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What's up in South SLO County Womenade

March is Women's History Month! South SLO County Womenade is making history!

Mark your calendars! Save the date! May 13, 2021 is our next ZOOM “non-food” Potluck!

Shooting for our largest ZOOM gathering ever – complete with our first ever RAFFLE! We have many wonderful prizes and a Grand Prize of three nights at the Big Red Cabin near Yosemite!

Here’s the ZOOM link: S. SLO County Womenade's May Zoom Fundraiser and Raffle! May 13, 2021 at 5:00 PM PST Zoom Link Meeting ID: 825 3588 6457 If you need to call in: (669) 900-6833 The First Ever RAFFLE

$20 donation = 1 entry Unlimited entries! Donations from February 20th to May 13th 2021 count! You can win more than once! Donations must be made (checks/cash in hand) by May 13, 2021 at 12:00pm. Winners will be announced at our fundraiser ZOOM event on May 13, 2021 at 5:00pm

Donations Update

February 2021 donations - $14,875.43 So far in 2021 - $21,142.40 Since February 2019 - $154,041.76 Donor Appreciation

Since the beginning of the year, through the donations of these individuals and organizations we are grateful to have been able to help so many people in need in the south SLO County Community: Bradley and Linda Wilbert, J. Owen Eister, Jessica Griffiths, Cory Gonzalez, Nancy Terrell, Karlie Cool, Elaine Stewart – Melaleuca, The Community Foundation, Alex Shu, Kathy Forenza, Rosemary Cleaves, Winona Smyth, Sandy Richardson, Wendy Castleman, Jane Rowland, Judy Woo, Mary E. Mitchell Baker, Sue McCutcheon, Roy and Linda Rawlings, Joan M Ratts, Lisa Chadwick, Gail Hedding, Jessica Griffiths , Mary Anne Morgan, Madeline Fay, J. Owen Eister, Ilse Outcalt, Linda Busek, Judith Carleson, Rosemary Cleaves, Susan Commick, Lisa Chadwick, Barbara Shader, Bradley and Linda Wilbert, Joan and Stan Benson, Fran Norris, Cheryl Goodman, Stacy Meko, Community Foundation, Valerie Glahn, Lori Sonnabend, Joan and Stan Benson, Lisa Chadwick, Caity McCardell, Ann Tompkins, Jann Jeffries, Candace Guldeman, Marcella Gelman, Wendy Castleman, Elaine Stewart – Melaleuca, PG&E Giving Fund, Dan McCammon, Belinda Benassi, Karen Reinecke Parenting Bag Update

Stella Medina at Oceano Family Resource Center says “ My client recently purchased a used refrigerator from one of the Facebook Market place sites. Unfortunately, the fridge does not work properly, and my client cannot afford to buy another one. I am crossing my fingers that someone you many know has one to donate. The fridge would have to be an apartment size one because her kitchen is not very big.” If anyone has a apartment size refrigerator in working condition to donate, please contact Stella Medina at or 805-591-9655 • Mobile. Jessica Baza at the Arroyo Grande Family Resource Center says " I am working with a family who was homeless for a year and finally has been housed but are in need of a few things. They have a full size mattress and a king size mattress but no bed frame or box spring. They are also in major need of couches and curtains." If anyone has any of these items please contact Jessica Baza at or (805) 474-2030 | C: (805) 556-2048 Lopez High School bike update

Jennifer Bowen at the Lopez High School reports “there was a huge outpouring of bicycles and we not only received one bike for the student in need but many many bicycles for other students in need. Thank you so much for providing some transportation for these wonderful students!” Update on Diaper and Baby Wipes project - Diapers and baby wipes courtesy of the SLO Foodbank

Over the last month the SLO Foodbank had many, many cases of diapers (each case had 300 diapers) and baby wipes (each case had 18 paclages of 80 wipes) to distribute. We were fortunate to participate in the mass distribution effort and managed to get over 50 cases of diapers and 50 cases of baby wipes to our clients through our sponsored agencies. That’s 15,000 diapers and 72,000 baby wipes!!! Many happy babies and parents!

Nutrition Team Update

Mary Anne Morgan reports that the number of students needing food over the weekend is increasing at both the middle schools and at Lopez High School. With students going back to in person learning we expect the numbers may continue to rise. The Nipomo Food distribution On Tuesday March 9th we distributed to 270 families. Due to Nipomo Elementary School starting in person classes, we had to move our distribution a half hour later. This caused some confusion and we lost a number of families who come early, as they weren’t able to wait the extra time. We distributed over 300 “breakfast bags” from the SLO Foodbank , one for each child in each family. Each bag contained 21 breakfasts!

HOW A DONOR MAKES A RECURRING PAYMENT DIRECT FROM HER BANK I decided in this incredible time of need that my ongoing support for Womenade was of utmost importance to me. Since the fabulous potlucks have gone virtual for the time being I made the decision to make a monthly scheduled donation directly from my bank on the last day of the month. This is how I set this up:

First I went to my online banking site, and clicked on the “Bill Pay” tab. I added a PAYEE, just like I would for any other bill or automatic payment, using this information:

South SLO County Womenade 1793 Farroll Rd. Grover Beach, CA 94433

Lastly I chose RECURRING PAYMENT then decided on an amount that I was comfortable with. I picked a day of the month for it to be sent to: 1793 Farroll Road, Grover Beach, CA 94433 Regular donations: To make a donation, please 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 or .

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