Saturday, May 30, 2015

What Womenade shared from May 18th - May 31st

May 18:  Food for a mother of 2 children who has been sick with cancer.  Her poor health has stopped her from driving herself to the Food Bank.  Referral:  Tatiana Abundis, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and shopping and delivery by Roberta Filadelfia ($159.62) 1933

May 19:  Clothes for a woman staying in sober living and starting her first job in 10 years.  She was released from prison a couple years ago and has been diligent with the program and volunteering.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia, Goodwill ($200) 1934

May 19:  Partial towing fee for a family that has only 1 car that they share to get to work.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($200) 1935

May 20:  Partial first month’s rent for a woman who has just received a Section 8 voucher.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1937

May 22:  Partial first month’s rent for a homeless senior man who has found housing.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 1938

May 22:  For a mom who has just moved her children to housing, household items, clothes, and shoes.  Referral:  Adrienne Lomp, LINK ($250) 1939

May 22:  For a boy who was abused early in his life, partial payment for EPIC Engineering Camp at Cal Poly.  His mom works 2 jobs, and he helps by looking after his younger siblings, cleaning, washing, and shopping.  Referral:  Andrea Blanco, Laguna Middle School ($100) 1940

May 22:  Food and gas for a woman who lost her job and is interviewing for another.  Referral:  Jackie Yeager, Goodwill Employer Services ($200) 1941

May 22:  Diapers for a young baby in a struggling family.  Referral:  PHN ($28.07) 1941

May 23:  A homeless family with a Downs Syndrome teen has moved to housing:  overnight diapers, waterproof mattress covers, and a vacuum.  Referral:  Michelle Brooks and Heather McColley, Lucia Mar School District; shopping by Carol Tickner and delivery by Ed and Janice Chagoya ($36.70 and $133.89) 1942 and Debit

May 26:  A woman witnessed her husband’s suicide and is now homeless after a series of events.  Payment to Check N Go for a loan she took out from them to get her RV out of impound.  She is in treatment for trauma.  Referral:  Nicole Hoist, Transitions Mental Health ($300) 1943

May 26:  Partial payment for tuition for EPIC Engineering camp for a girl in a chaotic family who is a hard-working student who arrives early to school and stays late.  Referral:  Andrea Blanco, Laguna Middle School ($100) 1944

May 26:  Partial payment for study camp to San Francisco with her classmates for the daughter of a single mom with 2 other children.  The student was able to raise $200 for the trip.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($100) 1945

May 26:  Work uniforms for a woman starting work next week.  She is clean and sober for 6 months.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia, Goodwill ($200) 1946

May 26:  Clothes for the single mother of 2 young boys.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($200) 1947

May 26:  Bus passes for a homeless man, a single young man, and a single mom to travel to regular treatments.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, Intensive Outpatient Treatment, and shopping by Tess Matthews ($132)

May 26:  Clothing for 2 young boys; their father moved them to this area for safety.  Referral:  Diana Howard, LINK ($200) 1948    

May 26:  Gas and food for a mother of 2 teen boys; she has just been diagnosed with Lupus and is unable to work.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, Cuesta College ($200) 1949

May 27:  Work boots for a man in a new concrete construction job who is worried about losing his job because his boss is upset the man is working in tennis shoes.  Referral:  Holl-lee Lawrence, County Drug and Alcohol ($165.95) 1950

May 27:  Partial rent for a single father raising a special needs child.  He has been laid off, and is currently searching for new employment.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia, Goodwill ($300) 1951

May 28:  Gas for 2 struggling families whose babies will be in the NICU for an extended period of time.  Referral:  Social workers, Sierra Vista Hospital ($200) 1952

May 28:  Food and gas for financially struggling mother reunifying with her 5-year-old son.  Referral:  Amber Hullibarger, Martha’s Place ($200) 1952

May 28:  Partial payment for child of a single mom out of work to attend school field trip to San Francisco.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($200) 1953

May 29:  Dress suit, shirt, and shoes for single father to wear to court for reunification with his 3-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son.  Referral:  Juan Majano, Parent Educator/CAPSLO and shopping by Tess Matthews ($200) 1954

