Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Holiday Donations to Families Womenade Serves

  • Michelle Seden and Baker Wine and Grape Analysis have a Holiday Giving tree for Womenade
  • San Luis Obispo Country Club Women adopted 3 families for the holidays and more!  Thanks Donna Jeberjahn!
  • San Luis Children's Museum donated a year-long pass to a formerly homeless family
  • Covered with Love Knitters created scarves, hats, and sweaters
  • Pajamas were donated by Central Coast Funds for Children, Muriel Harkins
  • Filled purses for the homeless from Alexandria Helms and Friends
  • Bear Valley Quilters donated 3 bags of quilts
  • The Doll Ministry created dolls for the children at the Nipomo Food Distribution

Funds from:
Barbara Pruitt's Bunco Group
San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church
Scenic Coast Doll Club
Sharon Leigh Cancer Organization
5 Cities Women's Network
Rooster Creek Tavern in Arroyo Grande

Grateful to all!

What Womenade Shared from December 1st to December 15th

December 1: Emergency clothes, diapers, and personal items for a mother, a domestic violence victim, and her 3 children who had all their belongings taken by the father.  Referral:  Dr. Erin Parsons ($300) 2296

December 1:  Partial rent for a mom whose husband is in jail.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 2297

December 2: Partial rent to move a family from homelessness to housing.  Referral:  Kimberley Archie, CAPSLO ($300) 2298

December 2:  Partial rent for a family; the father's medical bills have affected their ability to keep up with payments.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Lucia Mar Unified Schools ($200) 2299

December 2:  Partial rent for a single mom whose roommate moved away; she has found a new one starting in January.  Referral:  Stella Medina, LMUSD ($300) 2300

December 3:  Gas and motel stay to help a mother, including a young baby, move out of the area to another state where they will have family support. Referral:  Paula Warnes, Paso Robles Schools ($205.95) 2301

December 3:  Payment for a 5th wheel space, so a mother can use her funds to heat it and pay park utilities until the family moves to housing in the new year.  Referral:  Alicia McAllister, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($331) 2302

December 3:  Partial rent to prevent eviction; the family is behind on rent because their son was diagnosed with diabetes, and he had to go to Stanford for treatment.  Referral:  Mary Squellati, CAPSLO ($300) 2303

December 4:  Partial rent payment for single mother who had to use rent money to fix her broken car.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($350) 2304

December 6:  Eye glasses for a woman who hasn't had funds to cover the cost for years and her vision is deteriorating.  Referral:  Elisa Leigan, San Luis County Behavioral Health ($125.50) 2305

December 7:  Storage closing fee for a family that is homeless, so they can pick up important papers that are stored there before all their belongings are sold.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($164) 2306

December 7:  Bunk bed for children reunited with their mother.  Referral:  Barbara Turk, Child Welfare Services ($305.95) Debit

December 7:  Emergency diapers for a toddler.  Referral:  Vanessa Grenne ($25.91) 2307

December 7:  Car repair so a woman can get to her job.  Referral:  David Smith and Belinda Benassi, Department of Social Services ($275) 2308

December 7:  Housing Authority payment so a Veteran can be issued a voucher to find a Section 8 apartment.  Referral:  Esther Castillo, PATH - Support Services for Homeless Vets ($124)  2309

December 7:  Double stroller for mother who walks to all appointments and stores.  Referral:  PHN, Craigslist search and delivery by Susan Updegrove and Amy Sullivan ($75) 2310

December 7:  Partial car payment for a woman whose work hours were reduced, but will go back up in January.  She needs her car to get to her job.  Referral:  Dr. Shapiro ($300.00) 2311

December 8:  Medication for a patient with severe dry eye and photophobia.  Referral:  Kim Richards, Tidelands Counseling ($205.95) 2312

December 8:  Partial deductible payment for  a woman whose car was majorly damaged in a hit and run.  She needs her car right away to continue to work.  Referral:  Nicole Holst, Transitions-Mental Health ($305.95) 2313

December 8:  Partial rent to prevent a woman from being evicted.  Referral:  Martha Diaz and Belinda Benassi, Department of Social Services ($300) 2314

December 8:  Partial rent payment for a Veteran and his family, so they can stay in their apartment.  They can pay going forward.  Referral:  Larry Lichti, CAPSLO/Veteran's Services ($116) 2315

December 9:  Clothes and motel nights for a father and his 2 children who lost all their belongings.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($305.95) 2316

December 9:  Eye glasses for a patient who lost her medical insurance; she will have insurance starting in the new year.  Referral:  Judy Kelly and Dr. Shapiro ($205.95) 2317

December 9:  Partial payment of a sport fine so a single mom's oldest daughter can graduate.  Referral:  Karina Ayala and Laurie Morgan, CAPSLO and SAFE ($200) 2318

December 10:  Bunks beds for a family moving their children to housing.  Referral: Barbara Turk, County Welfare Services ($305.95) debit

December 10:  Storage unit payment so a Veteran and his family can move all their belongings to housing.  Referral:  Kevin Reeder, ECHO ($307.00) 2319

December 10:  Emergency treatment for an abscess for a young Foster child,  Referral:  PHN ($220) 2320

December 11:  Sleeping bags for parents and their child living in a tent.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection, and shopping by Susan Updegrove ($)

December 11:  Restoration of electricity for a struggling family; they will be able to keep current on payments going forward.  Referral:  Kayla Kerrigan and Belinda Benassi, DSS ($300) 2321

December 11:  Phone activation for a man seeking employment.  Referral:  Alan McKean America's Jobs Center ($250) 2322

December 12:  Food for a struggling family - the mother is facing another cancer surgery soon.  Referral:  Tatiana Abundis, Big Brothers Big Sisters ($200) 2323

December 12:  Stroller for a homeless 2-month-old.  Referral:  Melinda Sokolowski, CAPSLO, and shopping by Susan Updegrove ($)

December 14:  Gas card for a student returning to college after turning her life around.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, Cuesta College counselor ($100) 2324

December 14:  Bus ticket so a domestic violence victim can return to family support in another state.  Gas for homeless friends to take her to the Santa Maria bus station, and travel food.  Referral: Beth Raub, SlO Women's Shelter and Belinda Benassi, DSS ($208.50 Debit, $15 cash for baggage fee, $107.28 for gas and travel food) 2325

December 15:  Dental treatment for a 6-year-old boy.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK ($147) 2326

December 15:  Partial rent for a mother delivering a new baby this week.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK ($300) 2327

December 15:  Partial rent for Veteran moving to housing.  Referral:  Larry Feldt, CAPSLO Vets ($305) 2328

December 15:
  Partial rent for a woman moving into Transitions Mental Health Housing.  Referral:  Kevin Reeder, ECHO ($300)

Items Donated:  children's clothes from Helma Smulders; tent, kitchen utensils and towels, and toys from Marylou Gooden; microwave from Lihi Kamen, dishes from Janet Allenspach; blanket and toaster from Linda Thompson; pots and pans from Jacque Fondren; North County delivery by Barbara Putman; blanket and baking trays from Amy Jacobs; table from Susan Updegrove; diapers from Nancy Kraus; bottles, kitchen items, and toys from Carrie  Fogo; bed from Linda Holland; cases of diapers from Anonymous; cases of diapers from Kemay Eoyang;  Christmas trees from Arianna Ackerman and Sandra Sansoni; household items from Janet Allenspach; jogging stroller from Therese Hanlon via Jerry and Sharynn Chirpich; 4 bags of new blankets from Roy and Marty Thomas and Jerry and Sharynn Chirpich;  kitchen items from Jayne Devencenzi; Christmas gifts for 3 families from the San Luis Country Club Women, shopping by Donna Jeberjahn and Amanda Lombard and delivery by Lee Jeberjahn; yearlong membership for a family donated by The Children's Museum with special consideration from Linda Selig Blonsley; blankets from Anna Watterworth;  pajamas from Sandi Pardini; sheets from Linda Holland; linens and pillows from Janie Holland; high chair and excersaucer from Laureen Wallravin delivered by Kathy apRoberts; stamps from Dana Easton; North County delivery by Joy Sostrin; pajamas from Central Coast Funds for Children via Muriel Harkins; 14 bags of care products from Alexandria Helms and her friends delivered to Prado and the Grizzly Academy by Kat Tuculet; high chairs from Phyllis Bettencourt and Madeline Fay; food for Los Osos Backpack program from Lainie Wachter; Christmas tree and ornaments from Lisa Mishoulam; diapers from Barbara Deel;

Admin Funds Donated: 
Dana Starkovich, Leslie and Gene Rotstein, Rosemary Cleaves,

