Monday, March 31, 2014

Sharing From March 16 - March 31/Ist Quarter Information

Donated from 2003 to March 31, 2014                    $  336,611.08
Donated 1st Quarter:                                                 $    13,614.83 
Shared 1st Quarter:                                                   $    21,720.06 
Balance March 31, 2014                                           $     4,045.80
March 17:  Partial rent for woman whose husband suddenly left.  She received an eviction notice.  Referral:  Ivette Felx, LINK ($300) 1302

March 17:  Bassinet for baby living in very small place.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Jayne Devencenzi ($25) 1322

March 18:  Double stroller for mother with a toddler and young baby.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Jayne Devencenzi ($25) 1322

March 18:  Swaddling wraps and a tummy play mat for family that is working very hard on their 3-month-old daughter’s feeding issues.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Jayne Devencenzi ($44.12) 1322

March 19:  Partial payment for a medical mouthpiece device for a young homeless child.  The device is required before surgery can be preformed.  The girl’s brother was also born with a cleft palate. Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1303

 March 19:  Gas card for father to drive to his new job.  Mother is looking for work, also.  Referral:  Daniel Rodriguez, LINK ($100) 1304

March 20:  PG&E bill payment for single mom struggling to make payments.  Referral:  Romi Ramirez, LINK ($98) 1305

March 21:  Gas for a homeless mom to take her children to school.  Referral: Sonia Greene, LINK ($100) 1306

March 21:  Food for single, pregnant mom unable to work.  Loaves and Fishes donations have not been enough to feed her family.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($100) 1306

March 22:  Dental treatment for 14-year-old boy.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($110) 1308

March 24:  Pathology test for cancer for teen who now is cancer free.  Referral:  Cecilia Merrill ($285) 1309

March 24:  PG&E payment for mother of 2, so she can set up utilities in her new place after her husband passed away leaving utility debts.  Referral:  Michael Sheard, CAPSLO ($306.66) 1310

March 24:  Dental work for young child whose parents are out of work.  Referral:  Ivette Feliz, LINK ($90) 1311

March 25:  Partial payment for car repair for family suffering severe trauma and loss.  The car is needed to get family members to therapy, medical appointments, and school.  Referral:  Rachel Tarver, Martha’s Place Children’s Center ($300) 1312

March 26:  Partial rent for single mother of 3 who has had her work hours as a housekeeper reduced because this is a slow time for her employer.  Referral:  Daniel Rodriguez, LINK ($300) 1313

March 26:  Mother who is sole support of her husband who suffers from mental illness and their 5 children has had her work hours cut, and needs more protein foods to augment the distributed food she gets from agencies.  Referral:  Larry Feldt, CAPSLO ($150) 1314

March 28:  Diapers for infants in 3 families.  Referral:  PHN ($89.55) 1315

March 28:  Dental treatment for young woman in pain.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($110) 1316

March 28:  Car repair for single mom who can’t work due to her special needs child.  Needs the car to take child to doctors’ appointments.  Referral:  Romi Ramirez, LINK ($300) 1317

 March 29:  Partial bus transportation for a mother and her 2 children to return to Mexico permanently.  The woman’s mother had been caring for her children while she worked, but the mother suddenly died.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($300) 1318

March 29:  Partial transportation funding for student to visit her dying father in Arkansas.  Referral:  Lacey Wasley, Cuesta College ($100) 1319

March 31:  Extra wide safety gates for children in 3 families.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Noami Blakely with some funding from Merry-Go-Round scrip ($100.96) 1321

March 31:  Baby corral to keep child safe in one end of a room.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Naomi Blakely ($64.79) 1321 

Items Donated:  
-->Baby clothes from Julie Diffenbaugh; toys from Lesa Smith and Whiz Kids and Naomi Blakely; toiletries, bags, and books from Jayne Achterlonie; electric dryer from Idler’s Appliances for family whose children are coming to school in clothes that smell; crib from Marci Sperlo; port-a-crib from Sharynn Chirpich; sofa from Stephanie Barclay; lamps from Andrea Devitt, coffee maker from Melissa Musgrave, towels and quilt from Katie Perez, toaster from Dana Lundy; dresser from Marilyn Banducci; loveseat from Marian Kaser; toddler bed from Susan Updegrove; bike from Jim Ellman to homeless man so he can get to his job; children’s books from Jessica Cheda.  Total 1st quarter:  3,927.25

Funds Donated:  
--> Melaleuca, Barbara Bell, Thomas and Kathy McLaughlin, Ann McMahon, Linda Pickens.  Total 1st quarter:  $13,614.83  

Friday, March 28, 2014

Idler's Inc. Donates to Womenade

Idler's Inc. recently donated a dryer to an extremely at-risk family with school age children needing to come to school wearing clean, dry clothing.  Womenade is grateful for this community gift.  Pictured are Sales Associate, Renee Wright; Store Manager, Gabe Hedges; and Assistant Store Manager Bryan Idler.  We also appreciate Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer who delivered the dryer, and Naomi Blakely who facilitated this outreach for Womenade.

Women of Distinction Luncheon

At the  recent Women of Distinction event, Womenade was among those honored for service to our community.  The celebration was presented by Cuesta College and The Community Foundation/Women's Legacy Fund.  Pictured from left are Sandy Richardson, Barbie Butz, Jeanette Duncan, and Helene Finger.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Women's Wall Of Fame Luncheon

March 15th Womenade was honored at the Women's Wall of Fame Luncheon at the Madonna Inn that was sponsored by the South Bay Women's Network and the Commission on the Status of Women.  We are grateful for this recognition, and to Lois Capps and Katcho Achadjian for supporting Womenade.  Special thanks to event organizers Kathy Veder and Paulla Ufferhelde, and Commission chair Consuelo Meux.

