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May 15th, 2021 Welcoming

May 15th, 2021 Welcoming

On Saturday, May 15th, Welcoming Home will again be fully furnishing the apartments of our formerly homeless neighbors. Read about the individuals and families we'll be helping below.

LATE BREAKING NEWS ... In addition, we'll be refurbishing three rooms in Homeward Bound's transitional housing facility for families in crisis. Two are "community rooms," where families gather and children play. The third is a large bedroom that can sleep six people. 

Donation Drop Offs will be on Saturday, May 15th, between 9:30 and 11:00 at St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 10 Bayview Dr., San Rafael — off of Pt San Pedro Road. Covid protocols will be in place.

Anthony (Home #1) was referred to us by the Marin Center for Independent Living. Anthony has been an artist, sculptor and performer his whole life. Even now, he teaches improv to seniors and is an actor in local productions. He has also been a professional pastry chef. Sadly, Anthony now has severe diabetes. He recently had to have all of his toes removed, which he said was the worst pain imaginable. He is also going blind—a devastating condition for an artist. He is practicing cooking and baking with a blindfold on so he can prepare himself for when his sight is totally gone. In spite of his troubles, Anthony has a sparkling personality and a great sense of humor. When we spoke with him a couple of days after his new bed was delivered and asked how he was doing, he said couldn’t sleep the first two nights because the bed was too comfortable. He had been sleeping on the floor or on very used mattresses for years. He said that thanks to the new bed, his back is better. All he needed, he joked, was a onesie. Of course we got him one!

Dennis (Home #2) was referred to us by Resources for Community Development (RCG). Dennis worked as a warehouse foreman for 20 years. After five back surgeries, he was confined to a wheelchair and unable to work. He has been homeless for a number of years, sleeping in his car until his car broke down, then just sleeping outside. He was able to get a room in a hotel for a short while but was hit over the head with a gun and robbed of the little money he had. He went back to sleeping in the streets, as he considered that to be safer. Thanks to a driver who worked for Community Action Marin’s Homeless Outreach Team, Dennis was given an RCG housing application and shortly thereafter found a ground floor apartment through that organization. He is incredibly grateful knowing that his apartment will soon be comfortably furnished.

The third home we’ll be furnishing is that of single Mom, Mia and her four children: sons James (16), Samuel (8) and Saul (9 months); and daughter Julia (3). Mia held down a good supervisory position for more than a decade until she gave birth to Saul. Her husband was severely abusive toward her, both physically and mentally. The children were frequent witnesses. It finally became an emeegency situation  where Mia had to flee her home on an emergency basis, with her children. North Marin Community Services came to her rescue, helping her find shelter and a path forward—including an apartment to rent.

All of us who have met Mia have been so impressed by her positive attitude and drive to make a new start for herself and her family. She has already finished two semesters towards her AA degree and has applied to a number of Bay Area companies for a position as an Administrative Assistant working remotely. 

Please help these Marin neighbors to make a fresh start by donating what you can on the list below.

With much gratitude,

The Welcoming Home Team

We were able to give each home a "starter kit" each, including new beds, new sheets and towels, a couple of floor lamps (there is no overhead lighting in the apartments) and some basic kitchen items—all donated by previous donors—to keep them going until we are able to fully furnish and equip their homes. 

Please see the list below and donate what you can to help these formerly homeless families and to replenish the starter kits for the next set of families/individuals.

Date: 05/15/2021 (Sat.)

Created by:   Marsha Roberts
 
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a cash donation for the purchase of new mattresses, box springs, bed frames and other items not donated (75)

