Friday, August 31, 2012

Latest Giving: July and August

July 7:  Gas for mother to attend an important child custody court hearing in Southern California.  Referral:  Anabel Ramirez, North County Women’s Shelter ($100) 1155
July 9:  Dental treatment for young girl. Referral:  Elizabeth Doll/Dr. Tran ($79.09) 1156
July 9:  Childcare back payment for son of single mom so he can be reenrolled in the program.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, counselor, Cuesta College ($70.43) 1157
July 16:  Dental treatment for 3 children.  Referral:  Elizabeth Doll/Dr. Tran ($373.12) 1158
July 16:  2 garage sale strollers, one double and one single, for families in South County and Coast.  Referrals:  PHNs ($60) 1159
July 16:  Discounted soccer camp fee for 7th grade boy, a victim of domestic violence and a car accident.  He is a kind student who attended Migrant Saturday School regularly for the past 3 years.  His mom is an avocado field worker. Soccer is his one passion. Referral:  Barb Wright, Migrant Teacher ($386.25) 1159
July 16:  Soccer through Morro bay Recreation for boy who has been acting out.  Referral:  PHN, Coast ($57) 1160
July 16:  Newborn blankets, clothes, and diapers for 2 babies.  Referral:  PHN, North County, and shopping by Cindy McDonald
July 17:  Diapers for young toddler.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($49.54) 1161
July 19:  Dental exam and treatment for little girl.  Referral:  Elizabeth Doll/Dr. Tran ($213.95) 1162
July 23:  Port-a-crib and stroller for baby in homeless shelter.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis ($86.20) 1163
July 25:  Respite care for parents and children, one with autism.  Referral:  Patricia Reading, Speech Pathologist, North County ($300) 1165
July 26:  A victim’s transfer of car registration from another state to California in order to avoid being tracked by her abuser.  Referral:  Patricia Gundert, Women’s Shelter of San Luis ($69) 1166
July 30:  Dental exam, x-rays, and cleaning for one boy and dental treatment for another.  Referral:  Elizabeth Doll/Dr. Tran ($197.12) 1167
July 30:  Car insurance payment for abuse victim to get to job interviews and court appointments.  She got one of the jobs to which she applied.  Referral:  Patricia Gundert, Women’s Shelter of San Luis ($60) 1168
July 30:  Dental cleaning and fillings of remaining teeth of woman suffering from Meth Mouth.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($59) 1169
July 31:  Port-a-crib for new baby.  Referral:  PHN, Coast ($30.17) 1170
July 31:  Partial rent payment for 63-year-old patient who lost her job through no fault of her own.  Referral:  Dr. Mayer-Oakes, CHC Templeton ($300) 1171
August 1:  Part payment for dental treatment of young girl.  Referral:  Dot Stauble, CAPSLO ($100) 1172
August 1:  Gas card for abuse victim to get to counseling.  Referral:  Lisa Martinez, San Luis Obispo Women’s Shelter ($100) 1173
August 1:  Bassinet so that new mom will not sleep with her infant.  Referral:  PHN, Coast ($43.10) 1174
August 2:  Diapers for newborn.  Referral:  PHN and shopping by Marcie Lindvall ($34.47) 1175
August 3:  Dental treatment for boy with 4 cavities.  Referral:  Elizabeth Doll/Dr. Tran ($190.08) 1176
August 6:  August dance classes for teen boy.  FCN ($50) 1177
August 6:  Food for mother and 4 girls.  Referral:  CAPSLO, and delivered by Cici Wynn ($100) 1178
August 8:  Gas for abuse victim to visit her son in his group home for the first time in 2 years.  Referral:  Jill Doyle, SARP ($100) 1179
August 8:  School clothes for 12-year-old homeless girl.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis ($100) 1180
August 9:  Dental exams for 4 children; one in pain with 8 fillings.  Referral:  Elizabeth Doll/Dr. Tran ($440) 1181
August 9:  Eye exam for young diabetic woman.  She and her husband planned to save for an appointment a couple months from now, but the situation became an emergency.  Referral:  Optometric Care Associates ($99) 1182
August 9:  Cross country shoes and socks for high school boy starting practice Monday.  Referral:  Heather Senecal, San Luis Coastal ($59.24) 1183
August 9:  Support for babies in 2 families:  Johnny jump up and floor play mat.  Referral:  PHN, First Time Mother’s Program, San Luis and shopping by Nancy Shearer ($40.95) 1208
August 9:  3 junior college text books for formerly homeless woman now determined to be the first in her family to complete college.  She has paid enrollment and parking fees.  Referral:  Larry Feldt, CAPSLO ($220.20) 1184
