Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sharing List: September 16 - 30 and 3rd Quarter Data

 Donated from 2003 to September 30, 2013:                       $ 293,860.48
Donated 3rd quarter, 2013:                                                  $   16,835.74
Needs filled 3rd quarter, 2013:                                            $   10,468.08
Balance September 30, 2013                                                $    7,677.18

September 16:  Diapers for 12-month-old boy.  Referral:  PHN ($30.23) 1066
September 16:  Partial payment for bus ticket for homeless parents, their newborn and 10-month-old to return to family in the South.  Referral:  Dee Torres, CAPSLO ($200) 1067
September 17:  High chair for twin so mother can feed both children at the same time.  Referral:  PHN ($16.20) 1068
September 17:  Gas for pregnant teen, an unaccompanied youth, who will graduate in November to drive to another area of the state to see her doctor, social services, and WIC.  Referral:  Sami Schermerhorn, San Luis Coastal Schools ($100) 1069
September 19:  Partial rent for parent of little ones five and under who was just left by her partner.  She begins a new job Monday, but will not get paid till the end of the month.  Referral:  Edith Puga, First 5, School Readiness Bilingual Family Advocate, Georgia Brown Elementary ($128) 1070
September 21:  Gas to help a single mom move to a more affordable place close to her part-time job.  Referral:  Guadalupe Sanchez, LINK ($50) 1071
September 25:  Spending money for mentally ill 67-year-old living in a skilled nursing facility who has less than 6 months to live.  After a difficult life, this will allow her to feel someone cares at the end, and will give her a choice to buy candy and self-care products.  Referral:  Elaine Kilpatrick, counselor, Wilshire Hospice ($50) 1072
September 25:  Work clothes, shoes, and underwear for a mother of 5 returning to work after having their newest child.  Her disabled husband cares for the children while she works.  Referral:  Larry Feldt, CAPSLO, Homeless Services ($150) 1073
September 25:  Port-a-crib for 3-month-old baby boy.  Referral:  PHN ($30.24) 1074
September 25:  Dental treatment for 16-year-old girl.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($110) 1075
September 27:  Diapers for children in 3 families.  Referral:  PHN ($70.95) 1076

Items Donated:  Respite care for mother of 2 who is extremely ill from chemo treatments for cancer by Linda Holland; double stroller from Hope Chest and Art and Therese Hanlon discovered by Sharynn Chirpich and delivered by Peter and Linda Jankay; children’s clothes from Jennifer Stokes; breast feeding pillow from Alison Haupt; high chair and books from Jutta Jacobs; children’s clothes from Helma Smulders; 3 hand knit baby blankets from Ruth Nagano; baby hats and play mats from Alison Haupt; diapers from Kemay Eoyang; baby clothes, toys and books from Marylou Gooden; baby clothes from Samantha Lalush; children’s’ clothes from Helma Smulders.  Total 3rd Quarter:  $4,778.55  North County delivery by Joy Sostrin, 

Funds Donated:  Melaleuca, Diane Wettlaufer, Gil and Linda Blonsley, Phil and Joanne Ruggles; Tom and Kathy McLaughlin;

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Laguna Backpack Program

Each week, under the leadership of Diane McKeague, Womenade sends home weekend food for 6 families.  There are 4 to 9 members in each family.  Below please see items needed to fill the backpacks.  Donations can be taken to Laguna or to 6099 Marshall Way, Old Country Club, San Luis Obispo. Thank you!

Suggested food items:
Bananas,  small tangerines
Apples, Oranges
Small bags carrots
Self-opening cans of Tuna, Chicken, Fruit
Mayo, small jars
Baked beans
Refried beans, brown rice, ready to eat
Chili with beans
Mac n Cheese
Honey, jam, peanut butter
Spaghetti sauce  & Pasta
Granola bars, breakfast bars
Individual packages of oatmeal, applesauce
Small packages of Peanut butter, Crackers, or cheese
Soup pack of pasta with spaghetti sauce
V8 juice                                                
Small jars of peanut butter with graham crackers
Dried milk packs that mix with water to make a quart of milk for the oatmeal
Cranberry juice concentrate that can be mixed with water to make a half gallon and is much lighter to carry.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Sharing List: September 1 - 15