Go to www.welcominghome.org and click on the "donate" button

 
20 of 75 slots filled
Jeannie Sangiacomo
Would live to donate money for mattress box spring and bed frame
Marcia Cho
Laurie Wright
Cyndi Weingard
Patricia Rudd
Shelly Sharp
Roberta Etcheverry
Cam Fraser
Joann Levin
Elizabeth Navas
Kathy & Dave Kafka
Laura Hislop
100.00
Susan Mallen
wendy sissel
So happy to help!
Alison Mittelstadt
Jennifer Corteville
Debra Hendsch
$100.00
OXBSTUDIO Architects
Jane Kern
Linda Short

artwork (4) - HB - 4 pieces of Art

 
Make it Home

bathroom accessory set - Home 1

toothbrush holder, soap dispenser, small waste can

 
Ann Jessup

bathroom accessory set - Home 2

toothbrush holder, soap dispenser, small waste can

 
Dian Jones

bathroom accessory set - Home 3 (2)

toothbrush holder, soap dispenser, small waste can

 
All slots filled
Kris Wiley
Susan Hayes

bean bag - Home 3 - for living room

 
Ann Maier

blanket - HB - queen size, new

neutral color

 
Gaby Federal

blanket - HB - twin size, new (4)

neutral color

 
All slots filled
Kathleen Murphy (2)
Neutral color
Beverly Rodgers (2)

blanket - Home 2 - throw for loveseat

tan color

 
Mary Scull

blanket - starter kit - full size, new (3)

 
All slots filled
Kati Miller (3)

blanket - starter kit - queen size, new (4)

 
All slots filled
Marcia Antipa
Dian Jones
Marcia Antipa
Aileen McGoldrick

blanket - starter kit - twin size, new (5)

 
All slots filled
Previous donor - MR
Kris Wiley (2)
Kati Miller (2)

blender - Home 1

 
Previous Donor - AM

blender - Home 2

 
Previous donor - MR

bookcase - HB - 2 shelf bookcase

 
Make it Home

bookcase - Home 3 - for living room

max 5' high

 
Penny Rosen
Small 2 shelf bookshelf

bowls for serving - Home 1

set of 3 or more

 
Previous donor - MR

bowls for serving - Home 2

set of 3 or more

 
Claire Bindeman

bowls for serving - Home 3

set of 3 or more

 
Previous donor - MR

brita water filter - Home 3 - with standard replacement filters

 
Aileen McGoldrick

broom w/ dust pan - Home 1

 
Kris Wiley

broom w/ dust pan - Home 2

 
Barbara Wang

can opener & peeler - starter kit (3)

 
All slots filled
Barbara Wang
Ann Jessup
victoria diotte

chair - Home 1 - arm chair

 
Allison Bainbridge
There are 2 red leather chairs at MIH

chair - Home 1 - desk chair

 
Helen Chang
Fabric swivel desk chair in off white

chair - Home 2 - small upholstered chair for living room

max 2' x 2'-6"

 
Jane Ritchie
need pickup

chair - Home 2 - swivel task chair for desk

 
Andrea McArtor
Black base with dark red fabric seat and back

chair - Home 3 - desk chair for boy's room (2)

swivel task chair

 
All slots filled
Gaby Federal
David Bischoff

chair - Home 3 - desk chair for Mom's room

 
Janet Calmels

chair - Home 3 - highchair (2)

 
All slots filled
Marcia Antipa
Natalie Newhouse

chair - Home 3 - rocking chair for toddler room

 
Gaby Federal

chairs (2) - HB - 2 arm chairs

 
David Bischoff

chairs (4) - Home 1 - set of 4 dining chairs with upholstered backs

 
Ann Maier
set of 2

chairs (6) - Home 3 - set of 6 dining chairs

preferably with matching dining table

 
David Bischoff

changing table - Home 3

 
Jessica Lilly

coffee maker - Home 2

 
Previous donor - MR

comforter - HB - full size, new

 
Kathleen Murphy

comforter - HB - twin size, new (4)

gender neutral, bright colors

 
All slots filled
Julie Bryant
Gaby Federal (3)

comforter - Home 1 - full size, new

blue or grey color

 
Previous Donor - MR

comforter - Home 2 - queen size, new

grey color

 
Paula sauve

comforter - Home 3 - queen size, new

dark teal color, no floral

 
Paula sauve

comforter - Home 3 - full size, new

Raider's themed

 
Heidi Deveau

comforter - Home 3 - queen size, new

Raider's themed

 
Heidi Deveau

comforter - Home 3 - twin size, new

Paw Patrol themed

 
Kathleen Murphy

console - HB - for TV

 
Make it Home

console - Home 2 - for TV

max 5'w x 2'd

 
David Bischoff

console - Home 3 - for TV

max 2' x 3'

