Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Healthy Food For Families

Amazing! Rosemary Cleaves, Janice Chagoya, their team, and the Food Bank gave out 340 bags of food this afternoon at Nipomo Elementary.  The South County team shared 3,500 pounds of food to feed about 1,000 individuals. I'm thinking the children are feeling pretty good in their classes this rainy day. If you'd like to help with the next distribution on Dec. 11, please let me know.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Items for AIDS Support Network/SLO Hepatitis C Project

Edie Kahn, director of the AIDS Support Network/SLO Hepatitis C project, has asked if Womenade could help.  Each year they make gift baskets for adult clients. If you have small gift items to re-gift or unused little items you would share, she would be very grateful.  Please deliver to 6099 Marshall Way in Old Country Club, San Luis, by Dec. 2nd.  Thanks!

Receiving lots of gifts for women, and would appreciate men's gifts, also.  Thanks!

Sharing List: October 1 - November 24

October 1:  Crib for young baby.  The father is working, but his hours have been cut back.  Referral:  PHN, North County ($100) 1239
October 1:  Diapers for newborn.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis ($32.30) 1240
October 2:  Gas card for unemployed disabled parents to take abused 11-year-old to Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, for testing and evaluation. Referral:  Tammee Green, CAPSLO ($100) 1241
October 2:  Port-a-crib for the baby of a teen mom.  Referral:  PHN, South County, and shopping by Toni Negranti ($25) 1264
October 2:  Double stroller for mother of 2 who does not drive, but walks for all errands.  Referral:  PHN, South County, and shopping by Toni Negranti ($88.14) 1264
October 3:  Payment for doctor to see a severely depressed pregnant drug user to arrange for her to go into emergency residential treatment.  Referral:  PHN ($150) 1242
October 4:  Underwear for a migrant family of 5 and clothes for 2 of the children.  Referral:  PHN, North County ($200) 1243
October 4:  Regional 31 day bus pass for shelter client who recently lost her job at the same time her car’s transmission went out.  She is searching for a job and selling items on craigslist to make ends meet.  Referral:  Sami Shermerhorn, North County Women’s Shelter  ($64) 1244
October 8:  Dental exams, cleaning, and treatments for 4 children and 4 fillings and 8 sealants for a young boy.  Referral:  Elizabeth Doll/Dr. Tran ($590) 1245
October 8:  Gas card for client to share with low-income relative to take client and her son to Stanford for his treatment.  Referral:  Pearl Munak, Transitional Food and Shelter, Atascadero ($100) 1246
October 9:  Glasses for 15-year-old girl.  Referral:  Gateway Medical ($60) 1247
October 10:  Laundry detergent, diapers, shampoo, and bar soap for family whose children had been reported as being filthy when their situation was lack of money.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($61.90) 1248
October 10:  Partial rent for domestic violence victim and her 4 children; the mom has a job interview this week.  Referral:  Anabel Ramirez, North County Women’s Shelter ($300) 1249
October 10:  Dental treatment for 3 teen brothers.  Referral:  Elizabeth Doll/Dr. Tran ($330) 1250
October 10:  Baby bathtub for new infant.  Referral:  Marissa Lomeli, CAPSLO, and shopping by Toni Negranti ($12.93) 1264
October 11:  Crib and mattress for a 4-month-old baby who is sleeping with mom.  Referral:  Tammee Green, CAPSLO ($150) 1251
October 11:  Glasses for 13-year-old boy.  Referral:  Gateway Medical ($60) 1252
October 11:  Gas cards for a grandparent on leave from work to care for a medically fragile grandbaby.  She is struggling to find funds to get the baby to appointments.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis ($150) 1253
October 12:  Partial security deposit for pregnant mother of 5 moving her children to a safe situation.  Referral:  John Soderlund, County Employment Resource Specialist ($400) 1254
October 12:  Emergency car seat for toddler living in a motel with her mother.  Referral:  Marissa Lomelli, CAPSLO, and shopping by Toni Negranti ($107.74) 1264
October 16:  Emergency tooth extraction for 12-year-old girl in pain.  Referral:  Elizabeth Doll/Dr. Tran ($130) 1255
October 16:  Partial payment for young boy to have dental care that includes 4 fillings and 1 crown.  Referral:  Elizabeth Doll/Dr. Tran ($200) 1255
October 16:  Bassinette for 2-week-old baby.  Referral:  PHN, North County and donated by Toni Negranti
October 17:  Clothing for boys in struggling family.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Toni Negranti ($71.65) 1264
October 19:  Athletic shoes for a 4th grade girl.  Referral:  Erin Schimke, teacher, C. L. Smith, and shopping by Toni Negranti ($29.08) 1264
October 23:  Gas for mother to take her child to UCLA for surgery; without this help, she was going to have to cancel.  Referral:  Tammee Green, CAPSLO ($100) 1256
October 24:  Potty for toddler whose mother is struggling to raise 3 little boys while her husband is in another city where he has been able to find work.  Referral:  PHN, North County and shopping by Toni Negranti ($16.16) 1264
October 25:  Food and gas cards for 2 North County single moms who both have young daughters.  Required classes for them are only offered in San Luis, so they are struggling with daily transportation costs.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, Cuesta counselor ($400) 1257
October 26:  Food, gas, wipes, and diapers for family with 2 toddlers.  Dad had a heart attack and mom is having a hard time with making ends meet.  Referral:  Vickie Jarvis, CAPSLO ($209.69 and diapers from Kemay Eoyang) 1258
October 26:  Dental cleanings, x-rays, and exams for 2 teen sisters, and exam and filling for 11-year-old girl.  Referral:  Elizabeth Doll/Dr. Tran ($377.52) 1259
 October 26:  Prepaid cell phone for mother who is trying to get her life together and needs to be available to her probation officer.  Referral:  PHN, North County and shopping by Roberta Filadelfia ($50) 1260
