Sunday, June 23, 2013

Community Health Centers and Nipomo Lunch Program

During the summer, Womenade, under the leadership of Rosemary Cleaves and in partnership with the Food Bank, is giving children bag lunches at Nipomo Elementary.  Last week 160 received lunches!  This Tuesday the Community Health Center Medical Dental van will be at the school during distribution!  Grateful to the CHC and Gail Tutino!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Spirit Winds Event to Benefit Womenade

Spirit Winds Physical Therapy
Presents A FREE    Educational Evening with
Dr. Monika Allen ND, LAc
The Organic Food Hype
Is eating organic all it’s hyped up to be?
When to eat organic and when it’s okay to stay away
Wednesday, July 10th 6:15pm—7:30pm
Please RSVP at 805-543-5100
1422 Monterey St, Ste C-102, SLO
Voluntary donations go to Womenade
A local non-profit for women and families in need

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Latest Sharing: June 1 - June 16

June 4:  Partial rent for young working mother with 5-year-old daughter. Her roommate moved out, leaving her with paying full rent, and they have received a 3-day notice to vacate.  She has a job, and is applying for a better paying one.  Referral:  Bonnie Allen, Estero Bay Alliance for Care ($300) 1480
June 5:  Partial camp fee for son of an employed single mother of 3 who is struggling on $750 a month.  The boy faces emotional and behavior problems, and camp will provide continued opportunities for growth and stability while school is out of session.  Referral:  Kim Richards, County Youth Services ($345) 1481
June 5:  Storage fee for homeless single mother of one child staying with a friend. Recently laid off from work. Payment prevented all her belongings from being auctioned on the weekend.  Referral:  Amanda Brown and Belinda Benassi, Department of Social Services ($252) 1482
June 6:  Dental treatment for a 13-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($220) 1483
June 6:  Glasses for 9-year-old boy.  Since his parents have emergency insurance, the Lion’s Club can’t be of assistance.  Referral:  Gateway ($60) 1484
June 6:  Partial rent for family struggling to make ends meet since the husband got injured at work.  Referral:  Ivette Felix, LINK ($300) 1485
June 12:  Glasses for an elderly woman who has had several strokes, and has kidney disease and diabetes.  Referral:  Dr. Urvi Patel ($173.97) 1486
June 12:  Prepaid phone and minutes for mother who needs to protect herself from the father of her child.  Referral:  Erin Holmes, County Social Services and shopping by Roberta Filadelfia ($39.12) 1487
June 12:  Stroller with attached car seat for teen parents of new baby.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Roberta Filadelfia ($100) 1488
June 12:  Double stroller for mother to use as transportation for her children.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Roberta Filadelfia ($187.26) 1488
June 13:  Lego Engineering Camp for an autistic child.  Referral:  Tammee Green, CAPSLO ($105) 1001
June 13:  Phone bill payment for young girl raising her younger brother after their mother passed away.  Payment allows her to keep in touch with her brother’s mentor and search for a job.  Referral:  Sarah-Rudd Lawler, San Luis Big Brothers/Sisters ($300) 1003
June 13:  Partial hospital payment for young woman struggling with health problems.  ($50) 1004
June 14:  Dental treatment for 16-year-old girl in pain and partial payment for young girl needing extensive dental work.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($310) 1005
June 14:  5 nights stay at Motel 6 for a father and his autistic and mentally retarded son.  They are losing housing, and the boy is anxious about not having a place to live.  This funding prevents them from going homeless while waiting to move into transitional housing.  Referral:  Kim Richards, Tidelands Counseling ($250) 1489
June 14:  2 night motel stay for homeless woman who was assaulted in her tent.  Referral:  Jane Pomeroy, SARP ($172.52) 1490
Items Donated:    
-->Breast pump from Kerry Wynn for mom living in homeless overflow and working 2 jobs; twin bed from Naomi Blakely to 3rd grader on the Coast; funding to establish SESLOC checking from Julie Jones; children’s clothes from Val Monge; breast pump, baby shoes, toys, bedding blankets, towels, and changing pads from Rena Rodriquez; 500 recycled grocery bags from Integrated Waste Management Company; crib donated by Marcie Lindvall and retrofitted and delivered by Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer; grocery bags and can openers from Sharynn Chirpich; breast pump from Alison Haupt; bassinet from Wendy Daly: bassinet from Roberta and Bill Filadelfia; high chair, stroller, hand breast pump and 2 irons from Roxanne Pryor;
Funds Donated:
-->  Lisa Bertrand, Mary Parker, Bonnie Brinton, Judy Barclay, Diane Wettlaufer,

