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Here's what's happening in August with Womenade

Newsletter August 3, 2023

You All Make Things Happen!

  • We Missed The Bus – School Supplies for Teachers

  • How We Get Food to Food Insecure Students

  • Third Laundry Pop-Up

  • Next Potluck – October 19th at 6PM at 950 Cypress Ridge Parkway, Arroyo Grande

We Missed the Bus - School Supplies for Teachers

There’s still 10 days till our Missed the Bus – School Supplies for Teachers Drive ends! We all know how valuable these teachers are to our community, and they need your help. Most asked for items are on the list below as well as drop off locations. We are way behind our drive last year. You’ll be amazed how expensive these supplies have gotten over the last year, and so have the teachers. Please help out if you can! If you already did, THANK YOU!

  • Glue sticks

  • BABY wipes (to clean their headphones)

  • Clorox wipes (to clean surfaces)

  • Blue Painters Tape

  • Masking Tape

  • Markers

    • Colored sets for students

    • Large Sharpies for Poster Board

    • Dry Erase both Color/Black

  • Strong Magnets/Magnet Clips

  • Scotch Laminating Sheets

  • Durable Folders

  • Avery Labels 6427

Drop off locations:

  • Candace Guldeman 524 Mesa View Drive

  • FitForever Gym - 1080 Cypress Ridge Parkway, Arroyo Grande

  • Judy Woo - 1402 Vista Tesoro Pl, Nipomo

  • Lisa Murdoch – 117 Pearwood Ave. Arroyo Grande

  • Lola Zybura – 2367 Brant St. (Cypress Ridge), Arroyo Grande

  • Nan Fowler – 630 Cerro Vista Circle, Arroyo Grande

  • Stacy Murphy – 1975 Northwood Rd. (Trilogy) Nipomo

  • Susan McCutcheon – 2342Willet Way (Cypress Ridge), Arroyo Grande

How We Get Food to Food Insecure Students?

The flowchart starts with Mary Anne Morgan, the leader of our Nutrition Team, every week, ordering and picking up food at the SLO Foodbank and delivering it to the staging locations for the monthly food distribution. Many thanks to Sue McCutcheon for being one of our storing and staging areas. That food is distributed at bi-monthly distributions at the Lopez High School staffed by students, and packed and distributed at the monthly food distribution at Nipomo Elementary School. We have also started packing and delivering 80 bags of groceries a month for families in our family resource center agencies.

Separately, weekly a large number of people purchase, pack and deliver brown bags filled with food for food insecure students at some of our elementary schools and the three middle schools. There are a couple of large teams at Trilogy doing this, one led by Judy Woo, and a second group forming led by Jean Baker. If you’d like to get involved in providing brown bags, please let us know. We are continuing to add more students in need to our program at other elementary schools in South SLO County.

Laundry Pop-Up

Our Laundry Pop-Up project held its third event on July 29th from 9 to 11 AM at the Launderia Laundre Mat in Nipomo. Project leader, Belinda Benassi and volunteers Kathy Zack and Marcy Warkentin offered to pay for 3 loads of laundry (washer and dryer) for 19 customers. There were a number of people who declined the offer and said to give it to someone who needed it more! One of the customers has a family of 8, and said she pays about $20 a week to do laundry for the family!

If you would like to volunteer with Belinda Benassi’s team, let us know, and we’ll get your name to her. We typically only need 3 to 4 volunteers each pop-up. Belinda is planning the next laundry pop-up for the end of August in Arroyo Grande.

The Next Potluck

Mark your calendar!

October 19th, Thursday at 6pm is the next South SLO County Womenade Potluck at 950 Cypress Ridge Parkway on the mesa in Arroyo Grande.

If you would like to host a potluck fundraiser for us, please let us know. These are our main methods of fundraising. We are now looking to schedule 2024 potlucks. Please help us spread the word!


To make a donation write a check to South SLO County Womenade and mail to:

Our bank asked that checks be made out with the full legal name on the account.

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 or update your wills, please consider adding a legacy gift to us for our future sustainability.

In-Kind Donations

We try to track our in-kind donations but we can’t do that without a receipt from you. Please download the in-kind receipt below, complete it and send the top half back to us for our records.

You can scan it or email it to us at or go to our website

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Our EIN# 27-0809744

Phone number: (805) 270-5751

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