Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Whiz Kids Diaper Drive For Womenade

Whiz Kids Toys Diaper Drive For Womenade

This Saturday, March 26th
Calico Critter Party from 10 - 1
Bring diapers for 20% off a single item.
Grateful to Lesa Smith and her wonderful staff!

Friday, March 18, 2016

What Womenade Shared March 1st - March 15th

March 1:  Food for a family of 5 not eligible for food stamps due to family income; all bills are paid, but no food in the house.  Referral:  April Madden, County Behavioral Health ($200) 2519

March 1:  Gas and food support for a returning college student who doesn't qualify for support because she dropped out 7 years ago due to homelessness and medical issues.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, counselor, Cuesta College ($200) 2520

March 1:  PG&E payment, diapers, and wipes for a single father.  Referral:  Rochelle Fingerson, Family Maintenance, Child Welfare Services ($212.48 and $14.03)  2521 and 2526

March 1:  Partial rent for a grandmother who is filing for disability after an operation for varicose on her head; she is the sole caretaker of her 15-year-old grandson.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($300) 2522

March 1:  Tablet for a woman in the Transitional Housing Program who is working with Supportive Employment specialists and the Department of Rehabilitation; she is paying her housing costs and saving money.  She will need this tablet to to keep up with job opportunities.  Referral:  Jan Lewis, T-MH ($105.95) 2523

March 2:  Gas and food for a single mother of 3 children who has just lost her job.  She needs to drive her children to counseling and herself to look for another job.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($300) 2524

March 2:  Gas, food, and personal products for a family of 5 who is homeless; the father is not stable.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 2525

March 2:  Partial car repair payment for a young mother who is homeless.  Referral:  Kevin Reeder, ECHO ($210.37) 2527

March 3:  Partial rent for a single woman who was a victim of domestic violence and a violent crime; she cleans houses.  She is being helped with financial management going forward.  Referral:  Catherine Manning, People's Self-Help Housing ($300) 2528

March 3:  Food for a family who has run out of money because of unexpected medical bills they had to pay.  Referral:  Tatiana Abundus, Big Brothers/Big Sisters ($200) 2529

March 4:  Lice kit for the elementary daughter of a mom who is homeless.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($26.23) 2530

March 4:  Partial rent to prevent the eviction of a single mother and her family; the mom was injured on the job.  Referral:  Rocia Hernandez, LINK ($300) 2531

March 7:  Car repair for a single mother of 2 boys, a Veteran, who was formerly homeless after fleeing domestic violence.  Referral:  Tephiny Jones, PATH ($300) 2532

March 7:  Motel stay for a mother and her 6-year-old son who are homeless; she recently had surgery and now has the flu.  Referral:  Drew Washer, French Hospital social worker ($124) 2533

March 7:  Phone and first month's payment for a woman who needs to make appointments to doctors and employers.  Referral:  Trista Ochoa, Transitions Mental Health ($70) 2534

March 7:  Utility bill payments for a family of 5.  The father lost his job due to disability and those payments haven't started yet.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($102.80 and $81.98) 2535 and 2536

March 8:  Food and gas for a woman who is elderly and low income and the primary caretaker for her son who has significant health issues.  Referral:  Fiona Phillips, HUD/People's Self-Help Housing ($200) 2537

March 8:  Food for a woman who has seizures and has had to use her limited funds to upgrade her life alert system to a GPS-based system, so first responders can find her if she is not at home.  Referral:  Rose Levinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Health ($150) Debit

March 8: PG&E payment for a young mother of 2; she will soon go back to work after the birth of her baby, but has been unable to stretch her savings out to make all her bills.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK ($157) 2539

March 8:  Medical bill payment for a senior who is uninsured and was taken to an urgent care center.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, HCRC ($166) 2540

March 9:  Partial payment to repair a car so a mother of 2 young children can get back to work.  Referral:  Nathaniel Reynolds, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 2541

March 9:  An RTA pass for a woman who is homeless to travel to and from treatment, and one for a client to get to and from work.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outreach Treatment, and purchase by Naomi Blakely and Jayne Devencenzi ($88)

March 9:  Diapers and receiving blankets for a newborn; mother is experiencing a complicated pregnancy.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK, and shopping by Jayne Devencenzi ($)