Funds Donated:  Lisa Bertrand, Roberta and Frank Kassak, Rhonda Richard, Nancy Kraus, Judith Thompson, Joanne Guvene, Freddi Quin, Evi Alford, L. Demartini, Patricia Haines, Tana Pedersen, Claire Granbery, Fran Norris, Marilyn Rolph, Karen Steves, Karen Anderson, Nancy Sweet, Julie Holland, Susan Zweig, Janice Paulsen, Frances Wagner, Patricia Kuprewicz, Betty Scully, Leah Clark, De Hampton, Carol Cape, Nancy Warren, Sharee Howell, Nancy Bayliss, Vicki Wyne, Christine Hammer, Kathy Smith-Brown, Dorothy Mauger, Jeanne Little, Beth Ladin, Jamie Herbon, Patti Haines, Amy Hedges, Marie Kyle, Bonnie Keller, Marcia Traversaro, Christi Nemetz, Nancy Warren, Myra Akel, Jo Anne Painter, Sue Bergstrom, Cynthia Grenz, Valerie Mecchi, Claudia Sorensen, Joni Ratts, Bob Brenner, Ruth Steen, Yvonne Morrow, Sandra Merrill, Anonymous, Amy Sullivan, Patty Aguilar, Jayne Devencenzi, Jean Steel, Tom and Kathy McLaughlin, California Scenic Coast Doll Club, Sharon Leigh Cancer Organization, Jayne Devencenzi, Jean Steel, Fred Donati, Michelle Williams, Peti Johnson, Penny Hobson, Rooster Creek Tavern, 5 Cities Women's Network, Valerie Stewart, Seronda Senior Services, Carla Muller, Tamara Jones, Mishoulam Insurance Services, Sandra Nichols, Relished Food Holistic Nutrition/Laureen Wallravin, Tenil VanRozeboom, Doreen Curtze, The Keenan Carter Group, Melissa McCreary, Hardy Chiropractic/Patricia Hardy, Kelley O'Neill, Heather Mooney, Terry Merlo, Mary Einkauf, Sue Maccagno Palmer, Sandra Sansoni, Pismo Curves, CJJB Enterprises, Mason Mortgage Services, Linda Bishop, Grace Nagel, Quilt Raffle, Mac and Bonnie Brinton, Evan apRoberts and Melissa Castellano in honor of Kathy apRoberts, Judy Barclay, Carla Haynie, Albert and Louise Schiebelhut, Frank and Florence Simon, Wendy Daly, San Luis Obispo Country Club Women, Katherine Coull, Helen Rehm, Joanne Weber, Muriel Harkins, Argene Tisdale, Darlene De Chance, Gay Mc Cready, Trudi Travis, Arlene Yost, Michele Ferreri-Bleuher, Jose Davies-Toll, Barbara Haupt, Ricki Pace, Leanna Kerston, Terri Ernst, Margaret Budd, Kathie Hendricks, Judith Rutter, Mary Parker, Leona Fairchild, Dana Easton, Barbara Pruitt, Barbara Pruitt's Bunco Friends, Betty Porte, J. Ingwerson, Dan and Tess Mathews, Phil and Joanne Ruggles, Chuck and Lois Crotser, Sue Smith, Bob and Carol Kerwin, Teddy Burton, Marylou Gooden, Diana Henderson, quilt raffle, Bonnie Rivera, Pam Peters, Susan Demma, Wendy Hallin, Judy Eisenhard, Ginny Kenny, Joy Pickell, Sally Woelper, Barbara Deel, Phyllis Bettencourt, Nell Quijano, Mary Weeks, Rosemary Cleaves, Katie Perez, Mariam Shah, Malka Kutner, Tina Doherty, Dianne Thompson, Madeline Stevenson, Gay Groomes, Madeline Fay, Mary Anne Morgan, Linda Fibich, Janice Chagoya, Lynn De Leo, Anonymous, Helen Powell, Arlene Versaw, Elizabeth Parker, Patricia Streng, Marla Lee Eaton, Connie Holtz, Pamela Dunlap, Carol Chenot, G.Silverstone, Dianne Kring-Sonksen, Janice Owens-Martinez, San Luis Obispo Wine Country Association, Talley Vineyard, Heather Muran,

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Womenade Donation from Davies Company Real Estate

Dawna Davies of the Davies Company made a $1,000 donation to Womenade in honor of their customers.  The Davies Company holiday card features amazing illustrations of the many ways Womenade shares with our community.  We appreciate this thoughtful support!

What Womenade Shared November 16th - November 30th

November 16:  Partial rent payment for mother who is disabled and is having back surgery in December.  Referral:  Nicole Holst, Transitions Mental Health ($200) 2263

November 16:  Partial payment for transmission repair for a mom who just got housing, and on the way home from signing papers, her engine broke.  Referral:  Kevin Reeder, ECHO ($300) 2264

November 16:  Security deposit for a woman to move to safe housing after escaping an abusive relationship.  Referral:  Lara Laity, RISE ($200) 2265  VOID replaced with 2278

November 16:  Emergency payment for injections for a child who is disabled.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($103)  2266

November 16:  RTA pass so a pregnant woman living in a sober living house can get to OBGYN appointments, and food to supplement what she receives from distribution sites.  Referral:  Heather Sorensen, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($32 and $100) 2267 and 2269

November 16:  Car repair so that a woman with PTSD and Panic Attacks can try to find employment.  Referral:  David Lichti, counselor ($168.55) 2268

November 18:  Holiday turkeys for a single dad with 3 children, and a family of 7 whose dad lost his job, and 2 families of 4 who were homeless.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($100) 2269

November 18:  Food and rent for a mother and her 4 children who are living in a  garage.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK, and Twin Cities Hospital ($100 and $300) 2269 and 2272

November 18: Emergency medical tests for a woman who is ill.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 2270

November 18:  Anti-allergen home bedding for elderly woman with severe allergies.  Referral:  Brittany Carraway, People's Self-Help Housing ($200) 2271

November 18:  Partial rent for mother about to deliver her baby; she has been unable to work for the last month.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, Health Navigator, LINK ($300) 2273

November 19:  Emergency formula for a newborn whose mother has run out.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, Health Navigator, LINK ($53.98) 2274

November 19:  Gas card for a man on limited income to travel to LA for treatments after jaw/esophagus cancer, reconstructive surgery, and a tracheotomy.  His friend speaks for him, provides care, and drives him to appointments.  Referral:  Rose Levinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Health ($150) 2274

November 19:  Partial rent so a single mother who is disabled, can move with her 17-year-old daughter into housing.  Referral:  Kimberly Archie, CAPSLO ($300)  2275

November 20:  Household items for a woman moving to housing who has nothing.  Referral:  Kimberly Archie, CAPSLO ($150) 2276

November 20:  Gas and food for a 28-year-old man who lost his job due to health issues, and is now homeless.  He is being seen for facial numbness and brain swelling.  Referral:  Jessica Mezzapesa, Central Coast Home Health ($115) 2276

November 20:  Partial payment for a car for a woman who needs to drive to see her daughters.  Referral:  Kim Schwab, County Family Treatment Court ($300) 2277 

November 20:  Glasses for a 14-year-old boy so he can see the board at school.  Referral:  Jamie Rizzo, CASA ($108.99) 2279

November 20: Past due internet payment to prevent shut off for an elderly woman who needs to finish job training using the computer.  Referral:  Beverly Cook, American's Jobs Center ($44.98) 2280

November 23:  RTA bus passes for a homeless man needing to travel to treatment and a single mom needing to get to appointments and treatment.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outreach Treatment  and purchase by Bette Kulp ($88) 2294

November 23:  Gas for a single mom and her 4 daughters who are homeless and waiting for Section 8 housing.  Referral:  Paula Warnes, Paso Roble Joint Unified School District ($100) 2281

November 24:  Soccer fees for All Stars for brothers ages 9 and 12 who are in Foster care.  Referral:  Jenny Rutledge and Belinda Bennasi, Department of Social Services ($135 and $135) 2282 and 2283

November 24:  Security grab bar for an elderly woman with advanced dementia being cared for by her 2 daughters who have limited income.  Referral:  Rose Gevinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Health  ($204.12) Debit

November 24:  Partial rent to prevent eviction of a single mother and her 2 sons, 1 son has Asberger's.  Referral:  Nicole Holst, Transitions Mental Health ($300) 2284

November 24:  Trailer rental for a woman moving out of homelessness.  Referral:  Patty Ramirez, TMH ($300) 2285

November 24:  Formula and diapers for a mother with 4 very young children.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK ($55.14) 2286

November 24:  Partial deposit for a senior man who is disabled and moving to housing.  Referral:  Kimberly Archie, CAPSLO ($325) 2287

November 24:  Campground fees for a single mom, a victim of domestic violence and her 2 children ages 7 and 13.  They will move to housing in a week.  Referral:  Monique Hoyos, Department of Social Services ($205) 2288

November 25:  Past due payment to prevent a client from losing all possessions.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outreach ($200) 2289