May 29:  Work clothes for a young girl living in her car and doing clerical work at an automobile repair shop.  Referral:  Holl-lee Lawrence, County Drug and Alcohol ($100) 1955

May 29:  Emergency gas for a single mother to go to LA to pick up her 14-year-old child who was taken out of the country without permission by the estranged father.  Referral:  Rachel Tarver, Martha’s Place ($100) 1956

May 30:  Utility payments for a mother of 4 who is going through unexpected medical hardships, including a possible trip to Stanford.  Referral:  Amanda Hartman, Medical social worker, Dignity Home Health ($96.20 and $138.09 and $68.70) 1957, 1958, 1959

May 30:  Dental treatment for a young man.  Referral:  Cecilia Merrill, CDHC ($110) 1960

Items Donated By:  
-->Hair cut at Tiger Lily from Kathy apRoberts for woman starting a new job;  5 hand knit baby blankets from Ruth Nagano; diapers and children’s clothes from Amy Armstrong, delivered by Jayne Auchterlonie; diapers from Kemay Eoyang and Bonnie Rivera; laundry detergent from Madeline Fay; food gift card from Erin Malin at Select Electric; toiletries from Ann Jones; detergent, toiletries, and cleaning supplies from Diana Henderson, Rosemary Cleaves, Marla Lee Eaton, Lori Sonnabend, Madeline Fay, Gwen Carton, Phyllis Bettencourt; backpacks from Mariam Shah and Carol Pillsbury; cosmetic cases from Carol Pillsbury; North County delivery by Joy Sostrin; household items from Judy Eisenhard; food, Laguna Backpack food, baby clothes, and wipes from Abby Hyman and Jillian Zeltman; a kitchen-full of groceries from Nita La Loggia and Kathy apRoberts and a blender from Rosemary Cleaves for a homeless family moving to housing; food for 3 families and Laguna from Jen Melton; children’s clothes from Helma Smulders; bumbo and riding toy from Vicki McPartland; microwave from Jen Melton; bed, futon, and recliner from Patti Girada; bed from Liz Johnston; bed, linens, and chair from and delivered by Judy Brummel; quilt fabric from Linda Jankay; high chairs for 2 children from Madeline Fay;

Funds Donated By:  Stephanie Barclay, Mary Clare Zovich, Jen Melton, Susan Bonitz, Kim Infante, Joan Duffy Charlotte Ault, Jordis Daigle, Roberta Kassak, Kathy apRoberts, Lynn Helenius, Saur-Adams Adobe Fiesta donations, Melaleuca, James and Donna Howard in honor of Carol and Jay Devore, Jimmy apRoberts in celebration of his mother – Kathy apRoberts’s - birthday, Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Barbara Crawford, Lola Zybura, Mariam Shah, Pamela Peters, Marla Lee Eaton, Gwen Carton, Nell Quijano, Christen Zybura, Flatirons Mortgage and Investments, Phyllis Bettencourt, Candace Guldeman, Madeline Fay, Mary Ann Morgan, Ginny Kenny, Judy Eisenhard, Lynn Heinrich, Leslie Jones, Catherine Swenson, Janice Chagoya, Mary Weeks, Loretta Sonnabend, Nicole Pazdan, Janice Gelb, Madeline Stevenson, Wendy Hallin, Rosemary Cleaves, Ann Mathias, Janis Woolpert, Diana Henderson, Victoria Roberts, Nora and Odell Lee, Richard and Patricia Hunt, Michael and Lydia Nelson, Eveline Alford, Kimball and Marna Lombardi, Freddi Quin, Nancy Kraus and Marlin Fors, Donna Lacki, Paul and Joanne La Plante, Ron and Shirley Richard, Bruce and Marilyn Rolph, Steven and Susan Zweig, Tom and Amy Hedges, Tom and Gail Ryan, Jim and Judy Earnest, E.B. Steen, Jane and William Fairbairn, Richard and Sarah DeYoung, Brian and Sharron Polkinghorne, Claudia Sorensen, Dean and Linda Adams, Dale Holmes and Linda Challoner-Holmes, G. and P. Eldredge, Isaac and De Hampton, Jamie Herbon, Christi and Gary Nemetz, Robert and Donna Leach, Susan Weiss, Roy and Jo Anne Painter, M. R. and M Cleveland, Brent and Fran Norris, Karen Steves, John and Marcia Traversaro, Wayne and Tana Pedersen, Anonymous, Bonnie Rivera, Kathy Greer, Susan Demma, Barbara Deel, Malka Kutner, Shannon Fernandez, Fred Donati, Carol Pillsbury, Margaret Helley, Tess Matthews, 

