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Did you know October 27 is National American Beer Day · National Black Cat Day · Cranky Co-Workers Day · Lung Health Day · ​National Mentoring Day · Navy Day · World Day ? It’s also Lots of Womenade News Day!


Cypress Ridge Open Studio Tour Donations

Jewelry designer Tina Doherty, Ceramist Merrilee Donald and Sculptor Peggee Davis showed their creations and shared 10% of the sales with Womenade during the Open Studios Tour on October 9,10, 16 and 17th! Donations have started to come in. We are so grateful to these wonderful artists for their open hearts to their community!

Blaze Pizza Fundraiser

We received a check from Blaze Pizza for $145.65 (20% of sales from 5pm to 8pm on October 7). Many thanks to Blaze and all our South SLO County Womenade supporters who had dinner at Blaze that evening! You made a difference!

Unitarian Universalist Church in SLO

We made a presentation to the Unitarian Universalist Church on October 3rd and the church is donating the outreach donations for the month to South SLO County Womenade,

Nipomo Rotary Club

We made a presentation to the Nipomo Rotary Club at their weekly breakfast meeting on October 20. We received a $300 donation and a lot of enthusiasm and excitement to work with us on projects in the future.


Kristin reports: The Thanksgiving Basket Food Collection is going really well. Drop offs from now until November 12 for NON-PERISHABLE foods. Please put your name plus list of donated items on a piece of paper and tape this to your donation. Thank you!!!!

Perishable items should be brought to Mariam’s between 5 and 8pm on Thursday, November 18th or by 8 AM on Friday,November 19th, the day we are packing and delivering. Deliveries have to be made to the early learning centers by 11 am!! Deliveries have been arriving at the three drop off locations. Thank you to everyone who has shopped and will be shopping and dropping off food items!:

Drop off locations:

1. Sue McCutcheon in Cypress Ridge

2342 Willet Way, Arroyo Grande

2. Judy Woo in Trilogy

1402 Vista Tesoro Place, Nipomo

3. Mariam Shah

2410 Green Place, Arroyo Grande

Gate will be open during the day. Drop items on the porch of the middle house (2412 Green Place) in designated area. If gate is closed, call 330-612-7714 or drop item in box right next to the gate.

Kristin sent this update on where we are as of today with people signing up on Signup Genius. We’re getting pretty close! Here’s the link:

We still need sign ups for these:

Oreos/Chips Ahoy -59 of 65 slots filled

Cake frosting - 17 of 65 slots filled

Pie Crust – 10 of 65 slots filled

Butter - 51 of 65 slots filled

Mexican Crema - 11 of 65 slots filled

Whipped cream - 15 of 65 slots filled

Rolls -11 of 65 slots filled

Delivery Drivers - 11 of 12 slots filled

Please contact Kristin Heenan, (805) 235-6686, if you have any additional questions or if something changes with your sign up.


Our grants committee has grown to include Caity McCardell, leader, Judy Woo, Andrea Devitt, Dana Starkovich and Cheryl Goodman! Thank you all for volunteering!


Mark your calendars! We have another fundraiser coming up on November 20th from 4 to 8pm at Chipotle in Arroyo Grande with their Do Good for Chipotle and 33%! of each participating meal coming to South SLO County Womenade. Our ordering code is ZYEDN77

In order for your purchase to count towards our fundraiser, you must either a) verbally tell the cashier of your participation, b) show a physical fundraiser flyer (above), c) show a digital flyer on a smartphone or other mobile device, or d) use our fundraiser’s online ordering code ZYEDN77 to place an order for pickup through the Chipotle app or website. Remember, delivery orders or orders placed at a different time/location than the scheduled event will not count towards our fundraiser.


Melissa Richardson, a county nurse, sent the following request:

I have a client who is in need of things for her new home. She has been homeless for the last two years and just got her first apartment!! However, she does not have the essentials, like sheets, towels, bakeware, etc. She could use the following:

Full size sheets


Bakeware/ Cookware

Pot Holders/ Kitchen Towels

Cleaning Supplies

I was also hoping to help her with a small Christmas tree and some ornaments and decorations, stockings for her and her daughter.

Please contact Melissa Richardson at if you have any of these items and arrange an exchange time and location.


Our December potluck will be at Candace Guldeman’s home at 6PM on Wednesday December 15, 2021 at 524 Mesa View Dr., on the mesa in Arroyo Grande, of course depending on the situation with the pandemic! Vaccinated attendees only.


If you’re shopping on Amazon this holiday season, please consider using and sponsor us: San Luis Obispo County Womenade. Thank you


A donor has stepped forward with a $5,000 matching grant for donations to South SLO County Womenade between November 1 and November 30, 2021. Please help us receive all the matching $5,000!


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

As you consider your year-end donations, please remember that if your company has a matching grants program to please include us. Also if you donate through the United Way at work, you can allocate your donation to San Luis Obispo County Womenade Our EIN# is: 27-0809744

Our website is:

Phone number: (805) 270-5751

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