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Latest Sharing List: May 10 - May 31

May 10:  Food and student loan payment for single mom whose 12-year-old son has autism.  This month her roommate gave notice and her husband stopped child support.  Referral: Linda Quesenberry, Transitions – Mental Health ($300) 1459 and 1460
May 10:  Gas for homeless mother to drive her newborn to a motel room and doctor appointments.  Referral:  Drew Washer, social worker, French Hospital ($100) 1461
May 13:  Partial payment for 6-month-old baby girl to have surgery on her tongue.  Referral:  Dr. Walker ($72) 1463
May 14:  Ultrasound for pregnant woman struggling to meet necessary medical payments.  Referral:  Dr. Spaulding ($325) 1464
May 14:  Phone bill payment for seriously ill mother of 3.  Referral:  Ivette Felix, LINK ($64) 1465
May 14:  Dental treatment for a 16-year-old girl and fillings for 2 teen brothers.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($246.56) 1466
May 17:  Partial payment for AYSO fees for 2 girls in families with limited incomes.  Even with scholarships, the families don’t have the $45 that is still required.  Referral:  Dana Francis, counselor, Sinsheimer Elementary ($90) 1467 and 1468
May 17:  Utility payments for man struggling to retain housing.  ($104.23 and $179.39) 1469 and 1470
May 23:  Dental treatment for 12-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($220) 1471
May 23:  Partial rent for studio apartment for homeless couple.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1472
May 27:  Diapers for toddler.  Referral:  PHN ($39.90) 1473
May 28:  Utilities for unemployed dad and mom, who works in a school.  They are parents of 3 and her recent hospitalization for a miscarriage has drained all their income. They have received shut off notices for gas and water.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($107.90 and $159.87) 1474 and 1475
May 29:  Maternity clothes for a homeless, mentally disabled woman.  Referral:  PHN and shopping by Linda Jankay
May 31:  Dental treatment for 11-year-old and 15-year-old sisters.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($220) 1476
  May 31:  Science Camp/Santa Cruz Island partial fee for high school girl who has been cleaning houses to earn most of the money for this summer experience.  Referral:  Chris Jones, Paso Robles High School, Assistant Principal ($70) 1478
Items Donated:
--> tax filing fee and Federal and State tax reporting from Roger Bishop; dresser from Carol Astaire; swing from Negar Mashhoon; socks and clothes from Jen Stokes; toys from Beckie Geddes; crib and co-sleeper from Barb Wright; baby clothes and diapers from Mariam Shah; toiletries delivered to Prado by Kat Tuculet; children’s clothes and cloth grocery bags from Marylou Gooden; boys clothes from Anonymous; potty and play mat from Susan Updegrove; food for Laguna’s backpack program from Linda Jankay, Jen Melton, Congregation Beth David, Celia Braun, Nan Tarpinian, and Ed Chadwell; can openers from Naomi Blakely; books from Liz Curren; library discard Spanish books delivered by Carol Devore; baby bottles from Mandy Covington; stroller, towels and linens delivered from storage by Jayne Devencenzi; bags and can