Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Womenade and United Way

Marylou Gooden just enrolled Womenade in the United Way Workplace Giving Program!  Please get the word out to family and friends!

Here are the directions to donate to Womenade through the United Way Workplace Giving Program:
1) Get a United Way pledge form from your Human Resources Department.
2) Complete the form, go to the bottom section labeled Designated Donations and write in SLO Womenade.
3) List the amount you would like to donate from each paycheck.
4) Return the form to your HR department.

If your place of work does not already have a United Way Workplace Giving program established, the folks at SLO United Way, 805-541-1234, would be happy to come to make a presentation and get the program started.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

What Womenade Shared From August 1 - August 15

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August 7:  Operation room set up fee for young boy’s oral surgery.  Referral:  Dr. Pedersen ($150) 1464

August 7:  Fee for California ID for a man recently released from custody, so that he can apply for SSI and employment.  Referral:  Marci Powers, One Stop ($8) 1465 

August 7:  Security deposit for a 22-year-old who is working to get her life together after being a ward of the state, homeless, and incarcerated.  Referral:  Andrea Herrera, CAPSLO ($150) 1466

August 7:  Clothes for an elderly woman on low income whose job will end soon, and she needs clothes to look for a new one since she has lost a great deal of weight.  Referral:  Linda Benchman, Department of Rehabilitation ($200) 1467

August 7:  Partial rent for an elderly woman who can only find part-time work.  Referral:  Marina Garza, LMFT ($200) 1468

August 11:  Dental treatment for 18-year-old girl.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($110) 1469

August 11: Sewing machine for mother of rural family.  Referral:  PHN ($84.91) 1470

August 11:  Partial rent for struggling family whose father has been sick and unable to work for a month.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($200) 1471

August 11:  Gas for homeless family to take their child to Cottage Hospital for an appointment, and then back again for surgery.  Referral:  PHN ($100) 1472

April 12:  Bassinet and sheets for homeless newborn coming out of the hospital and into the shelter.  Referral:  Tammee Green, CAPSLO, paid with Merry-Go-Round funds

April 13:  Motel stay for homeless woman whose father just passed away.  This allows her to be sheltered while she is getting connected to placement with Peoples’ Self Help Housing and services with Transitions Mental Health.  Referral:  James Statler, Community Counseling Center  ($300) 1473

April 13:  Dental treatment for senior on fixed income living in subsidized housing.  Referral:  Brittany Carraway, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing ($98) 1474

August 14:  Final AT&T bill for elderly woman whose husband has recently passed away, and she herself is now terminally ill and struggling with mounting medical bills.  Referral:  Lydie Mason, County Mental Health ($149.19) 1475

August 15:  Dental treatment for 11-year-old girl.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($110) 1476

Items Donated:  school supplies from Linda Thompson; port-a-crib and air mattress with frame from Marylou Lynch; 2 cases of diapers from Kemay Eoyang; items for Pirates’ Closet from Candy Spahr the Los Osos group delivered by Edna Marie Cole; stamps from Mary Bettencourt; co-sleeper from Julie Jones; high chair and school supplies from Susan Updegrove; changing table pad, newborn clothes, and baby items from Jen Holcombe delivered by Jayne Auchterlonie; bouncer, bathtub, and baby clothes from Stephanie Walker-West; blender from Houry Semerdjian; clothing for Pirates’ Closet from Jackie Miller; rug from Tauria Linala; children’s music passes from Heidi Harmon; crib mattress from Doreen Wetzel; toys, clothes, and children’s shoes from BJ Semmes; twin sheets, towels, and pan from Helma Smulder; clothes and shoes for 2 boys from Operation School Bell via Roberta Filadelfia;  towels, sheets, comforter, TVs, microwave and furniture from Leslie Jones; family passes to Boo Boo's music for kids program from Heidi Harmon;

Funds Donated:  
-->Jayne Devencenzi, Vicki McPartland, Vicki Wyne, Mariam Shah, Amy Wagner, Linda Selig Blonsley, Kathleen ApRoberts, Jen Melton, Kathie Hendricks in fond memory of Aggie Goette – Sharynn Chirpich’s mother, Florence and Frank Simon, Marilyn Banducci, Sandi Pardini, Joanne and Phil Ruggles, Barbara Neuman, in appreciation of Roger and Marlene Carver, Donna Ramos, Mary Bettencourt, Debra Wacher, Anonymous, Liz Curren, Vita Miller, Donna Howard, Gwen Infante, Jeannette Powles, Karen O’Grady, Karen Morgan, Meaghan Gilbert, Andrea Wasko, Susan Hood, Carol Devore, Nancy Shearer, Judy Barclay, Darlene Krouse, Marilyn Fuller, Elaine Gardiner, Jackie Miller, Deborah Whitson in memory and honor of Francis De L’Eau – Leslie Jones’s mother, family reunion donation from Tim and Marilyn Banducci, Naomi Blakely, Barbara Evanish, Ruby Klatt, Linda Pax, Heidi Harmon, Kat Tuculet, Kathie Hannula, Wendy Daly, Nancy Hurd, Bette Kulp, Kathy Greer, Diane McKeague, Marcy Owens, Leslie Jones, estate of Frances De L’Eau, Diana Foch, Kathy Long, Karen Blum, Judy Riener, Mona Tucker, Charlie Holdeman, Joanne Smalley,

