Saturday, March 30, 2013

Latest Sharing Update: March 2013

March 1:  School bus pass for Flamson Middle School boy who has missed many days of school because his mom can’t afford school transportation.  She is unemployed and living on $450 a month for her son and younger daughter.  Referral:  Guadalupe Sanchez, The LINK ($47.50) 1390
March 4:  Gas cards for mother of 3, 1 a new baby.  She was working and going to school before the birth, but subsequent health complications are preventing her return to both, resulting in financial problems.  Referral:  Caroline Halloran, CAPSLO ($200) 1391
March 5:  Partial rent for elderly woman at risk for eviction.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi and Brandon Silver, County Social Services ($300) 1392
March 6:  Diapers for twins of a teen mom.  Referral:  PHN, Early Support Program ($53.94) 1393
March 7:  Skateboard helmet for a teen moving to Foster care.  Referral:  Stephanie McDonnell, shopping by Susan Updegrove, and reduced price by Randy at Moondoogies ($40.81) 1413
March 8:  Dental treatments for 3 children ages 10, 13, and 15.  Referral:  Elizabeth/Dr. Tran ($267.52) 1394
March 12:  Diapers for newborn twins, a couple with a 5-month-old, and parents of a 1-year-old.  Referral:  Vickie Jarvis, CAPSLO ($67.98 and $100) 1395 and 1396
March 13:  Gas card for mother to get to medical appointments.  Referral:  Vickie Jarvis, CAPSLO ($100) 1396
March 13:  Gas card for father to get to work from ECHO shelter where he is staying with his pregnant wife and 2 children.  Referral:  PHN, Coast ($100) 1396
March 13:  Oil change and cell phone payment for single mom.  Referral:  PHN, Early Support Program and shopping by Roberta Filadelfia ($40 and $177.95) 1400 and 1397
March 13:  Treatment and antibiotics for 2-year-old girl with dental infection, and emergency care and antibiotics for 6-year-old boy whose mother just lost her job.  Referral:  Nina Chavez, Pacific Pediatric Dentistry, San Luis ($200) 1398
March 13:  Bunk bed and mattresses for children ages 4 and 9 who have been taken in by an aunt since the father is in prison and mother is a drug addict.  Referral:  Janice Chagoya, counselor, Lucia Mar, shopping by Susan Updegrove, and delivery by Janice Chagoya ($120 and $172.78) 1413
March 13:  Diapers for a newborn.  Referral:  PHN ($10.93) 1385
March 15:  Dental treatment for 7-year old boy and partial payment for 4 fillings for another boy.  Referral:  Elizabeth/Dr. Tran ($187.12) 1399
March 15:  Used wetsuit and new boogie board and strap for teen in Foster care.  Referral:  Stephanie McDonnell, Family Care Network ($60) 1413
March 18:  Water bill payment to restore service to a mother and children.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi and Mark Henderson, Department of Social Services ($300) 1401
March 20:  Diapers for young baby.  Referral:  PHN ($23.75) 1402
March 20:  MRI for surgery for a woman who has lost her job and is currently staying with relatives.  Referral:  Bonnie Allen, Cayucos Food Distribution, Estero Bay Alliance for Care ($300) 1403
March 20:  Diapers for a toddler.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis ($32.38) 1404
March 22:  Dental treatment for a toddler, a 14-year-old, and a 12-year-old.  Referral:  Elizabeth Doll/Dr. Tran ($270) 1405
March 22:  Electricity bill payment for father and young child.  Referral:  Sara Tindula, Child Welfare Services, and special support from Arlene Versaw ($40) 1406
March 22:  Book fee for woman attending Templeton Adult School.  Referral:  Jannine Saldana, CAPSLO ($45) 1407
March 26:  Gas card for mother to move her family to a safe situation.  Referral:  PHN, North County ($100) 1408
March 27:  Propane for family living in small trailer on the Coast.  Diapers for their newborn and underwear and shoes for their children ages 5, 8, and 13.  Referral:  Linda Quesenberry, TMH ($95 and $180.20) 1409 and 1410
March 28:  Emergency eye surgery for young mother.  Referral:  PHN, First Time Mothers Program; special support from Deborah Whitson and the Deacons at Morro Bay Presbyterian Church ($300 and $500 from the church) 1411