October 30:  Gas and food for Morro Bay family borrowing a car to be with their new baby in the NICU.  Referral:  Social worker, Sierra Vista Hospital ($200) 1261
October 30:  Registration fee for special needs student to benefit from the social support available in the after school Star program.  Parents are applying for reduced tuition fee.  Referral:  Dana Francis, counselor, Sinsheimer Elementary ($60) 1262
October 30:  Partial past due health insurance premium for single cancer victim who is unable to work.  Referral:  Michelle Ellis, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($490) 1263
October 31:  Diapers and wipes for 2 toddlers in a homeless family.  PHN, San Luis ($65.70) 1266
October 31:  Dental treatment for 3 brothers needing sealants and fillings.  Referral:  Elizabeth Doll/Dr. Tran ($400) 1267
November 1:  Train tickets for a victim of domestic violence and her infant to return to Oregon for a court date.  She has moved here to be close to her brother and his family.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis ($202) 1268
November 2:  Diapers for infants in two families.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($62.43) 1269
November 2:  Clothes, socks, and shoes for a 1st and 4th grader.  Referral:  Janice Chagoya, Lucia Mar counselor and shopping by Chrissy and Abby Ybarra ($) 1265
November 3:  Double stroller for new infants in struggling family.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($50) 1270
November 4:  Partial deposit for disabled mother and her high school daughter who is being treated for medical issues at UCLA.  They have been living in one room with no kitchen, and this will provide a home and stability for the daughter as she completes school.  Referral:  Tia Mee, Department of Social Services ($400) 1271
November 6:  Glasses for 12-year-old boy.  Referral:  Gateway Medical ($60) 1272
November 6:  Partial rent for 45-year-old cancer victim who has been unable to work for a year.   Referral:  Michelle Ellis, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($400) 1273
November 7:  Gas for family with no income to take their very ill child to Children’s Hopsital in Madera.  Referral:  PHN, Coast ($100) 1274
November 8:  Food for mother of 3 young children; the mother has been recently diagnosed with colon cancer and her husband got laid off from his job.  Food stamps don’t cover the cost of food for the family as well as the specialized food that her doctor is recommending.  Referral:  Laurie Morgan, SAFE ($200) 1275
November 8:  Mattress to go with crib donated by Michelle Miller.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($) 1276
November 8:  Dental exams, x-rays, cleaning and treatment for 4 young children.  Referral:  Elizabeth Doll/Dr. Tran ($580) 1277
November 13:  Stroller for baby in struggling family.  Referral:  PHN, North County, shopping by Chrissy and Abby Ybarra, and delivery by Joy Sostrin ($) 1265
November 15:  Gas for family to take their son to UCLA for his 2nd heart surgery; they recently lost their home due to medical issues.  Referral:  Dr. Bravo ($100) 1278
November 15:  Trailer rent for wife caring for her blind husband.  They are behind in their rent; this partial payment will allow them to use money intended for rent to purchase medication they were doing without.  Referral:  Drew Washer, French Hospital social worker ($400) 1279
November 15:  Dental procedures for young girl.  Referral:  Elizabeth Doll/Dr. Tran ($187.22) 1280
November 15:  Gas, water, and electric payments for mother of abused son.  Referral:  Colleen Spafford, Laguna Middle ($17.24,  $127.48, $87.62) 1281, 1282, 1283
November 15:  Diapers for homeless baby.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($28.00) 1284
November 15:  Specialized glasses for special needs kindergarten boy.  Boy’s caregiver is legally blind and on limited income while caring for several children with special needs.  Referral:  DeAnn Oliver, nurse, San Luis Coastal ($330) 1285
November 15:  Mattress to go with toddler bed donated by Michelle Miller.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($63.72) 1286
November 16:  Gas card for Moroccan woman who was recently granted citizenship needing to travel to Immigration in L.A. to complete paperwork and attend a meeting.  She was recently in a car accident and has not been able to work as much as she was before.  Referral:  Tammee Green, CAPSLO ($100) 1287
November 16:  Excersaucer for struggling family’s baby.  Referral:  Marissa Lomeli, CAPSLO, and shopping by Abby and Chrissy Ybarra ($) 1265
November 16:  Coat for 3-year-old.  Referral:  PHN, North County and shopping by Abby and Chrissy Ybarra ($) 1265
November 19:  Paso Regional Monthly bus pass for 16-year-old girl and infant child to get to school and childcare.  Referral: Jannine Saldana, CAPSLO ($)  1288
November 20:  Space heaters for 3 families with no central heating.  Referral:  PHN, North County, and funding of 2 heaters by Arlene Versaw ($) 1289
November 20:  Swing for baby in struggling family.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($37.71) 1290
November 21:  Dental exams and partial treatment payments for 2 young girls and a boy.  Referral:  Elizabeth Doll/Dr. Tran ($530) 1291
November 21:  Glasses for 9-year-old girl.  Referral:  Gateway Medical ($60) 1292
November 21:  Clothes for toddler.  Referral:  PHN, South County ($23.09) 1293
November 21: Support for single mother of 3 who has been unable to find a job.  Special funding by Anonymous ($300) 1294
November 23:  Gas and food for single homeless mother.  Referral:  Tracy Shewchuk, and social worker, Beth Blokker ($200) 1295
November 23:  Electric bill payment to restore power to family of 3.  Mother is disabled, Dad works at a coffee shop, and family is threatened with eviction.  Bike from Jim Ellman for the dad to get to work; his bike was stolen.  Referral:  Tala Romero, CAPSLO, Sequoia Head Start, Morro Bay ($308) 1296

