Sunday, July 17, 2011

Vote for Womenade

Engle & Associates Insurance is taking votes on Facebook for the charity they will support in their referral program in 2012.  Vote!  Go to:

San Luis Obispo Association of Realtors Oktoberfest Golf Tourney to Benefit Womenade

Follow this link for information and registration forms for the October 19th golf tourney sponsored by the San Luis Obispo Association of Realtors:

Contact Sandy if you would like to help set up a Womenade table at the event:

Thursday, July 7, 2011

What You Shared 2nd Quarter! Thank You!

April 3:  Clothes and diapers for young baby.  Referral:  Kim Meyer, purchase and delivery by Anne Appel
April 6:  High chair for baby in struggling family.  Referral:  PHN, South County, purchased with Merry-Go-Round scrip by Marcie Lindvall
April 7:  Diapers from funds donated at The Real Estate Group’s Diaper Drive.  ($59.74)
April 6:  Bill payment to keep water from being shut off to single mother of a 12 and 3–year-old.  Referral: Shelia, Mountainbrook Church and payment delivery by Frank Richardson ($134.34)
April 11:  Food for Laguna’s backpack program.  Purchased by Nan Tarpinian ($33.90}
April 11:  Partial tuition for 14-year-old daughter of single mom to attend a guidance summer camp.  Referral:  Cecelia, CHDP ($200)
April 11:  Bassinet for new baby to sleep safely in a small apartment.  Referral: First Time Mother’s Program, San Luis, and shopping by Anne Appel
April 11:  Booster seat for child to sit at the table to learn self-feeding.  Referral:  First Time Mother’s Program, San Luis, and shopping by Anne Appel
April 11:  Toiletries for two women who have nothing.  Referral:  PHN, North County, and shopping by Anne Appel
April 13:  Shoes for toddler.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis ($13.05)
April 14:  Partial motel payment for mother of 3 teens whose husband of 26 years left her and then she lost her job.  Referral:  Vickie Rabourn, Los Osos Middle School ($336)
April 14:  Port-a-crib and clothes for baby born 6 weeks early.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis ($65.24, and $29.04 with scrip from Merry-Go Round)
April 16:  Port-a-crib for new baby to be born on April 18.  Referral:  PHN, South County and shopping by Anne Appel
April 16:  Stroller for family at homeless shelter.  Referral:  PHN, North County, and shopping by Anne Appel
April 16:  High chair for young baby.  Referral:  PHN, North County, and shopping by Anne Appel
April 17:  Baby bottles for baby in shelter.  Referral:  PHN, North County ($15.20)
April 23:  Specialized car seat for 60-pound foster child with a medical condition.  Referral:  Chenoa Wilkerson, County Department of Social Services ($242.86)
April 25:  Gas for grandmother on limited income to drive to northern California to fight for custody of grandson she has been raising since his birth.  Referral:  Laurie Morgan, SAFE ($150)
April 26:  Supportive shoes and socks for elderly couple with diabetes whose doctor wants them to begin walking for their health.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping support by Gwen Stewart  ($113.89)
April 26:  Baby monitor for family of new baby.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis (30.44)
April 26:  Bassinet sheets for baby due soon.  Referral:  PHN, South County, with price reduction from Merry-Go-Round ($13.05)
April 26:  Red Cross Infant Child CPR and First Aid Class tuition for the mother of an infant and a 9-month-old.  The older child just had a scary choking incident.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis ($60)
May 1:  Gas card for young woman on limited income to help with transportation to school.  Referral:  Jannine Saldana, Teen Academic Parenting Program, North County ($50)
May 2:  Grad Night expenses for teen mom who has overcome many barriers and is college bound.  Referral:  Jannine Saldana, TAPP, North County ($100)
May 3:  Gas card for father to visit his 7-month-old daughter at USF Children’s Hospital where she has been since she was born.  Referral and delivery:  Carol Astaire ($150)
May 3:  Bassinet sheets for newborn.  Referral:  PHN, Coast ($23.40)
May 5:  Bassinet mattress for newborn.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($30.49)