Admin Funds Donated By: Rita Erwin 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Garage Sale for Womenade

Special thanks to Abby Hyman and Jillian Zeltman who had a garage sale for Womenade! They delivered food to Laguna for our Backpack Program and also bought baby clothes and wipes. Thank you Abby and Jillian and your little sisters!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Womenade Donation

The Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa presented a $2,000 grant to Womenade at their luncheon meeting today! We are extremely grateful, and will use every penny to help community members in need.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Fiesta For Womenade

Alex and Anne Gough and Andrea Devitt's Fiesta for Womenade this past Sunday at the Sauer-Adams Adobe in San Luis Obispo generated an outpouring of support.  Donations will help meet essential needs of individuals in our county. 

We are grateful to the sponsors:  The Cohl Hosick Group:  Phil Cohl Senior Portfolio Manager, Roy and Linda Rawlings, Natalie Tartaglia (Tartaglia Realty), Janis Woolpert, Carol Thom (The Thom Group), Alex and Anne Gough, Trout Gulch Vineyards, John and Deb Spatafore, Jordis Daigle, Black Market Baker, Mike and Denise Chellsen, Roger Bishop, CPA Certified Valuation Analyst, Kathy apRoberts, Amy Sullivan, Jen Melton, Joan Duffy, and Ann Palmer.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

What Womenade Shared May 1st - May 16


May 1:  Partial rent for single mother of 3 who just lost her job.  Referral:  Michelle Gaulden, County Mental Health ($300) 1894

May 1:  Partial rent for recently employed veteran who has just obtained a VASH voucher (Section 8 for Veterans).  This allows him to stay in his home who will become independent in June.  Referral:  Larry Feldt, CAPSLo Vets, ($300) 1895

May 2:  Utility bill payment for woman who needs support to prevent shut off.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($87.35 and $32.45) 1896 and 1897

May 2:  Food and gas for a single mom and her 3 children; mom just lost her job.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($200) 1898

May 4:  Lab fees for mother of 3 who is overdue for a physical.  She is being treated at CHC and the physical is being paid by LINK.  Father is unemployed, but works in the community in exchange for health services for his children.  Referral:  Adrienne Lomp, Health Navigator, LINK ($78) 1899

May 4:  Lamp for parents and their 2-year-old and 7-week-old who have moved to a room with no overhead light.  Referral:  April Madden, County Behavioral Health, and shopping by Tess Mathews ($)

May 5:  Partial rent for woman in danger of eviction.  She has taken in her nephew because his mother is in jail.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 1900

May 5:  Driver’s license for man who has just been released from jail.  Referral:  Janet Allenspach, Liberty Tattoo Removal Program ($15) 1901

May 5:  Bus pass for a single mom needing transportation to and from treatment.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outpatient Treatment, and shopping by Tess Mathews ($44)

May 5:  Bus pass for homeless man to get to and from treatment.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outpatient Treatment, and shopping by Tess Mathews ($44)

May 6:  Gas for a family to see a medical specialist out of the county.  Referral:  PHN ($100) 1902

May 6:  Partial medical payment for mother of 5 children to allow her to continue to receive treatments for breast cancer.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Heart Cancer Resource Center ($500) 1903

May 7:  Emergency utility payment to prevent shut off for a family that includes 3 teens; the father was in an auto accident that resulted in him being in a coma for 2 weeks.  Caregiver was supposed to take care of his finances, but did not.  Referral: Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($288.25) 1904

