Friday, August 22, 2008

What YOU have done so far - 2007

What YOU have done so far - 2007:
Balance after Jan. 9 Potluck Hostess: Linda Bishop $2,711.85
January 2007: Depends for a man who suffered a brain injury from a 3-story fall off scaffolding. His wife is his only care-giver. Referral: Marie Larsen ($96.49)
February 2007: An amazing 10th grader, who moved here from Romania during 7th grade, is a 4.0 student and just recently earned her academic letter; her English is amazing...she has improved 100% in the last 3 years. She’s taking Latin and French as electives! This student’s mom works at Gottschalk's to support her and a younger brother...the father committed suicide last year. She would like a letterman jacket, but the family has no money for anything extra and barely enough for essentials. Referral: Shelley Benson, counselor, San Luis Obispo High ($259)
February 2007: Clothes for two little girls whose family’s home was destroyed in a fire. The children are served by Sinsheimer and The Child Development Center. Referral: Joyce Hunter and Marylou Gooden, San Luis Coastal ($100)
February 2007: Bed for Parkinson’s patient. Referral: Laura Fox and Julie Jones, Laguna; special support from Laguna Middle School Staff ($749.68)
March 2007: Bus transportation for a homeless boy to travel daily from Prado Day Center to the County’s tutoring program on Lizzie and then home to the shelter. Referral: Megan Healey, Laguna counselor ($60)
March 2007: Partial rent for a homeless mother with a two-year old and an infant. EOC is providing $850, but with first, last, and cleaning deposit, $2,200 is required to move in. Referral: Nicole Desaulniers, Atascadero Mom’s Club ($300)
March 2007: Groceries for a Laguna boy and his mother and grandma. Referral: Julie Jones, Laguna, counselor ($50)
March 2007: Emergency treatment for a gum abscess for a 4-year-old boy; his mom has cancer and they have lost their home. He was losing weight from being in so much pain. Referral: Cecelia, CDHP ($300)
March 2007: Shoes for two Sinsheimer students. The single mom just had a new baby, and her elementary children have no shoes for school. Referral: Melissa Musgrave, Family Resource Coordinator, SLCUSD ($50)
As of March 21, 2007, Womenade Donations: $25,014.05
Needs Filled: $24,262.37
Balance March 21, 2007: $ 744.68
Balance after March 22, Potluck: $4,314.68 Hostess: Julie Jones
March 2007: Clothing for a newborn and an 18-month old. The boys live in one room with their mom in another family’s small home. Referral: Bridgette Hernandez, public health nurse; delivered by Judy Riener ($124.41)
March 2007: Clothing for a 6-month-old boy and his two-year-old sister currently living in a small house with their single mom. Referral: Bridgette Hernandez, public health nurse ($91.16)
March 2007: Clothes and shoes for 7 and 8-year-old siblings who rely on Operation School Bell, but it is closed until August. Referral: Bridgett Hernandez, public health nurse ($300)
March 2007: Highchair for struggling 18-year-old single mom’s 18-month-old child. Referral: Paula Daillak, public health nurse ($48.26)
March 2007: Truck repair for a father raising 4 children after losing his wife in a tragic auto accident; one of the children was severely injured. Referral: Lynn Adams, Claire Capua, and Jim Lusk ($474.29)
March 2007: Gasoline for a single mom to travel monthly to San Diego for medical care for her young child’s birth complications. Referral: Laurie Morgan, SAFE ($200)
April 2007: Partial payment for emergency dental surgery for a 19-month-old daughter of a single mom. Referral: Cecelia, CHDP ($400)
April 2007: Stroller for a two-month-old boy. Referral: Bridgette Hernandez, public health nurse ($40)
April 2007: Port-a-crib/bassinette for a teen mom’s baby due this week. Referral: Bridgette Hernandez, public health nurse, delivered by Colleen Twomey ($48.49)
April 2007: Bassinette for baby who is due shortly; mom is in drug rehab. Referral: Paula Daillak, public health nurse ($48.49)
April 2007: Child care for a toddler while her mom is hospitalized and recovering from a C-Section. Dad can’t take off work to stay home. Referral: Bridgette Hernandez, public health nurse ($310)
April 2007: Bassinette for baby of a struggling family. Referral: Paula Daillak, public health nurse ($21.55)
April 2007: Clothes for an abused, homeless boy who was chosen as Student of the Month at his school. Referral: Corina, Prado Day ($50)
April 2007: Clothing for 2 and 6-year-old siblings whose family is struggling. Referral: Rose Fowler, counselor, Del Mar ($41.48)
April 2007: Stroller for a new baby in South County. Referral: Bridgette Hernandez, public health nurse ($21.55)
May 2007: Bassinette for newborn to a single mom. Referral: Mary Ann Casebolt, public health nurse ($30)
May 2007: Second Pap test for a 15-year-old whose first test came back positive for cancer. Dr. Safarick is absorbing part of the cost and the family is paying for the lab testing. Referral: Cecelia, CDHP ($300)
May 2007: Single mom, two kids, desperately trying to make ends meet; they are in the process of finally qualifying for free/reduced lunch, but short for food services. Referral: Megan Healey, counselor, Laguna Middle ($14)