May 4:  Double stroller for a family with children ages 16 months and 1 month.  Referral:  PHN, South County and shopping by Karen Morgan ($75)
May 5:  Crib and mattress for 3-month-old girl who is being adopted by her grandparents.  Referral:  Jeny Blunt, Early Head Start ($290. 27)
May 5:  Water bill payment for mother whose child support is in arrears.  ($134.31)
May 6:  Diapers for preemie and for young toddler.  Separate families.  PHN, San Luis and Coast ($60.83)
May 6:  Clothes for overweight special needs elementary student.  Referral:  Joan Duffy, nurse, San Luis Coastal, and shopping support by teachers Sue King and Jana Bragg, Monarch Grove ($95.13 and $61.12)
May 6:  Clothes for 4 toddlers.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis, with some items donated by Merry-Go-Round ($58.18)
May 6:  Undergarments for young woman.  Referral:  Lisa Martinez, Women’s Shelter ($30)
May 12:  Emergency eye exam for woman in an accident.  Referral:  Cecelia, CHDP, North County ($95)
May 12:  Glasses for 17-year-old boy.  Referral:  Cecelia, CHDP, San Luis ($152)
May 5:  Bassinet and baby bottles for a homeless baby girl.  Referral:  PHN, Coast, and shopping by Karen Morgan ($40 and $17.17)
May 5:  Potty-chair and baby gate for child in homeless shelter.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Karen Morgan ($15.74 and $23.80)
May 12:  Dental surgeries for three toddlers.  Referral:  Cecelia, CHDP, San Luis ($150)
May 13:  Car seat for toddler boy moving to a foster family.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis ($48.93)
May 13:  Food for Laguna’s backpack program.  Referral:  Megan Healy, Laguna counselor, and shopping by Arlene Yost ($44.15)
May 14:  Double stroller for single mom.  Referral:  PHN and super garage saling by Sharynn Chirpich  ($30)
May 14:  Car seat for homeless newborn.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Karen Morgan ($50)
May 19:  Food and maternity clothes for 19-year-old pregnant teen.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis and shopping by Karen Morgan ($100, $48.94 and $4.89)
May 19:  AYSO fees for 3 siblings to play soccer in the Fall; family has recently received Women’s Shelter support and is stretched financially.  Referral:  Andrea Blanco, Laguna ($120)
May 19:  Specialized formula for newborn twins.  Referral:  PHN, South County, with special assistance from Kathy Long  ($95.94)
May 20:  RTA passes for new mother to make daily trips to San Luis for post-delivery medical treatment.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($40)
May 24:  Partial utility bill payment for single mother of 3.  Referral:  Tala Romero, Sequoia Full Day Head Start, Morro Bay ($300)
May 24: Gas cards for 2 single moms.  Referral:  Lisa Martinez, Women’s Shelter, San Luis ($200)
May 29:  Computer for single mom with an 18-month daughter.  She is self-employed and does all her work by computer, and hers crashed. She needs to work to save to move out of her current unacceptable living conditions and into a safe place for her and her child.  Referral:  Ali Miller, CAPSLO, San Luis ($222.48)
May 29:  Car seats for children being returned to their mom.  Referral:  Chenoa Wilkerson, County Social Services ($216.46)
June 1:  First month rent for homeless mom and her 4 children.  Mother works part-time as a motel housekeeper.  Referral:  CHDP, San Luis ($297)
June 1:  Clothes for the 18-month-old son of a teen mom.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis, and scrip from Merry-Go-Round ($10.09)
June 1:  Sturdy stroller for one homeless family and bouncer for another.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($78.30)
June 1:  Swing for a 2-month preemie girl.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($54.38)
June 2: One month’s rent for abused woman.  Referral:  Sami Schermerhorn, North County Women’s Shelter ($440)
June 2:  Mole biopsy for 10-year-old boy.  Referral:  Cecelia, CHDP, South County ($100)
June 2:  Dental surgeries for 6 children under the age of 6.  Referral:  Cecelia, CHDP ($300)
June 3:  Crib, diapers, and clothes for 3-month-old girl.  Referral:  Cecelia, CHDP, with Merry-Go-Round scrip thanks to Jayne Devencenzi ($30.41, $8.21, $163.13)
