Saturday, January 31, 2015

What Womenade Shared From Jan. 16th - Jan. 31st

January 16:  California ID to allow man to get a job.  Referral:  Marci Powers, SLO County Anti-Gang Commission ($28) 1687

January 19:  Bouncer and co-sleeper for young family.  Referral:  PHN, shopping by Carol Tickner, and North County delivery by Dee Lacey ($164.08) 1723

January 19:  Potty chairs for children in 2 families.  Referral:  PHN, shopping by Carol Tickner, and North County delivery by Dee Lacey ($26) 1723

January 19:  Partial deposit to allow single woman to move into a room.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($230) 1688

January 19: 2 nights in a motel and a bus ticket to family in Missouri for medically fragile homeless man.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker ($100 and $206) 1689 and 1690

January 21:  Professional clothes for mother transitioning back to work after completing graduate school.  Referral:  Sandra Bourbon, HASLO ($300) 1691

January 21:  Clothes, gas, and food for a family with 3 children.  Referral:  Jenn Foss, nurse, San Luis Coastal ($300) 1692

January 21:  Electric bill and reconnect fee for family with a 5-year-old.  Mother is partially paralyzed.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Child Welfare Services ($277.19) 1693

January 21:  Formula for 12-month-old San Luis Obispo baby who is 100% dependent on G-Tube feedings.  After age 1, insurance will no long cover formula.  Referral:  Alyssa Canada, Pediatric GI social worker, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital ($300.24) 1694

January 21:  Baby bouncer for young child.  Referral:  PHN, shopping by Carol Tickner, and delivery by Joy Sostrin ($25.92) 1723

January 21:  Car repair to allow man to look for work.  Referral:  Debbie Beckett, CAPSLO ($114 and $242.82) 1695 and 1696

January 22:  Partial deposit for single veteran mother who is a victim of domestic violence.  Referral:  Romi Ramirez, CAPSLO ($300) 1697

January 23:  Basketball warm up for hard-working student with good grades.  Dad was recently laid off.  Referral:  Daniel Rodriguez, LINK ($25) 1698

January 23:  Dorm-size refrigerator and hot plate for single, working mother and her 3 children who are moving long-term to a motel.  Referral:  Daniel Rodriguez, and shopping by Carol Tickner ($181.42) 1723

January 23:  Home gas bill payment to prevent shut off for widow and her children who are currently at Stanford’s Children’s Hospital where her 11-year-old daughter has just has brain surgery.  Referral:  Karen at Jack’s Helping Hand ($187.88) 1699

January 23:  Car repair to allow a senior citizen on a very low fixed income remain independent.  Referral:  Brittany Carraway, People’s Self-Help Housing ($300) 1700

January 23:  Rent for a mother with a crisis in her family.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($375) 1701

January 25:  Diapers for baby in struggling family.  Referral:  PHN ($36.70) 1702

January 26:  Partial rent for family of 4; the father did not receive full time hours this week.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 1703

January 28:  Bus passes for a student previously a ward of the court, and now doing her best to make it on her own in order to become a science teacher.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, counselor, Cuesta College ($78) 1704

January 28:  Gas card and seminar fee for a guardian to travel to Orange County to learn strategies to help her emotionally disturbed granddaughter.  Referral:  Autumn Martin, teacher, Morro Bay High School, and shopping by Carol Tickner ($100 and $65) 1723 and 1705

January 28:  Backpack for college-bound youth in foster care.  Referral:  Pieter Neethling, Family Care Network, and shopping by Carol Tickner ($35.61) 1723

January 28:  Partial rent for family with 2 children.  Father has recently been diagnosed with a serious heart problem; mother has requested extra shifts at work.  Referral: Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($300) 1706

January 28:  Motorcycle repair for homeless man’s only source of transportation.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($347.50) 1707

January 28:  Partial rent for disabled veteran who used rent money to repair her car which broke down while she was driving it.  Referral:  Shannon Pacaoan, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing ($200) 1708

January 28:  Eye exam for homeless child.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($60) 1709

January 28:  Partial rent for homeless gentleman who has found a room.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1710

January 28:  Partial rent for a homeless man who has found an apartment.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1711

January 29:  After school activities for a young child needing extra experiences, and appropriate shoes for the activities.  Referral:  Marlie Schmidt, Los Ranchos principal and Mary Kay Stratton, Los Ranchos school counselor ($180 and $60 and $25) 1712 and 1713 and 1722

January 29:  Storage fee for the belongings of a young single mother and her 2 daughters who have just gone homeless.  Referral:  Ivette Felix, LINK ($300) 1714