August 13:  Eye glasses for 13 year-old boy and 16-year-old girl.  Referral:  Gateway Medical ($120) 1185
August 15:  Port-a-crib for new baby whose mom is sleeping on couches at various homes.  Referral:  PHN, South County, shopping by Nancy Shearer ($18.22) 1208
August 15: Partial deposit for woman coming out of a shelter and into Section 8 housing.  Referral:  Sami Schermerhorn, North County Women’s Shelter ($200) 1186
August 15:  Dental treatment for pregnant mother.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($168) 1187
August 15:  Fennugreek to increase milk production for mother of triplets.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($20) cash from South County potluck; mom has no bank account.
August 17:  Partial payment for 21-year-old pregnant woman with extensive dental treatment needs; dental exam and e-rays for young boy; dental treatment for young boy.  Referral: Elizabeth Doll/Dr. Tran ($539.63) 1188
August 18:  Stroller and diapers for homeless mother and her small child.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis, with reduced price from Merry-Go-Round ($45.03 and $28) 1189 and 1190
August 18:  Newborn clothes for little girl.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($18) 1190
August 19:  Gas for man who has finally found a job delivering pizza.  Referral:  PHN, First Time Mother’s Program, San Luis ($100) 1191
August 19:  Car seat for newborn baby of mother enrolling in Early Head Start.  Referral:  Laura Jacinto:  CAPSLO and shopping help from Gwyneth Stewart ($64.42) 1192
August 19:  Maternity clothes for struggling woman.  Referral:  PHN, South County and shopping help from Gwyneth Stewart ($49.75) 1192
August 20:  Diapers for young toddler.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($28) 1193
August 21:  After school Sun N Fun deposit for children of a mom who has made tremendous progress – securing a job and schooling.  Referral:  Chelsea Wallingford, Child Development Resource Center ($120) 1195
August 21:  Car payment for abuse victim.  Referral:  Lisa Martinez, San Luis Obispo Women’s Shelter ($200) 1196
August 21:  Dental treatment for 14-year-old boy.  Referral:  Elizabeth/Dr. Tran ($110) 1197
August 21:  Cuesta College textbooks for 24-year-old and her teen brother.  They have been on their own for the last 4 years.  She just lost her job because the business closed, and volunteers at the Coast Family Resource Center.  Referral:  Linda Quesenberry, Transitions Mental Health ($456) 1198
August 22:  Jogging stroller for Coast mom to use to get to stores on rough streets and bouncer for North County baby to get exercise.  Referrals:  PHNs, and shopping by Nancy Shearer ($118.53) 1208
August 23: 2 specialized baby bottles for infant with cleft palate.  Referral:   PHN, Coast ($22.40 and $44.30) 1194 and 1200
August 23:  Crib and mattress to keep mother from sleeping with her newborn.  Referral:  PHN, Coast ($174.54) 1199
August 24:  Utility bill payments for family where both parents have lost their jobs.  Referral:  Mary Illingworth, Jack’s Helping Hand ($111.83 and $50.86) 1202 and 1203
August 25:  Two nights in a motel for a mother and her 13-year-old son, victims of abuse.  Referral:  Jane Pomeroy, SARP and facilitated by Roberta Filadelfia ($118.84) 1204
August 28:  Month’s prescription of emergency medicine for mom in the midst of a divorce.  Referral:  Dr. Margaret Bauman  ($461.42) 1205
August 28:  Partial surgery payment for a 38-year-old mother of 4 with chronic breast abscesses.  Referral:  PHN, Dr. Pawlik ($400) 1206
August 30:  Dental treatment for several cavities for teen girl.  Referral:  Lisa Duffy, County Office of Education.  Dental exam for 3 young children. Referral:  Elizabeth Doll/Dr. Tran  ($440) 1207
August 30:  Child safety gate and a high chair for baby living in a trailer.  Referral:  PHN, South County, and shopping by Nancy Shearer; high chair from Marla Lee Eaton ($12.92) 1208
August 30:  Partial rent for a woman living in a room and attending Hancock to become a special education teacher.  In a fall down stairs, she fractured her ankle, and subsequently lost her job at a food court.  They will rehire her if possible after the month she must take to heal.  Referral:  Larry Feldt, CAPSLO ($300) 1209
August 31:  Partial rent for mother of a newborn.  She is the sole caregiver for 5 other children, and is unable to work in September due to this birth.  Referral:  Drew Washer, social worker, French Hospital ($400) 1210
