Wednesday, June 17, 2015

School Supplies for Foster Children

Womenade is collecting school supplies for the children and teens served by Family Care Network.  Please consider donating any of the following by Sunday, July 26, to 6099 Marshall, in Old Country Club, San Luis.  There are tax receipts on the clipboard by the door.  Thank you!

Backpacks for children and teens
1 inch binders
Lined paper for writing (the more the merrier)
Regular #2 Pencils
Pens (Black, Blue, Red)
Large erasers
Pencil cap erasers
Crayons - small boxes
Glue Sticks
Plastic Rulers
Graph Paper
Twin Pocket Folders
Pencil Cases
Colored Pencils
Small Staplers and Staples

Monday, June 15, 2015

What Womenade Shared From June 1st - June 15th

June 1:  Partial payment so a woman at risk for relapse doesn’t lose her bed at a sober living facility.  Referral:  Tisha Aronsen, Program Director, Central Coast Freedom Center ($300) 1961

June 1:  Steel-toed work boots so a man can start a job tomorrow.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia, Goodwill ($165.95) 1962

June 2:  Utility payments to restore service for single mother of 4 who has been laid off from her job and is looking for another.  Referral: Sonia Greene, LINK ($140.23 and $125.26) 1963 and 1964

June 2:  Partial payment of custom orthotics for a young boy who has Sever’s disease.  Over the counter products have had no effect.  Referral:  Adrienne Lomp, Health Navigator, LINK ($100) 1965

June 2:  Utility payment for seriously ill 40-year-old woman who has gotten behind due to medical payments.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar School District ($127.88) 1966

June 2:  Thyroid ultrasound for mother of 3 young children.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($109) 1967

June 2:  Partial rent to move single woman to housing.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1968

June 2:  Partial rent to move single man to housing.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1969

June 3:  Partial June childcare so that a mom working for $12 an hour doesn’t lose her job.  Head Start, where her daughter had been attending, will not be funded for the summer.  Referral:  Jackie Yeager, Goodwill ($300) 1970

June 3:  Partial first month’s rent for homeless 72-year-old woman who has been approved for a Section 8 Voucher.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1971

June 3:  Partial medical payment for abused woman in a shelter.  Referral:  Anabel Ros, RISE ($170.01) 1972

June 4:  Baby toys and wipes for 2 children in at-risk families.  Referral:  PHN, shopping by Cyndy Later, and delivery by Colleen Spafford ($ and $14.03) 1973

June 4:  Partial rent for abused single mother of 2 struggling to keep her family together.  Referral:  Shona Pruitt, Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County ($300) 1974

June 4:  Partial rent for mother of 2 who got behind on payments due to problems with her car.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($300) 1975

June 4:  Partial rent for a trailer space for 60-year-old disabled homeless woman.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 1976

June 5:  Partial rent for 64-year-old man who was just diagnosed with tongue cancer and scheduled to have his tongue removed.  He is facing eviction because he has not been able to go to work.  He will begin receiving Social Security in July.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($375) 1977 

June 5:  Partial wheel chair battery and charger payment for woman who is struggling.  Referral:  Cindy Binkele and Sharon O’Leary, Morro Bay Community Resource Connections ($178.16) 1978

June 5: Partial camp payment for the grandson of a hospitalized grandma who cares for him.  Referral:  Drew Washer, social worker French Hospital ($247.50)  1980

June 8:  Textbooks for summer and fall Cuesta semesters for a woman who lost her leg to cancer when she was in 4th grade.  Her dad has not been around since then and her mother died last year.  She works full time, but wants to reduce her hours so she can study to be a pediatric oncology nurse.  Referral:  Carol Devore ($360) 1981

June 8:  Stroller for a homeless mom with a 2-week-old baby that will soon leave the NICU.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Roberta Filadelfia ($73.51)

June 8:  Stroller for a 2-month-old baby.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Roberta Filadelfia ($73.51)

June 9:  Partial rent to prevent eviction for an unemployed disabled Veteran.  Staff is doing all it can to prevent him from having to go back to living in the bushes.  Referral:  Larry Feldt, Vets Housing Specialist, CAPSLO ($107) 1982

June 9:  Utility payment for a single mother of 3 and 8-year-olds.  She works in a motel.  The family members are domestic violence victims.  Referral:  PHN ($71.74) 1983

June 9:  Sports protective glasses for a 9-year-old who is blind in one eye and until now has been unable to participate in sports.  Lion’s Club does not cover this type of eye-wear.  Referral:  Cheryl Caruso, nurse, Lucia Mar Unified School District ($128) 1984

June 10:  Durable Maraflex and polycarbonate lenses for 1st grader in low-income family.  The parents have had to replace his regular glasses more times than they can afford.  Lion’s Club does not cover this type of lens or frame.  Referral:  Barbara Rose, nurse, Lucia Mar Unified School District ($125) 1985

June 10:  Shoes for 2 brothers.  They and their mom have just moved out of an abusive situation.  Referral:  Diana Howard, LINK ($100) 1986

June 11:  Underwear, bra, and one outfit for a treatment patient who only has a couple clothing items to wear to treatment sessions.  Referral:  April Madden, San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health ($100) 1987

June 11:  Bus passes for a homeless man and a single mom to get to their Drug and Alcohol treatment programs.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, San Luis Obispo County Intensive Outpatient Treatment, and shopping by Cyndy Later ($88)

June 11:  Partial payment so a mother of 3 can see a CHC doctor immediately.  Referral:  Adrienne Lomp, LINK Health Navigator ($25) 1988

June 15:  iPod use fee so a student may graduate.  Her single mother is disabled. Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($100) 1989

Items Donated:    Toys for children in many families from Fred Donati; breast pump, accessories, and baby bouncer from Kelly Lighty;  kitchen items from Kurt Schulz via Kathy apRoberts; North County delivery by Tim and Colleen Spafford; 4 chairs from Jimmy apRoberts; gas card from Cyndy Later; diapers from Canyon County 4H delivered by Cyndy Later; crib and stroller from Julia Edgerton; 10 cloth grocery bags from Mission Thrift via Carol Devore; bed and linens from Judy Barclay; couch and chairs from Susan Dressler; toddler bed and toiletries from Jayne Auchterlonie; emergency diapers and wipes from Nita La Loggia and Marylou Gooden; children’s clothes from Sally Hillis; sofa and love seat from Kurt Schulz delivered by Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer; sofa from Gwen Carton; toiletries delivered to Grizzly and Prado by Kat Tuculet; twin bed, desk, shelf, school supplies, and pans from Josie Ma; dishes, silverware, and sheets from Marylou Gooden; sheets and towels from Lesa Smth; 

Funds Donated:  Lisa Bertrand, Mary Parker, Michelle Williams, Ken and Judy Riener, Carol and Jay Devore, Phil and Joanne Ruggles, Central Coast Circle of Friends, Judy Barclay, Bradley Hollstien in Honor of Claudia Kim Forsman, Sue Smith, Diane Wettlaufer, Cheryl Lesinski in honor of Los Ranchos volunteers, Bob and Carol Kerwin, 

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