Saturday, August 17, 2013

Latest Sharing: July 16 - August 17

July 16:  2 bus tickets for parents from San Miguel to visit their ill newborn in the NICU.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker, and ticket purchase and delivery by Lois Crotser ($88) Cash out to July shoppers 6/28
July 16:  Partial motel payment for physically and mentally disabled woman with no transportation.  She has been evicted, and the motel stay will allow time for counselors to find her housing.  Referral:  Linda Quesenberry, Transitions Mental Health ($300) 1022
July 20:  Crib for 10-month-old sleeping with his mother and crawling out of bed in the night.  Referral:  PHN ($108)
July 22:  Car repair for elderly woman living on SSA only and caring for her two grandchildren.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi and Carlos Bustamante, DSS ($300)
July 24:  Diapers for twin boys of a teen mom.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker and shopping by Roberta Kassak and Lois Crotser ($38.99) Cash out to July shoppers 6/28
July 24:  Partial dental surgery payment for 4-year-old girl. Referral:  Dr. Pedersen ($100) 1025
July 24:  Partial payment for childcare for a 3-year-old, so a mother, a victim of domestic violence, can work and go to school.  Referral:  Lisa Martinez, Women’s Shelter of San Luis ($200) 1026
July 26:  Food for a mentally ill homeless woman staying in a motel.  This provides a week of meals until agency and personal funds are once again available to help.  Referral:  Melanie Bustamante, Transitions Mental Health, and shopping by Roberta Kassak ($100) Cash out to July shoppers 6/28 and 1496
July 26:  Deposit to move a homeless gentleman into housing.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO Shelter ($280) 1027
July 27:  Dental treatment for 3 teen siblings.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($330) 1028
July 30:  Propane for a family living in a trailer at Sierra Vista while their baby is in the NICU.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker, and purchase by Roberta and Frank Kassak ($72.77) 1496
July 31:  Motel stay for woman with multiple disabilities who has recently lost housing and is on limited income.  Referral:  Dan Gross, Homeless Outreach, Transitions Mental Health ($300) 1029 and 1497
August 1:  Gas card for disabled mother and 3 children, 2 special needs, to drive to Fresno to withdraw their SSA in order to support themselves locally.  Referral:  Kayla Kerrigan and Belinda Benassi, CSW ($50) 1498
August 7:  Gas card for single mother of 3.  She needs to make an emergency trip to Stanford Children’s Hospital because her seriously ill Type 1 Diabetic son has uncontrolled highs.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK and shopping by Roberta Filadelfia ($100) 1030
August 7:  Gas and food for student who is supporting herself because her mother is putting all her resources into the parent’s trial defense.  Referral: Andrea Devitt, Cuesta College counselor ($100) 1031
August 8:  Partial childcare payment for working mom on the Coast who is behind in daycare payments because of a temporary gap in financial assistance.  Referral:  Caroline Halloran, CAPSLO ($300 and $7.09) 1032 and 1496
August 12:  Visa card for a mother of 2 little boys to pay for her car registration over the Internet.  She is not receiving any child support.  Referral:  Lisa Martinez, San Luis Obispo Women’s Shelter and shopping by Jayne Devencenzi ($)
August 12:  Stroller for infant of teen mom.  Referral:  PHN, San Luis and shopping by Jayne Devencenzi ($)
August 12:  Cell phone payment for terminally ill mother.  Referral:  Ivette Felix, LINK ($58) Cash withdrawal because Metro PC won’t take checks
August 12: Car repair for homeless mother.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social workers ($172.59) 1033
August 12:  Emergency water bill payment to prevent loss of services for a mother of 2 who is not receiving child support and is struggling to make ends meet.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi and Tim Sullivan, DSS ($314) 1034