June 3:  High chair for young child in struggling family.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($48.94)
June 7:  Physical therapy sessions for 3 months for woman in her 80s who has lost most of her mobility.  Her life has been spent raising children for others.  Referral:  Julie Jones ($240)
June 7:  Partial rent for single mom and her child.  Referral:  Lisa Martinez, San Luis Obispo Women’s Shelter ($400)
June 6:  Legal fees for marital separation for mom; needs this to maintain subsidized childcare.  Referral:  Sami Schermerhorn, North County Women’s Shelter (2 payments - $100 and $200)
June 13:  Gas card for foster mother to take young teen to Disneyland before the girl has back surgery at the end of this month and is laid up for the rest of the summer.  Teen has made incredible behavioral and academic improvements.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, San Luis County, CWS ($100, Morro Bay Presbyterian Church donation)
June 13:  Gas card for family with foster child to go to medical appointments.  Referral:  PHN, North County ($100)
June 13:  Eye surgery (Pterygiu) and after care for a dad who works as a dishwasher and has a newborn.  Referral:  PHN, First Time Mother’s Program ($82.00, and $400 from Morro Bay Presbyterian Church donation; reduction in cost by Dr. McRee)
June 21:  Groceries and requested items for Grandma with severe diabetes and arthritis and her granddaughter who takes care of her; earmarked by donors.  Referral:  PHN, North County ($150)
June 21:  Diapers and wipes for family in need.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($74.98)
June 21:  Dental procedures for 4 children ages 2 through 4.  Referral:  Cecelia, CHDP ($219)
June 21:  Dental treatments for 4 children ages 11 through 16.  Referral:  Cecelia, CHDP ($530)
June 21:  Clothes for 2 sisters being returned to their mother.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis ($73.41)
June 21:  High chair for toddler.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($43.50)
June 22:  Bedding for family moving from shelter to housing.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis ($49.98)
June 22:  Diapers for newborn.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis ($32.60)
June 23:  Bus ticket to allow a physically assaulted mother to leave the county.  Referral:  Lisa Martinez, San Luis Obispo Women’s Shelter ($40)
June 23:  Twin size bed from Goodwill for boy who is living with his elderly grandmother.  Referral:  Laurie Morgan, South County Family Resource Center ($160)
June 24:  Gas for woman who has been forced from her home due to sexual assault and has no money for gas to get to work.  Referral:  Jane Pomeroy, Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention Center ($100)
June 27:  Diapers for single mother of 3.  Referral:  Kim Meyer, North County ($48.90)
June 28:  Groceries and gas for family in desperate situation.  Mom of 3 is hospitalized at 23 weeks until her twins are born, father lost his job, and the landlord is seeking eviction.  Referral:  Social worker, Sierra Vista ($300)
June 28:  Double stroller for homeless family found at a garage sale by Sharynn and Jerry Chirpich.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($50)
June 28:  Partial payment for cleaning of mold infested carpet for teen mom about to bring home a new baby.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($100)
June 29:  Umbrella stroller for child of family living in their car.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($10.88)
June 29:  Eye exam for 11-year-old boy.  Referral:  CHDP, North County ($60)
June 30:  Double stroller for shelter family.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Evelyn Ruehr ($90)
Donated from 2003 to June 30, 2011:                         $118,399.54
Donated 2nd quarter, 2011:                                         $    8,537.92
Needs filled 2nd quarter:                                             $    9,456.69
Balance June 30, 2011                                                 $    1,385.26
