Sunday, August 31, 2014

PG&E Workplace Giving Program

Thanks to Marylou Gooden for registering Womenade for PG&E's workplace giving program.  Molly Kiely of Bright Age Media & Marketing (BAMM) made an amazing poster for the event.  Grateful to all!

Friday, August 29, 2014

What Womenade Shared from August 16 - 29

August 18:  Cosmetology college tuition for woman who is now out of jail and in a sober living residence.  She can’t obtain work in the medical field in which she received her previous degree because she has a felony.  Referral:  Marci Powers, SLO Anti-Gang Coordinating Commission ($300) 1477

August 18:  Regional bus passes for 2 safe house residents in order to facilitate their efforts to find employment.  Referral:  Anabel Ros, RISEslo, with shopping by Roberta Filadelfia ($88) 1486

August 19:  Clothes and school supplies for sisters pre-school and 1st grade whose mother lost her battle with cancer and family funds have gone to today’s funeral and medical costs.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($206.95) 1478

August 19:  Automobile starter so that homeless family can get to job and medical appointments.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($138.49) 1479

August 20:  Baby wash for newborn.  Referral:  PHN ($17.91) 1480

August 20:  Bus ticket so seriously ill homeless woman can go to her daughter’s in Tacoma.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, County Services ($119) 1481

August 20:  Partial oral surgery fee for 3-year-old autistic child with severe caries: Jack’s Helping Hand is paying the remainder.  Referral:  Cristina Macedo, CAPSLO ($300) 1482

August 22:  Dental treatment for 17-year-old girl.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($110) 1483

August 22:  CPR class in Spanish for mother of 8 children whose 8-week-old baby has Downs Syndrome.  Referral:  Pam McLaughlin, Early Intervention Specialist ($70) 1484

August 22:  Partial rent for single mom who is behind in payments due to unexpected medical deductibles that had to be paid prior to her daughter’s surgery.  Referral:  Stella Medina, LINK ($200) 1485

August 25:  Partial rent for developmentally disabled man who has always lived with his mother; since her death he has been homeless.  Referral:  Larry Feldt, CAPSLO ($300) 1487

August 26:  Water bill payment to turn service on to single mom and her 12-year-old son.  Referral:   Jill Scorby, Mesa Middle School counselor ($75) 1488

August 27:  School clothes and shoes for 2 boys whose single mom is struggling.  Referral:  Yvette Felix, LINK ($200) 1489

August 27:  Partial payment for car transmission for single mother taking care of her son who has developmental needs and her mother who is medically fragile.  Referral:  Romi Ramirez, LINK ($300) 1490

August 28:  Dental surgery hospital set-up fee for 2-year-old who is currently homeless with her mother.  Mother is paying part.  Referral:  Lorena Gomez, CAPSLO ($135) 1491

August 28:  Dental treatment for young girl.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($110) 1492

August 28:  Partial rent for single parent coming out of an abusive situation.  Referral:  Lisa Martinez, San Luis Obispo Women’s Shelter ($200) 1493

August 28:  Activity mat for young baby.  Referral:  PHN and paid with scrip from Merry-Go-Round

August 28:  Dental surgery hospital set-up fee for young patient.  Referral:  Dr. Pedersen ($150) 1494

Items Donated:
--> activity mat for Down’s Syndrome baby from Lisa Funk; linens, pillows, and kitchen items from Marylou Gooden; linens, toaster, and iron from Leslie Jones; formula and bottles from Laureen Killenberger and Kris Smetzer; formula from Kathy Long; double stroller from Art and Therese Hanlen; cradle and bouncer from Jamie Mello; clothes from Brittany Palmer; double stroller and bouncer from Jennifer Cruzat via Dee Lacey; bassinet from Roberta Filadelfia and Dee Lacey; stroller from Rosemary Cleaves; 
Funds Donated:
--> Anonymous, Marylou Gooden, Bonnie Allen, Marla Lee Eaton, Rosemary Cleaves, Carol Taylor, Susan Demma, Lynn De Leo, Kathleen Harvey, Janice Chagoya, Lori Sonnabend, Phyllis Bettencourt, Madeline Stevenson, Arlene Versaw, Nicole Pazdan, Gail Applegate, Lynn Heinrich, Nell Quijano, Candace Guldeman, Barbara Deel, Ginny, Kenny, Susan Middleton, Madeline Fay, Mary Anne Morgan, Leslie Jones, Mariam Shah, Ann McMahon, Ros McQuade, Anonymous, Mary Parker, Lisa Bertrand, Tennis Warehouse,

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Womenade and United Way

Marylou Gooden just enrolled Womenade in the United Way Workplace Giving Program!  Please get the word out to family and friends!