May 7:  A mom, a victim of domestic violence, is getting her driver’s license.  Repair of the car windshield is necessary before she goes to her driver’s test.  Referral:  Karina Ayala, CAPSLO  ($185) 1905

May 7:  Gas to allow a single mother with 2 children to get to her new job and carry her over till her first pay.  Referral:  Veronica Cablayan, ESG Homeless Prevention, LINK  ($100) 1906

May 7:  Gas and food for a single parent camping with his 3 children.  He is working hard to find a job and needs gas for interviews and getting the children to school, and food that can be purchased daily to prevent theft by other campers.  Referral:  Veronica Cablayan, ESG Homeless Prevention, LINK  ($200) 1906

May 7:  Partial storage unit fees for a mother who almost has a job.  She has found a garage in which to store her items in the future.  Referral:  Mollie Beck, County Drug and Alcohol  ($300) 1907

May 7:  3 month’s car insurance for a family with a 2-year-old son that is living in a tent at a campground.  They are enrolled in a housing/work program through DSS.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection ($162) 1908 Lost check replaced by #1931

May 8:  Graduation cap and tassel for teen who can’t afford one.  Referral:  Jannine Saldana, Teen Academic Parenting/CAPSLO ($43.13) 1909

May 8:  For a young couple living in their car, new tires to replace the bald ones on their vehicles.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, County DSS ($332.89) 1910

May 8:  Partial rent for a woman who is having difficulty working due to PTSD and is near homelessness.  Referral:  Marina Garza, counselor ($300) 1911

May 9:  Gas for a mother to take her 3-year-old to Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera 3 times this month.  Jack’s Helping Hand covered the visits in April.  Referral:  Adrienne Lomp, Health Navigator, LINK ($75) 1912

May 11:  Partial rental deposit for a mother of 3 who has just found a job.  Referral:  Jackie Yeager, America’s Job Center/Goodwill ($300) 1913

May 12:  Summer sports fees for the children of a single mom.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($180) 1914

May 12:  For a young girl who has overcome the worst while never giving up and getting good grades, first new clothes ever for graduation and job interviews.  Referral: Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($200) 1915

May 12:  Rent for single mother with 2 children.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($375) 1916

May 12:  Car payment for single homeless mother of an 8-year-old and a 5-year-old who has just found employment.  Referral:  Diana Howard, LINK ($300) 1917

May 12:  Partial rent to prevent a Veteran from being evicted after being out of work for a month due to cancer surgery.  Referral:  Mindy Truex, Veterans Affairs, VASH ($300) 1918

May 12:  Home health aide for a woman who lives alone, is on a fixed income, and needs help bathing and dressing.   Referral:  Hilary Preston, Central Coast Home Health and Hospice ($300) 1919

May 13:  Food for a single mother and her child.  The mother was assaulted at work, and is yet to get worker comp for the time she has been out due to her injuries.  Referral:  Monica Dominguez, Department of Rehabilitation ($200) 1920

May 13:  Travel food for a single mom who is taking her 11-year-old son to Santa Barbara for medical care; LINK is paying for the train tickets.  Referral: Sonia Greene, LINK ($105.95) 1921

May 13:  Gas for struggling single mom to get to work and take children to school.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($100) 1921

May 13:  Partial payment of burial of a 10-month-old child of a single mother who also has an elementary age child.  Referral:  Erin Schimke, teacher, San Luis Coastal ($100) 1922

May 14:  Partial rent to prevent eviction for mother of 4 currently on maternity leave from her full-time job at Walmart.  Referral:  Amber Grimme, CAPSLO ($300) 1923

May 14:  LiveScan/fingerprinting so a homeless woman can take a job she has been offered.  Referral:  Melanie Bustamante, Transitions Mental Health ($52) 1924

May 14:  Train ticket so 82-year-old man can go to his family.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($80) 1925

May 14:  A husband recently diagnosed with cancer spent their saving on medical tests because he did not know that he could apply for medical care at age 23.  Partial rent so the family does not lose their apartment.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1926