Items Donated:  Baby clothes from Lisa Aquino; vacuum from Wendy Daly; baby bathtub from Rosemary Cleaves; 2 high chairs from Marla Lee Eaton; jogging stroller from Sharynn Chirpich; 2 trips to North County Health Department by Joy Sostrin; twin bed donated and delivered by Erin Schimke; food for Laguna Backpack Program from Kathy Long, Judy Riener, and Kathy Borland; dresser from Elena Ramos-Peffly: laundry and personal care supplies from Beckie Geddes, Leslie Cosgrove, Jayne Aucterlone, Rosemary Cleaves, and 2 anonymous facebook friends; pack-n-play from Pam McKiernan and Hospice Partners Hope Chest via Sharynn Chirpich; 2 hand knit crib blankets from Ruth Nagano; book from Sharynn Chirpich; baby clothes from Helma Smulders; towels, rugs, bathroom items from Anne Turner; toys and soaps from Erin Schimke; baby clothes from Pat Cano; North County bassinet delivery by Joy Sostrin; children’s clothes from Mariam Shah, Marylou Gooden, and Elaine Stewart; baby linens and hamper from Stephanie Barclay; clothes from Linda Pax; children’s shoes and socks from Toni Negranti; children’s clothes from Mariam Shah, Pat Cano, Jennifer Stokes, bassinet from Patricia Golden; changing table from Barbara Schwenoha; clothes chest from Diana Foch; children’s clothes from Rosemary Cleaves; high chair from Marla Lee Eaton; diapers, cooking oil, books, puzzles, and toiletries from South County potluck; diapers from Kemay Eoyang; 2 twin beds from Stephanie Barclay’s family; for a homeless abuse victim, a sleeping bag from Michele Starling and blanket and coat from Joanne Smalley; crib and mattress from Michelle Miller; twin bed from Janice Chagoya; cooking oil and can openers from Jutta Jacoba; toddler bed from Michelle Miller; children’s clothes from Arlene and Larry Versaw; children’s clothes from Jayne Devencenzi; can openers from Marylou Gooden and Marcie Lindvall; toiletries and formula from Jayne Devencenzi; can openers and envelopes from Anonymous; futon from Judy Salamacha; diapers from Elaine Gardiner and Debbie Bennett; diapers from Whiz Kids drive; envelopes, paper reams, and 150 tax receipts from Linda Jankay; sewing machine from Sooz Weissberg; 2 high chairs from Marla Lee Eaton; books from Jennifer Childs; backpack food from Lisa Otero and Tyra Solomon; cooking oil, can openers, and recycle bags from Jackie Iller; backpack food and can openers from Sharon Westray; toiletries delivered by Kat Tuculet; baby bouncer from Anonymous; stroller from Leslie Cosgrove; 2 space heaters from Arlene Versaw; 10 boxes of Kleenex from Jan Owens-Martinez; bike from Jim Ellman; toddler clothes from Pat Cano;