May 2007: Tuition for a 5th grader, the older of 2 daughters of a single mom with a chronic medical condition, to attend New Image Weight Loss Camp for 3 weeks this summer. Referral: Maureen McGee, nurse, San Luis Coastal ($850) and camp clothes ($100) School nurses will be taking this girl to Weight Watchers weekly next school year to continue the help this camp experience will provide.

May 2007: Stroller and potty chair for siblings of a single mom. Referral: Bridgette Hernandez, nurse, San Luis County ($26.94)

May 2007: High chair for a baby whose mom is going blind. Referral: Paula Daillak, nurse, San Luis County ($15)

June 2007: Homeless 28-year-old single mom on disability after a severe car accident, moving into Section 8 Housing; help getting her belongings out of storage. Referral: Julie Jones, counselor, Laguna ($160)

June 2007: Clothes for toddler whose mother is struggling. Referral: Liz Curren, San Luis Coastal home school teacher ($42.02)

June 2007: Clothes for the tiny baby of a teen mother. Referral: Bridgett Hernandez, County nurse ($39.33)

June 2007: Stroller for new baby. Referral: Bridgette Hernandez ($21.55)

June 2007: Registration fee for a kindergartener to attend summer camp; the child has made progress over the last several months, and mom has been showing improvement, as well. Serena Cyr and Lily Maino, SLO & Estero Bay SAFE ($35)

June 2007: Crib for baby of a teen mom. Referral: Bridgette Hernandez, public health nurse ($73.14)

June 2007: High chair for 7-month-old infant who was removed from his drug using teen mother’s home at 4 months, and has been cared for since by his great aunts who have done a marvelous job, but need a high chair to encourage self-feeding because they are currently "feeding him" in an infant seat. Referral: Barbie Bliss, public health nurse ($40)