Here are the directions to donate to Womenade through the United Way Workplace Giving Program:
1) Get a United Way pledge form from your Human Resources Department.
2) Complete the form, go to the bottom section labeled Designated Donations and write in SLO Womenade.
3) List the amount you would like to donate from each paycheck.
4) Return the form to your HR department.

If your place of work does not already have a United Way Workplace Giving program established, the folks at SLO United Way, 805-541-1234, would be happy to come to make a presentation and get the program started.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

What Womenade Shared From August 1 - August 15

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August 7:  Operation room set up fee for young boy’s oral surgery.  Referral:  Dr. Pedersen ($150) 1464

August 7:  Fee for California ID for a man recently released from custody, so that he can apply for SSI and employment.  Referral:  Marci Powers, One Stop ($8) 1465 

August 7:  Security deposit for a 22-year-old who is working to get her life together after being a ward of the state, homeless, and incarcerated.  Referral:  Andrea Herrera, CAPSLO ($150) 1466

August 7:  Clothes for an elderly woman on low income whose job will end soon, and she needs clothes to look for a new one since she has lost a great deal of weight.  Referral:  Linda Benchman, Department of Rehabilitation ($200) 1467

August 7:  Partial rent for an elderly woman who can only find part-time work.  Referral:  Marina Garza, LMFT ($200) 1468

August 11:  Dental treatment for 18-year-old girl.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($110) 1469

August 11: Sewing machine for mother of rural family.  Referral:  PHN ($84.91) 1470

August 11:  Partial rent for struggling family whose father has been sick and unable to work for a month.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($200) 1471

August 11:  Gas for homeless family to take their child to Cottage Hospital for an appointment, and then back again for surgery.  Referral:  PHN ($100) 1472

April 12:  Bassinet and sheets for homeless newborn coming out of the hospital and into the shelter.  Referral:  Tammee Green, CAPSLO, paid with Merry-Go-Round funds

April 13:  Motel stay for homeless woman whose father just passed away.  This allows her to be sheltered while she is getting connected to placement with Peoples’ Self Help Housing and services with Transitions Mental Health.  Referral:  James Statler, Community Counseling Center  ($300) 1473

April 13:  Dental treatment for senior on fixed income living in subsidized housing.  Referral:  Brittany Carraway, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing ($98) 1474

August 14:  Final AT&T bill for elderly woman whose husband has recently passed away, and she herself is now terminally ill and struggling with mounting medical bills.  Referral:  Lydie Mason, County Mental Health ($149.19) 1475

August 15:  Dental treatment for 11-year-old girl.  Referral:  Dr. Tran ($110) 1476

Items Donated:  school supplies from Linda Thompson; port-a-crib and air mattress with frame from Marylou Lynch; 2 cases of diapers from Kemay Eoyang; items for Pirates’ Closet from Candy Spahr the Los Osos group delivered by Edna Marie Cole; stamps from Mary Bettencourt; co-sleeper from Julie Jones; high chair and school supplies from Susan Updegrove; changing table pad, newborn clothes, and baby items from Jen Holcombe delivered by Jayne Auchterlonie; bouncer, bathtub, and baby clothes from Stephanie Walker-West; blender from Houry Semerdjian; clothing for Pirates’ Closet from Jackie Miller; rug from Tauria Linala; children’s music passes from Heidi Harmon; crib mattress from Doreen Wetzel; toys, clothes, and children’s shoes from BJ Semmes; twin sheets, towels, and pan from Helma Smulder; clothes and shoes for 2 boys from Operation School Bell via Roberta Filadelfia;  towels, sheets, comforter, TVs, microwave and furniture from Leslie Jones; family passes to Boo Boo's music for kids program from Heidi Harmon;