March 10:  RTA pass so a woman living in a Sober Living Home can get to appointments.  She currently has no income.  Referral:  Cyndy Shaparnis, Drug and Alcohol Services, and purchase by Naomi Blakely ($44)

March 10:  Car registration so a Veteran can accept a job he has been offered.  Referral:  Esther Castillo, PATH ($158) 2542

March 11:  Partial rent for a room for a formerly homeless woman who has just graduated from a 6-month drug and alcohol program and is moving to a supportive environment of Captive Hearts in Grover Beach.  Referral:  Beverly Cook, Goodwill/America's Jobs ($200) 2543

March 11:  Partial rent to allow a 62-year-old woman who is disabled to move from congregate housing to her own apartment.  Referral:  Monica Diaz, Transitions-Mental Health nurse ($300) 2544

March 11:  Rent for a young mother in a Sober Living Home; she just got a job, but won't receive her first check for 2 weeks.  Referral:  Corey Hoffman, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 2545

March 12:  Soccer fees for 3 students in low income families; the YMCA has reduced costs for them.  Referral:  Kim Richards, Tidelands Counseling ($120) 2546

March 12:  Food and gas for a 19-year-old student waiting for financial aid approval; her mother is in a mental hospital and her father is in jail.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, Cuesta College counselor ($200) 2547

March 12:  Household cleaning items for 17-year-old mom due to have a new baby, the dad, and their 14-month-old boy moving from a mold-infested apartment to a healthy one.  Referral:  Patti Fox, ALPHA ($100) 2548

March 12:  Food and gas for a sister, brother-in-law, and 18-month old who are low income while they are here from Canada to say goodbye to her sister who is in Hospice care.  Referral:  Ashley Hahn, Dignity Hospice ($211.90) 2549

March 14:  Knox Box for a woman who has frequent seizures so the first responders can have access to her apartment instead of having to break down the door if she is locked inside.  Referral:  Rose Levinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Health ($140) 2550

March 15:  Large size undergarments from Lane Bryant for a woman at risk of losing her job for not having good coverage through her work uniform.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, T-MH ($150) 2551

March 15:  Motel stay for a family of 6 who became homeless today.  Only dad is working at this time.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($266.85) 2552

March 15:  Partial rent for a single father, a Veteran, who has received a 3-day notice for eviction.  Referral:  Ricardo Vazquez, ECHO ($300) 2553

Items Donated: for the camping family, air mattress from Nanette Madding, hotel nights from Alison Haupt and Kathy apRoberts, camp stove and lantern from Jimmy apRoberts, flashlights from Shannon Matuszewicz, and tent from Vince and Jen Caffee; children's clothes from Kim Equinoa via Sally; filled purses for the homeless from Alexandrea Silver-Helms delivered by Kat Tuculet; puzzles from Tina Dodd-Wilson and games from Carrie Fogo for Nipomo Elementary Library; child safety gate from Gini Griffin; binders and puzzles from Rosemary Cleaves for Nipomo Elementary Library; children's chairs and trike from Pat Lindquist; hand knit baby blankets from Ruth Nagano; bed from Janice Lynch via Angela Freberg; bed from Sally Wielder; wipes from Carrie Fogo and Linda Jankay; diapers and children's items from Rebecca Larsen; crib from Donna DiGangi; Los Osos Backpack Program food from Amanda Sorenson, Kathy Gisler, and Anonymous delivered by Sue Hood; mastectomy bras and prosthesis from Ilene and Anonymous; diapers from Barbara Ramsdell and Central Coast Circle of Friends; couch, table, lamps chair, cabinet, and 2 boxes of kitchen items from Kellie Kallchak; chest of drawers and night stands from Andrea Surfleet; Backpack food from Angela Freberg; paper for Lucia Mar from Spirit Winds Physical Therapy; soap from Linda Jankay;