November 25:  Emergency motel stay for an 87-year-old woman who is seriously ill.  She will move to Transitional Housing soon.  Referral:  Debbie Beckett, CAPSLO ($305.95) Debit

November 26:  Supplemental food for  a man recently leaving assisted living to a motel.  Referral:  Beth Belingheri, Central Coast Home Health ($100) Debit

November 26:  Supplemental and specialty food due to health issues in a family of 8 that has recently been housed.  Referral:  Veronica Cablayan, 5 Cities Homeless Coalition ($200) Debit

November 26: Gas for a neighbor helping a Parkfield man to stores to buy medical supplies and food.  Referral:  Naomi Simpson, Central Coast Home Health ($100) 2290

November 26:  PG&E payment to prevent shut off for a single mom and her 2 children - she is a victim of domestic violence.  Referral:  Shona Pruitt, Women's Shelter Program of San Luis ($183.87) 2291 

November 26:  Emergency motel stay for grandparents who have custody of  their 8-year-old granddaughter who they took to the ER and learned she has Type 1 Diabetes.  They had to stay to learn how to manage this disease.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker  ($305.95) and diabetes kit from Gwyneth Stewart

November 26:  Allan Hancock material and health fees for a woman who is recovering well and starting her life again.  Referral:  Heather Sorensen, Drug and Alcohol Services ($65) 2293

November 27:  U Haul and moving for an elderly woman who just got out of the hospital and moved her possessions out of storage to Section 8 housing.  Referral:  Twin Cities Hospital social worker ($340.71) Debit

November 30:  Partial rent for a family with 6 children; the parent who works is ill.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($300) 2295

Items Donated:  infant bed, blankets and sweater from Sara Fiore; for the HunanKind event sparkling cider from Judy Riener and wine from Anonymous, Linda Rawlings and Biddle Ranch Vineyards, and Karen Morgan; gift cards from Michelle Headrick; delivery by Jayne Auchterlonie; diapers, children's clothes, baby carrier, and stroller from Jerry and Sharynn Chirpich; 5 bikes from Jim Ellman; high chair and blanket from Jeannette Davis Powells; clothing, baby wipes, and toiletries from Katie Merlo; cases of diapers and wipes from Kathie Hendricks; teen gift cards from Linda Bishop and Linda Jankay; new socks from Marian Gregory; children's clothes from Helma Smulders; newborn clothes from Arlene Versaw; blanket and children's clothes from Dawn Tyra; children's clothes and books from Lesa Smith and Dakota Moulton; toys and baby items from Jessica Michelson; toiletries from Liz Johnston; toys and baby safety gate from Erika Schuetz; complete Christmas for a family from Stacy and Jeff LaBarge, Bob and Linda Westenberger, and Meghan and Sam Belongia;

Admin Funds Donated:  Rita Erwin, Dana Starkovich, Leslie Rotstein,

Funds Donated:  Dan Carpenter, Melaleuca, Diane Wettlaufer, Mary Parker, Janis Woolpert, Ann McMahon, Nancy Shearer, Dr. and Mrs. Zorus P. Colglazier, Maggie Raggatz, Carol Tickner, Kathy Greer, Dawna Davies and the Davies Company Real Estate, Lisa Bertrand, Nita La Loggia,

Sunday, November 15, 2015

What Womenade Shared from Nov. 1st - Nov. 15th

November 2:  Restored electricity for a single mom with a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old.  Mom has been ill, and has now returned to her job at a motel.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($157.81) 2231

November 3:  Car repair for a single mother of 6 who needs to transport her children to school and herself to work.  Referral: Bridget Coombs, Department of Rehabilitation ($330.56) 2232

November 3:  Partial rent for a single mother with 2 children who works very hard and volunteers in the community.  She had to go to Mexico to take care of her mother who lives alone and suffered a 3rd stroke.  She had to take time off without pay, and is now a month behind in rent.  Referral:  Sandy Murray, HASLO ($300) 2233

November 3:  Rent for a man released from prison, 3 years sober, and recently enrolled in college, who has suffered a stroke and had surgery.  Referral:  Janet Allenspach, CAPSLO ($300) 2234

November 3:  Partial rent for a hard-working single mother of 3 who works in a dry cleaners, and is struggling,  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 2235

November 3:  Water bill payment for a woman in the process of divorcing her abusive husband.  He has not paid child support.  Referral:  Magena Ammen, RISE ($146) 2236

November 4:  Computer from Exploration Station for a 13-year-old boy who lives with his grandma.  One reason his grades are poor is much of the homework centers on computer use.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($25) 2237

November 4:  Utility bill payments for a mother of 3 daughters.  The mother hasn't been able to work due to a car accident.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($74 and $74) 2238 and 2239

November 4:  Car repair by a high school automotive department for a single mom.  Her car was no longer safe to drive.  Referral:  Ricardo Vazquez, LINK ($195) 2240

November 4:  Enrollment in a YMCA basketball program for 2 siblings; their family is struggling emotionally and economically.  Referral:  Kim Richards, Tidelands Counseling ($90) 2241

November 5:  Port-a-crib with a bassinet insert for an infant living in a shelter with her mother.  The nurse wants the baby to no longer be sleeping with the mother.  Referral:  PHN ($75.59) 2242

November 5:  Sleeping bags for a pregnant woman and her husband who are homeless, sleeping on the beach.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($54.80) 2243

November 5:  Partial payment for dental surgery for an 18-month-old baby.  Referral: Dr. Fardanash, County Health Department ($300) 2244 

November 5:  Payment for childcare for a baby who is homeless; the family will get childcare support starting next week.  Referral:  Romi Ramirez, CAPSLO ($74.75) 2245

November 6:  Rent payment for mom whose purse was stolen, losing all money including her CALWORKS grant.  The family just moved to Section 8 housing.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi and Amanda Brown, County Department of Social Services ($163) 2246

November 6:  Medical bill payment for a single dad, a victim of domestic violence, who is  raising 3 children.  He had to pay unexpected bills this month.  Referral:  Stella Medina, LMUSD ($88) 2247 

November 6:  Partial rent for a mother of 2 who works hard cleaning vacation rentals; her income fluctuates.  Referral:  Maura Hugh and Belinda Benassi, DSS ($300) 2248

November 9:  Warm clothes and a jacket for a single mom who works in a motel.  Referral:  Jill Anderson, Martha's Place ($150) 2249

November 9:  Work clothes for a woman who recently found a front desk hotel position.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions Mental Health ($150) 2249

November 9:  Childcare for a mother who just got a job, but will not be paid till mid-November.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($350) 2250

November 9:  Wipes, shoes, underwear, and 2 car seats for 3 children who have just been placed with their grandparents and came with nothing.  Referral:  Brenda Vaughn, The Ark, and shopping by Bette Kulp  ($121.56) 2251

November 9:  Partial rent for a man who is currently struggling.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($250) 2252

November 10:  Gas for a single mother of 2 who works in the fields so she can make an emergency trip to Santa Barbara where her mother just suffered a stroke.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($100) 2253

November 12:  Diapers for a toddler in a struggling family.  Referral:  PHN, ($21.69)  2254

November 12:  Special progressive glasses for a Veteran who has serious eye issues and needs the glasses for his job driving cars to dealerships.  Referral:  Esther Castillo, PATH ($318) 2255 

November 13:  Restoration of water service for a Veteran and his daughter.  The man is applying for a job, and needs water to help with immediate needs.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia, Goodwill ($240) 2256

November 13:  Car repair for a single mother working part time and and dealing with mental illness.  This allows her to get to work, and frees up a little money so she can buy her 12-year-old son a Boy Scout uniform.  Referral:  Mat Chirman, Tidelands Counseling ($300) 2257

November 13:  Gas for a single mother who needs her car to look for employment.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($50) 2258

November 13:  Partial past due rent for a woman who lives in a little back area inside of another home.  Referral:  Jessica Baza, Health Navigator - CAPSLO ($300) 2260

November 13:  Partial rent and personal products for a single mom who is working very hard to make a safe, healthy home for her 2 children and get mental health services for herself.  Referral:  Kim Schwab, Family Treatment Court ($21.69 and $300) 2254 and 2261

November 13:  Partial payment to repair transmission for a single mother of a 4-year-old.  She works in the fields and needs the car to continue to be self-sufficient.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($375) 2262
Items Donated;  Diapers from the Marzio family; North County delivery by Joy Sostrin; stroller and grocery bags from Susan Updegrove; diapers from Sarah Locati; play kitchen and food for a Lucia Mar classroom from Roz Phillips as a gift to herself for her birthday; children's clothes from Joanna Gilbert; 2 strollers from Janet Lindsey; diapers from Central Coast Circle of Friends; 2 quilts and 20 knit hats from Katie Perez; holiday gifts for women from Anonymous; 5 hand-knit baby blankets from Ruth Nagano; toiletries and house care items for a mother of 2 girls from Ramneek Kaur, Dawn Tyra, Cleo Bonneville, and Lesa Smith; dvd player from Cleo Bonneville, Thanksgiving dinner for a family of 7 formerly homeless, referred by Atascadero Unified School District and given by Tim and Colleen Spafford;