July 2007: Partial payment for emergency surgery to remove an abscessed tooth for a 5-year-old child of a single mom. Referral: Cecelia, CDHP ($300) Check returned.
As of July 9, 2007, Womenade Donations: $28,579.05
Needs Filled: $28,529.03
Returned check - $300 $28.229.03
Balance July 9, 2007: $ 50.02
Returned check + $300 $ 350.02
Balance after July 10, Potluck: Hostess: Naomi Blakely $ 2,105.02
July 2007: 4 weeks of EOC YMCA camp for a 3-year-old whose single mom is focused on her 7-year-old brother who has Spina Bifida and other health issues and is recovering from back surgery. Referral: Lisa Hoyt ($400)
July 2007: Bassinet for an 18-year-old’s new daughter due in August. Referral: Cindy, public health nurse ($25.20) Delivered by Colleen Twomey, Merry-Go-Round
July 2007: Clothing for a 6-month-old boy whose family lives in rural South County. Referral: Bridgette, public health nurse ($24.90)
July 2007: Gas card for community volunteer who delivers/picks up/stores furniture for families in need. Referral: Womenade ($100)
July 2007: Clothes for Paso Robles senior who had been living with his grandmother since his parents’ deaths and now has suffered the loss of his grandma. Referral: Richard Schimke, teacher, Paso High ($200)
August 2007: Highchair for baby of disabled mom. Referral: Cindy Lowe, public health nurse ($42.00)
August 2007: Clothes for a toddler to attend Headstart Preschool. Referral: Bridgette Hernandez, public health nurse ($25.88)
August 2007: Groceries for a single mom and her four daughters, one of whom is suffering with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. Referral: Karen Diefenderfer, teacher, Monterey Road Elementary ($350)
August 2007: Highchair for small child being cared for by his grandma because mother has drug problems. Referral: Bridgette Hernandez, public health nurse ($43.10)
August 2007: Highchair for very poor baby being fed in his stroller. Referral: Bridgette ($43.10)
August 2007: Clothing and shoes for a toddler girl attending migrant preschool, and clothes, shoes, and diapers for her 9-month-old brother.Referral: Bridgette ($96.44, $21.54) Above 3 entries delivered by Carol Tickner
August 2007: Bassinette, stroller, and maternity clothes for pregnant mom-to-be on strict bed rest. Referral: Bridgette ($113.68) delivered by Colleen Twomey
August 2007: School clothes and shoes for teen siblings whose mom, dying of pancreatic cancer, is under Hospice care. Referral: Corina, Prado Day Center ($200) She died the last week of September.
August 2007: Maternity belt for mom who must stand while working, and does not drive; pushes her two toddlers in a stroller. Referral: Cindy Lowe, public health nurse ($16.16)
September 2007: Dental payment for 16-year-old special needs student San Luis Coastal student in out-of-state placement. Abusive home, little financial support. Referral: Naomi Blakely, San Luis Coastal ($370)
September 2007: Crib and baby dresser for baby of a hospitalized mom whose pregnancy is high risk and dad who is disabled. Referral: Bridgette Hernandez, public health nurse ($86.20)
October 2007: Bike and lock for a woman working to earn money for tuition and living expenses who has no transportation. Referral: Liz Curren, special support from Naomi Blakely and Jim Kelleher ($30).
October 2007: Backpack for son of single dad working and going to trade school. Referral: Amy Armstrong, counselor, Laguna Middle ($21.54)
October 2007: Backpack for homeless boy. Referral: Megan Healey, counselor, Laguna ($13.45)
October 2007: Glasses for daughter of dad with limited means. Referral: Barbara Schwenoha, school nurse, San Luis Coastal ($50)
October 2007: Preventative treatment for cervical cancer for 15-year-old. Referral: Cecelia, CDHP ($296)
October 2007: Groceries and alarm clock for 7-year-old, 1-year-old and their father. Referral: Karla Lopez, Pacheco counselor ($209.15)
October 2007: Pants for homeless 7th grader. Referral: Megan Healey, counselor, Laguna Middle ($100)
As of October 2007, Womenade Donations: $30,364.05
Needs Filled: $30,452.22
Balance October, 2007: $ (-88.17)
Balance after October Potluck: Hostess Mary Jo Devitt $ 2,191.82
November 2007: Crib and crib sheets for infant of first-time mom who lost her factory job. Referral: Marsha Wagner, public health nurse ($87.13)
November 2007: Diaper bag and sippy cups for mom of one-year-old. Referral: Bridgette, public health nurse ($21.55)
November 2007: Double-stroller and baby walker. The mother lives in a trailer with her 4 small children, doesn’t drive, and must walk to the market. Referral: Bridgette, public health nurse ($21.55 and $40.34)
November 2007: Glasses for middle school girl unable to see well enough to do her school work. Family is of very limited means. Referral: Amy Armstrong, Laguna Middle ($108)
November 2007: Diapers and pants for a toddler boy whose family can’t provide. Referral: Bridgette ($24.78)
November 2007: Clothing for 16-month-old daughter of mother who has been a victim of domestic violence, and has separated from her abuser. Referral: Bridgette ($20.00)
November 2007: School glasses for a 5th grade student with severe vision problems who often loses or can't find his glasses and arrives at school not ready to learn. His family is struggling with many issues. Referral: Dana Francis and Joyce Hunter, Sinsheimer ($150)
December 2007: First dental exams, x-rays, fluoride, and cleanings for three children aged 15, 15, and 13. Referral: Cecelia, CDHP ($330)
December 2007: Bike and scooter for brothers whose parents have been ill and couldn’t get holiday presents for their children. Referral: Cecelia, CDHP, ear-marked contributions from Elaine Gardner, Kathy Greer, and Julie Jones, helmets from Kathy Long, delivered by Marcie Lindvall ($149.72+)
December 2007: Donation from Rona Goode’s RUNNING group, Ladies of the Dawn. ($100)
January 2008: Surgical tools for dental surgeries for two siblings. Referral: Cecelia, CDHP ($200)
January 2008: First dental exams, x-rays, fluoride, and cleanings for two children aged 7 and 10. Referral: Cecelia, CDHP ($220)
January 2008: Highchair for infant of struggling family. Referral: Bridgette ($21.55)
January 2008: Clothes for three-year-old. Referral: Bridgette ($23.17)
As of January 15, 2008, Womenade Donations: $32,712.04
Needs Filled: $32,627.49
Balance January 2008: Hostess: Wendy Daly $ 84.55

3 comments:

Rosemary said...

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Womenade said...

Thanks, Rosemary, and thanks for all your encouragement! I'll be looking to you for your expertise as this process evolves.

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