 
David Bischoff
small wooden table that was in the DR

crib - Home 3

 
Jessica Lilly

crib bumper - Home 3

 
Gaby Federal

cushion - Home 3 - for window seat

max 5'10" x 26"

 
Previous donor - MR

cushions - HB - seat cushions for tall rocker

 
Previous Donor - MR

cushions - Home 1 - seat and back cushions for outdoor chair

 
Marsha Roberts

cutting board - Home 2 - new, wood

 
Barbara Wang

cutting board set - Home 1 - plastic, new

 
Barbara Wang

desk - Home 1

 
Jen Vorse

desk - Home 2 - for bedroom

max 4' x 2'

 
Janet Calmels
dark brown 48x22

desk - Home 3 - for boy's room (2)

max 42" wide

 
All slots filled
Make it Home
Make it Home

desk - Home 3 - for Mom's room

 
Amy Dailey

diaper genie - Home 3

 
Gaby Federal

dish rack with drain pan - Home 1

 
Mary Scull

dish rack with drain pan - Home 2

 
Mary Scull

dishes - Home 3 - set of children's plastic plates

 
Mary Scull

dishes - starter kit - set for 4 (dinner plate, bowl and small plate) (2)

 
All slots filled
Mary Scull
Nancy Yee-Chan
It is actually an incomplete Dansk 8 piece place setting, so will have additional pieces over the 4 place setting. Also comes with matching mugs and dessert plates.

dishes - starter kit - set for 6 (dinner plate, bowl and small plate) (2)

 
All slots filled
Johanna VanderMolen
Jaime Thomas

dishes - starter kit - set for 8 (dinner plate, bowl and small plate) (2)

 
All slots filled
Leigh Ann Antieri
patti doherty

doll house - HB

 
previous donor - AB

drapery rod - Home 1

5' wide x 4' high

 
Janet Calmels

drapes - Home 1 - set of 2 panels for window

5' wide total - 5' high, neutral color

 
Janet Calmels
neutral

dresser - HB

 
Debbie Werthheimer

dresser - HB

 
Make it Home

dresser - Home 2

max 5'w x 20'd

 
Corinne Lenehan

entry mats - Home 3 - for outside decks (2)

 
All slots filled
Ann Maier (2)

fan - Home 1 - pedestal fan (2)

 
All slots filled
victoria diotte
Laura Bruckman

floor mat for under desk- Home 3 - for mom's room

 
Previous Donor - MR

floor mats for under desks - Home 3 - for boy's room (2)

copy and paste this link into browser for example - https://aax-us-east.amazon-adsystem.com/x/c/Qv4l1hfP2Mzjv-kbafW1E-AAAAF5OHg7fQEAAAH0ATXOV2c/http://www.amazon.com/gp/slredirect/picassoRedirect.html?ie=UTF8&adId=A1012687QX18FDBQECU4&qualifier=1620150074

 
All slots filled
Ann Maier (2)

garbage can with removable cover - Home 1

 
Eric Wertheimer

garbage can with removable cover - Home 2

 
Julie Bryant

gardening tool set - Home 3

 
Gaby Federal

glasses - starter kit - set of 4 tall glasses (2)

 
All slots filled
Mary Scull
Mary Scull

glasses - starter kit - set of 6 tall glasses (2)

 
All slots filled
Barbara Merino
Sheila Zimmerman

glasses - starter kit - set of 8 tall glasses (2)

 
All slots filled
Leigh Ann Antieri
Barbara Merino

hangers for closet - Home 1 - adult size

wire hangers preferred

 
Welcoming Home

hangers for closet - Home 2 - adult size

 
Welcoming Home

hangers for closet - Home 3 - baby/toddler size

 
Aileen McGoldrick

hot plate - Home 1

copy and paste link into browser for example - https://www.amazon.com/Techwood-Countertop-Infrared-Stainless-ES-3201C/dp/B07H9P8759/ref=asc_df_B07H9P8759/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309805550351&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=9571299961990120089&hvpone=&hv

