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Newsletter February 18, 2023
Mark Your Calendars
Now for something a little different! A Tea Party on March 16, 2023 3:15pm to 5:15pm at Lopez High School 1055 Mesa View Drive, Arroyo Grande
Yes, you heard us right! Lopez High School is holding a Tea Party Fundraiser Potluck to benefit South SLO County Womenade. We serve as LHS’s PTO and provide financial support for their many activities. Bring a teacup and saucer, a dish to share – some type of finger food appropriate for a tea party, your $50 donation (more is always welcome). They will provide an assortment of teas (no alcohol – it’s a school!) and tea fixin’s. Come see what Lopez High School is all about! Visit the Wolf Den, the high school and even the Pacific View Academy!
April 13, 2023 Potluck Fundraiser is scheduled at Ann McDowell’s home at 1793 Farroll Rd., Grover Beach. We will also hold our annual raffle that day, and we will raise funds for our administrative expenses during Admin April. No one at South SLO County Womenade gets paid. however we do have minimal expenses primarily for insurance (no board will have members without insurance!) and the cost of Quickbooks (fortunately our fabulous treasurer, Caity McCardell does all the bookkeeping gratis!)
June 15, 2023 will be hosted by Mariam Shah at 2410 Green Place in Arroyo Grande.
If you would like to host a potluck fundraiser for us, please email us at email@example.com. These are our main methods of fundraising and would like to have between 10 and 12 potlucks a year in our regular neighborhoods and new areas to introduce our work to new networks and neighborhoods.
MANY THANKS TO OUR FABULOUS JANUARY DONORS
Linda and Bradley Wilbert, Rita’s Rainbow, Fran Norris, Susan Mccutcheon, Karen Kilba, Caity McCardell, Warnes Family Trust (2), Rosemary Cleaves, Sheila and Richard Semana, Mary De Jong, JoAnn Young, Mary Anne Morgan and Madeline Fay, Elaine Stewart, Cory Gonzalez, Kathy Howell, Winona Smyth, Gail Applegate, Wendy Castleman
AN UPDATE ON FUNDS RECEIVED
1/1/23 to 1/31/23 $15,921.74
2/1/2019 TO 1/31/23 $351,150.11
These figures don’t reflect in-kind donations.
WHERE DID THE DONATIONS GO?
Nutrition Team - Leader - Mary Anne Morgan Food for families in need and for school children $51.68 SLO FoodBank
Oceano Family Resource Center – Advocate Stella Medina
Family of 5 moved into home after being homeless for some time. Family has no money after they paid for deposit and rent. In need of food and hygiene products. Walmart $100, Grocery Outlet $100
Family of 3, both parents are on work leave due to work related injuries. In need of food support. Food4Less $150
Homeless family of 3 applied for a house in AG but need to pay half the rental deposit to sign contract and secure housing. $500 Aaron Page Associates (landlord)
Single mother of 3 boys displaced by CWS due to their landlord’s illegal activity. Living in a motel. Need clothing, food, and electric skillet, Walmart $200, Marshalls $100
Nipomo Family Resource Center – Advocate Marivel Pille
Single mother of 3 girls is in need of rental assistance because her work hours were reduced due to the bad weather. Rosa M Hernandez (landlord) $300
Family is in need of rental assistance due to both parents being unemployed and waiting for their unemployment check. They do not have enough to cover this month’s rent. Jorge Martinez (landlord) $300
Single mother needs assistance with cost of tires; she recently put a new radiator in her car and was not planning on needing tires as well. Big Brand Tire $290
Parent got out of a domestic violence relationship and is behind on rent. She is picking up extra hours at work but until she gets paid she needs some support with rent. Maria Flores (landlord) $300
Family is currently homeless and needs to pay storage fees so they don’t lose all their belongings. Extra Space Storage $274.85
Single mother is requesting rental assistance since her hours at work have been reduced. Roosevelt Family Apartments (landlord) $300
Arroyo Grande Family Resource Center – CinthyiaOrtiz-Corona
Single mother is having car issues that make it difficult for her to transport children to school and activities. She is on a limited income. Needs assistance for repairs. Louie’s Auto Clinic $175
The Link – Advocate Angel Lopez - Mesa Middle School and Judkins Middle School and Advocate Brenda Gonzalez – Paulding Middle School
Single mother of 3 is seeking employment and having to buy a new sturdy backpack for her son and a new pair of shoes. $50 Visa card
