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April 4, 2022 Newsletter


APRIL IS A BUSY MONTH FOR SOUTH SLO COUNTY WOMENADE


*POTLUCK * RAFFLE* ADMIN APRIL * FEMININE HYGIENE DRIVE *


POTLUCK


Our April 26th Potluck will take place at 3PM at 1793 Farroll Rd., Grover Beach. This is our first mid-afternoon potluck and will have a CHOCOLATE THEME! It will be at Ann McDowell’s home, and she is preparing a chocolate fountain. Potluck dishes for an early evening supper, do not have to have chocolate though there will be plenty of chocolate there! If you did not receive an evite to the potluck and would like to attend, please let us know at sslocwomenade@gmail.com and we will send you one. The Raffle drawing, Admin April and collection of Feminine Hygiene Products will also take place at the potluck. (see more about these activities below).


RAFFLE


A picture is worth a thousand words! Here’s a picture of some of the prizes!


Raffle – Our 2022 Raffle will take place at our next potluck taking place on April 26th at 3PM at 1793 Farroll Rd., Grover Beach. You don't have to be present to win.

$20 donation = 1 entry Unlimited entries! Donations from March 18th to April 26th, 2022 count!

Donations must be made (checks/cash in hand) by the raffle drawing time at the potluck on April 26th. All donations received at the potluck will be entered in the raffle. Winners will be drawn at the potluck.


Prizes include:

  • 4 different collections of wine bottles

  • Central Coast Floats – a soak and infrared sauna session

  • The Great American Melodrama – Tickets for a Table for 4

  • 2 large handmade quilts from the Arroyo Grande Quilting Group

  • Handmade decorator quilt

  • 4 sets of handmade dinner napkins

  • 4 handmade aprons – one for each season

  • Avila Bay Club – one week family membership

  • 2 collector glass candle holders

  • Centerpiece glass art bowl

  • Gift card to Rooster Creek

  • Gift card to Mason Bar

  • Gift card to CYB Gym Arroyo Grande (Cycle, Yoga Barre)

  • Gift card to Airport Restaurant

  • 7 piece bar ware set

  • 6 pieces of handmade pottery by Merrilee Donald

  • 2 handmade necklaces by Tina Doherty


ADMIN APRIL


We hold an “Admin April” to help us cover our expenses (the last one was in 2020). Our expenses are very small (approximately $3,000 a year and mostly for insurance) but they still exist. No one gets paid in South SLO County Womenade, and all our traditional funds raised (except Admin April) are used to meet urgent and emergency needs. Please note “Admin April” in the memo line of your check if you want all or part of your donation to go towards this. Checks can be made out to South SLO County Womenade and can be mailed to 1793 Farroll Rd., Grover Beach, CA 93433. Please annotate your check or paypal payment with Admin April. A few donors have already made donations earmarked for Administrative Expenses, and we are very grateful. Donations for Admin April received after March 18th will count towards the raffle.


Projects


The Feminine Hygiene Product Drive



The drive started on April 1. It is being led by Lola Zybura and Lisa Chadwick and their groups are collecting feminine hygiene products. Drop off locations are:


In Cypress Ridge:


Lola Zybura 2367 Brant St., Arroyo Grande 93420


Sue McCutcheon 2342 Willet Way, Arroyo Grande 93420


In Pismo Beach


Margie Salame 241 Elaine Way, Pismo Beach 93449


In Nipomo – Trilogy


Lenore Spelbring

1407 Trail View Way, Nipomo.


In Arroyo Grande on the mesa


Lisa Chadwick

2610 Chamisal Lane, Arroyo Grande


Period Poverty is a Thing

Studies show that 1 in 5 teens struggled to afford period products and 4 in 5 either missed or knew someone who missed class time because they did not have access to period products. 14% of women experienced period poverty in a year; an additional 10% experienced it every month. One-third of them used cloth, rags, tissues or toilet paper children's diapers or paper towels because they didn't have pads or tampons. In addition, as a result, these women often suffer from depression. Government benefits


Research has shown that women with monthly period poverty were the most likely to report moderate/severe depression. Government benefits, do not cover the cost of these necessary supplies.


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. We encourage you to become one of our monthly or regular donors. This can be easily done through your bank or charitable foundation. Please remember that if your company has a matching grants program to include us.


or go to our website sslocw.org

or paypal.me/sslocwomenade

Our email is: sslocwomenade@gmail.com

Our website is: sslocw.org

Our EIN# 27-0809744

Phone number: (805) 270-5751

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