May 15:  Partial rent for a father working 2 jobs at companies that have reduced hours.  He needs to maintain his 20’ x 20’ place to prevent homelessness and maintain weekend visits with his 5-year-old.  Referral:  Bonnie Allen Estero Bay Alliance for Care ($300) 1927

May 14:  Cleaning supplies and emergency home items for couple with 3 children who have just found housing.  Referral:  Eloise Medina, ECHO ($100) 1928

May 14: Partial rent for single woman who has found a room to rent.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1929

May 15:  Interview clothes for 2 women with children under the age of 2 who have weight gain due to pregnancies.  Referral:  Jackie Yeager, Goodwill ($300) 1930

May 16:  Partial rent for a single mom of 3 young children.  She has just returned to the hospital after brain surgery because her incision became infected.  Since her surgery, she has not been able to return to work in the fields.  Referral;  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1932

Items Donated:  
--> North County delivery by Barbara Putman; toddler bed from Terry Elfrink and Vicki McPartland; 2 cases of diapers from Peti Johnson; diapers and stroller from Kate Czekala; homemade quilted dining linens from Gigi Kandler; co-sleeper for newborn in a motel from Andrea Devitt delivered by Rochelle Becker; diapers, boys unders, and child’s sleeping bag from Shannon Matuszewicz; blanket from Tess Mathews for family living in a tent at a campground; crib mattresses from Amy Sullivan; baby bathtub from Calista Stewart using her lemonade stand money delivered by Dee Lacy;

Funds Donated:  
--> Lisa Bertrand, Mary Parker, Carla Brown, Herbert Salamanca, Karen Morgan in honor of Carol Devore, Rita Erwin, Patricia Streng, Darlene Krause, Phil and Joanne Ruggles, Deborah Whitson, Judy Barclay, Bart and Maryalice Jones, Sue Smith, Bob and Carol Kerwin, Diane Wettlaufer, Dan Carpenter, 

Admin Funds Donated:  
--> Kathy Hannula, Dana Starkovich, Leslie Rotstein, Patricia Streng,

Friday, May 1, 2015

What Womenade Shared From April 16th - 30th

April 16:  Partial rent for struggling mother of a special needs student.  Referral:  Maribel Chavez, counselor, San Luis Coastal ($350) 1860

April 16:  Gas and food for struggling student commuting to Hancock for classes that aren’t available at Cuesta.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, Cuesta College ($200) 1861

April 17:  Wheelchair repair and batteries for 79-year-old woman who is severely physically disabled and was not successful in getting a new electric chair approved by MediCal or Medicare.  A used one was located and purchased, but needed repair.  Referral:  Sandy Murry, Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo ($370) 1862

April 18:  Weekend food for starving homeless man.  Referral:  Lois Crotser, SLO Housing Connection ($50) 1863

April 20:  Paper work for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) for woman who earns $400 a month and takes care of her 86-year-old father and another family member; her mother just passed away.  Referral:  Michele Higgins and Belinda Benassi, County Social Services ($200) 1864

April 21:  Food and diapers for a single mother of 4, 1 a newborn.  The mom is a victim of domestic violence and he is now incarcerated.  Referral:  Sandra Garcia, San Luis Obispo County Mental Health ($232.38) 1865

April 21:  Food and gas for a mom and Cuesta nursing student to take one of her children, a 10-year-old, to UCLA for a serious liver problem.  Referral:  Traci Walker, HASLO ($200) 1866

April 21:  PG&E payment to prevent shut off for single mother of 5 who is working 2 jobs.  She is involved in her children’s school activities and gets them to counseling appointments.  Referral:  Jose Olivera, Mesa Middle School LINK ($95.73) 1867

April 21:  Cell phone bill for a Veteran and his family until they complete application for a Lifeline phone.  Since his discharge, they have been unable to find employment and have spent their savings on motels; now they have been accepted in the Veteran’s program for housing support.  Referral:  Barbara Boisvert and Larry Feldt, CAPSLO ($250) 1868

