Saturday, April 23, 2011

SLO Little Theater and Womenade

"The Gin Game" is currently playing at the Little Theater, 888 Morro St, San Luis Obispo, to terrific reviews. They have offered a limited number of tickets available for this show with a rebate of $5.00 each to Womenade. The current show runs tonight and next weekend. When you call the ticket office, be sure to mention you are with Womenade, so we will get credit. The prices for tickets are $22 regular, $19 senior and $15 student.

The Little Theatre Box office phone Number is 786-2440.

Special thanks to Jerry and Sharynn Chirpich for making this opportunity available.  All Womenade donations go directly to helping those in need in San Luis Obispo County.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Central Coast Women's League

Thanks  to the Central Coast Women's League for a huge diaper donation for Womenade clients.  Special gratefulness to the group's president, Mary Golden, and to Sally Hillis for delivering the diapers.

Soroptimists International of San Luis Obispo

Soroptimists have once again made a generous donation to Womenade.  We are grateful for this gift that will allow us to support families throughout our county.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Appreciation For Friday's Diaper Drive!

Special thanks to Denise Topham of The Real Estate Group, with assistance from Gavin Payne and our community, for the successful diaper drive on April 8, 2011. Diapers and wipes are on their way to families throughout San Luis Obispo County.

Friday, April 1, 2011

What You Have Shared Since February 16, 2011

February 17:  Double stroller for 4-year-old autistic child and 2-year-old developmentally disabled sibling.  Referral:  Mary Lou Zivna, caseworker, CAPSLO, and shopping and delivery to Prado Day Center by Vanessa Fujimoto
February 22:  Port-a-crib for baby of teen mom.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis, and shopping by Vanessa Fujimoto
February 22:  Double stroller for homeless mom of a toddler with a new baby on the way.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis, and shopping by Vanessa Fujimoto

February 25:  Port-a-crib for a young mom of a 4-year-old who is expecting twins.  Referral:  PHN, South County and shopping by Vanessa Fujimoto

February 28:  Dental x-rays and exams for sisters aged 19 and 23, and dental surgery for 11-year-old boy.  Referral:  Cecelia, CHDP ($520)

February 28:  Glasses for 9-year-old girl.  Referral:  Cecelia, CHDP ($60)

February 28:  Partial payments for dental surgeries for 5 children under age 8.  Referral:  Cecelia, CHDP ($254)

March 3:  Specialized walker and reach extender for woman who has had a cancerous tumor removed from her leg.  Referral:  Irene Roselli ($77.43)

March 3:  Gas cards for mother to drive to work, and clothes for her 2 sons (The children’s clothes were lost due to an eviction.).  Her husband is disabled and awaiting an SSI hearing, and the family is having difficulties paying for essential living expenses.  They live in a small trailer.  Referral:  Diana Goldman and delivery by Marcie Lindvall ($220.12)

March 6:  DMV renewal for cancer victim.  Referral:  Irene Roselli ($207)

March 7: Bunk bed for a family whose children have been sleeping on the floor since January.   When they moved to the trailer where they are living now, their bunk bed (which they had previously purchased at a yard sale) was stolen when they left it outside for a few hours to make preparations to bring it in the trailer.   Referral:  Andrea Blanco, Laguna Middle School, who also shopped with and delivered to the family ($419.70)

March 7:  Diapers for new baby boy from Lainie Wachter.  Referral: Cecelia, CHDP ($36.89)

March 8:  Gas card for working, single mom with 3 children to get to parenting classes in Los Osos from San Luis.  Referral:  Tania Resendiz, LINK, family advocate ($100)
March 8:  Emergency groceries for struggling family.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis ($200)
March 8:  Bus passes for parents to get to work.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis ($74)

