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 (SSLOCW) to reflect our change of focus to our immediate community. Through potlucks and other efforts, 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).
Our current list of agencies we support is:
Arroyo Grande Family Resource Center
Lopez High School
Lopez High School's Wolf Den
Nipomo Elementary Food Distribution Center
Nipomo Family Resource Center
Oceano Family Resource Center
Additionally, in partnership with the SLO Food Bank and the Nipomo Elementary School, South SLO County Womenade distributes food to 200 families on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Nipomo Elementary School campus.
The mission of South San Luis Obispo County Womenade is to provide urgent financial assistance to individuals and families.
Board of Directors
Rosemary Cleaves, President
Caity McCardell, Treasurer
Ann McDowell, Secretary
Susan McCutcheon, Board Member
Jillian Ostrove, Board Member
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