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October 8th, 2022

October 8th, 2022 Welcoming

On October 8th, 2022, Welcoming Home will again be at work, fully furnishing the apartments of formerly homeless neighbors in Marin. Read about the people we'll be helping below.

Donation Drop Offs will be on Saturday, October 8th, 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.

Spencer lives in Home 1 and was referred to us by Marin Housing Authority. Spencer is 48 and found his way from his hometown in Michigan to Marin via China. He was in the Army for over 10 years as a medic and earned a nursing license afterward. He married while in China and now has an 11-year-old daughter, but his marriage broke apart in China, and he became homeless. He had a hard time getting a passport to re-enter the U.S. and has been living in a shelter for the last eight months. In Michigan he was an auto mechanic and in China he taught English as a second language. He now finally has a one-bedroom apartment and looks forward to getting a job and bringing his daughter to the US for visits now that he has a home for her to come to. For the first time in a long time Spencer is optimistic about the future.

Ava lives in Home 2 and was referred to us by Homeward Bound of Marin. She was born in Santa Rosa and has lived in the Bay Area all her life. She has been out on her own since the age of 16, moving from one place to another for years. She has a 10-year-old son and is very determined to make a good life for him. After losing their home because of a fire it hasn’t been easy for them; they've spent a lot of time in homeless shelters. Ava says it is so hard to hold down a job with no permanent address and no one to depend on for child care. It was very difficult for her to talk about the circumstances of the break up of her marriage, but it was clear that this apartment is a huge step forward in creating security and stability for her son. They don’t have much and have been sleeping on the floor and eating off of paper plates. Her determination is admirable and she is very excited to begin classes in Nursing School next month. Hopefully we will be able to give her a desk and chair to work at among other things!

Derrick lives in Home 3 and was aso referred to us by Marin Housing Authority. He was honorably discharged from the military, over 25 years ago. He moved to the Bay Area and spent the last 20 years living without a home on the streets. He had experience working in construction and did occasional odd jobs. He developed severe arthritis in his arm, as well as a sleep disorder. He recently chose to accept assistance and spent the last couple months in a group home. Derrick is so thrilled to have his own apartment. He hopes to get help for his arthritis and sleep disorder and looks forward to finding work as a handyman.

Home 4 is where Kaitlyn and her family live. She is a California native, who was born in Santa Rosa and grew up in Marin. Kaitlyn was referred by Gilead House, where she spent the last year with her three young daughters ages three, six and nine. Prior to that, she and her young family lived with several different family members off and on  She is a healthcare assistant and has worked in senior care, a career she hopes to resume. With a new baby on the way they are all excited to move in to an apartment of their own and start a new life. 

Please see the list below and donate what you can to help these formerly homeless neighbors get a fresh start and to replenish the starter kits for the next set of families/individuals referred to us. Cash donations are always welcomed to cover the cost of new beds, a second moving truck and movers and any needed items that aren't donated.

With much gratitude,

The Welcoming Home Team

Date: 10/08/2022 (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 (50)

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

 

art – Home 4 – children’s art

 
Janet Calmels

barbecue - Home 2 - small portable grill

please copy and paste link into browser for example - https://www.acehardware.com/departments/outdoor-living/grills-and-smokers/charcoal-grills/8105199

 

barbecue tools - Home 2 - set of barbecue tools

 
Darcy and Paul "Lou" Ellsworth Yow
Darcy and Paul "Lou" Ellsworth Yow

bathroom accessory set - Home 2 - soap dish, toothbrush holder, etc.

simple, white preferred

 

bathroom accessory set - Home 3 - soap dish, toothbrush holder, etc.

navy blue

 

bathroom accessory set - Home 4 - soap dish, toothbrush holder, etc.

 
Mary Scull

bicycle - Home 3 - men's bicycle

 
Mary Scull

blender - Home 1

 
Roberta Etcheverry

blender - Home 2

 
Roberta Etcheverry

blender - Home 3

 
Roberta Etcheverry

blender - Home 4

 
Roberta Etcheverry

bowls for serving - Home 1

set of at least 3, 10"-12" bowls preferred

 

bowls for serving - Home 2

set of at least 3, 10"-12" bowls preferred

 

bowls for serving - Home 3

set of at least 3, 10"-12" bowls preferred

 
Previousr Donor-MR

bowls for serving - Home 4

set of at least 3, 10"-12" bowls preferred

 
Mary Scull

broom with dustpan - Home 1

 
Alison Von Lackum

broom with dustpan - Home 2

 
Alison Von Lackum

broom with dustpan - Home 3

 
Alison Von Lackum

broom with dustpan - Home 4

 
Mary Scull

can opener and peeler - all homes (4)

