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.