Single mom had recently work hours reduced. She is struggling to pay her gas bill. She had other unexpected expenses which left her having to seek financial assistance to be able to cover her bill. Parent needed to buy clothing for her 13 year old recently and also had to use some of her income on that. So Cal Gas $61.16
Parent has to drive all over South County (Pismo, Arroyo, Oceano and Nipomo) for various reasons: to drop off/pick up her children from school, leaving them at a trusted daycare, work, counseling sessions, etc. for that reason she requested a gas card. Mother is currently #1 in line for Section 8 and is actively looking for housing. $50 gift card
Single mom currently facing eviction from current dwelling unit. Parent needs assistance with transportation expenses/gas for various reasons: Drop off/pick up her children from school, work, and turning in application for housing. She travels from Nipomo to Grover Beach constantly trying to get daily tasks done. $100 gift card
Student recently received a backpack from school but the material was not strong enough and ripped.Dad's income was recently reduced and is not able to buy the backpack that the student currently needs. Also, the student needs new shoes. $50 gift card
Casa Solana – Renée Poirier – Executive Director
Casa Solana was able to provide a gift bed to a woman in early 50's who is struggling with alcohol and substance abuse. She is currently homeless, has diabetes and other medical issues that have not been treated due to her living situation. $800
Lopez High School – Jennifer Bowen – Principal
Wolf Market supplies for student PBIS success$33.37
PBIS Wolfmarket Student Incentives $179.80
Student Community Day supplies $74.64
Department of Social Services/ Transitions Mental Health AssociationJanine Lambert/Mayra Valencia
2 brothers, one being disabled, had their benefits skimmed from them; they have no food and needed food and essentials to get them by until their claim was processed by the State. $50 Walmart
A woman is homeless fleeing domestic violence; she was injured in the domestic violence situation.She was homeless in the 5 cities and sleeping outside when the big storm hit and she lost all her belongings in the storm.She has extreme medical conditions. $50 Walmart
A female client requested gas cards so she could attend an appointment in Santa Maria.She won't get pay until the beginning of the month $50 gas card
A young adult who was homeless was finally able to get housed.She is in need of household items & food and gas. $50 gas card
A young lady is in need of gas cards.Due to the storm she was unable to work a few days.Her paycheck was lower than usual $50 gas card
Families in Transition Wendy Bruse Coordinator of After School Programs and Deicy Trejo Support Coordinator
Family became ill and with the recent weather, hours at work have been cut. They are struggling financially with the high costs, and cannot afford to get their Kindergarten student a new car seat as he has outgrown the one he has. Convertible car seat $80.97
Family was evicted from their home. Property was condemned, and the family was not allowed to retrieve any possessions. Student had nothing to wear, the family was left homeless, and needed support in getting warm clothing at least as the student was also battling a severe cold. Student came in with clothes covered in blood from his cough. $100 Walmart
Family relocated to a hotel, single mom lost employment but actively looking for field work. Needing gas to transport student to school. $100 gas card
Unaccompanied youth living with aunt now, has no belongings, and recently discovered she is pregnant. In need of a blanket and pillow. $50 Walmart
Large family household, oldest student returned from special program and is in need of clothing. Family cannot afford it due to living off of one income; mom cannot work due to having to take care of twins with autism. $100 Marshalls
Single mom, hours were cut, student does not fit into pants anymore and mom cannot afford to buy clothing. $100 Marshalls
Family displaced due to the flood. Single parent, putting everything into hotel stays, requesting help with graduation. $23.58 graduation tassel
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. As you make you update your wills please consider providing us or adding us
with a legacy gift for our future sustainability.
or go to our website sslocw.org
Our email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Phone number: (805) 270-5751
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