March 28:  Partial rent to help homeless family move to Section 8 housing.  Referral:  Sami Schermerhorn, Family Advocate, San Luis Coastal and CAPSLO ($300) 1412
March 28:  Rent deposit to allow homeless man to move into housing.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO Shelter and CAPSLO ($300) 1414
March 30:  Diapers and wipes for babies in 4 families.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis ($97.14) 1415
Donated from 2003 to March 31, 2013:                                      $ 261,918.79
Donated 1st quarter, 2013:                                                          $   14,025.75
Needs filled 1st quarter:                                                              $   14,900.49
Balance March 31, 2013                                                              $        504.10
  Items Donated:  Twin bed from Nori Hendry; for a dad with sole custody of his 2-year-old moving in to an apartment with nothing:  sofa and love seat from Bonnie Rivera, kitchen items from Alice Rodriguez, bed, chair, and tv from anonymous, children’s clothing and furniture from Jennifer Cronkright, items from Erin Steed, microwave and toys from Christine Gibbens, toys from Judy Barclay, toys from Julie Jones, toys from Mariam Shah, handmade quilt from Katie Perez, linens from Sharynn Chirpich, binders and school supplies for Lucia Mar from Sharynn Chirpich; shampoo and conditioner for Morro Bay High from Roberta Kassak; diapers, tooth paste, tooth brushes, deodorant, and other toiletries from Vanessa Fujimoto; sheets from Warner Bros.; baby jumper from Mariam Shah; wipes from Sy Tennenberg; diapers from Jayne Engle Allen; diaper pail from Merry-go-Round; wipes and books from Wendy Daly; 2 strollers from Relda Thomas delivered by Wendy Daly; toddler bed linens from Mariam Shah; delivery to North County Health Dept. by Joy Sostrin; baby clothes, wipes, and formula from Jayne Devencenzi; crib and baby clothes from Lisa Maksoudian; diapers from Karin Smith; bike for man to ride to work from Jim Ellman, Bikes for Tikes; beanbag chair from Alison Haupt; crib mattress and sheets, diapers and toiletries from Jayne Auchterlone; blankets, bibs, clothes, formula, baby food, crib railing cover from Mariam Shah; hand knit baby blankets from Ruth Nagano; bedding, pjs, toiletries from Dana Elementary staff; crib, mattress, and linen delivery by Susan Updegrove and Dana Easton; boy clothes from Lisa and Glen Aquino; toothpaste from Mercedes Swem and Dr. Hollister; baby jumper, batteries, and pack-n-play from Mariam Shah; breast feeding pillow from Tara Smith; North County delivery by Joy Sostrin; toiletries from Judy Riener; brochure printing by Carol Tickner; clothing for a domestic violence victim from Marcie Lindvall, Jen May, Amy Jacobs, Marcy Owens, Roz Phillips, and Rachel Edmonds; children’s clothes from Alison Haupt, Jackie Corsiglia and Erin Schimke; 2 lamps and coffee maker from Stephanie Barclay; diaper drive by Merry-Go-Round;  twin bed and recliner from Debbie Melton Bond delivered by Terry Elfrink and Toby McParland; electrical plug covers from Jill Boaz and Alison Haupt.  Total 1st Quarter:  $7,773.61
  Funds Donated:  Par Ridge Homeowners Association and Leslie Jones, Deborah Whitson, Tony Spinelli & Associates in honor of  Blonsley Law, Estero Babes Calendar Project, Judy Barclay, Diane Wettlaufer, Melaleuca, donation in celebration of Roger Bishop’s birthday, Joanne and Phil Ruggles, Marcy Owens.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Partnering with Family Care Network

Thanks to Jim and Bob at Bikes for Tikes for this bicycle for a man to use to get to work. The ocean gear is through the efforts of this month's shoppers, Susan Updegrove and Dana Easton. Helping keep Foster kids active and happy!

Friday, March 8, 2013

1st Quilt from Warner Bros. Fabric

Katie Perez made the first quilt from fabric donated by Warner Bros.  It will be given to the 2-year-old girl we are helping this week.