January 29:  Car repair for man who is struggling.  Referral:  Lydie Mason, County Behavioral Mental Health ($241.91) 1715

January 29:  Womenade liability insurance.  Paid by volunteers.  ($1,400) 1716

January 29:  Car repair and car insurance for homeless woman living on $172 a month.  Referral:  Melanie Bustamante, Transitions-Mental Health Homeless Outreach ($148.80 and $165.75) 1717 and 1719

January 29:  Partial payment for cremation of young homeless child killed in an auto accident.  Referral:  Robin Kirby, County Office of Education ($300) 1718

January 30:  Partial rent for single mom and her son.  The father was lost in a car accident.  They have finally found a small studio in which to live.  Referral:  Jose Olivera, LINK ($300) 1720
January 30:  Partial San Francisco school trip payment for 6 middle school students:  Referral:  Daniel Rodriguez, LINK ($600) 1721

Items Donated:   items for Pirates’ Closet from Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert; clothes for young children from Anonymous; double jogging stroller for developmentally delayed siblings from Darcie Thille; diapers from Lesa Smith; toiletries and baby safety items from Doreen Wetzel; double stroller donated by Darcie Thille and delivered to North County by Bill and Roberta Filadelfia; swing, pack-n-play with bassinet from Darcie Thille; 4 backpacks from Susan Malmgren; cases of t-shirts from Debbie Melton to Pirates’ Closet; diapers, onesies, and toiletries from KeMay Eoyang; 

Funds Donated:    Diane Wettlaufer, iGive, Leslie Jones, Julie Schultz, Michele Williams, Ingrid Pires, Melaleuca, Peti Johnson in memory of her mother, Leona Johnson,  Judy Riener, Kathy Greer, Roberta and Bill Filadelfia, Candace Guldeman,

Friday, January 16, 2015

Womenade Sharing January 1 - 15

January 2:  Partial rent for single mother trying to start her own business.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia, America’s Job Center/Goodwill ($300) 1662

January 5:  Propane for family who are unable to heat their place or cook.  Referral:  Arya Jones, Foster Parent Liaison ($275) 1663

January 5:  Partial rent for mom who had to miss work for almost 2 weeks while her child was sick.  Her sister is coming to care for the child going forward.  Referral:  Daniel Rodriguez, LINK ($300) 1664

January 6:  Partial rent for family whose father has had to use rent money to pay hospital costs.  Referral:  Daniel Rodriguez, LINK ($300) 1665

January 5:  Crib mattress to go with donated crib for baby due next week.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Carol Tickner ($)

January 6:  Partial first month’s rent for man moving into a room after being homeless.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1666

January 6:  Partial rent for single mom and her teen daughter.  Medical issues have prevented her from working the 2 jobs she had covered recently, and now her hours have been reduced.  The teen is trying to find a job to help out.  Referral:  Catherine Manning, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing ($300) 1667

January 6:  Twin sheets for family of 6 moving from homelessness to housing.  Referral:  Rachel Tarver, Martha’s Place Children’s Center, and shopping by Carol Tickner

January 7:  Partial payment for lenses for senior in subsidized housing.  The local Lions club paid $100.  Referral:  Brittany Carraway, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing ($72) 1668

January 7:  Partial rent for family moving to housing.  They have worked very hard to get most of the rent and deposit.  Referral:  Ivette Felix, LINK ($200) 1669

January 8:  Gas card for single mom who is struggling to complete her degree to be a psych tech.  She has to travel from South County to North County for the classes she needs.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, counselor, Cuesta College ($100) 1670

January 8:  Partial rent payment for unemployed woman in a job-training program that will allow her to be self-sufficient going forward.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia, Goodwill/America’s Job Center ($300) 1671

January 9:  One night hotel stay for single mother and her 4 children who have timed out at ECHO.  After this night, DSS will be able to help.  The mother is searching for a job after a tragic incident resulted in the loss of her husband.  Referral:  Ivette Felix, LINK ($67.22) 1672

January 9:  Food and gas for family that has moved in with relatives to prevent homelessness.  Mom has found a job and is currently in the background check process.  Referral:  Daniel Rodriguez, LINK, and shopping by Carol Tickner ($200) 1673

January 9:  Water bill to prevent shut off for family with 4 children.   Father works in the fields.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($140) 1674

January 10: Partial rent to move a family to housing after a sudden vacate notice from their landlord due to mold.  Referral:  Yolanda Acosta, Cambria Head Start ($300) 1675

