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2/16/20 Getting ready for February Potluck Fundraiser

Updated: Jul 23, 2020

Many needs met and time to join our February potluck fundraiser.

Mid-February in South SLO County Womenade and things are happening!

Our new logo is getting lots of traction, and we want to thank Marla Eaton for sponsoring its creation and design, and Janet Eaton for her creativity and design work.  Our new logo has been getting lots of sightings on the internet and rave reviews!

Current immediate emergency needs: Oceano School Readiness Program. Yecenia Silvas, advocate is in search of a used laptop for a mother returning to school. She fled a domestic violence situation and is currently enrolled in college courses. If you know of anyone looking into upgrading to a newer laptop or pc and is interested in donating their used one please keep us in mind.  County nurses are in need of diapers, baby wipes, formula and any other baby necessity The Nutrition Team are in need of quarts of boxed milk, proteins, dried beans, smaller boxes of cereal Lopez High School if you have a party and have leftover desserts and finger foods, please remember the students at Lopez High School are always hungry.  Take them to the high school on any school day.  The students will thank you! As a reminder, here are the programs we work with in South SLO County:

  • South County Youth Coalition – and their 3 programs SAFE ( Services Affirming Family Empowerment) programs in south county through their family resource centers in Arroyo Grande, Oceano and Nipomo

  • The Link in south county with offices at Judkins and Mesa Middle Schools

  • Lopez High School – an alternate high school in Arroyo Grande

  • The Wolf Den at Lopez High School – providing needed basic necessities by disadvantaged students at Lopez High School

  • The south county nurses - working with mothers and babies from 0 to 2 years

  • The Nutrition Team (formerly the backpack program) providing weekend food for 24 food insecure students

  • Oceano School Readiness/First5 working with children and families during the first 5 years

  • The monthly Nipomo Food Distribution at the Nipomo Elementary School feeding 215 families who need food assistance

Last month we updated you on all the urgent needs met by the South County Youth Coalition, First5/Oceano School Readiness, Lopez High School and Wolf Den, The Nutrition Team, the County Nurses and the Nipomo Food Distribution.

Since then the Link reported the following needs met:

  • PG&E assistance $291.80

  • 4 Gas cards $100

  • Emergency food $28.95

  • PG&E assistance182.91

  • Community Health $114

  • School Transportation assistance $110.50

  • Software licensing $30

  • Emergency housing $135.58

  • Software licensing $30

  • PG&E assistance 192.32

The Nipomo Food Distribution had another very successful food distribution on February 11th.  We increased our numbers from 200 to 215, and we had exactly 215 families who came in, with the very last one arriving at exactly 6PM!   Food distribution at the Nipomo Elementary School is on the second Tuesday of the month with 5 shifts spread out from 1:30 to 6:15.  Look for the email about signing up about 10 days before each distribution.

The February Potluck Fundraisers are right around the corner.  February we have 2 fundraiser potlucks both at Lynn Heinrich’s home at 759 Avocet Way, (Cypress Ridge), Arroyo Grande. Wednesday, February 26th at 12 noonluncheon. Thursday, February 27th at 6pm – dinner – men welcome at this one! Evites have gone out. You only need to respond to one of them.  This is an experiment as the group is getting so large that we're trying to see if splitting it up might help.

Come join the fun.  Bring a dish to share, your dishes and utensils, a drink and a check made out to: South SLO County Womenade! We now have a rubber stamp so you don't even have to write all that in! Suggested minimum donation is $50 per person. Come hear about all our news and what the needs are in south county.  All contributions and donations stay in south county.  Bring along a friend or two.  You know we'll have a great time! We are always collecting diapers, detergent, cooking oil, fronts of cards, toilet paper tubes, box tops for teachers, toiletries.

If you did not receive an evite or can't find it, please email me at or call 860-951-2100 Please spread the word that we are trying to expand our reach by having more potlucks sponsored by people outside our core groups so we can grow the impact of South SLO County Womenade!  Please spread the word – calling out to Nipomo, Shell Beach, Pismo, Grover Beach!.  They can contact me at or call 860-951-2100.  Can be lunch, dinner, women, co-ed.  Womenade will come and tell everyone what we are all about and share our success. Our address is: South SLO County Womenade EIN# 27-0809744 1793 Farroll Road Grover Beach, CA 93433 Phone: 860-951-2100

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