Saturday, May 31, 2014

What Womenade Gave from May 16 - May 31! Thank you!

May 17:  Week’s motel stay for seriously ill woman.  Referral:  Barbara Putman, Wilshire Home Health ($300) 1393

May 19:  Partial payment for dental surgery anesthesia for 4-year-old with severe caries.  Referral:  Lorena Gomez, CAPSLO ($200) 1394

May 21:  Gas card for mother with limited income to take her son to the burn center in Fresno.  Referral:  Lisa Martinez, Women’s Shelter ($100) 1395

May 21:  Gas card for single mother with a severely mentally ill and autistic child.  She receives no support, and has just gotten a job, and needs the card to get to work until her first paycheck.  Referral:  Michelle Gaulden, San Luis Obispo County Mental Health ($100) 1395

May 23:  Vehicle registration fee so new CALWorks participant can get to her new job.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Child Welfare Services ($182) 1396

May 27:  Gas card for homeless family to be near their newborn at Santa Barbara Cottage Children’s Hospital.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Child Welfare Services ($100) 1397

May 28:  Partial tuition for earth sciences summer class for previously homeless girl who is working hard in school.  Referral:  Ivette Felix, LINK ($200) 1398

May 28: Partial PG&E payment for family.  Father has cancer and can no longer work; mom is working 2 jobs.  One child is on Home Hospital for bi-polar and depression.  Referral:  Jose Olivera, LINK ($300) 1399

May 28:  Medication for young child whose parent just lost his job; this will cover the gap during the insurance enrollment process which is back logged due to high enrollment.  Referral:  Lorena Gomez, First Five Health, CAPSLO  ($175) 1400

May 28:  Partial rent for emancipated teen who is finishing high school and starting a job.  Referral:  Romi Ramirez, LINK ($200) 1401

May 29:  Past due medical payment so that a kindergarten girl may be seen by a specialist for a severe skin condition.  Single parent has suffered a job loss.  Referral:  Lorena Gomez, First Five Health, CAPSLO ($180.25) 1402

May 29:  Carburetor kit to repair RV in order for homeless family to remove vehicle from Prado Day Care property.  Referral:  Larry Feldt, CAPSLO ($50.71) 1403

May 30:  Emergency food and gas for single mom on disability and her 3 children.  She has been using her grocery funds for diabetic supplies for her teen child while waiting for Medicare.  Referral:  Meg Holroyd, Atascadero Junior High ($250) 1404
Items/Time Donated:  home care for cancer victim from Linda Holland; clothes to Pirates’ Closet from Vita Miller; sewing items from Marylou Gooden; blenders, toys, crib, port-a-crib, and high chair from Jen Melton; twin mattress from Rawley Regier and wood bed frame from Jess Cheda; toiletries from Doreen Wetzel; toys, electric plug covers, and stroller from Linda Jankay; North County delivery by Joy Sostrin; respite care for cancer victim from Linda Holland; high chair and baby clothes from Julie Frankel; boy clothes and exersaucer from Judy Riener; toys from Ann Fryer; co-sleeper from Lesa Smith; baby clothes from Helma Smulders; baby bouncer, bottles, sterilizer, high chair, and toys from Naomi Blakely; 2 bikes from Jim Ellman; cancer treatment transportation from Carolyn Goossens and Janell Todd; baby clothes from Katie Perez;

--> Funds Donated:  Wendy Daly, Diane Wettlaufer, Melaleuca, Leona Sullivan, Kathy Long, Anonymous, Karen Muschenetz, Sally Equinoa, Phyllis Martinelli, Naomi Blakely to honor the birthday of Toni Andre,

Friday, May 16, 2014

What Womenade Shared from May 1 - May 15

May 1:  Gas card for homeless mother of 6 to go to LA and back to get her children.  She took them to stay with her mom, but the mother had a stroke and can no longer care for the children.  Referral:  Tammee Green, CAPSLO ($150) 1357

May 1:  Partial first month’s rent for family accepted into Section 8 housing.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, LINK ($300) 1358

May 1:  Partial divorce court fee for woman who fled violence from her husband who is now serving 25 year in California State Prison.  She is now employed full time, but is struggling to cover all her bills.  She makes $200 over the income guidelines to qualify for a court fee waiver.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($300) 1359

May 1:  Partial first month’s room rent for man who has found a job and will be able to make his bills going forward.  Referral:  Daniel Rodriguez, LINK ($300) 1360