Admin Funds Donated:  Rita Erwin, Dana Starkovich,
Funds Donated:   Lisa Bertrand, Amy Sullivan, Patty Aguilar, Barbara Cotton - The Cotton Group, Jayne Devencenzi, Jean Steel, Liz Johnston, Spirit Winds Physical Therapy, Spirit Winds event, Nancy Herrmann, Erin O'Donnell, Quilt Raffle funds, Judy Barclay, Josephina Ma, Mona Tucker Joanne and Phil Ruggles, Peti Johnson, Ros McQuade, Karen Pauley, Lisa Aquino to celebrate Lucy Haupt's birthday, Sue Smith, Bob and Carol Kerwin,

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Spirit Winds Physical Therapy Donation Event

November 3rd, 6:15 - 7:30 pm
1422 Monterey St. Suite C-102, San Luis
Free Educational Evening with Dr. Lauren Prewitt on urinary incontinence; over 13 million Americans are affected, most of them women. All donations to Womenade.

What Womenade Shared From October 1st - October 31st

Donated from 2003 to September 30, 2015  $516,015.24
Donated 3rd Quarter   $37,367.05 
Shared 3rd Quarter     $22,738.23
Balance September 30, 2015    $15,924.53

October 1:  Bike for homeless man.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection, and shopping by Naomi Blakely at the Bike Kitchen ($75) 2168

October 1:  Partial rent so a man can move to housing.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($280) 2169

October 1:  Motel stay for a homeless woman with M.S. in a wheelchair and her husband.  She is coming out of the hospital, and because of her condition, they can't stay at a shelter.  Motel stay is until Oct. 7th when they will have housing.  Referral:  Beth Belingheri, Central Coast Home Health ($305.95) 2170

October 1:  Partial rent to prevent eviction for mother and her 2-year-old.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia, Goodwill ($300) 2171

October 1:  Partial rent to get a woman into housing while the Housing Authority paper work process proceeds.  Referral:  Kimberly Archie, CAPSLO ($300) 2172

October 2:  Food for an 89-year-old man and his wife who have spent all their savings on recent medical problems.  They are in the process of applying for Medi-Cal.  Referral:  Rose Gevinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Health ($100) 2173

October 2:  Work clothes and boots for a homeless man who has secured a restaurant job.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia, Goodwill ($100) 2173

October 2:  Gas and food for a young couple with a 2-month baby.  They are couch surfing.  Dad needs the gas to get to his job.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK Health Navigator ($200) 2173

October 2:  Tires for woman to get safely to work.  Referral:  Debbie Beckett, CAPSLO $313.88) 2174

October 2:  Partial rent for a mother whose hours were reduced at work due to lack of business.  Referral: Yecenia Silvas, Lucia Mar Schools/LINK ($200) 2175

October 2:  Partial rent for single mother with 2 little boys.  Referral: Yecenia Silvas and Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Schools/LINK ($300) 2176

October 2:  Partial rent for single mother of 4 children whose roommate moved out leaving her short rent; she will be renting the space again.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Schools/LINK ($300) 2177

October 5:  Window air-conditioning unit for senior client with COPD on oxygen who has had to go to the ER during hot days.  The property manager will install the unit.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, Peoples' Self-Help Housing ($256.93)  2178

October 5:  Dental treatment for a 10-year-old girl whose mother has been in the hospital for surgery.  Referral:  Cecilia Merrill, CHDC ($110) 2179

October 7:  Dental treatment for a 15-year-old boy.  Referral:  Cecilia Merrill, CHDC ($110) 2180

October 7:  Partial rent for a single dad working 2 jobs, but lost one.  He has found another second job that will start next week.  Referral:  Catherine Manning, Peoples' Self-Help Housing ($300) 2181

October 7:  Gas card for a patient who needs to get back and forth to medical appointments.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($100) 2183

October 7:  Gas card for a single mother of 2 elementary age boys; they have been evicted, and the mom needs gas to search for a job.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($100) 2183

October 7:  Motel nights for a mother and her 13 and 10-year-old sons who are living in their car.  Mother has just found a job.  Referral:  Roberto Vazquez, LINK ($305.95) 2184

October 9:  Bus passes for 2 homeless clients to attend treatment.  Referral;  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outpatient Treatment, and shopping by Linda Thompson ($88)

October 12:  Partial rent for a family of 4; the father was just laid off.  Referral:  Mariana Gutierrez, SLCUSD ($200) 2185

October 13:  Tennis shoes for a special needs 6th grader who is hard to fit.  Referral:  Michelle Gaulden, County Mental Health ($60) 2186

October 13:  Motel stay for single a mom and her autistic children ages 10 and 13.  She has been referred to 5 Cities Homeless Coalition, but that will take time.  Referral:  Ricardo Vazquez, LINK ($205.95) 2187

October 13:  Supplemental food for a young boy and his dad who have been reunited, but are struggling financially.  They are taking some meals at ECHO, but need basic foods such as bread, milk, lunch meat, and cereal.  Referral: Will Wallace, Atascadero Junior High counselor ($150) 2187

October 14:  Car battery for a single mom needing to take her child to school.  Referral:  Frankie Irvine, Lucia Mar Unified Schools ($131.75) 2188

October 14:  Partial rent to help move a homeless single mom and her 2 children to a small cottage.  Referral:  Frankie Irvine, LMUSD ($300) 2189

October 14:  School clothes and food for a young girl who has just moved to live with her single dad in Creston; Dad is starting a new job.  Referral:  Dianne Bray, Attascadero Junior High ($300) 2190

October 14:  Car starter for a woman struggling to get to work.  Referral:  Brenda Vaughan, ARK ($151.19)  2191

October 15:  Partial rent to prevent a family's eviction.  The husband was injured at work, has had surgery, and is on unpaid leave until he can return to his job.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 2192

October 15:  DMV car registration so an abuse victim can look for employment.  Referral:  Anabel Ros, RISE ($143) 2193

October 15:  Partial dental payment for a teen who needs10 fillings and an extraction.  Referral:  Cecilia Merrill. CHDC ($200) 2194

October 15:  Motel stay for 2 nights for a man recovering from surgery.  His residence is not clean enough for post surgical care.  Referral:  Victoria Roberts, Cherish Home Health social worker ($149.14) 2195   

October 16:  Driver's license for patient to look for work.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, Intensive Outpatient Treatment/County ($28) 2196

October 16:  Campsite payment for 2 weeks for a homeless mother and her 3 children who have received a camper from a local church.  Referral:  Frankie Irvine, LMUSD ($140) 2198

2199 Void

October 18:  Regional bus pass for high school student to get to classes.  Referral:  Mat Chirman, Tidelands Counseling ($64) 2300

October 19:  Supplemental food for a mom who is pregnant and has a heart condition.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK ($100) 2200

October 19: Groceries for a Little sister from a low-income family who is attending The California School for the Deaf in Fremont where one of her roommates stole $800 from her.  Referral:  Tatiana Abundis, Big Brothers/Big Sisters ($105.95) 2200

October 19:  Glasses replacement for a high school student whose parents are divorcing and they lost their home.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($22) 2201

October 19:  RV parking at a campground for a family with 2 children that has lost housing due to lack of money.  Dad is starting a new job tomorrow.  Referral:  Frankie Irvine, LMUSD ($140) 2202 Void/replaced with 2204 Void  ($70) Price reduced - 2205

October 20: Water leak repair for woman living in a small trailer.  She is ill from the mold and mildew.  Referral:  David Lichti, counselor ($250) 2203

October 21:  Gas for a mother to take her daughter to a neurologist for pre-operation procedures.  Father states he is too stressed to help.  Referral:  Letty Mendoza, Transitions Mental Health ($100) 2206

October 21:  Gas for a single parent to take her 8-year-old son to Valley Children's Hospital in Madera.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions Mental Health ($100) 2206

October 21:  Gas for a mother to go to Madera for treatment; her husband just left her.  Referral:  Letty Mendoza, Transitions Mental Health ($100) 2206

October 21:  Food for an elderly couple.  Referral:  Rose Levinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Health ($50) 2207

October 21:  Food and gas for a family with 2 young children.  The family's grandparent had surgery and has moved in with them.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($200) 2208

October 21:  Gas, food, diapers, and car seat for a single mother of 4 - one newborn.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK and shopping by Linda Thompson ($226.08 and $140.39) 2209 and 2230