 
Vicky Tuorto
2 burner

kids' play mat - HB

 
Sarah Sevi

kitchen - HB - children's kitchen set up

 
Make it Home

lamp (2) - Home 3 - 2 small nightstand lamps for boy's room

 
Gaby Federal

lamp (2) - Home 3 - 2 small nightstand lamps for Mom's room

 
Mary Scull

lamp - HB - floor lamp (2)

 
All slots filled
Frank Dreissen
Vikki Cooper

lamp - Home 1 - floor lamp for living room

 
laura Bruckman

lamp - Home 1 - small lamp for nightstand

 
Janet Calmels
brown w USB

lamp - Home 1 - swing arm lamp for art table

copy and paste this link into browser for example - https://www.dickblick.com/products/studio-designs-swing-arm-lamp/?clickTracking=true&wmcp=pla&wmcid=items&wmckw=49650-2020&campaign=Blick%20Shopping%20-%20Upper%2030%25&adgroup=Upper%2030%25&keyword=&ma

 
Claire Bindeman

lamp - Home 1 - table lamp

 
Elaine DiPalma

lamp - Home 2 - desk lamp

 
Previous donor - MR

lamp - Home 2 - floor lamp for living room

 
Ann Maier

lamp - Home 2 - table lamp for dresser

 
Elaine DiPalma

lamp - Home 3 - desk lamp for Mom's room

 
Previous Donor - AM

lamp - Home 3 - floor lamp

 
Previous Donor - AM
for LR (DB's third lamp)

lamp - Home 3 - floor lamp for boy's room

 
Ann Maier

lamp - Home 3 - floor lamp for living room

 
David Bischoff

lamp - Home 3 - floor lamp for toddler room

 
David Bischoff

lamp - Home 3 - small nightstand lamp for toddler's room

 
Janet Calmels
small: with hearts

lamp - Home 3 - table lamp for living room (2)

 
All slots filled
Aileen McGoldrick
Aileen McGoldrick

lamps (2) - Home 3 - 2 desk lamps for boy's room

 
Claire Bindeman

lamps (2) - starter kit - 2 floor lamp

 

lego blocks - HB - used okay (4)

please approximate number of donation in notes section

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Kathleen Brennan
I have at least seven shopping bags of used lego.
Susan Guevara
New set of 484 pieces

mattress pad - starter kit - full size, new (3)

 
All slots filled
victoria diotte
Ann Jessup Jessup (2)
2 mattress pads

mattress pad - starter kit - queen size, new (4)

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Kris Wiley (2)
Adriana Perry

mattress pad - starter kit - twin size, new (5)

 
All slots filled
Kathleen Murphy (5)

measuring cups - Home 1

 
Previous donor - MR

measuring cups - Home 2

 
Previous Donor

measuring cups - Home 3

 
Previous Donor

microwave - Home 1

 
Tom Cawley

microwave - Home 3

 
Previous donor - MR

mop - Home 2 - with pull wring handle

 
Catherine Rucker

mugs - starter kit - set of 4

 
Barbara Wang

mugs - starter kit - set of 6 (2)

 
All slots filled
Mary Scull
Ann Jessup

mugs - starter kit - set of 8 (2)

 
All slots filled
Sheila Zimmerman
Jaime Thomas

nightstand - Home 1

max 2' x 2'

 
laura Bruckman

nightstand - Home 3 - for boy's room (2)

 
All slots filled
Gaby Federal (2)

nightstand - Home 3 - for toddler room

max 24"

 
Gaby Federal

nightstands (2) - Home 3 - set of 2 nightstands for Mom's room

max 24" wide, 24" deep

 
Gaby Federal

oven - Home 1 - convection oven for kitchen

countertop model

 
Welcoming Home

oven mitts - starter kit - set of 2 (3)