May 2:  Prepaid mobile phone to allow mother with 3 boys, 2 with intense behavioral problems.  The phone is necessary to communicate with therapeutic behavioral services and for emergencies.  Referral:  Karina Fuentes, social worker and therapist, Family Care Network, and shopping by Judy Riener ($)

May 2:  Excersaucer for baby living in small quarters.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Judy Riener ($)

May 2:  Gas card for a mother who has been hired to work in a small market, but has not gotten paid yet.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($100) 1361

May 2:  Water bill payment for single mother of 4 children to prevent shut off on Monday.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($83.90) 1362

May 2:  Water bill payment for family to prevent shut off today.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($283) 1363

May 2:  Partial payment for tattoo removal for father in his 7th year of sobriety, working hard, and supporting his boys.  He is starting the registered nursing program, and needs the tattoos removed in order to be employed in hospitals.  Dr. Herten has reduced the costs.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, counselor, Cuesta College ($300) 1364

May 2:  Dental treatment for girls aged 12 and 16.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($220) 1365

May 5:  Utility payments for family with 3 children, 2 with disabilities.  Father has been laid off, and is actively seeking employment.  Referral:  Ivette Felix, LINK ($63.80, $67.86, $68) 1366, 1367, 1368

May 6:  Partial first month’s rent for single dad who has found employment and housing.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1369

May 6:  Clothes, shoes, and underwear for 2 brothers.  Mother is working, and Dad is laid off because business was slow.  Referral:  Diane Howard, LINK ($150) 1370

May 6:  Gas and food for single father of 5.  He is recently unemployed, and continuously looking for work.  Referral:  Daniel Rodriguez, LINK ($300) 1371

May 6:  Partial payment for speech services for 3-year-old special needs child.  Referral:  Elise Carraway, Speech and Learning Coach ($300) 1372

May 6:  Phone bill payment, food, and gas for 23-year-old single mom who worked 3 jobs until recently.  She was in a car accident and missed 2 weeks of work, then was raped by 2 men after leaving one of her jobs.  Her mom and uncle are taking her to SARP/RISE and Victim Witness, but they are on limited incomes.  Referral:  Veronica Cablayan, LINK ($367.95) 1373

May 7:  Hotel and gas for mother who lost 1 son to an illness, and now her other son has cancer.  She stopped working to care for her son, and they take trips to Stanford every other week.  Referral:  Patty Ramirez, TMHA ($305.95) 1374

May 7:  Partial rent for man who suddenly lost his roommate, and will find another before the June payment is due.  Referral:  Larry Feldt, CAPSLO ($300) 1375

May 7:  Partial rent for a disabled man and wife.  Their son will be helping with their rent in the future.  Referral:  Larry Feldt, CAPSLO ($300) 1376

May 7:  Utility payment for a family of 4 to prevent shut off.  One of the children has kidney problems and the mother is awaiting back surgery.  Referral:  Richelle Logan and Belinda Benassi, County Welfare Services with special donation from Belinda ($442.39) 1377

May 7:  Partial rent for a family of 5 who have been served a 3-day eviction notice.  They are behind in their payments due to employment issues.  Referral:  Laine Amaral, LINK ($300) 1378

May 7:  Secure stroller for mother of young baby who has seizures.  Referral:  Barbara Turk and Jenny Rutledge, County Welfare Services, and shopping by Judy Riener ($60)

May 7:  Baby boy clothes for young one in struggling family.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Judy Riener using Merry-Go-Round Scrip

May 8:  Dental treatment for 16-year-old boy.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($110) 1379

May 8:  Partial rent for family that used their rent money for a medical emergency.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 1380

May 9:  Gas card for family with infant in the NICU to visit daily.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker ($100) 1381

May 9:  Car repair for a mom in rural area to get her middle school son to the school bus stop.  Referral:  Ivette Felix, LINK ($197) 1382

May 12:  Emergency medication for middle school son of single mom whose family will soon qualify for Medi-Cal to cover this expense.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 1383

May 12:  Partial first month’s rent for homeless man who had to use his savings for  DUI and anger management classes.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1384

May 12:  Dental lab fees for 13-year-old who has had 3 root canals and crowns done pro bono by Dr. Voss in the Give Kids A Smile program.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Schools ($200) 1385