October 22:  Interview clothes for a woman who has just found housing.  Referral: Jeannette Garcia, Goodwill/America's Jobs Center ($100) 2210

October 22:  Gas for a male re-entry student who is working full time and has been helping to support his parents.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, Cuesta College counselor ($100) 2211

October 22:  Food for an unaccompanied youth who currently is homeless; his mom is abusing drugs.  Waiting for Cal Fresh application to go through.  Referral:  Frankie Irvine, LMUSD ($150) 2212

October 22:  Underwear for a new mom who is homeless and moving to the shelter with her baby.  Referral:  PHN ($100) 2213

October 22:  Cots for a mother and her daughter who are sleeping in the Oceano Dunes.  Mother has a bad back and they are anxious about the opossums that come at night.  Referral: Frankie Irvine, Lucia Mar Unified School District ($100) 2214

October 22:  Bike repair for a man who is homeless, so that he no longer needs a bus pass.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds County Intensive Outpatient Treatment ($85.59) 2215

October 23:  Partial rent for a single mom and her 3 children.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 2216

October 23:  Partial rent for a family whose 14-year-old has just been diagnosed with cancer.  The parents work in the field, and are struggling at this time.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($300) 2217

October 23: Emergency alarm clock for a mom living in a sober living house to use to wake every 3 hours to care for her sick baby.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker, and shopping by Linda Thompson

October 24:  Gas card for a single mom who has just gotten a job, but won't be paid for another week.  Referral:  Lupe Solis, Goodwill/America's Jobs Center ($100)  2218

October 24:  Refrigerator for a seriously ill woman who is afraid to ask her landlord for help for fear the rent will be raised.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse.  Refrigerator cost was greatly reduced by owner, M. Shibata; delivery by Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer ($100) 2219

October 26:  Partial rent for a single father with 3 children who lost his job, but will be starting a new one in 2 weeks.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($300) 2220

October 27:  Clothes for 2 siblings who were on the waiting list for clothing, but didn't receive any.  Referral:  Tim Sobraske, Prevention Coordinator, Santa Rosa Academic Academy ($200) 2221

October 27:  Motel stay for a mother who had a heart attack last week, and subsequently lost her job.  She and her children are on the streets until they can find help.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK ($155.95) 2222

October 27:  Partial rent for a family.  The mom just had her hours reduced and the father was just put on disability.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($300) 2223

October 28:  Partial repair and smog check for the vehicle of a single working mother with 3 children.  Referral:  Sandra Jimenez, Child Welfare Services ($300) 2224

October 28:  Partial rent to move woman who is elderly and homeless to housing.  Referral:  Kayla Kerrigan and Belinda Benass/DSS ($200) 2225

October 29:  Motel stay for 2 nights for a seriously ill mother and her 2 children who are homeless.  A social worker will be taking them in for 2 weeks after that until the doctor releases the mom from bed rest.  Hopefully permanent housing can be found by then.  Referral: Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($155.95) 2227

October 29:  Clothes for 2 sisters; their mother has a low-paying job with most of the earnings going to housing.  Referral: Danilda Reyes, LINK ($150) 2227

October 29:  California ID, RTA month bus pass, and storage fee for a woman who is a victim of domestic violence. Referral:  Paterese Reynold, County IOT ($8 and $44 and $132) 2228 and 2230 and 2229

Total Items Donated 3rd Quarter: $10,688.32  children's clothes from Carol Devore; computer from David Blakely; port-a-crib from Kathie Hendricks; step stool from Betsy Kinsey; delivery of clothes, diapers and children's items to a mother with a newborn by Jen Melton; twin bedding from Amy Sullivan; backpacks from Linda Holland; onesies from Kathy apRoberts; bike and helmet for a sixth grader to ride 3 miles to school - mom has no car - donated by Jim Ellman; diapers, gas card and food for Laguna Backpack Program from Vita Miller; twin bed from Rev. Sid Symington delivered to a mom recovering from breast cancer surgery by Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer; toiletries for Pirates' Closet from Gwen Infante; clothes for Pirates' Closet from Allie Vierra;books and art supplies from Marylou Gooden;Items Donated: Art supplies from Amanda Sorensen; double bed from Vickie McPartland delivered by Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer; groceries from Linda Thompson; blankets, suitcase, and hair dryers from Carrie Fogo; bike from Tina Crozier; diapers and wipes from Dawn Tyra and Ashley Keeny; bags made from T-shirts from Anonymous; diapers and onesies from Tea Berghauer; diapers donated at a dinner party instead of guests bringing wine from Ashley Keeney; diapers from Anonymous; clothes from Kate Czek; 2 cases of diapers from Kemay Eoyang; diapers, wipes, baby powder and lotion from Carol Henderson; diapers from Rachel Greene; a bounty of infant learning toys and clothes from Lesa Smith and Whiz Kids; diapers from Jen Melton; baby swing, bathtub, and excersaucer from Mary Kern and the Montessori Children's School; baby carrier from Judy Samples; food for Los Osos Backpack Program from Vivian Levy and Congregation Beth David; posters for the SLO Wine Country Event by Nancy Scarry and Slip Into View; brochure design from Jimmy apRoberts and his company Subplot Studio; port-a-crib, potty chair, and stroller from Jen Melton; diapers from Susan Updegrove;

Admin Funds Donated:  Leslie Rotstein, Rita Erwin, Dana Starkovich,

Funds Donated:  Bart and Maryalice Jones, Amy Sullivan, Patty Aguilar, Marti Lindholm, Lisa Bertrand, Fred Donati, Ann McMahon, Ken and Judy Riener's Movie Group, Ferrini Heights Neighborhood garage sale, Kroger, Gini Griffin and The Art Group - garage sale, Judy Barclay, Mary Parker, Leona Fairchild, Michelle Williams, Debbie Bennett, Betsy Kinsley, Marilyn Banducci, Joanne and Phil Ruggles, Madelyn Millholland and Warren Lowry, Jay and Carol Devore, Liz Curren, Rochelle Johnson, Darlene Krouse,Peti Johnson, Susan Hood, Colleen Powers, Bob and Carol Kerwin, Sue Smith, Melaleuca, Diane Wettlaufer, Ingrid Pires, Diana Henderson, Jean Steel, Marylou Gooden, Nan Williamson, Maggie Ragatz, Bettina Salter, M.D. Brooks, Pamella Wood, Joanne Ruggles, Dona Price, Sharon Rippner, Julie Martin, Susan Stenovec, Naomi Blakely, Mo McGee, Elisa Feingold, Jerry and Sharynn Chirpich, Barrie Dubois, Liz Wilkes, Diana Foch, Bette Kulp, Vicki McPartland, Linda Pax, Leslie Jones, Mila Vujovich-La Barre, Shy Smith, Larry Brooks, Anonymous Donors, Marna Lombardi, Kathy Greer, Marilyn Fuller, Elaine Gardiner, Wendy Daly, Elyse Yukelson-Ungar, Susan Updegrove;

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Open Studios Art Tour Raffle for Womenade

Artists Wendy Daly, Julie Sample, Kathy Briles, and Ken Freygang will each raffle one of their art pieces to benefit Womenade.  Stop by 1775 Conejo, San Luis Obispo, October 10, 11, 17, 18 from 10 am to 5 pm!  Grateful!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

What Womenade Shared September 16th - 30th

September 16:  Partial rent or a woman to move into an apartment today.  She thought she needed just half-month payment to move in, but the landlord is requiring a full month.  Referral:  Mollie Beck, Department of Social Services ($300) 2131

September 16:  Partial rent for a mother who is the sole provider as her husband has been recently diagnosed with cancer and is struggling with side effects of treatment.  There are 4 children in the home.  Referral:  Sandra Beck, County Mental Health ($300) 2132

September 16:  Partial rent to keep housed a woman in a risky pregnancy.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($200) 2133

September 17:  Gas cards for one family going to UCLA for an oncology appointment and another to Santa Barbara for a neurology appointment.  Referral:  Letty Mendoza Transitions-Mental Health ($150) 2134

September 17:  Gas card for a homeless mother of 2 children to get to medical appointments.  Referral:  PHN ($100) 2134

September 17:  Partial rent to prevent a family from losing housing.  Referral:  Jason  Flanagan, Peoples' Self-Help Housing ($200) 2135

September 17:  PG& E payment to restore service for man who has been in the hospital.  Referral:  Isaac Smith, Central Coast Home Hospital ($225.60) 2136

September 18:  Diapers for a struggling family.  Referral:  PHN ($69.09) 2137

September 18:  Food and clothes for a grandma who lost her job because she is taking care of her special needs granddaughter.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($200) 2138

September 18:  Bus ticket for man leaving the hospital to return home to his family.   Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker ($48.50) 2139

September 21:  Prescription sunglasses for mother to take her children to school.  Referral:  Teresa Johnson and Belinda Benassi, DSS ($144) 2140