Admin Funds:  Dana Starkovich, Rita Erwin,

Funds Donated:  Linda and Roy Rawlings, Lisa Bertrand, Arlene Versaw, Amy Wagner, Patty Aguilar, Terry Day, Jean Steele, Jayne Devencenzi, Fred Donati, Linda Jankay, Anonymous, J. Clay and Alice Thompson in memory of Jean de Bruyn, Carla Saunders, Diana Henderson, Susan Demma, Lynn Heinrich, Michele Williams, Nancy Shearer, Muriel and Gary Harkins' Movie Group, Sally Equinoa, Addie Nichols, Judy Barclay, Laurie King-Rossi, Angie Logan, Eileen Falcinella, Ann Shannon, Michelle Brown, Judy Burrows, Lydia Heinbockel, Peggy McCain, Brenda Hill, Kathleen Wilson, Terry Gillespie, Cynthia Fatzinger, Linda Mize, Anonymous, Libbie Agran, Patrice and Zaf Iqbal, Mary Parker, Phil and Joanne Ruggles, Sue Smith, Phyllis Martinelli, Tom and Kathy McLaughlin, Diane Wettlaufer,

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

What Womenade Shared February 16th - 29th

February 16:  Partial payment for dentures through the Noor Foundation for a woman in need.  Referral:  Jessica Devereaux, Wilshire Community Services ($300) 2490

February 17:  Gas bill payment for a senior man living on Social Security.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($80) 2491

February 17:  Storage unit payment to prevent the loss of important papers for a single mother of 2 who is disabled and homeless.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($168) 2492

February 17:  Tires for a cancer patient to safely drive to medical treatments.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, HCRC ($300) 2493

February 17:  Underwear and shoes for a young boy in a struggling family.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($100) 2494

February 19:  Gas bill payment for a father and his special needs child who have received a shut off notice.  Referral:  April Madden, County Behavioral Health ($300) 2495

February 19:  Partial payment for a medical procedure for a woman in need.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 2496

February 19:  Mini size crib mattress for a baby too big for her bassinet.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Jacque Fondren ($47.60) 2518

February 19:  Partial rent for a senior woman; her son, who usually helps her, is ill.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, HCRC ($300) 2498

February 22:  Utility payments to restore services for a family; the father passed away leaving significant debt.  Referral:  Linda Pierce, Lucia Mar Schools ($250 and $100) 2497 and 2499

February 22:  Deposit for a single, disabled mother of 3 to move her family to housing.  Referral:  Karina Ayala, CAPSLO ($300) 2500

February 22:  Car insurance payment so a client in the DAS Co-occurring Disorders Treatment program can drive herself and other patients to treatments.  Referral:  Cynthia Caldeira, County Behavioral Health ($300) 2501

February 23:  Support for a mother who had to stop working due to postpartum depressions; her husband had to stop work as well as she felt she could hurt herself and her children.  The father is now back to work, but their finances still can't cover the glasses she has been going without for months.  Referral:  Stella Medina, LUMSD ($198) 2502

February 24:  Reinstatement fee to Laborers Local 220 for a man released from custody and working to improve himself.  Referral:  Else Mai Curry, Post Release Treatment Services, County ($114) 2504

February 24:  Partial rent for a woman recovering from debilitating medical issues.  Referral:  Amanda Hartman, Dignity Health ($300) 2505

February 24:  Infant car seat for a premature baby in Foster care.  Referral:  PHN, and purchase by Jacque Fondren ($83.71) 2418

February 24:  Diapers for a small baby.  The family has recently been housed, but the mom hasn't started her new job yet.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK ($26.99) 2506

February 24:  Crucial medication for depression for a mother who is trying to get more work hours to manage her medications, while being available for her child custody, mental health, and other medical appointments.  Referral:  Juan Majano, CAPSLO ($217.85) 2507

February 24:  Gas bill payment for a senior woman who has faced much grief due to several deaths in the family.  Her gas bill doubled in the December/January cold snap, and she could either buy food or pay it.  Referral:  Kelly Hannula, Wilshire Community Services ($128.43) 2508

February 25:  Partial rent for a senior couple; he works in the fields, but has been ill for 3 weeks.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($265) 2509

February 26:  Car repair for 61-year-old gentleman.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($273) 2510

February 26:  Gas card and food for a single mother of 1 recently placed on medical disability; disability payments won't start for a while and she needs to get to treatments and special food for her medical condition.  Referral:  Veronica Cablayan, 5 Cities Homeless Coalition ($200) 2507 and Debit