Items Donated:  Clothes, shoes, pillows and pillow cases from Vanessa Fujimoto; clothes/shoes from Phyllis Martinelli, Jane Faber, Sharynn Chirpich and Hope Chest, Linda Bishop, Linda Williams, and Marsha Willingham; stroller from Sharynn Chirpich and Hope Chest; boy clothes from Carol Devore, Phyllis Martinelli, Helma Smulders; Diaper Drive diaper deliveries by The Real Estate Group’s staff, Marcie Lindvall, Kim Meyer, Roberta Kassak, and Lois Crotser; bed from Jennifer Lewis; bed from Donna Lewis; delivery of clothing to Paso Robles by Megan Healy; boy clothes from Jennifer Stokes; children’s clothes from Elaine Stewart; diapers from Jacque Fondren; toiletries from Judy Riener; 2 port-a-cribs and bedding from Sharynn Chirpich; bounty of diapers from Diaper Drive sponsored by Denise Topham and The Real Estate Group; bounty of diapers from Central Coast Women’s League; twin bed from Christine Cooper; bed from Linda Bishop; boy clothes for Family Care Network from Teana Fredeen, Chris Lindvall, Marcie Lindvall, Julie Schultz, Phyllis Martinelli with delivery by Linda Bishop; children’s clothes from Helma Smulders; bassinet from Pam McKiernan and Hope Chest and Anne Appel;  clothes, books, and toys for foster boy from Taffy Durran, Laurie DeSchryver, Chenoa Wilkerson, Marylou Gooden, Carol Devore, Anne Turner, Phyllis Martinelli, Helma Smulders, and Leah Dean, delivered to counselor, Heather Senecal, at C.L. Smith by Linda Jankay; children’s clothes, crib sheets, and blankets from Diane Weatherford; baby swing from Michael Haber; children’s VHS tapes from Conny Gut to San Luis Women’s Shelter; 2 port-a-cribs from Marian Gregory; diapers from Kemay Eoyang, holiday cards from Nancy Shearer; toiletries from Kim Ford, Judy Carleson, and Diana Henderson; entertainment center, Wendy Daly; household items from Jeanne Secrest, Donna Ramos, Arlene Yost, Edna Marie Cole; twin bed from Grace McIntosh; washer from Margaret Keane; twin bed from Linda Pax; bags for FCN from Jayne Devencenzi; Soroptimist connected to SLO Child Development Center, South County SAFE, and County public health nurse to provide 4th of July food for 10 single moms; diapers from Brenda Williams; children’s clothes from Jen Stokes; children’s clothes from Elaine Stewart; stroller and port-a-crib from Anne Appel and Hope Chest; clothes and school supplies for grandma and teen from Linda Jankay, Joyce Rabellino, Janie Holland, Sally Equinoa, Kat Tuculet, Jacquelyn Miller, Kris Merriss, Sara Cress, Marla Lee Eaton, Arlene Yost, Susan Dressler, Vicki Tucker-Luginbill, Carole Morton, Joy Sostrin,, Marylou Gooden, Phyllis Martinelli, Chip Selby, Carol Astaire, and Lainie Wachter; furniture from Bonnie Kim; bunk bed for Women’s Shelter client from Kimberlee Leroux;  June 30, 2011:  $3,605.00.  
Funds Donated:  Mary Parker, Rolynn Anderson, Carol Astaire, Elaine Gardiner, Soroptimist International of San Luis Obispo, The Real Estate Group, Diane Wettlaufer, Kathy Greer, Carol Devore, Leona Sullivan, Roger and Linda Bishop in memory of Matt Equinoa; Diane Wetlaufer, Carol Astaire, Carol Devore in honor of the memory of her mother, Helen Salerno; Stephanie Coray, Norine Gibbons, Cici Wynn, Judy Riener, Judy Carleson, Candyce Espinoza, Ginny Kenny, Kim Ford, Rosemary Cleaves, Ann Jones, Nancy Shearer, Cathy Hughes, Diana Henderson, Valerie Valle, Margaret Bresler, Miriam Shah, Sally Delgado, Lynn Heinrich, Loretta Sonnaband, Madeline Stevenson, Lynn DeLeo, Patricia Streng, Marla Lee Eaton, Janet Kourakis, Connie Buffa, Lainie Wachter, Jeanette Powles, Karen Muschenetz, Evelyn Ruehr, Susan Hood, Marianita Borgstrom, Jean Fanselow, Elizabeth Curren, Francine Johnston, Lola Zybura, Kathy Long, Susan Updegrove, Anne Gough, Roberta Filadelfia, Sharynn Chirpich, Marylou Gooden, Diana Foch, Marilynn Fuller, Sally Equinoa, Judy Williamson, Julie Jones, Lyn Bonzi, Jayne Devencenzi, Kat Tuculet, Mary Ann Vasconcellos, Gail Sears, Nell Quijano, Elizabeth Seymour, Mona Tucker, Debbie Bennett, Judy Obermeier, Wendy Daly, Carla Haynie, Marylou Gooden, Linda Jankay, Linda Bishop, Mariam Shah, Marilyn Banducci, Lois Crotser, Phyllis Martinelli, Joyce Palaia, Edna Marie Cole, Kat Tuculet, Elaine Gardiner, Rosemary Cleaves, Donna Jeberjahn, Carol Tickner, Naomi Blakely, Linda Murray, Colleen Spafford, Debbie Bennett, Sally Equinoa, Lainie Wachter, Diana Henderson, Rosemary Cleaves, Cloud Star Corporation, Melaleuca, Janie Holland:  Total: April 1, 2011 – June 30, 2011: $8,537.92.