 
All slots filled
Barbara Wang
victoria diotte
Kris Wiley

pan - Home 1 - large pan for frying

stainless steel preferred

 
Johanna VanderMolen
have a large and small frying pan

pan - Home 2 - large pan for frying

 
Jeanie Kung
set of 2

pans - starter kit - for frying, different sizes (2)

set of at least 2

 
All slots filled
Victoria Diotte
Catherine Rucker

pans for baking and roasting - Home 2

set of 2

 
Previous Donor

pans for baking and roasting - Home 3

set of 2

 
Previous Donor

pans for pie (3) - Home 1 - set of 3 pie pans

 
Mary Scull

paper towel holder - Home 1

 
victoria diotte

pillows (2) - HB - 2 standard size pillows, new (5)

 
All slots filled
Kathleen Murphy (5)
5 packs of 2 pillows

pillows (4) - starter kit - 4 standard size pillows, new (3)

 
All slots filled
Andrea McArtor
New
dana schmidt
set of 2 pillows
Dian Jones

placemats (6) - Home 3 - plastic, new

set of 6 placemats, not floral, likes teal and purple

 
Mary Scull

placemats - Home 1 - plastic, new

set of 4 placemats

 
Previous donor - MR

plastic food container set - starter kit (3)

 
All slots filled
Vicky Tuorto
10 piece
Ann Jessup Jessup
Johanna VanderMolen
Have a new 5 piece set with lids, but they are glass, not plastic

pot - Home 1 - large pot for cooking

stainless steal preferred

 
Johanna VanderMolen

pot - Home 2 - large pot for cooking

 
Previous donor - MR

pots - starter kit - for cooking, different sizes (2)

set of at least 3

 
All slots filled
Victoria Diotte
Adriana Perry

Rice cooker - Home 1

 
KATHLEEN MURPHY

rug - HB - kids' rug (3)

max 5' x 5'

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Welcoming Home

rug - Home 1 - bathroom mat, new

grey or blue color

 
Ann Jessup

rug - Home 2 - bathroom mat

tan or dark blue color

 
Mary Scull

rug - Home 2 - for bedroom

max 4' x 6', neutral color

 
Welcoming Home
purchased from donations

rug - Home 2 - for living room

max 6' x 9', must be low profile for wheel chair access

 
Linda Munroe

rug - Home 3 - indoor/oudoor rug for dining room

max 8' x 10'

 
Gaby Federal

rug - Home 3 - bathroom contour mat, new

dark or neutral color

 
victoria diotte

rug - Home 3 - bathroom mat, new

dark or neutral color

 
victoria diotte

rug - Home 3 - for kitchen sink area

 
Sam Zagunis

rug - Home 3 - for living room

8' x 10'

 
David Bischoff

rug - Home 3 - for Mom's room

6' x 8'

 
David Bischoff

rug - Home 3 - for toddler room

6' x 6'

 
Corinne Lenehan

rug - Home 3 - runner for bathroom double sink area

 
Heidi Deveau

salad spinner - starter kit (3)

 
All slots filled
victoria diotte
Vicky Tuorto
white
dana schmidt

sheets - Home 3 - fitted crib sheet

paw patrol themed

 
Previous donor - MR

sheets - starter kit - set of full size sheets with 2 pillow cases, new (2)

 
All slots filled
Ann Jessup
Jaime Thomas

sheets - starter kit - set of queen sheets with 2 pillow cases, new (4)

 
All slots filled
Barbara Reiter
Mary Scull
Deborah Wells
Mary Scull

sheets - starter kit - set of twin sheets with 2 pillow cases, new (3)

 
All slots filled
Previous donor - MR
victoria diotte
Dian Jones

shoe rack - Home 3 - small

 
Gaby Federal

shower caddy - Home 3

 
Previous donor - MR

shower curtain - Home 2

dark blue or tan color

 
Darcy Ellsworth Yow

shower curtain w/ liner - Home 1 - for bathroom

blue or grey color

 
Darcy Ellsworth Yow

silverware set w/ organizer tray - Home 3 - set for 8

 
Mary Scull

silverware set with organizer tray - starter kit - set for 4

 
Barbara Wang

silverware set with organizer tray - starter kit - set for 6 (2)