openers from Jayne Devencenzi; can openers from Anonymous; stroller from Rosemary Cleaves; fabric and car seat from Barbara Jennings; for a homeless family moving to housing – father with Cerebral Palsy:  towels from Barbara Jennings, sippy cups from Mandy Covington, silverware and bowl from Roberta Kassak, high chair from Rosemary Cleaves, blanket from Arlene Yost, blankets from Cynthia Perine, toys and clothes from Lesa Smith, baby clothes from Lisa Aquino, kitchen items from Jayne Devencenzi, table from Lori Sonabend; crib repair, delivery, and set-up by Terry Elfrink; Legos and toiletries from Judy Riener; diapers from Kemay Eoyang; toiletries and bags delivered to FCN by Jeanne Dorn; toys, clothes, and home items from Anne Stahl; children’s clothes, toys, and books from Jamie Mello; kitchen items for ASN client donated by Marylou Gooden and delivered by Marcie Lindvall;
Funds Donated: Ann McMahon, Diana Henderson, Rochelle Johnson, Carol Tickner, Diane Wettlaufer, Melaleuca, Leona Sullivan, Patricia Streng, Lynn Heinrich, Anonymous, Elyse Yukelson-Ungar, Gary and Muriel Harkins and their movie group, Mary Parker, 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. Total 1st Quarter:  $14,025.75.  Mary Parker, BP Foundation and Madelyn Millholland, Claudeis Selby, Andrea Waterbury, Tom and Kathy McLaughlin, Lisa Bertrand, Judy Barclay, Easter offering from San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church, Marilyn Fuller, Carol Tickner, donation for bank checks from Linda Jankay, Diane Wettlaufer, Diane McKeague, Diana Henderson, Diana Foch, Leslie Jones, Melaleuca, Sally Equinoa, Kathy Hannula, Wendy Daly, Ros Mcquade, Monica Soren, Monica, King, Elisa Feingold, Pat Cano, Naomi Blakely, Laurie Coggan, Carol Devore in memory of Donna Howard’s mother, Chris Cooke, Marylou Gooden, Mona Tucker, Steve Dinielli, Terry Haberfield, Janice Noll, Lisa Olivares, Delores Arellano, Sam and Gloria Arellano, Cory and Annabelle Balaam, Marge Van Beurden, Leslie Colunga, Sam Goldstein, John Saurwein, Mary Jacobson, Jeff and Cassie Brunker, Lisa Gilbert, Dan Reddell, Trudy Mullins, Joe Prian, Don Doyle, Edgar Childres, Travis Rich, Liz Childres, Ramie Manderscheid, Sharon Baldwin, Fidelity National Title Company, Florence Simon, Ian Saude, Andrea Devitt, Lisa Bertrand, Ingrid Pires, Lainie Wachter, Deborah Whitson, Pismo Beach/5 Cities Rotary, Mary Parker, L. Dickhaut, Carol Devore, Marianita Borgstrom, Linda Williams, Darlene Krouse, Elizabeth Curren, Anne Tiber, Jean De Bruyn, Linda Mueller, Barbara Rosenthal, Edna Marie Cole, Evelyn Ruehr, Susan Hood, Rosemary Cleaves, Barbara Crawford, Lori Sonnabend, Carol Taylor, Barbara Jennings, Sapphire Grace, Susan Demma, Barbara Cotton, Janice Chagoya, Joanne La Plante, Mary Weeks, Katie Perez, Susan Horwood, Barbara Putman, Christi Nemetz, Joy Pickell, Amy Hedges, Lola Zybura, Bonnie Rivera, Pati Girata, Marla Lee Eaton, Carol Nulton, Nicole Pazdan, Madeline Stevenson, Royann Garge, Barbara Deel, Mariam Shah, Nell Quijano, Madeline Fay, Leslie Jones, Judy Riener, Karen Daniel, Phil and Joanne Ruggles, Leona Sullivan, Diane Wettlaufer, Melaleuca, Elaine Gardiner, Phyllis Martinelli, Linda Blonsley, Cathy Hughes, Lisa Bertrand, Mary Parker,