April 22:  Partial back rent for a 60-year-old woman to allow her to receive a Section 8 voucher and stay in her apartment.  Referral:  Amber Grimme, CAPSLO 1869

April 22:  Partial rent for single mother who has lost work hours recently because of her young son’s problems.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($300) 1870

April 22:  Ophthalmology appointment for 19-month-old.  This initial appointment will allow California Children’s Services to help if further treatment is needed.  Referral:  Adrienne Lomp, LINK Health Navigator ($150) 1871

April 22:  Pediatric surgery appointment in Santa Barbara for a 7-year-old who has a hernia.  Jack’s Helping Hand is providing transportation costs.  Referral:  Adrienne Lomp, LINK Health Navigator ($150) 1872

April 22:  Household supplies for single mother of 2 young children.  She has been recently unable to work due to a surgery.  Referral:  Diana Howard, LINK ($100) 1873

April 23:  On line course fee to allow a student working hard to complete the last class for her Associate degree in Medical Assisting.  She has timed out for receiving state funding.  This will allow her to graduate while saving gas and childcare costs she can’t afford.  Referral:  Lisa Wearda, Cuesta College ($500) 1874

April 23:  Birth certificate to allow a young boy to enter Head Start.  His mom is in a recovery program and has just started a new job.  Referral:  Alicia McAllister, Drug and Alcohol Services ($28) 1875

April 23:  Notarization of 3 documents so a man can start work at a job he has been offered.  Referral:  Peggy Schiller, America’s Jobs Center ($30) 1876

April 23: Gas bill payment to prevent shut off for single disabled woman Veteran who is on the wait list for a Section 8 voucher that will reduce her struggle to make ends meet.  Referral:  Catherine Manning, People’s Self-Help Housing ($124.74) 1877

April 23:  Additional motel nights for a family with an 8-year-old to keep them off the streets until housing can be found.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($305.95) 1878

April 27:  Lab test for a homeless woman who is ill.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($54) 1879

April 27:  Bus ticket for a homeless man just released from jail to return to Santa Barbara and his case manager there.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker ($45.50) 1880

April 28:  Backpack and sleeping bag for a homeless man who has lived in our county 20 years; he has aged out of Foster care and isn’t eligible for shelter services due to drug use, and that use is being addressed.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection (99.34) 1881

April 28:  Partial rent to prevent evection for a family whose mom was laid off.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 1882

April 28:  Partial rent for an older couple moving to housing.  They are farm workers.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1883

1884 VOID

April 28:  Clothes for parents moving to housing.  Referral:  Adrienne Lomp, LINK ($200) 1885

April 28:  Clothes and gas for a single father of 2 girls who is also caring for his mom who is on oxygen.  They have lost Section 8 and are now homeless.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK  ($200) 1886

April 28:  Bed for parents sleeping on the floor paid to Virtual Furniture Bank.  Referral:  PHN, information from Patty Beck, and faxing by Susan Updegrove ($50) 1887

April 29:  Partial rent for single mother and her 3 children; mother’s work hours have been cut.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK 1888

April 29:  Food for a student and father of 2 who is looking for a job after recently being laid off.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, Cuesta College counselor ($100) 1889

April 29:  Clothes for the youngest daughter of 3 children of a single mom.  The girl didn’t want to go to Santa Lucia School because children were laughing at her recent weight gain and her too tight clothes.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($200) 1889

April 29:  Partial rent for homeless Cal Poly student.  Referral:  Mendy Wilson, Catholic Charities ($300) 1890

April 29:  Car battery for a 17-year-old boy who has been sober for 4 months and is doing well in Juvenile Drug Court.  Holl-lee Lawrence, Atascadero Youth & Family Treatment Program ($159.83) 1891

April 29:  Gas card for family in rural Paso to bring their 2 sons to treatment and to Drug Treatment Court.  Referral:  Holl-lee Lawrence, Atascadero Youth & Family Treatment Program ($100) 1892