January 10:  Gas to get to work and food for a family of 4.  Mother works for a school but didn’t receive pay during holiday break, so most money went to rent.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($200) 1676

January 12:  Payment for car repair.  Single woman just got hired and then her car broke down.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($136.60)

January 13:  Up front hospital costs for removal of a kidney stone for a lady.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1678

January 13:  Gas for father of young baby to help him travel around the county clearing trees.  The family has just received a Section 8 voucher.  Referral:  PHN, ($100) 1679

January 13:  Partial emergency payment for dental treatment for a 72-year-old woman living independently on $897 a month.  Referral:  Jim Healy, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing ($200) 1680

January 13:  Port-a-crib for new baby who will be living in a small space.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Carol Tickner ($)

January 14:  Partial payment for non-verbal child to be trained to use a communication device.  Insurance doesn’t cover speech therapy.  Both parents lost their jobs last year, but the dad is now employed.  Referral:  Elise Carraway, Speech and Learning Coach ($300) 1681

January 14:  Partial rent payment for family of 3 who had to use their money to replace all their clothing that was accidently thrown away by the staff at their housing unit.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia, Goodwill ($300) 1682

January 14:  Bus pass for mother to visit her infant boy in the NICU daily.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker, and shopping by Debbie Melton and Cooper Melton with his garage sale money ($44)
January 15:  Emergency gas card for homeless parents to take their child from Sierra Vista to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker and delivery by Carol and Richard Tickner within 45 minutes of the request ($100) 1684

January 15:  Utility bill payments for single woman.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($62.98 and $69.45) 1685 and 1686

Items Donated:  Changing table from Judy Barclay; wheelchair from Mark and Lesa Smith and shower chair from Ann Danko for teen with cancer; port-a-crib from Linda Holland; onesies from Helma Smulders; sheets for single mom and her children who have just moved to housing from Miki Martin, Carolyn Anne Goossens, JJ Kni, and Hope Whitehead (San Luis Coastal referral); 2 carloads and 2 truck loads of clothes from Grandma’s Yogurt event delivered to MBHS by Gwen Infante, Beverly Durrer, and Barbara Rosenthal; personal care items for Pirates’ Closet from Gwen Infante; kitchen items for a family of 6 moving to housing from Angela Freberg, Houry Semerdjian, and items in storage delivered by Naomi Blakely (Martha’s Place referral); pack-n-play from Paula Sigman; double stroller; baby clothes from Janice Chagoya; baby clothes and diapers from Kathy apRoberts; toiletries from Marylou Gooden and Marilyn Fuller; activity mat delivery by Naomi Blakely; baby clothes from Sharynn Chirpich;

Funds Donated:  Martina Knight, Karen Muschenetz, Drew Washer, Lisa Bertrand, Mary Parker, Shirley Johnson, Janis Woolpert, Marcy Owens, Rabobank Community Leadership; Su and Ping Tsao, Lisa Jouet, Pismo Beach/Five Cities Rotary, Vivian Levy, Anonymous from St. Timothy’s Catholic Church event, Bonnie Allen, Barbara Munoz, Mary Jo Desio, Jan Goldman, Barbara Jones, Kathleen Ryan, Bonita Thomas, Ruth Vasconcellos, Rachel Hernandez, Abigail Diodati, Leslie Siembieda, Phil and Joanne Ruggles, Elaine Gardiner, Kroger, Judy Barclay, Madelyn Millholland, Jacque Wheeler, Naomi Blakely, Marilyn Fuller, Tess Mathews, Leslie Jones, Marylou Gooden, Sharynn Chirpich, Engle Insurance, Ann McMahon,

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Pismo Beach/Five Cities Rotary

At their January 6th luncheon meeting, Pismo Beach/Five Cities Rotary donated $745 to Womenade.  We are grateful to Steve Curry and his fellow Rotarians for this amazing contribution that will help those in need locally.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Rabobank Donation

San Luis Obispo County Womenade is pleased to announce we have received a $1,000 donation from Rabobank.  Every penny will be used to help those in need in our community.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Womenade Sharing Dec. 16th - Dec 31st

December 16:  Partial rent to prevent mother and her 2 children from having to vacate the room they rent.  She recently was out of work due to illness.  Referral:  Daniel Rodriguez, LINK ($300) 1646

December 16:  Electric bill payment to restore service for a single mom and her children.  Referral: Tammee Green, CAPSLO ($300) 1647

December 17:  Dental anesthesia for toddler.  Referral:  Dot Stauble, CAPSLO ($50) 1648

