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Through potlucks and other efforts, South SLO County Womenade (SSLOCW) raises critical funds for food, clothing, utilities, transportation, medical and dental, rent, and school supplies. We cover the following areas: Arroyo Grande (including Huasna Valley), Grover Beach, Nipomo, Oceano, and Pismo Beach (including Shell Beach).

Additional Womenade organizations have formed throughout the county, including: Los Osos Cares Womenade and North County Neighboraid

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Our Current List of Agencies We Support

Arroyo Grande Family Resource Center

Casa Solana

County Nurses

Department of Social Services

Families in Transition

First 5 program

The Link

Lopez High School

Lopez High School's Wolf Den

Lumina Alliance
Mission Hope
Nipomo Elementary Food Distribution Center

Nipomo Family Resource Center

Nutrition Team

Oceano Family Resource Center

Pregnancy & Parenting Support

Additionally, in partnership with the SLO Food Bank and the Nipomo Elementary School, we distribute food to over 300 families on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Nipomo Elementary School campus. We also organize collection and distribution drives throughout the year, for example: hygiene products, books, toys, weekend food for students, and Thanksgiving and Holiday Break food baskets for people in our community.

Our Mission

The mission of South San Luis Obispo County Womenade is to provide urgent financial assistance to individuals and families.

Our History

San Luis Obispo County Womenade was founded in 2003 by Sandy Richardson to support individuals and families in need in San Luis Obispo County, California. In 2019, we changed our name to South SLO County Womenade to reflect our change of focus to our immediate community.

Board of Directors

Ann McDowell, President

Retired Epidemiologist

Susan McCutcheon, Secretary

Retail Manager

Rosemary Cleaves, Director

Retired Consultant and Executive





Caity McCardell, Treasurer

Development Professional

In accordance with our bylaws as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, our Board members are not paid. Additionally, we do not have paid staff.  EIN # 27-0809744

We Need Your Support Today!

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