March 11:  Diapers, stroller, and 24-month-clothes for baby girl in struggling family.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis, and shopping by Lois Crotser and Roberta Kassak ($48.90 and $117.45)
March 11:  Food and utility payments for family whose father has multiple myeloma – the cancer has spread throughout his body.  Due to the illness, the family has been homeless, but relatives now have allowed them to stay in their living room if they can help financially.  Family has a Cuesta student and a San Luis High School student.   Referral:  Shelley Benson, San Luis High School counselor ($200, $107.90, $117.75)
March 11:  Propane and electricity payment for family of 4 who is struggling to stay in their home.  Referral:  Diana Goldman ($110 and $419.70)
March 13:  Double stroller for single mother of two in struggling family.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis, shopping by Sharynn Chirpich and Carol Tickner ($85)
March 14:  Stroller for new baby.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis, and shopping by Carol Tickner ($20)
March 14:  Potty for toddler in struggling family.  Referral:  PHN, Coast, and shopping by Roberta Kassak and Lois Crotser ($13.05)
March 14:  Gas cards to help 6 single moms transport their children to counseling appointments, medical appointments, and school.  Referral:  Lisa Martinez, Women’s Shelter ($600)
March 14:  Gas cards to help a new mother from South County visit her premature baby with lung damage who is on a ventilator in intensive care.  Referral:  Cecelia, CHDP ($150)
March 15:  Food for Laguna backpack program.  Referral:  Arlene Yost ($129.25)
March 16:  Gas cards for victim of domestic violence to visit her new baby in the hospital.  Referral:  Social workers, Sierra Vista ($150)
March 17:  Partial rent for woman facing surgery; she has been ill for over a year, and now will miss work for the operation and recovery.  Referral:  Michelle Jenkins and Carol Tickner ($400)
March 18:  Two months of water aerobics for a mom who is morbidly obese and has a 2 month deadline to lose 20 pounds so she can have gastric bypass surgery. The only thing that's worked in the past for her exercise-wise is water aerobics which is really good for her now because she has all kinds of mobility and pain issues which are affecting her since her baby is crawling.  Referral:  PHN, South County  ($110)
March 18:  A year’s supply of contacts prescribed for a middle school boy with vision issues.  Referral:  Mo McGee, nurse, San Luis Coastal Schools ($320)
March 18:  Emergency care and long leg splint for a young boy.  Referral:  Cecelia, CHDP, South County ($331)
March 22:  Partial rent for abused mom with a 2-year-old son who has lost important rental assistance due to budget cuts.  Referral:  Sami Schermerhorn, North County Women’s Shelter, Coast ($400)
March 24:  Umbrella stroller for Cuesta mom to take her 10-month-old on the bus with her to campus childcare.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis, and shopping by Lois Crotser and Roberta Kassak ($43.49)
March 25:  Partial rent for parents of 3 children who have been laid off from their jobs.  Referral:  Cecelia, CHDP ($500)
March 25:  Dental surgery for 3-year-old.  Referral:  Cecelia, CHDP ($230)
March 25:  Extractions and filling of cavities for 2 siblings.  Referral:  Cecelia, CHDP ($253.95)
March 25:  Motel for unemployed single mom until she and her children can get into permanent safe sheltering.  Referral:  Lisa Martinez, Women’s Shelter, San Luis ($350)
March 28:  Glasses for a 7th grader in Cambria.  Referral:  Tania Resendiz, family advocate, LINK ($85)
March 29:  Car seat for North County 4-year-old who is currently riding in one too small for him.  Referral: Chenoa Wilkerson, Social Services, San Luis Obispo County, and shopping by Roberta Kassak and Lois Crotser ($54.36)