December 17:  Partial payment to help Fairgrove Elementary student attend the Junior National Conference in Washington, D.C.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar School District ($250) 1649

December 19:  Initial medical assessment for young boy.  Referral:  Maureen McGee, nurse, San Luis Coastal Schools ($250) 1650

December 19:  Holiday gift certificates for 10 teens who did not receive gifts through local programs.  Referral: Romi Ramirez and Sonia Greene, LINK ($250) 1651

December 20:  Emergency specialized formula for 8-month-old with severe food allergies.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker, and delivery by Frank Richardson ($177.97) 1652

December 22:  Holiday dinner for family of 8; they are struggling to care for their young son who is terminally ill.  The family is receiving hospice support.  Referral:  Manuel Barba, County Mental Health ($200) 1653

December 22:  Rent to move single mom with a young child into a room.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1654

December 22:  Partial rent for family at risk of losing housing.  Referral:  Adriana Marquez, Sequoia Head Start ($300) 1655

December 22:  Partial security deposit for parents and their 3 little girls.  Father is a disabled Marine Corps veteran.  Referral:  Mike Vosburgh, HASLO, and Michael Ostash, VA ($300) 1656

December 22:  Month RTA bus pass for an Oceano mother whose baby will be in the NICU for an extended time.  Referral:  Social worker, Sierra Vista ($44) and shopping by Debbie Melton and Cooper Melton using proceeds from his garage sale

December 29:  Trailer DMV registration so a homeless woman can rent a space to park on.  Referral:  Nicole Hoist, County Homeless Services ($312) 1657

December 29:  Stroller for mom who has just had her children returned to her.   She needs the stroller to push her little boy a very long way as she walks her older child to school.  Referral:  Belinda Bennasi and Mark Hanson, and shopping in Reno by Susan Updegrove ($29.62) 1658

December 29:  Initial rent to house a homeless gentleman in a room.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1659

December 30:  Partial car repair for elderly homeless woman.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1660

December 31:  Formula and diapers for baby twin girls leaving the hospital.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker ($125.92) 1661

Items Donated:
Gas cards from Kat Tuculet for a family to travel to UCLA hospital; toiletry delivery to Grizzley/Prado by Kat Tuculet; baby Bjorn from Carla Brown; diapers from Jen Melton; women’s bike from Jim Ellman; North County delivery by Colleen Spafford; holiday gifts for 2 children who don’t have parents from Jerry and Sharynn Chirpich and Roy and Marty Thomas; jackets from Joanne Ruggles; children’s toy firehouse from Erika Schuetze; clothes and toys from Heidi Gill; tickets to Winter WonderSLO from Anonymous; car mirror and baby carrier from Kate Czekala; toiletries from Jayne Achterlonie delivered to Prado by Kat Tuculet; printer, scanner, copier, fax, scanner for South County from Arlene Versaw; toys for food distribution from Arlene Versaw; stuffed animal from Greg Baxley; Constant Contact from Anonymous; stamps and printing for taxes from Carol Tickner; clothes and toys from Mariam Shah; nursing covers from Samanatha Lalush; stroller from Kate Czekala.  Total 4th Quarter:  $9,341.60

Funds Donated:  Kathy apRoberts honoring Jeanie Wylie and Don Albright, HumanKind Fair Trade, Jean Dyer, Keller Williams, Marion Hasbrouck, Lance Kinney, Shelia McBryde, Margaret Helley, Cheryl Carlsen, Laurie Coggan, John O’Neill, Lola Zybura, Roz Phillips, James and Donna Howard, Bob and Diane Graham, Sandi Pardini, Bill Hilton and Edna Marie Cole, to honor the memory of Art Hanlon from the Richardson, Mona Tucker, Robert and Martha Azevedo, Jeannie Schultz, Kitty Rice, Jeremiah Watts, Catherine Martin, Margaret Stevens, Kim McCoy in the name of her mother Marcia Nevins, Nell Quijano, Willaim and Lorianna Fletcher, Christmas present from James apRoberts to Kathy apRoberts, Judy and Ken Riener, Empire Trust, Leanna Kertson, Bonnie Heikes, Debbie Jones in honor of Barbara Gonce, Jean Lloyd, Diane Ludin, Nancy Grant, Jacque Fondren, Wells Fargo Bank, Ann McMahon, Maggie Stork, Bonnie Gardner, Carol Devore in memory of dear friend Marina Borgstrom, Kathy Greer, Ingrid Pires, Anonymous, Patria Griffin, Sue Percival, Judy Rutter, Joy Tuman, EcoBambino, Teddy Burton, and Peti Johnson.