 
All slots filled
Mary Scull (4)

chair - Home 1 - desk chair

wooden, armless for desk (not an office chair)

 
Vikki Cooper

chair - Home 1 - small chair for bedroom

30" x 30" max - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Don Joslin

chair - Home 1 - small outdoor chair for patio

please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Beth Potillo-Miller
from inventory, set of 2 chairs and table

chair - Home 2 - armchair for living room

 
Trish Manwaring
Already picked up

chair - Home 2 - desk chair

armless

 
Bridgit Fletcher
Already picked up

chair - Home 3 - armchair for living room

neutral or blue color preferred - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Joann Ruskin

chair - Home 3 - desk chair

 
barbara Levy

chair - Home 4 - armchair for living room

or loveseat - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Leigh Shemaria

chair - Home 4 - desk chair

 
Previous Donor-MR

chair - Home 4 - rocking chair

 
Bethann Sellick
TO has

chairs (2) - Home 1 - 2 armchairs for living room

36 in. max, square - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Amy Strickling

chairs (2) - Home 1 - set of 2 dining chairs

armless preferred - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Previous Donor-MR

chairs (2) - Home 3 - set of 2 outdoor chairs

 

chairs (2) - Home 4

two chairs for young girls

 
Previous Donor-MR

chairs (2-4) - Home 4 - set of 2-4 outdoor chairs for patio

 
Raghu Karam

chairs (3) - Home 2 - set of 3 chairs for patio

Adirondack chairs, turquoise, polywood

 

chairs (4) - Home 2 - set of 4 dining chairs

please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Marta Valor
Already picked up

chairs (4) - Home 3 - set of 4 dining chairs

please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Janet Calmels
Dark wood with cow hide print fabric. Will send photo.

chairs (4-6) - Home 4 - set of 4-6 dining chairs

please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Alison Fleck
To be picked up 10/8

coffee maker - Home 1

 
Previous Domor-MR

coffee maker - Home 2

 
Leigh Ann Antieri

coffee maker - Home 3

 

comforter (2) - Home 4 - set of 2 matching twin size comforters, new

pink/white, unicorn, princess, fairy theme

 
Previous Donor-MR

comforter (2) - Home 4 - set of 2 matching twin size comforters, new

purple/colorful

 

comforter - Home 1 - full size, new

full, blue, green or cream color

 

comforter - Home 2 - for boy

 
Mary James

comforter - Home 2 - for mom

 
Leigh Shemaria

comforter - Home 3 - queen size, new

navy blue

 

comforter - Home 4 - full size, new

 
Previous Donor

console - Home 1 - for TV

48" wide max. no deeper than 18" - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
barbara Levy
will send photo

console - Home 2 - for TV

 
Marissa Dorfler
Already picked up

console - Home 3 - for TV

dark wood preferred -please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 

console - Home 4 - for TV

4' long max - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Karen Nuban
At Leigh’s house

crib - Home 4

 
Angie Martinez
Crib will be at St Luke donors email is [email protected]

cutting board set - Home 1 - plastic, new

 

cutting board set - Home 2 - plastic, new

 
Leigh Ann Antieri

cutting board set - Home 3 - plastic, new

 

cutting board set - Home 4 - plastic, new

 
Mary Scull

desk - Home 1 - small size

48" x 18" max - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Vikki Cooper

desk - Home 2 - for boy's room

 
Fateme Na
Already picked up

desk - Home 2 - for mom's room

48" wide, please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Beth Kaplan
Already picked up

desk - Home 3 - for living room

5' wide max, dark wood preferred - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 

desk - Home 4 - for girl's room

5' x 2' max - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Kerry Krohn
At St Luke KM

dish rack with drain pan - Home 2 - new

 
Sidney Conroy

dish rack with drain pan - Home 3

 

dish rack with drain pan - Home 4

 
Mary Scull

dishes - all homes - set for 4 (dinner plate, bowl and small plate) (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Marcia Ginsburg
One set of dishes for four
barbara Levy

dishes - all homes - set for 6 (dinner plate, bowl and small plate) (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Leigh Ann Antieri

dishes - all homes - set for 8 (dinner plate, bowl and small plate)