February 26:  Gas card to take a mother to chemo appointments.  Dad lost his job because of too much time off work when he took her to LA for surgery and treatment.  Referral:  Veronica Cablayan, 5 Cities Homeless Coalition ($100) Debit

February 26:   Partial payment for a used mobility scooter so a father can get out of the house to get supplies and be a part of his young daughter's school life.  Referral:  Rose
Levinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Health  ($300) 2511

February 26:  Partial dental payment for a patient ill with cancer for 3 years; she had a dental emergency while in LA seeing her oncologist.  Referral:  Gloria Caine, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 2512

February 29:  Transportation for a single mother of 3 children who has Stage 4 ovarian cancer to take her children to her parents, so they can take care of them after her death.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, HCRC ($423.80) 2513

February 29:  Partial rent to prevent eviction for a single father and his 4 children. He works in the fields.  He has a budget for future payments.  Referral:  Bianca Terrazas, Peoples' Self-Help Housing ($300) 2514

February 29:  Gas so a a mother can travel to a sub acute facility in LA to visit her 7-month-old son who has respiratory problems with a trach and a g tube for feeding.  Referral:  Jennifer Miners and Mary Rose Niemi, CenCal Health ($100) 2515

February 29:  Motel stay after surgery for a homeless mother, her 9-month-old ex-NICU baby and her significant other who is on permanent disability.  They are working hard to find a place that will accept their Section 8 voucher, and have signed up for vocational training.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker ($300)  cash to motel

February 29:  Utility payment for a recently housed single father who has been homeless since his wife passed away 10 months ago.  Referral:  Veronica Cablayan, 5 Cities Homeless Coalition ($84.88)  2516

February 29:  Partial shelter rent for a single mother with 2 daughters.  The usual fund is out of money. Referral:  Shona Pruitt, Women's Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County ($300) 2517

Items Donated:  bounty of grocery bags from Molly Kiely and Elaine Stewart; children's clothes from Karla Quiroga; 2 bikes for people who are homeless from Jim Ellman; toddler bike from Jayne Engle Allen; children's bike from Elaine Stewart; delivery by Judy Rutter; delivery by Dana Starkovitch; reusable bags from a bounty of people delivered to Whiz Kids; children's clothes from Shy Smith; bed from Nancy Hurd; bunk bed and sofa bed from Wendy Lewis via Naomi Blakely delivered by Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer; 2 children's bikes from Jim Ellman; toiletries from Judy Riener; fabric from Linda Jankay; dining table and chairs from Pat Cano; baby items and diapers from Sara Fiore; baby clothes from Cara Battino; laundry detergent from Rosemary Cleaves and Madeline Fay; toiletries from Lynn De Leo, Lynn Heinrich, and Ann Jones; diapers from Kemay Eoyang; diapers and clothes for a new baby - the mother was dropped off at a homeless shelter by her mom once she learned her daughter was pregnant - the girl has not missed a day of school since and is on track to graduate in March and start dental assistant school; 90 recyclable bags from Anonymous; backpacks and shampoo from Baywood Navy to Pirates' Plaza via Carol Devore; mastectomy bras and prothesis for uninsured women served by Hearst Cancer Resource Center from Angela Freberg and Kathy apRoberts; toiletry delivery to Prado and Grizzly from Kat Tuculet; recyclable bags from Anonymous; Read Across America t-shirt from Anonymous; sleeping bags and purses/blessings bags for the homeless from Alexandrea Silver-Helms;

Admin Funds Donated:  Leslie Rotstein, 

Funds Donated:  Mary Parker to honor Amanda Brunelli, Diane Wettlaufer, Melaleuca, Amazon Smile, Florence and Frank Simon, Nurse Mo McGee, Maggie Ragatz, Rosemary Cleaves, Darlene Bowman, Mariam Shah, Grace Nagel, Gay Groomes, Madeline Stevenson, Mary Franks, Margaret Helley, Bonnie Rivera, Lola Zybura, Monica Soren, Kathleen Johnson, Gwen Carton, Madeline Fay, Mary Anne Morgan, Dyann Campagna, Christen Zybura, Kathleen Dautremont, Ginny Kenny, Marla Lee Eaton, Phyllis Bettencourt, Mary Gregory, Lynn De Leo, Kathy Greer, Jennifer Miners, Bob and Carol Kerwin,