September 21:  Partial rent to prevent eviction for woman with health issues.  Referral:  Marina Garza, LMFT ($189) 2141

September 21:  Food for a woman coming out of a care center and having trouble with insurance paying for drugs she needs.  Referral:  Rose Levinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Health ($100) 2142

September 21:  Food for an 82-year-old homeless woman who has been ill.  Referral:  Rose Levinson-Cooke, CCHH ($100) 2143

September 21:  Rent to replace lost check number 2116 for a woman living in a trailer park.  Referral:  Jackie Yaeger, Goodwill ($200) 2144

September 21:  Gas for a single mom to take her son to Sacramento for testing.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar School District ($50) 2145

September 21:  Tires, and clothes for a woman with extreme anxiety and depression who is living in a travel trailer.  Referral:  Mat Chirman, Tidelands Counseling ($305.95) 2146

September 22:  Gas, RTA pass, and partial rent for  a mother and her 17-year-old daughter who are at risk of becoming homeless.  Referral:  Mat Chirman, Tidelands Counseling, and shopping by Mary Kopecky ($180, $44, and $100) 2147, 2164 and 2148

September 22:  Partial payment for glasses for a 13-year-old.  The parent paid $100, but does not have the remaining amount to pick them up.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection ($55) 2149

September 22:  Emergency gas card for a family with a seriously ill father to travel to Stanford.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi and Alice Henderson de Rodriguez, DSS ($100) 2150

September 22:  Emergency diapers for a toddler whose family has none.  Referral:  Laurabeth Medlock, Trinity SLO ($32.39) 2150

September 23:  Car repair for the father of a 17-year-old son.  The dad is looking for work.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($358)  2151

September 24:  Scrubs and gas for a mom starting a new job.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK (205.95) 2152

September 25:  Fitness classes for a 62-year-old woman who is severely depressed, and has been hospitalized several times for suicide attempts.  Her income is limited and her rent has increased.  She needs the classes for socialization and health.  Referral:  Dalia Ruiz, County Mental Health ($100)  2153

September 25:  Fingerprinting costs so a single mom can work as a crossing guard and yard duty assistant.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Outpatient Treatment ($60) 2154

September 25:  Partial payment for a car for an abuse victim who is working hard and has saved almost all she needs for the vehicle.  Referral:  Jessica Mondragon, RISE ($300) 2155

September 25:  Car rental for mother to take her 4-year-old to a neurologist at UCLA for his seizures.  Jack's Helping Hand paid for gas.  Referral:  Jessica Baza, CAPSLO Health Navigator ($43.45) 2156

September 25:  Gym shoes and socks for a child of an unemployed single mother of 3.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($50) 2157

September 25:  Partial payment for a car for a woman who was in a bad accident and has trouble walking.  She has just started working full time, and her job starts at 7 a.m., making it difficult to get there via bus.  Referral: Janet Allenspach, CAPSLO ($300) 2158

September 26:  Emergency gas so teen/field worker parents can go to Children's LA where their newborn was taken by helicopter.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker ($120) 2159

September 28:  Formula for the baby of a struggling mother.  Referral:  Melanie Barket, CASA for Children of San Luis Obispo County ($51.98) 2161

September 28:  Shower repair for family with 3 school-age children living in an RV.  Referral;  Frankie Irvine, Lucia Mar Unified Schools ($300) 2161

September 28:  PE clothes for siblings whose family has limited resources.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($40) 2162

September 29:  Gas for a re-entry legal studies major single mom who is struggling to stay in school.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, Cuesta College counselor ($100) 2163

September 30:  Partial rent for a single mom with two teenagers who is unable to pay October's rent.  Referral:  Katy Griffin, Highlands Church ($200) 2164

September 30:  Job interview clothes for for single pregnant mom who is moving to housing.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection ($100) 2166

Items Donated: toddler bed from Claudia Martin; grocery card for a family dealing with cancer from Alison Haupt; gas card for a mom to drive her son to Stanford from Jane Larkin; port-a-crib, diapers, and blanket from Anonymous; delivery by Sandy Amborn; sheets and baby items from Carol Astaire; diapers from Lisa Bertrand, diapers from Whiz Kids diaper drive; socks from Anonymous; for 2 little girls moving to housing, sheets from Kathy apRoberts and blankets from Jordis Dagle and Katie Perez; dishes for a family of 6 moving to housing from Marylou Gooden; linens for a mom and her 4 daughters moving to housing from Lesa Smith and Kitty Rice; food from Sandy Amborn;

Funds Donated:  Peti Johnson, Lisa Schicker, Melaleuca, Jordis Daigle, Marcia Featherston, Mary Jo Gabel, Claudia Sorensen, Katie Perez from the sale of fabric, Victoria Roberts, Jim and Kathleen Sorensen, James and Janice Paulsen, Tom and Amy Hedges, A.L. and Julie Holland, Gary and Christi Nemetz, Jack and Sydnie Lubensky, Delsales Corporation, John and Marcia Traversaro, L. and P. Demartini, Jeffrey and Linda Garza, Dale Holmes and Linda Challoner-Holmes, G. and P Eldredge, Donald Walcott and Jacquelin Jones, Edward and Kimberly Gravell, The Murphy Family, Paul and Joanne La Plante, Patrick and Ann McGlynn, Jamie Herbon, Brian and Debra Kaub, Christine and Richard Cogger, Tony and Marcia Spinelli, E. and S. Bergmann, Peter and Jacqueline Evans, Minas Kaloosian, Stephen and Linda Souza, Michael and Beverly Tabak, Jim and Judy Earnest, Jane and William Fairbairn, Tracy and Robert Tracy, Joseph and Susan Kastelic, Marchel and Susan Lachemann, Pamela and Bruce Lackey, Tom and Susan Ashford, Ken and Vivian Chaubet, Brent and Fran Norris, Martin and Myra Akel, Robert and Donna Leach, Jack and Betty Scully, Dean and Linda Adams, Michael and Lydia Nelson, Odell and Marcus Lee, Thomas Giangreco, Kathy Greer,

Open Studios Art Tour Raffle For Womenade

Artists Wendy Daly, Julie Sample, Kathy Briles, and Ken Freygang will each raffle one of their art pieces to benefit Womenade.  Stop by 1775 Conejo, San Luis Obispo, October 10, 11, 17, 18 from 10 am to 5 pm!  Grateful!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Garage Sale Events for Womenade September 26th and 27th

Gini Griffin, Kate Froman, Deb Spatafore and The Art Group are hosting a yard sale on September 26th from 8-12 and donating the proceeds to Womenade!  Come by 378 Chorro in San Luis and browse through artwork, art supplies, frames, jewelry, clothing, and general rummage.

Xiaoping Cheng and Bob Shanbrom are hosting a garage sale on September 26th and 27th from 7-12 and donating the proceeds to Womenade, Spokes - Resources for Nonprofits, Bishop’s Peak Elementary, and Pacific Wildlife Care at 364 Montrose Drive in San Luis.

Grateful to all for their support!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

What Womenade Shared from September 1st - September 15th

September 1:  Motel stay for a single abused mother with 6 children while a place is found for them.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($71.20) 2114

September 1: Car repair for single mother of 4 who just got a job at McDonald’s and then her car front wheel bearing broke.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($80) 2115

September 1:  Partial rent to prevent eviction for woman working hard to find employment.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia, America’s Jobs/Goodwill ($200) 2116

September 2:  Food for woman who has suffered a severe stroke and her Veteran husband who is disabled due to a broken neck injury.  Referral:  Rose Levinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Health, and shopping by Sandy Amborn ($100)

September 2:  Bus pass for 2 women who need transportation to Atascadero for addiction treatment.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, Intensive Outpatient Treatment, and shopping by Sandy Amborn ($88)

September 3:  Food for family with school-aged children forced from their home because it is deemed below housing code and uninhabitable.  Referral:  Jane Pomeroy, LINK ($50) 2117

September 4:  Dental treatment for a 14-year-old.  Referral:  Cecilia Merrill ($110) 2118

September 4:  Summer day camp payment for an at-risk child.  Referral:  Daniella Esparza and Rachel Tarver, Martha’s Place Children’s Center ($166) 2119

September 8:  Car repair for a mother who needs to transport her 5-year-old to school and therapy appointments.  Referral: Heather Kush and Belinda Benassi, Department of Social Services ($374.25) 2120

September 8:  Car registration for victim of domestic violence who recently left the shelter to be on her own.  Referral:  Magena Ammen, RISE ($123) 2121

September 8:  Partial payment of medical bill for an elderly woman.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($200) 2122

September 10:  AMTRAK ticket for a surgery patient to go to his family for care.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker ($30) 2123