 

dishes - all homes - set of plastic dishes for kids

 
Mary Scull

dog bed - Home 2

large, 3' x 3' grey

 
Sidney Conroy

dresser - Home 1 - to fit in bedroom closet

30" x 24" x 4' high max - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Roberta Etcheverry

dresser - Home 2 - for boy's room

 
Karen Nuban
Already picked up

dresser - Home 2 - for mom's room

 
Kathy Bishop
Pick up at Mary James

dresser - Home 4 - for baby

4" x 1'6" max, with changing table topper - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Roberta Etcheverry

dresser - Home 4 - for girl's room #1

4' x 2' deep - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Roberta Etcheverry

dresser - Home 4 - for inside closet

please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Roberta Etcheverry

dresser - Home 4 - for mom's room

up to 5' wide - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Roberta Etcheverry

garbage can - Home 1 - with flip top, for kitchen

 

garbage can - Home 2 - with flip top, for kitchen

 
Sidney Conroy

garbage can - Home 3 - with flip top, for kitchen

 

garbage can - Home 4 - with flip top, for kitchen

 
Mary Scull

glasses - all homes - set of 4 tall glasses (2)

 

glasses - all homes - set of 6 tall glasses (2)

 

glasses - all homes - set of 8 tall glasses

 

hangers - all homes - set of adult size hangers (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Mary Scull
Janet Calmels

hangers - all homes - set of child size hangers (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Mary Scull

highchair - Home 4

 
Diane Castano
High chair & booster seat will be at St Lukedonated thru Nextdoor at St Luke Kathleen

knife set - Home 1 - basic kitchen knife set

5-6 pieces in a block

 

knife set - Home 2 - basic kitchen knife set

no block needed

 

knife set - Home 3 - basic kitchen knife set

 
Dian Jones

knife set - Home 4- basic kitchen knife set

 
Previous Donor-MR

lamp - Home 1 - desk lamp

 
Previous Donor-MR

lamp - Home 1 - table lamp for living room (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Vikki Cooper

lamp - Home 1 - table lamp for nightstand

 
Stephanie Hart

lamp - Home 1- floor lamp for living room

 

lamp - Home 2 - desk lamp for boy's room

 
Leigh Shemaria

lamp - Home 2 - desk lamp for mom's room

please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 

lamp - Home 2 - floor lamp for living room

 
Amy Strickling
Already picked up

lamp - Home 2 - nightstand lamp for boy's room

small

 
Dian Jones
dark metal w/white shade

lamp - Home 2 - table lamp for living room

 
Leigh Shemaria
Previous donor

lamp - Home 3 - desk lamp

 

lamp - Home 3 - floor lamp for bedroom

 

lamp - Home 3 - floor lamp for living room

 

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

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Terri Reed
blue lamp

lamp - Home 4 - desk lamp

 

lamp - Home 4 - floor lamp for girl's room #1

 

lamp - Home 4 - floor lamp for girl's room #2

 
Laurie Weatherford
floor lamp at St Luke

lamp - Home 4 - floor lamp for living room

 
Amy Strickling
at Leighs house KM

lamp - Home 4 - floor lamp for mom's room

 

lamp - Home 4 - small lamp for nightstand, girl's room #1

 

lamp - Home 4 - small lamp for nightstand, girl's room #2

 
Janet Calmels
Yellow

lamp - Home 4 - small lamp for nightstand, mom's room

 
Laurie Weatherford
2 small lamps for Moms room (at St Luke

lamp - Home 4 - table lamp for dresser, girl's room #1

 
Janet Calmels

lamp - Home 4 - table lamp for living room

 
Dian Jones
Tall, silver

lamp - Home 4 - table lamp for mom's room

 
Laurie Weatherford
lamps will be at St Luke

lamps (2) - Home 3 - set of 2 small nightstand lamps

 

laundry hamper - Home 2 (2)

 

mat - Home 1 - bathroom mat, new

 
Ann Jessup

mat - Home 1 - for bathtub, non-slip

 
Ann Jessup

mat - Home 2 - bathroom mat, new

grey or pale blue

 
Ann Jessup

mat - Home 3 - bathroom mat, new

navy blue

 
Ann Jessup

mattress pad - all homes - full size, new (2)

 

mattress pad - all homes - queen size, new (5)

 

mattress pad - all homes - twin size, new (5)

 
1 of 5 slots filled
Ann Jessup

measuring cup set - Home 3

 

measuring cup set - Home 4

 
Mary Scull

measuring cups - Home 1

 

measuring cups - Home 2

 
Leigh Ann Antieri

microwave - Home 2 - small size

 
Roberta Etcheverry

microwave - Home 4

 
Previous Donor-MR

mirror - Home 1 - large mirror for hallway

vertical - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 

mop - Home 2

Swifter: wet and dry pads

 

mugs - all homes - set of 4

 
Barbara Levy
what are the hours for donation?

