Sunday, August 28, 2011

July/August Sharing

July 1:  Partial rent for assault victim facing eviction and a cut in her wages.  Referral:  Jane Pomeroy, Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention ($300)
July 2:  Bus pass for shelter client to get to her new job.  She is unable to afford a pass until her first paycheck.  Referral:  Sami Shermerhorn, North County Women’s Shelter and purchase by Toni Higgins ($60)
July 7:  Legal payment for a client whose spouse is stalking her and her children.  Referral:  Sami Shermerhorn, North County Women’s Shelter and fee reduction from Attorney Shelly Silva ($50)
July 12:  Dental exams for 6 children under age 13.  Referral:  Cecelia, CHDP ($660)
July 13:  Gas card for mom to get to medical appointments.  Referral:  PHN, First Time Mothers Program ($100)
July 13:  Eye glasses for 15-year-old girl.  Referral:  Cecelia, CHDP, North County ($60)
July 13:  Eye glasses for young boy.  Referral:  Cecelia, CHDP, Coast ($95)
July 13:  YMCA child care for 2 elementary students so the older siblings can go to summer school rather than do childcare.  Mother must work; father is in jail for molesting mom.  Referral:  Andrea Blanco, San Luis Coastal ($120)
July 14:  Baby bouncer for infant in struggling family.  Referral:  PHN, South County and shopping by Toni Higgins ($21.55)
July 17:  Clothes washing machine for mom bringing home a newborn.  Referral:  CAPSLO, North County ($225)
July 18:  Potty for toddler in family struggling to pay for food and diapers.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis ($16.16)
July 23:  GED English and math test fee for young mom.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($60)
July 23:  Diapers for struggling family.  Referral:  PHN, Coast ($34.44)
July 24:  Walker for toddler in small apartment being cared for by grandmother.  Referral:  PHN, Coast, and shopping by Toni Higgins ($26.94)
July 24:  Double stroller for 2 toddlers.  Mom will use this as transportation for the children to stores and appointments; no car.  Referral:  PHN, South County, and shopping by Toni Higgins ($125)
July 26:  2 potty chairs and a vacuum cleaner for 2 families.  Referral:  PHNs, Coast and South County and shopping by Toni Higgins ($75.39)
August 2:  Partial rent for a family with 3 children.  Referral:  PHN, North County ($250)
August 3:  Restaurant gift cards for 17-year-old and his disabled mom to use in Washington, D.C., as he gets settled to attend Howard University.  His father died recently.  Referral:  Ingrid Pires, Hospice Partners of the Central Coast ($65)
August 8:  Bus passes for 18-year-old South County woman to attend counseling sessions in San Luis.  Referral:  Jane Pomeroy, SARP, and shopping by Roberta Filadelphia ($60)
August 8:  Registration fee for 2 children, 1 with special needs, to attend the Boys and Girls Club in South County.  Referral:  PHN ($50)
August 8:  Tag along for single mom to transport her toddlers behind her bike.  She is currently walking them 45 minutes to their school, then walking home again to catch a bus to ride an hour to work.  Referral:  Laurie Morgan, SAFE, South County, and delivery by Judy Riener and Hunter Long ($40)
August 11:  Dental surgeries for 9 children under age 9.  Referral:  Cecelia, CHDP ($450)
August 11:  Extensive dental surgery for 2-year-old.  Referral, PHN, San Luis ($100)
August 11:  School clothes and shoes for 3 children in a family of 5 and jeans for a teen (with 5 siblings) being raised by his single grandma.  Referral:  PHN, South County and shopping by Marcie Lindvall ($170.17)
August 17:  Gas cards for a victim of severe domestic violence to attend counseling and medical appointments.  Referral:  Sami Schermerhorn, North County Women’s Shelter, and purchase by Roberta Filadelfia ($100)
August 17:  Car seat for young child being reunited with his mom who has successfully completed inpatient drug treatment, and is now unable to work because she must have daily drug counseling as well as take her children to various counseling and therapy appointments.  Referral:  Louise Tobin, County Child Welfare, and shopping by Roberta Filadelfia ($)