September 10:  Installation of bathroom grab bars and hand held showerhead for man who recently had a below knee amputation.  Referral:  Sara Bartlett, medical social worker, Central Coast Home Health and Hospice ($265) 2124

September 10:  Partial rent for a woman at risk of losing her housing.  Referral:  Bianca Terrazas, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing ($300) 2125

September 10:  Phone bill payment for an unaccompanied 17-year-old who is attending school, working part-time, and trying to stay positive.  Referral:  Mariana Guiterrez, San Luis Coastal Schools ($80.95) 2126

September 10:  Payments to prevent water and electricity shut off for a Veteran who had to use his resources to repair his car.  Liana Melendez, Peoples’ Self-Help-Housing ($138 and $44.46) 2127 and 2128

September 10:  Proper materials for a college-bound high school student who has suffered trauma and abuse; she works hard every day to move past the pain.  Running has saved her life, and she has been accepted to her school’s cross country team.  Referral:  Manuel Barba, therapist, SLO County Mental Health, and shopping by Sandy Amborn ($125)

September 14:  Food for an ill woman 5.5 years sober who is living on a $300 school loan while working toward being a medical billing worker.  Referral:  Isaac Smith, medical social worker, Central Coast Home Health and Hospice ($100) 2129

September 15:  Clothes for a woman to begin her job at a local retail store.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia, America’s Jobs/Goodwill ($150) 2130

Items Donated:  
--> Clothes for a homeless working man whose clothes were ruined by a raccoon from Marti Kessler, Linda Thompson, Linda Jankay, Michele Starling, Leslie Jones; port-a-crib delivery by Tari Haverfield; port-a-crib from Claire Missire; dresser delivery by Linda Davidson; bed delivery by Jen Melton; blanket from Katie Perez; grocery bags from the Women’s Honor Farm via Janet Allenspach; port-a-crib from Anonymous; child safety gate from Fran Harrell delivered by Jayne Aucterlonie; North County delivery by Dee Lacy; port-a-crib delivery by Mariam Shah; children’s books from Sharynn Chirpich; bed rail and children’s clothes from Muriel Harkins and Joanna Gilbert; cases of diapers and wipes from Kathie Hendricks; blankets, diapers, and toiletries from Mariam Shah;  onsies from Nicole Sisneros; Delta crib, mattress, pad, and mobile from Patricia Johnson; mailbox from Monique Speake and the UPS store at 1241 Johnson in San Luis Obispo;

Admin Funds Donated:  
--> Dana Starkovich, Leslie Rotstein, Rita Erwin, 

Funds Donated:  
--> Amy Sullivan, Patty Aguilar, Tyler Haugen, Jean Steel, Joanna Burrows, Amanda Sorensen, Gina Wing, Michele Starling, Jayne Devencenzi, Roberta Kassak, Susan Robertson, Ann McMahon, Quilt Raffle, Karen Steves, Nancy Kraus, Pismo Beach/Five Cities Rotary, Fred Donati, Kat Tuculet, Linda Perez, Diane Ludin, Marylou Gooden, Phil and Joanne Ruggles, Mary Parker, Judy Barclay, Lola Zybura, Dan Carpenter, Diane Wettlaufer, Karen and John Anderson, Sue Smith, Bob and Carol Kerwin, Manuel Barba, Angela and Randall Freberg, Sylvia Drucker,  

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Whiz Kids! Diaper Drive for Womenade!

Bring full or partial packages of diapers or wipes to Whiz Kids Toys in San Luis Obispo this Saturday, September 19th, and receive 20% off a regular priced item.  What a great way to celebrate their 28th birthday!  Thank you Lesa and staff.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

SLO Wine Country Association Event to Fund Womenade

San Luis Obispo Wine Country Association has selected Womenade as the 2015 beneficiary of charity monies to be raised at their Harvest on the Coast Celebration Grand Tasting and Auction on Saturday, November 7th, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Avila Beach Resort.  Follow this link for tickets and more information:  SLO Wine Country

We are grateful to Heather Muran and SLO Wine Country for this opportunity to share our mission and receive funds to help local people in need.

Monday, August 31, 2015

What Womenade Shared From August 16th - August 31st

August 17: Car trailer fee and partial motel payment to bring a car from a donor in Oregon to a formerly homeless Veteran who has secured housing, a job, and enrolled at Cuesta. Referral: Larry Feldt and Robert Ellis, CAPSLO/VA ($300) 2088

August 17: Computer from Exploration Station for a young student to use for schoolwork. Referral: Barbara Turk, DSS ($25) 2089

August 17: School clothes and supplies for 3 siblings recently placed in the custody of their grandma after their dad killed their mother. Referral: Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($200) 2090

August 17: Medication for a recent widow who is struggling to stay housed and fed. Referral: Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($269.95) 2090

August 17: Partial rent to prevent eviction of single mother of 2 who can't work because of her high-risk pregnancy. Referral: Marisela Corona, LINK ($300) 2091

August 17: Partial utility payment for family with a newborn struggling with bills. Referral: Drew Washer, French Hospital social worker ($200) 2092

August 17: Campsite fees for 4 nights for a homeless mother and her 2 daughters who will have housing after that. Referral: Belinda Benassi and Martha Dias, Child Welfare Services ($196) 2093

August 17: School clothes and supplies for children starting school on the 19th. Referral: Sonia Greene, LINK ($200) 2094

August 17: Partial rent for a room for a homeless man; Catholic Charities can't pay for subleases. Referral: Mendy Wilson, Catholic Charities ($200) 2095

August 17: Bus passes for a mother and 3 of her 6 children to allow the mom to job search and take children to health and community resources appointments. Referral: Jessica Mondragon, RISE, Paso Robles Shelter Manager, and shopping by Cyndy Later ($160) 2096

August 18: Impound fee for expired plates and no smog certificate for a mother of a severely mentally ill son; she needs the car to get to her part time in-home caregiver job. Referral: David Mayfield, Youth Services/County Mental Health ($275)

August 18: Gas and clothes for a man who just started work, but has not received his first paycheck. Referral: Jeannette Garcia, Goodwill ($205.95) 2097

August 18: Partial room rent for 69-year-old woman who has found a room. Referral: Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($200) 2098

August 20: Appropriate clothes for a woman to wear to Family Treatment Court. Referral: Belisnda Benassi, Child Welfare Services ($100) 2099

August 24: Car registration fee for a mother to be able to bring her 3rd grader to school. Referral: Frankie Irvine, Lucia Mar Unified Schools ($155) 2100

August 24: 4 nights in a motel for grandparents and their grandchildren while waiting for funeral services for the children's mother who was a victim of domestic violence homicide, and guardianship proceedings. Referral: Mary Squellati, CAPSLO, Laurie Morgan, SAFE, and Divina Flores, Office of the District Attorney ($375) 2101

August 24: Double stroller and jammies for children in a struggling family. Referral: PHN, and shopping by Cyndy Later ($97.07) 2110

August 26: Partial rent for a single mom and her special needs son. Referral: Elise Carraway, The Speech and Learning Coach ($200) 2103

August 26: Port-a-crib as a bed for young baby whose mom left a domestic violence situation. Referral: PHN, and shopping by Cyndy Later ($60) 2111

August 28: PE uniform for middle schooler, and school supplies for 3 children. Referral: Danilda Reyes, LINK ($13 and $150) 2104 and 2105

August 28: Clothes for a mom who lost most of her clothing. Referral: Katie Mitchell, Child Welfare Services ($100) 2105

August 28: Partial rent for young couple; the man underwent major surgery at UCLA, and the wife was out of work for 3 weeks. Referral: Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($200) 2106

August 28: Gas for psychiatric patient being discharged from the hospital to return to her family. Referral: Kathleen and Idee Shapiro, SLO Outpatient Mental Health ($75) 2107

August 28: Underwear and jeans for a woman in the Permanent Housing with Support Program. Referral: Jackie Andrews, Transitions-Mental Health ($100) 2108

August 28: Car registration for a single mother who has turned her life around, and is in her last semester at Allan Hancock in the RN program.   Referral: Beverly Cook, Goodwill, America's Jobs ($187) 2109

August 31: Child safety gate to keep a 1-year-old from falling down stairs. Referral: PHN, and shopping by Cyndy Later ($26.99) 2110

August 31: Backpack for a mom to use for her community college classes. She and her son have recently found housing after being homeless. Referral: Robin Kirby, San Luis Obispo County Office of Education, and shopping by Cyndy Later ($4.25) 2110

August 31: Bus pass and textbooks for homeless teen. Referral: A'Jah Love, County Youth Employment Specialist ($105.95) 2112

August 31: Motel stay for 3 nights for homeless veteran trying to turn his life around. Referral: Larry Feldt, CAPSLO/VA ($243.22) 2112

August 31: Partial payment for driver's training for a student who has been living in a Safe House with his mom after escaping a domestic violence situation. Referral: Frankie Irvine, Lucia Mar Unified Families in Transition ($100) 2113