April 29:  For a 16-year-old girl who is graduating from a 9-month intensive drug treatment program, storage, hangers, sheets, and other items for her bare room.  Her mom works at a fast food restaurant and her step-dad is unemployed.  Referral:  Holl-lee Lawrence, Atascadero Youth & Family Treatment Program ($100) 1892

April 29:  Partial rent for a single dad with a 10-year-old who needs help due to illness.  Referral; Elena Chavez, LINK ($300) 1893

April 30:  RTA month-long bus pass for a 16-year-old to complete his Juvenile Drug Court attendance requirements.  He has missed 2 job interviews because his mom works until 5:00 pm, and cannot consistently afford bus fare for him.  Referral:  Holl-lee Lawrence, Atascadero Youth & Family Treatment Program, and shopping by Anne Appel

April 30:  Underwear for parents moving into an apartment with another family.  Referral:  Adrienne Lomp, LINK and shopping by Anne Appel

April 30:  Training underwear for a toddler girl.  Referral:  Laurabeth Medlock, Central Coast Early Intervention, and shopping by Anne Appel

Items Donated:  household supplies and toiletries from Mandi George; laptop, monitor, and speakers for Laguna from Marilyn Wills; for a family reuniting:  rugs and towels from Maggie Maly, kitchen items from Monique Carton and Kathy apRoberts, dishes from Mariam Shah, hair dryers and personal care products from Kathy Eichler, personal care products from Linda Jankay, household products from Anonymous and Marylou Gooden, silverware and household linens and toiletries from Carol Astaire, linens from Judy Riener, linens and toiletries from Kitty Rice, pots and pans from Teresa Campbell; North County delivery by Teresa Campbell; for a family moving to housing - linens and cleaning supplies from  and delivered to ECHO by Colleen Spafford; clothes from Helma Smulders; bed from Wendy Miller and futon from Dana Starkovich delivered by Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer; household products from Anonymous; crib bedding, mobile, bouncer, and bumbo from Carla Brown; crib from Kristin Eldridge;  baby excersaucer from Pat Beck; diapers from Kat Tuculet; toiletries from Jayne Auchterlonie; games and forts from John Hostetter; socks from Cynthia Owen; toiletry delivery by Kat Tuculet; For a family moving to housing, plates, mugs, glasses, silverware, and children’s place setting from Marylou Gooden, clothes, lamps, and silverware from Gigi Sawyer, kitchen items from Robin Renteria; from Pat Beck, pillow cases and blanket for parents getting a bed; diapers from Shannon Matuszewicz;

Funds Donated:  Diane Wettlaufer, Vickie Rabourn, Vicki McPartland, Carol Astaire, Ingrid Pires, Sandra Brill, Carol Nielson, Ken and Judy Riener, Elise Carraway, Lynn Marie, Angela Soll, Joan Duffy, Colleen Spafford, Teddy Burton, Cleo and Alan Holz, Leslie Jones, Melaleuca, Marilyn Fuller, Rochelle Johnson, Cindy Treichler, Anneka Scranton, Patty Beck, Karen Blum, Gail Sears, Sandra Baers, Shirley Mednick, Joy Tuman, Vickie McPartland, Diane McKeague, Maggie Maly, Wendy Daly, Elie Axelroth, Marylou Gooden, Carol and Jay Devore,  Anonymous, Fred Donati, Kathy Greer, Malka Kutner, Dan Carpenter, Jim and Paula Salerno to honor Carol Devore on her birthday; Lara Baxley, John Spatafore, Elaine Gardiner,
Admin Funds Donated:  Lola Zybura, Roberta Filadelfia, Bonnie Rivera, Janis Woolpert, Vicki McPartland, Carol Tickner, Candace Guldeman, Leslie Siembieda, Susan Demma, Ann Mathias, Lois Crotser, Kat Tuculet, Ros McQuade, Gail Sears, Cleo and Alan Holz, Carol and Jay Devore, Rochelle Johnson, Diane McKeague, Joy Sostrin, Doreen Wetzel, Janet Kourakis, Susan Updegrove, Anne Appel, Anonymous Matching Donor #2,