September 4:  Gas and food for a family of 7 whose father is undergoing chemo for Stage 4 cancer.  Referral:  Jodie Steele ($300) 1051
September 6:  Cleaning and laundry supplies, toiletries, and feminine products for a family of 4.  Referral:  Tammee Green, CAPSLO ($100) 1052
September 6:  Rent to a residential motel for an elderly lady whose time at ECHO has expired.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($200) 1054
September 6:  Bus passes for parents of a 10-month-old and a new baby to visit their preemie in the NICU.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker and purchase and delivery by Julie Jones ($88) 1055
September 6:  Partial PG&E deposit for single mother of a toddler and an infant.  They have been homeless and now have their own place.  She is paying part of this deposit from her $600 Cash-aid, and SSI is pending due to an injury.  Referral:  Guadalupe Sanchez, LINK ($200) 1056
September 8:  Pants, shirts, sweaters, and shoes for 8-year-old.  Referral: Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($100 and $45.68 scrip from Merry-Go-Round) 1057
September 8:  Clothes for a 16-year-old mom.  Referral:  Jannine Saldana, CAPSLO ($100) 1057
September 9:  Dental treatment for 8-year-old girl.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($110) 1058
September 10:  Diapers for 3 families.  Referral:  PHN ($87.45) 1059
September 11:  Crib and mattress for 1-year-old with no bed. Referral:  PHN ($135) 1060
September 11:  Tires to replace bald, burning ones so a mom can safely get her children to school and drive herself to her housekeeping job over the Grade.  Referral:  Guadalupe Sanchez, LINK ($150) 1061
September 11:  Emergency dental surgery partial co-pay for 2-year-old girl.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($200) 1062
September 12:  Gas money for 2 new teen parents to give to friends in order to have them drive to visit their extremely ill newborn in Modesto Valley Children’s Hospital Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker ($100) 1063
September 13:  Security deposit for elderly homeless woman to move to Transition Mental Health housing.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1064
September 14:  Clothes for extremely ill young child.  Referral:  PHN ($27) 1065

Items Donated:  Backpacks and school supplies from Nipomo Kiwanis; school supplies from Aimey Adams; clothes for teen whose mom died and dad lost his job due to injury from Anonymous, Jamie Mello, Tracy Waitkus, Lauri Rainwater-Quinn, Anne Turner, Sharon Crawford, Jennifer Stokes, and Royann D’Amore Garges, and Cindy Blankenburg; children’s clothes and shoes from Mariam Shah;  pans for a family to use on their hot-plate from Marylou Gooden and Beckie Geddes; clothes, shoes, and hats for an 18-month-old with many scars on his head from multiple surgeries from Allison Haupt; Halloween costumes to Merry-Go-Round for scrip from Jennifer Stokes; high chairs from Mary Weeks and Barbara Deel; diaper bag from Anonymous; 
Funds Donated:    
Calendar sales, Andrea Waterbury, Judy Barclay, PG&E Community Grant Program/Tracey Vardas, Florence Simon, Julie Schultz,

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Latest Sharing: August 18 - August 31

August 19:  Partial rent for a room for a woman living on $850 a month who has lost her job.  Referral:  Bonnie Allen, Estero Bay Alliance for Care ($200) 1038
August 20:  Crib mattress for toddler.  Referral:  PHN ($59.98) 1039
August 20:  Diapers for babies in 2 struggling families.  PHN ($12.98) 1039
August 20:  Child safety gates to protect toddler of teen mom from stairs.  Referral:  PHN County Early Support Program ($21.98) 1039
August 21:  Partial payment for textbooks for a learning disabled son of a Veteran who is starting Cuesta College.  Referral: Stephane Michel, CAPSLO ($300) 1140
August 23:  Bassinet for new baby of a young mom living in a very small apartment.  Referral:  PHN, and support from Merry-Go-Round scrip ($15.26) 1041
August 26:  Partial payment of burial fees for a child born brain dead who lived just 13 days.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi and Carlos Bustamante, CWS ($300) 1042
August 26:  Medical appointment for possible skin cancer for 16-year-old girl.  Referral:  Cecilia Merrill ($200) 1043
August 27:  Diapers for infants in 2 families.  Referral:  PHNs ($50.74) 1044
August 27:  Partial payment for emergency dental treatment for 3-year-old boy who cries when he eats because it hurts so much.  Referral:  Laurie Morgan, South County SAFE ($290) 1045
August 28:  Partial rental payment for a couple in their 80s, one with dementia, who were victims of phone fraud.  Referral:  Stephanie Barclay, Senior Legal Services Project ($250) 1046
August 29:  Partial security deposit for woman made homeless due to medical costs for her seriously ill daughter.  Referral:  Kelly Hannula, Independent Living Resource Center ($200) 1047
August 31:  Partial 1st month rent for homeless man with new job who is moving into housing.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1048
August 31:  Dental treatment for 12-year-old girl in pain.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($110) 1049
Items Donated:
Children’s clothes form Helma Smulders and Nancy Reid; 2 cribs from Jayne Auchterlonie; sofa from Mariam Alikhan; North County delivery by Joy Sostrin; children’s clothes and toys from Jamie Brown; toiletries from Kitty Rice; pack-n-play from Hospice Partner’s Hope Chest with delivery by Sharynn Chirpich; quilt fabric from Diana Foch; toiletries and rocking horse from Carol Astaire; children’s clothes from Helma Smulders; crib sheets from Art and Therese Hanlon; toiletries and cloth bags from Sharynn Chirpich; 3 boxes of books from Jennifer Stokes; children’s clothes, bouncer, toys, bottles, drying rack, shoes, travel rocker from Sara Rudd-Lawlor; double stroller from Jen Melton and daughters; clothes chest from Pat Cano; 
Funds Donated:  Scenic Coast Board of Realtors Foundation, Melaleuca, Ginny Kenny in honor of the marriage of Mary and Gary Tolar, Diane Ludin, Carol Astaire, Maryalice and Bart Jones, Linda and Roy Rawlings, Bonnie Brinton and friends of Vanessa Fujimoto to celebrate Vanessa’s birthday, Mary Parker, Lisa Bertrand,