Items Donated:   port-a-crib from Michael Boyer; North County delivery by Sue Horwood; kitchen items from Rose Fowler and Bill Plummer; high chair from Negar Mashhoon; delivery by Jayne Auchterlonie; North County delivery by Joy Sostrin; gas card from James and Lori Scrivner; gift cards for grandparents from Nita La Loggia, Barbara Putman, Bianca Botha, Karen Steves, and Anonymous; full size mattress from Marcy Owens for 2 little boys delivered by Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer; baby bouncer from Susan Updegrove; diapers from Kemay Eoyang; a bounty of grocery bags from Helma Smulders; children's clothes from Michael Boyer and Dorothy Hines;

Funds Donated: Sue Smith, Bob and Carol Kerwin, Kathy Long, Glen Aquino in celebration of Iris's 3rd birthday, Melaleuca, Diane Wettlaufer, Gail Dryden, Bat Mitzvah donation from Brooke Jacobs, Susan Horwood, Megan Bochum, Kathleen Bochum, Maggie Ragatz, Whiz Kids Toys, Janet Halverson, Robin DiBiase, Jeanette Krystoff, Nancy Norwood to honor Naomi Blakely, Kathy apRoberts, Alison Haupt, Karen Steves, Bruce and Marilyn Rolph, Brent and Fran Norris, Claudia Sorensen, Steven and Susan Zweig, Ken and Pat Haines, Tom and Gail Ryan, Gary and Christi Nemetz, Rolando Mejia and Elisea Dres, Susan Weiss, Stanton and Vicki Wyne, Cynthia Grenz, Steve and Linda Souza, Tom and Amy Hedges, Jack and Betty Scully, Lisa Redman, Nancy Kraus, Marna Lombardi, Freddi Quin, Eve Alford, Carrie Fogo, St. Peter's By-The-Sea Episcopal Church, Peti Johnson, Lisa Bertrand,

Monday, August 24, 2015

Pismo Beach & Five Cities Rotary

Womenade was the featured non-profit at the Pismo Beach/Five Cities' Summer Sizzle Live Auction, their 28th annual charity event and barbecue, held August 15th, 2015, at the Edwards Barn in Nipomo.  We are grateful to Michael Boyer, Steve Curry, and Rotary members for their continuing support of San Luis Obispo County Womenade.

Friday, August 14, 2015

What Womenade Shared From August 1st - August 15th

August 4:  Food and gas for a mother of 3 who is working out a plan to escape domestic violence.  Referral:  Sandra Garcia, San Luis Obispo County Mental Health ($200) 2071

August 4:  Hospital and anesthesiology payments for a 30-year-old breast cancer victim with a young son.  Referral:  Gloria Caine, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($100 and $100) 2072 and 2073

August 6:  Gas card for mother with a severely handicapped toddler and a newborn in the hospital for an extended time.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker ($100) 2074

August 6:  Shoes/underwear for 3 children.  Referral:  Julia Mercado, Childcare provider ($100) 2074

August 6:  Safe childcare for the youngest child of a single dad.  The family is recovering from a crisis that has left them in a fragile state.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($200) 2075

August 6:  Computer from Exploration Station for a 13-year-old to use for homework and school communication.  Referral:  David Lichti, therapist ($25) 2076

August 6:  Partial payment for an MRI for a 34-year-old mother of 3 who has a possible brain tumor.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($250) 2077

August 6:  Tires for 65-year-old homeless woman living in her car.  Referral:  Miriam Castillo, Transitions Mental Health ($305.95) 2078

August 6:  Textbooks for full-time Cuesta student and single mother of 2 children who has just been laid off from her job.  She is looking for new employment.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, Cuesta counselor ($105.95) 2078

Aug 7:  Partial rent for single mother who has had her work hours cut.  Catholic Charities can’t fund subleases.  Referral:  Mendy Wilson, Catholic Charities ($200) 2079

Aug 7:  Car insurance past due payment for woman working hard to find employment.  Referral:  Mendy Wilson, Catholic Charities ($64.67) 2080

August 11:  Gas card for family of hospitalized man.  Referral:  Drew Washer, French Hospital social worker ($50) 2081

August 12:  Clothes for a 53-year-old woman who has lost a great deal of weight fighting ovarian cancer.  Referral:  Barbara Putman, and shopping by Cyndy Later ($100)

August 12:  Partial utility payment for woman whose power has been shut off.  Salvation Army is paying part, as well.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Child Welfare Services ($200) 2082

August 12:  Cleaning supplies and insect foggers for a counselor and health navigator to use with a family moving to housing.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($100) 2083

August 12:  Food for a woman who has had a lumpectomy as well as back surgeries from injuries sustained from carrying her dying father.  Referral:  Rose Levinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Health ($100) 2083

August 13:  Clothes for a college student who has gained a great deal of weight due to breaking both feet.  Referral:  Janice Chagoya, University of La Verne ($82.79) 2084

August 13:  Partial rent to prevent eviction for a family that is short funds due to recent surgery.  Referral:  Mendy Wilson, Catholic Charities ($200) 2085

August 13:  Tooth extraction at CHC for a single mother of 3 who works in the fields.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($140) 2086
August 14:  Blood test at CHC for senior citizen who doesn’t work; her daughter works housekeeping in a motel.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($232) 2087

Items Donated:  
-->board books, children’s clothes and shoes, and changing pad from Roxanne Pryor; school backpacks and supplies from 2 Anonymous donors; school supplies from Rabobank via Michele Starling; clothes from Leslie Cosgrove and Tina Dodd-Wilson; shelf and toys from John Hostetter;  printer for a student getting a computer from Exploration Station from Emily Boule; printer for a foster family from Chuck and Lois Crotser; 4 fans for babies living in unsafely hot places from Susie Miner/Miner’s Ace Hardware and 1 from Linda Jankay and 1 from Anonymous; queen futon from Heather Thomas for mom moving to housing and getting to see her children weekends; backpacks from Baxter & Moerman Jewelry; children’s clothes, diapers, backpack, and pack-n-play from Mariam Shah; blanket from Ellis and Nate Turner; diapers and wipes from Kathie Hendricks; school supplies for 3 teens in one family and 2 elementary students and a middle school student in another from Anonymous; diapers from Central Coast Circle of Friends; high chairs from Lynn Heinrich (2) and Phyllis Bettencourt; formula and towels from Laura Fulton; baby bath tub and high chair from Bianca Botha; school supplies from Lori Sonnabend, Lynn DeLeo, Nell Quijano, and Rosemary Cleaves; toiletries from Grace Nagel; diapers from Anonymous via Amazon delivery; backpacks for 2 brothers from Kathy apRoberts and 3 extra backpacks; baby swing for mom to use for newborn when she is busy with her severely handicapped 2-year-old from Alison Haupt with shopping by Kathy apRoberts; crib/toddler bed from Hossein Akhavan; bike from Olivia Glidden, age 11; clothes for a newborn from Gwen Stewart using her Womenade necklace funds; 100 t-shirts from the Food Bank for the Women’s Honor Farm to turn into grocery bags for the Nipomo Food Distribution and The Food Bank’s Children’s Farmers’ Markets; twin bed for young girl from Nara Clark; 

Funds Donated: 
--> Lisa Bertrand, Patty Aguilar, Mary Parker, Roberta and Frank Kassak, Marylou Gooden, Anne Tiber, Marilyn Fuller, Diane McKeague, Bev Cohen, Carol Misson, Marsha Alpert, Rose McQuade, Judy Riener, Elaine Gardiner, Diana Foch, Jayne Devencenzi, Marty Kessler, Elisa Feingold, Naomi Blakely, Karen Blum, Vicki McPartland, Marcy Owens, Bette Kulp, Nita La Loggia, Kathy apRoberts, Teri Block, Leslie Jones, Judy Eisenhard, Mariam Shah, Judy Schaefer, Malka Kutner, Marla Lee Eaton, Tina Doherty, Lynn De Leo, Barbara Deel, Mary Weeks, Madeline Fay, Mary Anne Morgan, Ginny Kenny, Madeline Stevenson, Lori Sonnabend, Candace Guldeman, Katie Perez, Joy Pickell, Barbara Crawford, Janice Chagoya, Nell Quijano, Rosemary Cleaves, Arlene Versaw, Bonnie Rivera, Grace Nagel, Sari Dworkin, Joanne and Phil Ruggles, Judy Barclay, Teresa Mortilla, Fred Donati, Mariaelena Jarson in honor of Marylou Gooden, Tim and Marilyn Banducci, Susan Demma, Steve and Cathy Francis, 

Admin Funds Donated:    
-->Rita Erwin, Dana Starkovich, Wendy Daly, Leslie Rotstein, Rita Erwin, Katie Perez,