March 29:  Diapers for newborn twins.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Roberta Kassak and Lois Crotser ($27.67)
March 31:  Car seat for toddler whose family is struggling.  Referral:  PHN ($54.36)
March 31:  Crib and mattress for daughter of a single mom.  Referral:  Heidi Douglas, Child Welfare Services ($257.57)
March 31:  Diapers for new babies.  Referral:  PHN ($42.35)
Donated from 2003 to March 31, 2011:                  $  109,567.64 
Needs filled last quarter:                                        $    14,252.47
Balance March 31, 2011                                           $      1,904.03
Items donated since February 16:  nursing supplies for San Luis High from Marilyn Banducci, Jayne Auchterlone, Janet Swanson, and more; baby toys  and clothes from Erin Schimke; clothes and toys for two children; 2 port-a-cribs donated anonymously; Prado warming station support:  Anonymous, Karen Morgan, Evelyn Ruehr, Terry Bothwell, Liz Seymour, Terry Bothwell, Rob Davidson, Susan Updegrove, Lynn De Leo; blankets and baby clothes from Helma Smulders; toddler boys clothes from ALPHA via Pat Cano; port-a-crib for mother of twins from anonymous; for a mom who has nothing for her new baby – port-a-crib from Laurie DeSchryver, blankets and clothes from Helma Smulders, stroller from ALPHA, clothes from Michele Hall and Rosemary Cleaves, clothes and blankets, and toys from Rose Fowler, clothes from Hospice Partners Hope Chest, diaper bag filled with baby items from Pam McKiernan, clothes, diapers and blankets from Jackie Miller, diapers and clothes from Lynn De Leo, 3 bags of clothes, blankets, and toys from Loretta Sonnabend, clothes and hand-made quilt from Sharon Hanley, diapers from Kat Tuculet, Carol Malott, and Marylou Gooden, with delivery by Roberta Kassak and Lois Crotser; groceries for at-risk family from Marcie LIndvall; backpacks for FCN from Marcie Lindvall; daybed with trundle from Mariam Shah; boy clothes from Jennifer Stokes; bed for pregnant girl from Donna Lewis; dining table and chairs for family of 7 from Leslie McKinley; 12 piece place setting of dishes from Susan Updegrove; toys from anonymous; children’s clothes from Pat Cano; medical supplies from Vickie Rabourn; children’s clothes and stroller from Dianne Weatherford; cooking pot from Marcie Lindvall and Kat Tuculet; beans and rice from Lainie Wachter; twin bed from Louise Noel to PHN client; March 31, 2011: $4,446.95; clothes, shoes, pillows and pillow cases from Vanessa Fujimoto;
Funds since February 16:  from Susan Roper, Marianita Borgstrom, Anneka Scranton, Ros McQuade, Diane Wettlaufer, Cathleen Iftiniuk, Judith Carleson, Ardith Julien-Heinrich, Lynn Heinrich, Sharon Hanley, Megan Harrison, Elizabeth Seymour, Sue Tsao, Kathy Forenza, Lynn De Leo, Ann Jones, Linda Blonsley, Patricia Streng, Kim Ford, Rosemary Cleaves, Virginia Kenny, Phyllis Bettencourt, Gail Applegate, Nancy Gerrish, Mariam Shah, Arlene Versaw, Marilynn Banducci, Betty Symons, Loretta Sonnabend, Mona Tucker, Sally Delgado, Peggee Davis, Nancy Shearer, Cathy Hughes, Madeline Stevenson, Candyce Espinoza, Diana Henderson, Florence Simon, Lola Zybura, Leona Sullivan, Carol Astaire, Melaleuca, Judy Riener,  Nell Quijano, Virginia Latta, Mary Parker, Nancy Hurd, Kat Tuculet, John and Marcie Lindvall, Kitty Rice, Lainie Wachter in honor of Carol Devore’s new grandson, Diane Wettlaufer, Soroptomists International of San Luis Obispo, Melaleuca, Phyllis Martinelli, Linda Rawlings, Ken and Judy Reiner’s Movie Group including the following families: Harkins, Brown, Colbert, Cleveland, Fernandez, McAdams, Irwins, Filipponi, Minker, King, Braun, Meeks, Rodman, Roberts.  Total January 1 - March 31, 2011: $7,863.99. Mary Parker,