Items Donated in July and August:  Diapers, wipes, and onesies from Linda Jankay; toys and clothes from Jennifer Stokes; books from Marylou Gooden and Jayne Auchterlone; onesies, toaster oven, and toiletries from Helma Smulders; lamp, games and wii from Michele Starling; night stands and chairs from Kate Mavis; kitchen items, books, and toys from Rose Fowler; silverware from Phyllis Bettencourt; blankets, wipes, toys, art supplies, and books from Marylou Gooden; port-a-crib sheets and toys from Barb Farber; boy clothes from Jennifer Stokes; diapers and newborn clothes from Linda Jankay; lamp, pots and pans, and other kitchen items from Judy Riener; children’s clothes and stroller from Summer Long; homemade quilts from Cayucos Community Church Quilters delivered by Clytee Ramsey; kitchen items and linens, books, diapers and wipes from Kat Tuculet; blankets, kitchen items, and toys from Rose Fowler; double stroller Jerry and Sharynn Chirpich; bed frame and children’s items from Gigi Sawyer; linens and pans from Arlene Versaw; double stroller, baby bath, baby clothes, and cradle from Joanna Gilbert delivered by Muriel and Gary Harkins: tv from Judy Riener; cereal for Prado from Cindy McDonald, Linda Blonsley, Rosemary Cleaves, Marcie Lindvall, and many, many more; stroller from Stephanie Barclay; crib from Don and Mary Schlotterbeck for baby sleeping on the floor; child safety gates from Don and Mary Schlotterbeck; nursing pillow and infant toy from Pat Cano; children’s books from Sharynn Chirpich and Ros McQuade; baby blankets from Stephanie Barclay; newborn boy clothes from Pat Cano and Marcie Lindvall; port-a-crib and bedding from Christine Gibbens; high chair from Christine Gibbens; books from Megan Mogull and Cal Poly ASI Children’s Center; bike to Family Care Network teen from Jim Ellman; stuffed animals from Sara and Erin Schimke; futon sleeper and child bed rail from Gerrie Rothermel; dining table and chairs from Elizabeth Eggen Lesniak; diapers from Marylou Gooden and Carol Winger; school supplies from Michele Starling, Sandy Brill, Stephanie Barclay, Anonymous, Susan Robertson, Felicia Corcoran, and Abby and Chrissy Ybarra; baby blankets and clothes from Abby and Chrissy Ybarra; baby boy clothes and diapers from Susan Updegrove; diapers, food, books, and baby clothes from Lynn DeLeo; books from Carol Devore, Liz Curren, Jacquie Miller, Friends of the Los Osos Library, and anonymous; port-a-crib from Norrine Gibbons; toddler boy shoes from Jennifer Stokes; BBQ from Elaine Stewart; towels from Leslie Jones; toys and easel from Leslie Cosgrove; toys from Leah Dean, and Stephanie Barclay; clothes from Judy Bilbee; booster seat and umbrella stroller from Judy Riener; 3 high chairs from Marla Lee Eaton; Prado Day support from Susan Robertson and Monica Lara; bibs from Andrea Wasko; backpacks for Laguna students from Cal Poly Golf; teen clothes from Christine Gibbens; baby clothes from Amanda Cullen, Julie Terry-Walz, and Michelle C. Leicester-Caderet; books from anonymous; toaster and mixer from Leslie Cosgrove; books from anonymous; baby clothes from Pat Cano; 
Funds Donated in July and August:   Elaine Gardiner, Karen Daniel, Barbara Neuman, Candace Espinoza, Tim Banducci, Pismo Coast Foundation, Diane Wettlaufer, Karen Muschenetz, Sandy Amborn, Melaleuca, Carla Haynie, Diane McKeague, Janice Fong Wolf honorarium from CAPSLO for her “…unwavering commitment to the betterment of our community”, Kat Tuculet, Kathy Greer, Carol Astaire, Sally Murphy in memory of Janet Deitz; Mary Parker, The Henry Bull Foundation, Elaine Gardiner, Phyllis Martinelli, Roberta Filadelfia, Naomi Blakely, Leslie Jones, Marilyn fuller, Judy Williamson, Gail Sears, Marylou Gooden, Kat Tuculet, Diana Foch, Jayne Devencenzi, Judy Riener, Ros Mcquade, Morro Bay Presbyterian Church, Diane Wettlaufer, Leona Sullivan, Lynn Heinrich, Ginny Kenny, Christine Gibbens, Barbara Deel, Candace Guldeman, Susan Demma, Royann Garges, Carla Haynie, Lynda Burnsed, Susan Desmond, Kathleen Dautremont, Arlene Versaw, Ruth Murphy, Margaret Helley, Rosemary Cleaves, Joann Stevens, Lynn De Leo, Janice Chagoya, Mary Erisman, Joy Pickell, Barbara Crawford, Cathy Hughes, Nancy Shearer, Jody Eisenhard, Ardith Julien-Heinrich, Madeline Stevenson, Marl Lee Eaton, Leslie Jones, Diana Henderson,  Linda Rawlings, Naomi Blakely, Melaleuca, Elaine and Jim Gardiner in honor of the 60th wedding anniversary of Joan and Don Lynch; Bart and Maryalice Jones, Morro Bay Presbyterian Church, Scenic Coast Association of Realtors Foundation, Candyce Espinosa, Patricia Streng, Evelyn Ruehr, Susan Hood,Carol Devore, Elizabeth Curren, Anneka Scranton, Bonnie Heikes, Mary Parker,

