Thursday, October 17, 2013

Latest Sharing: October 1 - 17

October 1:  Letterman jacket for young student whose mother is dysfunctional.  He is a great student who is proud of his accomplishments.  Discount given by Miracle Embroidery.  Referral:  Shelley Benson, counselor, San Luis Obispo High School ($200) 1077
October 1:  Bus tickets for a homeless family to move to Washington where they will have jobs and a place to stay.  Referral:  Ivette Felix, LINK ($277.50) 1078
October 2:  Gas card for a 19-year-old living in a shack to get to a full time seasonal job.  Card will carry him over till his first paycheck.  Referral:  Jayne Devencenci ($50) 1079
October 2:  Gas card for a family to take their baby to Santa Barbara for a follow up appointment after a hernia surgery.  Referral:  PHN ($50) 1080
October 2:  Phone minutes for a homeless high school student graduating in November to keep in touch with her caseworker.  She is experiencing health problems.  Referral:  Sami Schermerhorn, family advocate, San Luis Coastal Schools ($29.99) 1081
October 2:  Baby Bjorn for mom to carry her baby when walking to appointments.  Referral:  PHN and shopping by Elaine Stewart ($37.80) 1082
October 4:  Partial deposit to move homeless family out of the shelter and into their own place.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1083
October 4:  PG&E Power Your Community Grant for recycled bags for Nipomo Elementary Food Distribution.  ($2,500) 1084
October 4: Dental treatment for 13-year-old girl.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($110) 1085
October 4:  Partial rent for woman who recently separated from her husband.  She just got out of the hospital.  Referral:  Karla Quiroga, Aids Support Network ($300) 1086
October 4:  Partial rent for a mother with 2 young children; they have a 3-day notice to pay their rent.  Referral:  Sonia Green, LINK ($300) 1087
October 8:  Partial rent for man who is working hard to resolve his financial situation.  This support allows him to catch up on his bills.  Referral:  Michael Sheard, CAPSLO ($300) 1088
October 8:  Dental treatment for 12-year-old boy.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($110) 1089
October 10:  Utility bill payment for single mother whose daughter, who was helping with bills, has moved out.  The mom has found another job that will be starting soon.  Referral:  Romi Ramirez, LINK ($290.16) 1091
October 11:  Emergency doctor visit for domestic violence victim on minimum wage with no health insurance.  Referral:  Jill Doyle, MFT ($78) 1092
October 11:  Partial rent for family falling behind in payments because the husband has cancer.  Referral:  Drew Washer, social worker, French Hospital ($300) 1093
October 14:  Dental treatment for 10-year-old boy.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($110) 1094
October 15:  Clothes, underwear, and shoes for toddler boy.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($50) 1095
October 15:  Clothes, underwear, and shoes for 3 children removed from their home, their clothes left behind.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($150) 1096
October 16:  31-day bus pass for a high school student to travel to and from school; currently her mother and grandmother are being treated for cancer.  Referral:  Lisa Simard, Olive Grove Charter School ($25) 1097
October 17:  1 year of martial arts classes for a young boy with developmental and behavioral problems whose family is struggling financially.  Referral:  David Lichti, therapist, CAPSLO ($310) 1098
October 17:  Partial rent for Veteran who was laid off from work and then got seriously ill.  She is just now getting off medication, and will be able to look for work.  Without our payment, she would lose housing.  Referral:  Kathy Hannula, Independent Living Resource Center ($300) 1099 and 1100
Items Donated:  Double stroller from Marla Lee Eaton; toys from Lesa Smith and Whiz Kids; diapers, fabric, and yarn from Marylou Gooden; children’s books and office paper for South County elementary schools from Rosemary Cleaves; cupboards full of staple foods for Laguna Backpack program from Social Action at Congregation Beth David; play mat from Angela Barakat; yarn from Linda Jankay; Womenade brochures printed by Linda Jankay; high chair and bouncer from Carol Astaire; toddler bed and linens from Jayne Auchterlone; couch and chair from Anonymous; diapers, wipes, and quilt fabric from Anonymous; hand cart for Nipomo Food Distribution from Madeline and Dave Stevenson; stroller, baby food, diaper bag, diapers, wipes, blankets and quilts from Katie Perez; yarn from Sharynn Chirpich; quilt fabric, play mat, and child chair from Rose Fowler; baby safety gate from Carl and Mary Negranti; yarn and toiletries from Doreen Wetzel; bike from Gladys Porter; double stroller and baby items from Julie Martin and the Adult School rummage sale via Terry Elfrink; baby swings, table and chairs, bouncers, and other infant items from Marylou Gooden; pack-and-play from Debbie Bennett; cases of diapers and wipes from Kathie Hendricks; children’s clothes from Helma Smulders; new clothes for children removed from their home from Marcie Lindvall;  
Funds Donated:  Lisa Bertrand, Mary Parker, Phyllis Martinelli, Judy Riener, Carol Astaire, Barbara Cotton, Gladys Porter, Carol and Donley Winger, Leslie Jones, Barbara, Jones, Natalie Stets, Bonnie Allen, Judy Barclay, Diane Wettlaufer,

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Benefit for Womenade

Benefit for Womenade
Octoberfest in the Adobe Courtyard
964 Chorro, San Luis Obispo
October 20th, 4-6 p.m.
German beer, food, music
Tickets: $55 donation to Womenade
Reservations: Anne - 549.9276
Yarns at the Adobe, Firestone Brewery
Beda & Helva Schmidthues, Martinez Construction
Paul Kwong/The Noodle House