Where have all the toiletries gone??!!!
They say it takes a village to help out in emergencies. It also takes a village to pull off a successful toiletries drive.
Let us take you through the marvelous toiletry drive South SLO County Womenade held in pictures.
First, a huge thank you to the many, many donors who bought and brought the huge collection of toiletries to the various collection sites. We estimate that between $6,000 and $7,000 of toiletries were donated!
Second, another huge thank you to the three teams who organized the collections:
The Trilogy Service Club in Nipomo led by a team of Judy Woo, our Trilogy Womenade liaison, and Cathy Arvizu, Kim Johnson and Robin O’Rourke with 4 drop off locations.
Sharon McDaniel with her friends Debby Swenson, Lori Wertz are also conducting a toiletry drive in central and northern South SLO County with 4 drop off locations
Margie Salame and the Pismo Beach-5 Cities Rotary Club
Third, another huge thank you to the many drop-off sites around south SLO County:
1166 Trail View Place, Nipomo
1392 Vicki Lane, Nipomo
1402 Vista Tesoro Place Nipomo
1166 Trail View Place, Nipomo
Avila Bay Club, 6699 Bay Laurel Place, Avila Beach
McDaniel Reporting, 1302 Osos Street, SLO
2342 Willet Way, Arroyo Grande (Cypress Ridge)
903 Sycamore Drive, Arroyo Grande
241 Elaine Street, Pismo Beach
Fourth, another huge thank you to the sorters (unfortunately we don’t know who they all are) from each group who worked very hard to organize and sort the massive, glorious abundance of toiletries! Finally, thank you to the delivery teams including:
Cathrine and Scott Arvizu
Margie and Eddie Salame
The toiletries drive ran from June 16 to August 15, 2021. Each site put out boxes to collect the toiletries.
Daily the donations were brought in and were eventually consolidated. Here are some pictures of the collection of items at each of the main collection sites: The collection at Trilogy:
The collection by Sharon McDaniel’s team:
The collection by Pismo Beach 5 Cities Rotary Club:
Delivery of toiletries
Originally we planned on donating toiletries to the agencies that we partner with on a regular basis. Donors were so generous that we added a number of other south county agencies in need to our list. We ended up delivering toiletries to:
Arroyo Grande Family Resource Center
Nipomo Family Resource Center
Oceano Family Resource Center
The Link at Mesa, Judkins and Paulding Middle Schools
Lopez High School and the Wolf Den
Pacific View Academy
The Capslo - Step By Step Early Head Start in Arroyo Grande
First 5 Early Learning Center in Nipomo, Oceano and Grover Beach
The County Nurses
Transitions Mental Health Ass/ Dept of Social Services Arroyo Grande
Families in Transition
Children’s Resource Network
Arroyo Grande High School
Nipomo High School
New Tech High School
5 Cities Homeless Coalition
Here are some pictures of our deliveries to some of our distribution sites:
All the locations expressed immense gratitude for helping to eliminate hygiene poverty in our community. Other projects need a leader Now that you’ve read about this project and what a difference it made, we have another project that we need a leader for. At Thanksgiving time we try to give a number of families Thanksgiving baskets filled with targeted foods that they would love for Thanksgiving. Last year we gave baskets to 50 families. I hope someone is moved to want to lead this effort. Training is available!!! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer! If you have a project you would like to do and need a sponsor organization, please let us know. Others that we have done in the past are socks for the homeless, new books for Christmas for students and school supplies. This is how it works: The project leader responsibilities include collecting, getting the word out, contacting the agencies and making deliveries. Womenade will put it on our Facebook page, write about it in our newsletters and connect you with the people at the appropriate agencies. Diapers needed
It wouldn’t be a newsletter from South SLO County without at least one ask! The county nurses are in need of size 5 and 6 diapers. If you would like donate some let us know at email@example.com and we will let you know where to deliver them. Thank you in advance. Showcase
The Nipomo Library is showcasing us in their display window! Stop by and take a look! Thank you Nipomo Library! How to donate To make a donation write a check to South SLO County Womenade and mail to:
South SLO County Womenade, 1793 Farroll Rd., Grover Beach, CA 93433 or go to our website sslocw.org or paypal.me/sslocwomenade . Our email is: firstname.lastname@example.org Our website is: sslocw.org Our EIN# is:27-0809744 Phone number: (805) 270-5751
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