  Carburetor kit to repair RV in order for homeless family to remove vehicle from Prado Day Care property.  Referral:  Larry Feldt, CAPSLO ($50.71) 1403

May 30:  Emergency food and gas for single mom on disability and her 3 children.  She has been using her grocery funds for diabetic supplies for her teen child while waiting for Medicare.  Referral:  Meg Holroyd, Atascadero Junior High ($250) 1404
Items/Time Donated:  home care for cancer victim from Linda Holland; clothes to Pirates’ Closet from Vita Miller; sewing items from Marylou Gooden; blenders, toys, crib, port-a-crib, and high chair from Jen Melton; twin mattress from Rawley Regier and wood bed frame from Jess Cheda; toiletries from Doreen Wetzel; toys, electric plug covers, and stroller from Linda Jankay; North County delivery by Joy Sostrin; respite care for cancer victim from Linda Holland; high chair and baby clothes from Julie Frankel; boy clothes and exersaucer from Judy Riener; toys from Ann Fryer; co-sleeper from Lesa Smith; baby clothes from Helma Smulders; baby bouncer, bottles, sterilizer, high chair, and toys from Naomi Blakely; 2 bikes from Jim Ellman; cancer treatment transportation from Carolyn Goossens and Janell Todd; baby clothes from Katie Perez;

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