August 15:  Home gas bill payment for struggling family.  Referral:  Karla Quiroga, Aids Support Network ($90.08) 1035
August 15:  Phone minutes for mother in a rural area to use for emergencies after the birth of her baby.  Referral:  PHN, First Time Mother’s Program, and shopping by Roberta Filadelfia ($47.49) 1036
August 15:  Dental treatment for teen boy.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($110) 1037 
Items Donated:  shirts for 5 field workers from Jayne Auchterlonie, Judy Barclay, and Kitty Rice; toiletries from Kitty Rice and Anonymous; bouncer from Mariam Shah; children’s clothes from Jennifer Stokes; quilt fabric from Gini Ortiz; excersaucer from Nancy Shearer; delivery of shirts and stroller to North County by Joy Sostrin; toiletries from Anonymous; children’s clothes from Elaine Stewart and Lisa Aquino; grocery bags from Jayne Auterlonie; clothes and diapers from Beckie Geddes; backpacks and school supplies for foster and special needs children cared for by Family Care Network from Cloud Star, Inc., Elaine Gardiner, Lainie Wachter, Beckie Geddes, Terry Kurczewski, Cindy and Dick Blankenburg, Judy Alvarez, Becky Ebeling, Kathie Hendricks and her granddaughter Olivia, Katie Perez, Madeline Fay, Mia Page, Rosemary Cleaves, and Anonymous; twin bed from Michele Starling; school paper supplies from Bill and Eileen Wield; potties and highchair seat from Gail Sears; 101 children’s books from Lynn De Leo’s farewell party (We miss you, Lynn!); 20 children’s books in Spanish from Rosemary Cleaves; toiletries from Judy Riener; quilts from the Womenade Sewing Group; port-a-crib from Anonymous; stroller from Cindy Mayr, 3 hand knit baby blankets from Ruth Nagano; baby quilts and blankets from Kathleen Dautremont, Judy Cunningham, and Joanne La Plante; fabric from Vicki Wynn, Jane Fairbain, Carolyn Moceri, and Joanne La Plante; children’s clothes and shoes from Mariam Shah; SAT books from Debbie Jones; children’s clothes from Jackie Corsiglia; pack-and–play and high chair from Pattie Bottorff; diapers from Anonymous; toiletries For Morro Bay High School’s Pirates’ Closet from Coast Womenade; microwave and silverware from Donna Howard; children’s books from Liz Curren and Diane Christenson; gas cards from Kat Tuculet; toiletries from Karen Baylor; diapers and school supplies from Joann Stevens; children’s books from Griselda Ramirez; baby wipes from Arlene Versaw; baby clothes from Susan Updegrove, Hospice Partners’ Hope Chest; diapers from Jayne Stednitz;
  Funds Donated:  Naomi Blakely in honor of friend, Betty’s, birthday, Melaleuca, Barbara Bell, Roger and Bonnie Allen, Ingrid Pires, Marylou Gooden, Marilyn Fuller, Mary Parker, Lisa Bertrand, donation in memory of Marcie Lindvall’s mother, Jack and Sandy Brill in honor of all the friends who helped her during a recent surgery, Joan Drake, Kathy Stewart, Elisa Feingold, Robin Letters, Barbara Evanish, Naomi Blakely, Gail Sears, Judy Williamson, Jayne Devencenzi, Kat Tuculet, Roberta Filadelfia, Diana Foch, Wendy Daly, Nancy Hurd, Leslie Jones, Judy Riener, Judy Barclay, Diana Henderson, Ros McQuade, Los Osos Calendars, Anonymous, Linda Williams, Liz Curren, Maribeth Peterson, Marianita Borgstrom, Lainie Wachter, Linda Mueller, Donna Howard, Anne Tiber, Karen Morgan, Linda Holland, Jean De Bruyn, Carole Miller, Jeannette Powles, Ann Martel, Carol Devore, Anonymous, Shelby West, Carol Kueny, Betty Symons, Arlene Versaw, Bonnie Rivera, Margaret Helley, Barbara Lambertson, Rosemary Cleaves, Katie Perez, Amy Hedges, Linda Souza, Vicki Wyne, Jane Fairbairn, Judy Earnest, Joann Stevens, Mia Page, Janice Chagoya, Donna Nisbet, Barbara Crawford, Joy Pickell, Lola Zybura, Cheryl Graham, Kathleen Dautremont, Priscilla Alquist, Mary Squellati, Kathy Veder, Carol Taylor, Joanne La Plante, Mariam Shah, Madeline Stevenson, Barbara Deel, Sharynn Chirpich, Nell Quijano, Madeline Fay, Leslie Jones, Diane Wettlaufer,