 
All slots filled
Mary Scull
patti doherty

silverware set with organizer tray - starter kit - set for 8 (2)

 
All slots filled
Johanna VanderMolen
Mary Destri

sofa - HB

 
Joanne Whitt

sofa - HB

 
David Bischoff

sofa - Home 2 - loveseat

max 5'w x 2'd

 
Previous Donor - AB

sofa - Home 3 - sectional for living room

max 10' x 7', shorter side is on the left when facing the sofa

 
David Bischoff

sports bottles - Home 3 (3)

 
All slots filled
Ann Maier
Ann Maier (2)

storage - HB - toy storage with bins

 
Make it Home

storage - Home 2 - cabinet with doors, for kitchen

max 3'w x 2'd x 6'h

 
Katy Olds

storage - Home 3 - for toys

 
Previous donor - MR

storage - Home 3 - set of 4 clear glass canisters for kitchen storage

 
Ann Maier

storage - Home 3 - set of small baskets for under bathroom sink

 
Ann Maier

storage - Home 3 - toy storage for toddler room

max 3' wide

 
Corinne Lenehan
Please pickup along with toddler rug and dresser for Home#2

swiffer sweeper - Home 1

 
Previous donor - MR

table - HB - c-shaped end table

 

table - Home 1 - coffee table

max 4’10” x 2’1”

 
Kathy Kafka

table - Home 1 - rolling island for kitchen

max 2' x 3'

 
Marion Weinreb

table - Home 1 - small outdoor table

 
Make It Home

table - Home 2 - coffee table for living room

max 2' x 3'

 
Make It Home
Ottoman with tray

table - Home 2 - dining table

max 3' x 2'-6"

 
Laurie Weatherford

table - Home 2 - side table for living room max

max 1'-6" x 2'-6"

 
Previous Donor - MR

table - Home 3 - coffee table for living room

max 4' x 4'

 
Gaby Federal

table - Home 3 - dining table

max 3' x 6'

 
David Bischoff

table - Home 3 - side table for living room

max 2' x 2'

 
Ann Maier

table - Home 3 - side table for toddler room

max 18" x 18"

 
Make it Home

table and chairs (outdoor) - Home 3 - for patio

set of 2 chairs and small table

 
Mary Valente

toaster - Home 2

 
KATHLEEN MURPHY

toaster - Home 3

 
KATHLEEN MURPHY

towels (2) - starter kit - set of 2 dish towels (2)

 
All slots filled
Mary Scull (2)

towels - Home 1 - set of guest hand towels for bathroom, new

 
Mary Scull

towels - Home 2 - set of guest hand towels for bathroom, new

dark blue color

 
Paula sauve

towels - starter kit - set of bath towels, new (1 bath, 1 hand and 1 washcloth) (3)

grey or tan color

 
All slots filled
Paula sauve (3)

trash basket - Home 1 - for bathroom, small

 
Paula sauve

trash basket - Home 2 - for bathroom, small

 
Paula sauve

trash basket - Home 3 - for bathroom, small (2)

 
All slots filled
Ann Maier
black
victoria diotte

TV - Home 1

max 36" or 40"

 
Jane Ritchie
need pickup

TV - Home 3

max 36" or 40"

 
Andrew Thorley

utensil holder - starter kit (3)

 
All slots filled
patti doherty
Gaby Federal (2)

utensil set - starter kit (3)

 
All slots filled
patti doherty
Johanna VanderMolen
dana schmidt
holder and set

welcome basket - Home 1

with fruits, candy, etc.

 
Courtney Flavin
will leave out candy because recipient is diabetic

welcome basket - Home 2

with fruits, candy, etc.

 
Courtney Flavin

welcome basket - Home 3

with fruits candy etc.

 
Aileen McGoldrick

welcome mat - Home 1

says "Welcome"

 
Catherine Rucker

welcome mat - Home 2

says "Welcome"

 
Catherine Rucker
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