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,

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Miner's Ace Hardware

Special thanks to Miner's Ace Hardware for donating 4 new room fans to cool babies living in small apartments that are too hot for their health and safety.  Grateful for this community outreach!