Funds Donated:  Marcy Owens, Barbara King, Kathy Long, Diane Wettlaufer, Sally Equinoa, Judy Riener, Justin Winery, Roll Giving & Paramount Community Giving at the request of Jill Councilman, Linda Pax, Leslie Jones, Diana Henderson, Nell Quijano, Lynn Heinrich, Gail Applegate, Candyce Espinoza, Patricia Streng, Rosemary Cleaves, Judith Carleson, Phyllis Bettencourt, Ginny Kenny, Marla Lee Eaton, Lori Sonnabend, Madeline Fay, Liz Miller, Joann Stevens, Linda Reitner, Sharon Beko, Kathy Forenza, Betty Symons, Janice Chagoya, Carol Taylor, Lynn De Leo, Judy Eisenhard, Nicole Pazdan, Madeline Stevenson, Carol Kueny, Candace Guldeman, Nell Quijano, Barbara Jennings, Anonymous, Madelyn Millholland, Mary Parker, Leona Sullivan, Marilyn Fuller, Susan Demma, Sally Delgado, Arlene Versaw, Belinda Benassi,  Nan Williamson, Judy Barclay, Anonymous, Rosemary Cleaves, Ros McQuade, Robin Letters, Jane Larkin, Marylou Gooden, Jeanne Dorn, Judy Riener, Kathy Long, Diana Foch, Jayne Devencenzi, Naomi Blakely, Linda Bishop, Leslie Jones, Diane McKeague, Wendy Daly, Rosemary Cleaves, Tess Mathews, Linda Murray, Colleen Spafford, Debbie Bennett, Maribeth Peterson, Anne Tiber, Marianita Borgstrom, Carol Devore, Joy Tuman, Elizabeth Curren, Anneka Scranton, Jackie Miller, Susan Hood, Lainie Wachter, Diane Wettlaufer, Melaleuca, Susan Bonitz, Elsie Deitz, Rochelle Johnson, Sandy Amborn, Arlene Versaw, 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Bunk Bed

Bunk bed needed in San Luis.  Please email me if you can share.  sanfranslo@sbcglobal.net

Reposting Laguna Food List

We are collecting food for this important effort.  Donations from the list below can be taken to Linda's - 635 Buckley Road, Jen Melton's office - Cloud Star, 1304 Garden, corner Garden and Pacific, or my house - 6099 Marshall Way, in Old Country Club, SLO. Tax donation slips will be at each location.

Oatmeal (quick cooking as well as instant)
Beans, pinto and baked
Dried beans and lentils
Refried bean or black beans (canned)
Brown rice
Peanut butter/jelly
Canned tuna
Canned chicken
Baking mix (something similar to bisquick)
Muffin mix
Pancake mix
Pasta sauce (in a can or box
Healthy boxed cereal
Powdered or shelf stable milk
Nutritional bars
Macaroni & Cheese
Canned fruits (packed in their own juice)
100 percent fruit or vegetable juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
Apple Sauce
Meal Kits- pasta salad, taco, etc.
Dried fruit
Jerky (beef, chicken, etc.)