August 18:  Re-keying a house for a mom and her children who are victims of domestic violence and abuse.  Referral:  Lisa Martinez, Women’s Shelter San Luis ($110)
August 19:  Partial rent for single mom and her 2 children under age 5.  Mom is working full time trying to start over after domestic abuse.  Referral:  Angela Barakat, San Luis Child Development Center ($400)
August 19:  Cell phone payment for 52-year-old breast cancer victim undergoing chemo.  She was on unemployment, now they won’t give her state disability or social security (she has fallen between the cracks of both programs), she has no funds, and is living in her car.  Referral:  Drew Washer, French Hospital social worker ($187.95)
August 24:  Diapers and formula for new baby girl going home to foster care with her 5-year-old brother.  Referral:  Janaan Miles, FCN  ($65.29)
August 25:  School clothes for first grade girl.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($39.87)
August 26:  Dental treatment for 4 children aged 11 – 13.  Referral:  Cecelia Merrill, CHDP ($395)
August 29:  Swing for colicky infant of mom who is not well.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($)
 Items donated:
Children’s clothes from Helma Smulders, children’s clothes from Susan Updegrove, baby clothes from Irene Roselli; double stroller from Toni Higgins; port-a-crib from Toni Higgins; infant clothes, toys, tub, walker from Jason and Natasha Varley; port-a-crib from Kate and Damien Mavis; for a Los Osos family that lost all in a fire children’s clothes and games from Kat Tuculet, gift certificate, kitchen items, and toiletries from Vanessa Fugimoto, toiletries from Linda Bishop, children’s clothes and books from Gwen Fahy, grocery card from Paula Sigman, bike and clothes from Jen Caffee delivered by Craig Stewart, kitchen items from Anne Appel, Rosemary Cleaves, and Toni Higgins, children’s clothes and toys from Erin Schimke, dolls from Caitlin Elam, toys and books from Marylou Gooden, children’s clothes from Kimberlee Leroux, groceries from ?, clothes, books, and toys from Susan Updegrove; towels, lamp, and kitchen items from Bonnie Brinton, baby blankets, towels, and coffee pot from Vanessa Fujimoto, clothing, diapers, food, and toiletries from Lynn DeLeo; port-a-crib from Alana Spence Rodgriguez; bike and helmet for Foster boy from Jim Ellman delivered by Jutta Jacobs; diapers from Kemay Eoyang; clothes and kitchen organizer from Rosemary Cleaves; boys clothes from Heather Minnoch; for a San Luis family who lost all in a fire – girls clothes and shoes from Jane Faber, clothing and diapers from Jackie Miller, clothes and more from Gwen Fahy, clothes and more from Rose Fowler, gift card from Judy Riener, diapers and toys from Marylou Gooden, clothes from Helma Smulders, gift certificate and clothes from Jodie Steele, diapers and shoes from Francine Johnston, toys, books, and food certificate from Sharynn Chirpich, diapers from Riman Alfadel, and delivery by Jodie Steele: stroller from anonymous; baby gate from Carol Tickner; children’s books from Judy Riener; children’s clothes from Elaine Stewart; girl’s clothes from Monica Carinio; children’s books from Judy Riener; toddler clothes from Monica Carinio; bike from James Ellman to 18-year-old Paso boy; baby clothes from Kathy Hannula; breast pump from Jeannie Goshgarian, toiletries and holiday cards from Carol Leong; toiletries, pack-n-play and high chair from Ladonna Rinn; toiletries delivered to Grizzly Academy by Kat Tuculet; school supplies for Family Care Network from Taffy Duran, Jayne Engle Allen, Rona Goode, Donna Ramos; toddler bed from Rona Goode; bike for boy in Paso Robles from James Ellman; 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Womenade Gift Cards Available!

Instead of buying a present or sending flowers, consider giving a donation to Womenade!  Carol Devore has developed in honor and in memory cards to insert into notes to friends and family. Donations can be for any amount, and will be available at all 3 August potlucks.  Or email me: Thanks so much to Carol!