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thanks to Cal Poly

Scott Cartwright and Cal Poly Golf donated 16 backpacks to Womenade.  Theses will be used for our food backpack program at Laguna Middle School.  Counselors will also be giving some to students who can't afford to buy their own.  We are grateful for this gift!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Economics of Being a Woman

Registration is now open for the Economics of Being a Woman - 4 Class Series

Sept 10, 13, 17 and 20 from 530pm - 800pm.

Materials and a light meal are included each day
Series Objectives:
1. Examine Your Own Attitudes toward Money

2. Develop Your Financial Skills and Vocabulary

3. Learn the Questions to Ask

4. Create Strategies to Succeed Financially

Cost is $399, $25 discount for you and your friend if you sign-up together.  Please pass along to the women in your life.

A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Women's Legacy Fund at the SLO County Community Foundation.  Contact information:; email; phone 805.242.2185.  Some partial scholarships are available.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

School Supplies

If you'd like to purchase school supplies for a  San Luis Coastal boy or girl, shop from the list below - you don't have to buy all the items.  Email me at for where to deliver.  Thanks so much for your outreach!

3rd Grade Boy or Girl: 24ct crayons, #2 pencils, erasers and eraser caps - latex free, wide rule filler paper, plastic ruler to fit in binder, yellow highlighter, colored pencils, 3-ring binder, 5 tab dividers.

5th Grade Boy or Girl:  glue stick, washable markers fine tip classic colors, 5"scissors, #2 pencils, wide rule filler paper, plastic ruler to fit in binder, yellow highlighter, 2-pocket folder w/o clasp, 8 tab divider, 3 hole binder punch, colored pencils, graph paper quad rule (4x4) pad 11 x 8.5.

High School Boy or Girl:  backpack, binder and 5 tab dividers, highlighters, pens, and pencils.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Food Bank Opportunities

Here is a link to the Food Bank's page on their program Healthy Food For Local Families.  My understanding is that their is funding for this program.

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Diana Barnhart and her neighbor Kathy retrofitted and donated a crib and baby Safety gates.  The Public Health Nurse wrote:  Diana and her friend Kathy were gracious enough to help me load the crib, mattress, sheet, bed rails, and baby gates into my suburban. I just returned to my office after delivering it to my client. She and her family were very grateful. I am relieved that her 6 month old now has a safe place to sleep, and with the baby gates we can section off an area of safe play for her baby. I know for some people this seems like such an insignificant thing, but it is so important. Safety and sleep are two fundamental basics that allow a child to learn and grow, and now this baby has a place to do it. I don't know about you, but there is nothing like the comfort and rest I get in my very own bed. Again, I just wanted to let you know just how grateful I am for all you and your network do for me and for our agency.