Funds Donated:  
-->Jayne Devencenzi, Vicki McPartland, Vicki Wyne, Mariam Shah, Amy Wagner, Linda Selig Blonsley, Kathleen ApRoberts, Jen Melton, Kathie Hendricks in fond memory of Aggie Goette – Sharynn Chirpich’s mother, Florence and Frank Simon, Marilyn Banducci, Sandi Pardini, Joanne and Phil Ruggles, Barbara Neuman, in appreciation of Roger and Marlene Carver, Donna Ramos, Mary Bettencourt, Debra Wacher, Anonymous, Liz Curren, Vita Miller, Donna Howard, Gwen Infante, Jeannette Powles, Karen O’Grady, Karen Morgan, Meaghan Gilbert, Andrea Wasko, Susan Hood, Carol Devore, Nancy Shearer, Judy Barclay, Darlene Krouse, Marilyn Fuller, Elaine Gardiner, Jackie Miller, Deborah Whitson in memory and honor of Francis De L’Eau – Leslie Jones’s mother, family reunion donation from Tim and Marilyn Banducci, Naomi Blakely, Barbara Evanish, Ruby Klatt, Linda Pax, Heidi Harmon, Kat Tuculet, Kathie Hannula, Wendy Daly, Nancy Hurd, Bette Kulp, Kathy Greer, Diane McKeague, Marcy Owens, Leslie Jones, estate of Frances De L’Eau, Diana Foch, Kathy Long, Karen Blum, Judy Riener, Mona Tucker, Charlie Holdeman, Joanne Smalley,

Monday, August 4, 2014

Successful Diaper Drive Hosted by Engle and Associates Insurance

Jayne Engle Allen, left, and Sandy Richardson, Womenade president
San Luis Obispo County Womenade is grateful to Jayne Engle Allen and the staff, customers, family, and friends of Engle and Associates Insurance for a successful July diaper drive.  The bounty of diapers and wipes will help families throughout the county.  Womenade is a 501 (c)(3) that receives referrals from local agencies, schools, doctors, and dentists, and donates time, money, and items to meet their clients' essential needs. and 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

What Womenade Shared from July 16th - July 31st

July 16:  Toddler bed for young child.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Edna Marie Cole ($54) 1463

July 17:  Gas card for parents to get to counseling and other appointments.  Referral:  Michelle Gaulden, County Mental Health Services ($100) 1460

July 17:  Double stroller for mother of 2 with no transportation.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Edna Marie Cole ($50) 1463

July 17:  Smoke detector for family living in small apartment.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Edna Marie Cole ($11.87) 1463

July 29:  Car repair for 84-year-old who lives on his own on a fixed income.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Department of Social Services ($313) 1462

Items Donated:  
-->Baby clothes and toys from Suzanne Tobling; Rapid Fire Basketball hoop from Debbie Melton to Family Care Network family; New Wave oven and bath linens from Diane Brink; school supplies and backpacks for foster children from Anonymous, Katie Perez, Olivia and her grandma Kathie Hendricks, Hospice Partners Hope Chest via Anne Appel and Sharynn Chirpich, and Elaine Stewart; towels from Roberta Filadelfia and Leslie Jones; maternity clothes, crib and changing table from Julie Marr; toiletries and can opener from Jayne Auchterlonie; baby formula from Kathy Long Norris; toiletries and slippers from Candace Guldeman; towels and can opener from Christi Nemetz; gas card for parents to get family to therapy from Linda Garza; pack-n-play, booster seat, and 2 strollers from Erika Barclay Schuetze; board games from Bob Federman; a van full of diapers and wipes from Jayne Engle Allen and Engle and Associates Insurance diaper drive;

Funds Donated:   
Naomi Blakely in honor of a friend’s birthday, Melaleuca, Ingrid Pires, donation in memory of Francis de l’Eau - Leslie Jones’s mother, in honor Patty Rogers’s birthday from Joyce Zorger, in celebration of Linda Olsen’s birthday from Naomi Blakely, Mary Parker,  Lisa Bertrand, in celebration of Sharynn Chirpich's birthday,