Friday, March 14, 2014

What Womenade Shared from March 1 - 15

March 1:  Partial rent payment for previously homeless Vet who has had surgery to restore his vision.  Referral:  Kelly Hannula, Independent Living Resource Center ($300) 1283

March 3:  Diapers, wipes, and clothes for newborn boys in 3 struggling families.  One mom on bed rest; one on disability and her husband is a landscaper.  Referral:  PHN ($100.09) 1284

March 3:  Twin bed for a little boy who is being helped by Tri-Counties Regional Center.  Referral:  Ivette Felix, LINK, and shopping by Jayne Devencenzi ($)

March 3:  Partial rent for family.  Father’s work hours were cut back, and the car transmission went out – in order to keep his job, he used rent money to repair it.  Referral:  Romi Ramirez, LINK ($300) 1285

March 3:  Partial rent for a family.  The father has been deported, and the mother is trying to convince her employer to get her more hours.  She has 2 sons.  Referral:  Romi Ramirez, LINK ($150) 1286

March 4:  Gas bill payment for cancer victim.  Referral:  Drew Washer, social worker, French Hospital ($98.49) 1287

March 4:  Twin bed for a little boy whose mother cannot afford one for him.  Referral:  Ivette Felix, shopping and delivery by Naomi Blakely and Jayne Devencenzi ($)

March 4:  Past due medical bill payment that is preventing an infant from receiving immunizations and well checks because the provider would not see the child until the bill was paid.  Referral:  Lorena Gomez, CAPSLO ($300) 1288

March 5:  Car repair for family living in their car.  With this repair, they can seek employment.  Referral:  Esther Castillo, CAPSLO ($234.56) 1289

March 6:  Clothes for blind woman in a wheel chair.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, CWS and Hilda Trigueros, ERS, and shopping by Jayne Devencenzi and Naomi Blakely  ($150)

March 7:  Driver’s license so a man who has been incarcerated most of his life can apply for a job.  He is no longer a gang member, has had his tattoos removed, and has been participating in Sister Theresa’s Alternative to Violence Program.  Referral:  Janet Allenspach, Liberty Tattoo Removal Program ($33) 1290

March 7:  Gas card for a mother to travel out of the county for medical appointments for her at-risk pregnacy.  Referral:  Rachel Tarver, Martha’s Place Children’s Center ($100) 1291

March 8:  Dental treatment for older teen with several cavities.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($210) 1292

March 8:  Gas card for family in rural area to get their child to medical and mental health appointments.  Referral:  Lyndal Hayes, Family Care Network ($100) 1293

March 8:  Car registration for caregiver who is recently out of work.  Referral:  Lyndal Hayes, Family Care Network  ($180) 1294

March 8:  General Liability Insurance and Board and Directors’ Insurance funded by Jayne Engle Allen of Engle & Associates, Cloud Star, Inc., Linda Bishop, Linda Jankay, and Debra Wacker.  So grateful!  ($1,400) 1295

March 10:  Deposit for single homeless woman to move to housing.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1297

March 10:  Gas and clothing for single Cuesta mom.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt ($100) 1298

March 13:  Partial payment for neurology appointment for mother of 4 small children; father only makes $900 monthly and they are uninsured.  Since Womenade helped with $300 for the MRI in December, she is over our usual support allotment.  Special support from Deborah Whitson ($100) 1299

March 14:  Dental treatment for boys ages 17 and 14.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($220) 1300

March 14:  Motel stay for 5 days for a man whose doctor didn't want him living in his truck while healing from surgery.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker ($280) 1301

Items Donated:  Avent bottles and formula from Julie Diffenbaugh and Angela Barakat; bike from Karen Anderson; children’s clothes and household items from Kate Mavis; crib mattress and crib sheets from Fran Harrell delivered by Jayne Auchterlonie; crib and mattress from Joanna Gilbert delivered by Muriel Harkins; books from Linda Thompson and Janet Kourakis for classroom in Lucia Mar; cradle from Jamie Mello; hand-knit baby blankets from Ruth Nagano; Funds Donated:  Debra Wacker, Phyllis Martinelli, Elise Carraway,  Linda Adams, Nora Lee, Myra Akel, Amy Hedges, Patricia Hunt, Karen Patterson, Shirley Richard, Karen Anderson, Linda Garza, Jamie Herbon, Leah Clark, Susan Ashford, Karen Steves, Donna Nisbet, Ronda McKible, Freddi Quin, Nancy Sweet, Vicki Wyne, Sue Smith, Diane Graham, Eveline Alford, Dorothy Mauger, Linda Souza, Christi Nemetz, Marcia Traversaro, Dorothy Hines, Arlene Shinderman, Karen Anderson, Linda Garza, Donna Lacki, Betty Scully, Sue Smith, Stacy Murphy, Amy Hedges, Jane Fairbairn, Elisa Feingold, Natalie Schaefer, Florence Simon, Judy Barclay, Deborah Whitson, Diane Wettlaufer, Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert - Economics of Being a Woman,

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Food Distribution at Nipomo Elementary

Today marked another food distribution at Nipomo Elementary.  Womenade and The Food Bank make it happen!  Thanks to all the volunteers, and to the leadership team:  Janice Chagoya, Rosemary Cleaves, Marla Lee Eaton, and Mary Anne Morgan.