Monday, August 4, 2014

Successful Diaper Drive Hosted by Engle and Associates Insurance

Jayne Engle Allen, left, and Sandy Richardson, Womenade president
San Luis Obispo County Womenade is grateful to Jayne Engle Allen and the staff, customers, family, and friends of Engle and Associates Insurance for a successful July diaper drive.  The bounty of diapers and wipes will help families throughout the county.  Womenade is a 501 (c)(3) that receives referrals from local agencies, schools, doctors, and dentists, and donates time, money, and items to meet their clients' essential needs. and 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

What Womenade Shared from July 16th - July 31st

July 16:  Toddler bed for young child.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Edna Marie Cole ($54) 1463

July 17:  Gas card for parents to get to counseling and other appointments.  Referral:  Michelle Gaulden, County Mental Health Services ($100) 1460

July 17:  Double stroller for mother of 2 with no transportation.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Edna Marie Cole ($50) 1463

July 17:  Smoke detector for family living in small apartment.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Edna Marie Cole ($11.87) 1463

July 29:  Car repair for 84-year-old who lives on his own on a fixed income.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Department of Social Services ($313) 1462

Items Donated:  
-->Baby clothes and toys from Suzanne Tobling; Rapid Fire Basketball hoop from Debbie Melton to Family Care Network family; New Wave oven and bath linens from Diane Brink; school supplies and backpacks for foster children from Anonymous, Katie Perez, Olivia and her grandma Kathie Hendricks, Hospice Partners Hope Chest via Anne Appel and Sharynn Chirpich, and Elaine Stewart; towels from Roberta Filadelfia and Leslie Jones; maternity clothes, crib and changing table from Julie Marr; toiletries and can opener from Jayne Auchterlonie; baby formula from Kathy Long Norris; toiletries and slippers from Candace Guldeman; towels and can opener from Christi Nemetz; gas card for parents to get family to therapy from Linda Garza; pack-n-play, booster seat, and 2 strollers from Erika Barclay Schuetze; board games from Bob Federman; a van full of diapers and wipes from Jayne Engle Allen and Engle and Associates Insurance diaper drive;

Funds Donated:   
Naomi Blakely in honor of a friend’s birthday, Melaleuca, Ingrid Pires, donation in memory of Francis de l’Eau - Leslie Jones’s mother, in honor Patty Rogers’s birthday from Joyce Zorger, in celebration of Linda Olsen’s birthday from Naomi Blakely, Mary Parker,  Lisa Bertrand, in celebration of Sharynn Chirpich's birthday,

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.
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


 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


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)
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: 
--> Hand knit scarves and hats for Womenade and Pirate’s Closet from the Women’s Honor Farm; 2 twin bed frames, children’s clothes, and high chair from Jean Lloyd; juicer, thermos, and toiletries from Doreen Wetzel; clothes for 10 children from Helma Smulders; wetsuit for foster boy to attend camp from Jennifer Hart; clothes for mother from Vita Miller; 3 huge bags of clothing from Cindy Mayr; dresser from Andrea Devitt; quilt and blanket from Katie Perez; $100 gift certificate for electricity plates for single mom from Miner’s Hardware; formula from Karla Quiroga; bags of children’s clothes, potty, high chair, diaper bag, and linens from Niki Moerman and Jean Lloyd; brochures, business cards, note cards, tax receipts, and stationery from Jen Melton; cutting of 2 cases of receipts by Staple’s, San Luis; playmat and toy from Susan Updegrove; swing and bouncer from Linda Murray; hand knit blanket from Lisa Murray; North County delivery by Dee Lacy; twin sheets and blankets from Sharynn Chirpich; 

 Funds Donated: 
-->  Mary Parker, Lisa Bertrand, Joanne and Phil Ruggles, Wilshire Health & Community Services, Diana Henderson, Sue Elliott Smith, Anne Gough, Amanda Dillen, Janice Champion, Judy Barclay, donation in celebration of Tim Banducci’s birthday, Ann McMahon, Diane  Wettlaufer,

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!