May 13:  Gas card for mother needing to visit her seriously ill sibling at the UCLA Medical Center.  Referral:  Daniel Rodriguez ($100) 1386

May 14:  Partial rent for mother who had to use her saved rent money for an emergency.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($200) 1387

May 15:  Partial rent for family who used rent money for medical emergencies.  Referral:  Romi Ramirez, LINK ($400) 1388

May 15:  Partial PG&E payment for single mom and her children to prevent shut off.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($183.48) 1389

May 15:  Partial rent and clothing for family that has used extra resources for insurance payment.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($200 and $100) 1390 and 1391

May 15:  Clothes for 2 siblings in a struggling family.  Referral:  Diana Howard, LINK ($100) 1390

Items Donated:
safety gate from Anne Appel; crib sheets from Art and Therese Hanlon with shopping by Sharynn Chirpich; kitchen items from Congregation Beth David rummage sale collected by Judy Harris; stroller and yarn delivery to North County by Barbara Putman; 3 cases of diapers from Kemay Eoyang; diapers and can openers from Jayne Auchterlonie; boy clothes from Maureen Marquis and Roberta Filadelfia through the Assistance League; Oral Health Care research by Meaghan Gilbert and Leslie Rotstein; Spokes membership from Linda Blonsley; baby clothes from Helma Smulders; toiletries from Rosemary Cleaves, Candace Guldeman, and Lola Zybura, high chairs from Rosemary Cleaves and Arlene Versaw; diapers from bonnie Rivera; baby clothes from Nicole Pazdan; toiletries delivered to Prado and Grizzley by Kat Tuculet; bicycle seat from Bob Eldridge; printed receipts from Linda Jankay;  bike for young woman to ride to work from Katie Perez; baby food maker from Anonymous; delivery to North County by Dana Lundy;

Funds Donated:  
Sharynn Chirpich, Jacque Wheeler, Doreen Wetzel, Ros McQuade, Marylou Gooden, Julie Jones, Gail Sears, Betty Kulp, Nancy Hurd, Walter and Janie Heath, Mary Parker, Lisa Bertrand, Vicki Tucker-Luginbill in memory of Barbara McCallum, Anonymous from Fiesta, Lorraine Berg, Jacquoline Williams, Sallie Joyce-Higgens, Ann Porter, Teddy Burton, Connie Willard, Rotary Club of Pismo Beach, Belinda Benassi, Dee Lacey, Judy Barclay, Cathy Swenson, Shelby West, Sapphire Grace, Barbara Crawford, Rosemary Cleaves, Madeline Stevenson, Nicole Pazdan, Marla Lee Eaton, Margaret Helley, Dyann Campagana, Joy Pickell, Katie Perez, Bonnie Perez, Christen Zybura, Lola Zybura, Susan Demma, Judy Eisenhard, Pamela Peters, Maria Ramirez, Tammy Sonnabend, Lori Sonnabend, Lynn Heinrich, Barbara Deel, Mariam Shah, Madeline Fay, Mary Anne Morgan, Janice Chagoya, Candace Guldeman, Diana Henderson, Leslie Jones, Kat Tuculet, Linda Jankay, Arlene Versaw, Wendy Daly,

Sunday, May 11, 2014


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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Rotary Club of Pismo Beach/Five Cities

At their May 6th lunch meeting, Rotary Club of Pismo Beach/Five Cities donated $757.95 to Womenade.  We are grateful to Steve Curry for recommending Womenade, and to all the Rotarians for this support.  Every dollar will help someone in need locally.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Fiesta at the Adobe

San Luis Obispo County Womenade is grateful to Andrea Devitt and Anne Gough for an amazing afternoon of music, food, and friends at the Sauer-Adams Adobe, May 4th, all to benefit Womenade.  We appreciate our sponsors: Adobe Realty, Peg Grady, Trio, Palm Theater, Jaffa Cafe, Taqueria Santa Cruz Express, John Spatafore, Cloud Star, Yarns at the Adobe, Joan Wenglikowski of Wacker Wealth Partners, Luna Red, Linda Flynn's Willow Nest, Donna Hoff Massage, Growing Grounds, Ellen Sheffer, Gini Griffin, Von's, The Noodle House, Cuesta College Athletic Department, Picking Daisies, S.E.I.U. 1000, and The Rossa Family.  Over $2,700 was raised for Womenade at this event.