mugs - all homes - set of 6

 
Ann Jessup

nightstand - Home 1

24" max, square - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 

nightstand - Home 2 - nightstand for boy's room

 
Karen Nuban
Already picked up

nightstand - Home 4 - for girl's room #1

please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Previous Donor
White. At Leigh’s house

nightstand - Home 4 - for girl's room #2

please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Previous Donor
white nightstand at St Luke

nightstand - Home 4 - for mom's room

3' wide max - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Angie Martinez
will be at St Luke Donors email [email protected]

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

 
Previous Donor
At Leigh’s house

nightstands (2) - Home 3 - set of 2 nightstands

please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 

oven mitts - all homes - set of 2 (4)

 
All slots filled
Mary Scull (4)

pan - Home 1 - large pan for frying

 

pan - Home 3 - large pan for frying

 

pan - Home 4 - large pan for frying

 
Mary Scull

pans - all homes - for frying, different sizes (4)

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Lucy Arnold
I have several in different sizes

pans for baking and roasting - Home 2

set of at least 2

 

pans for baking and roasting - Home 3

set of at least 2

 

pans for baking and roasting - Home 4

set of at least 2

 
Victoria Diotte

paper towel holder - Home 1

 
Janet Calmels

paper towel holder - Home 2

 
Previous Donor-MR

paper towel holder - Home 3

 
Janet Calmels

pillows (2) - all homes - 2 standard size pillows, new (5)

 

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

 

placemats (4) - Home 2 - set of 4 placemats

neutral

 
Victoria Diotte

placemats (4) - Home 3 - set of 4 placemats

blue

 
Victoria Diotte

placemats (6) - Home 4 - set of 6 placemats

 
Mary Scull

plants (2) - Home 3 - 2 indoor plants

 

plants (2) - Home 3 - two plants for patio

 

plastic food container set - all homes (4)

 

pot - Home 1 - large pot for cooking

 
Victoria Diotte

pot - Home 3 - large pot for cooking

 
Victoria Diotte

pot - Home 4 - large pot for cooking

 
Mary Scull

pots - all homes - for cooking, different sizes (4)

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Lucy Arnold
I have several in different sizes, with lids

rug - Home 2 - area rug for living room

6' x 9' neutral, please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Leigh Shemaria

rug - Home 3 - area rug for living

8 x 10, neutral or with blue accents preferred - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Allison Bainbridge
Previous donor -VI

rug - Home 4 - area rug for living room

8' x 12' - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
P D
TO

rug - Home 4 - bathroom mat, new

 
Previousr donor-MR

rug - Home 4 - for mom's room

6' x 8' or 8' x 8', neutral - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Julie Ryan
at St Luke already KM

sheets - all homes - set of twin sheets with pillow case, new (4)

 

sheets - Home 2 - queen size, new

white

 
Ann Jessup
white

shelves - Home 4 - small shelves for pantry items

30" wide x 12" deep, white or brown preffered

 
Jill
already picked up-at St Luke along w/ folding shelf for fam 1 Vikki

shower curtain - Home 4

 
Previous Donor-MR

shower curtain with liner - Home 2

 
Mary James

shower curtian - Home 3

white with blue

 
Victoria Diotte

shower curtian liner with rings - all homes

 
Victoria Diotte

shower curtian rod - all homes

 

silverware set with organizer tray - all homes - set for 4 (3)

 

silverware set with organizer tray - all homes - set for 6 (2)

 

silverware set with organizer tray - all homes - set for 8

 

sofa - Home 2

 
Paul Farber
Already picked up

sofa - Home 3

5' long max, neutral or blue color preferred - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Allison Bainbridge
Allison picking up from donor early/store at MIH

sofa - Home 4

large 82" sofa, darker color, easy to clean preferred - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Fred Fisk
Pick up at donor's home 10/8

stand - Home 1 - for plant

12 inches

 

stools (2) - Home 2 - 2 stools for dining area

counter ht. 18" w max, backless - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Mary James
Pick up at Leigh’s

storage - Home 1 - 2 storage bins

 
Janet Calmels

storage - Home 2 - hanging storage shelf organizer (2)

 
All slots filled
Aileen M.
Victoria Diotte

storage - Home 4 - hanging storage baskets for closet

 

storage - Home 4 - toy storage

cubby shelves with baskets

 
Geremy Cohen
TO has

storage basket - Home 2 - for bathroom, plasic

white, approx. 14" x 11" x 9"

 

storage baskets (2) - Home 2 - set of 2 wicker storage baskets for coffee table

approx. 12" x 18" x 6"

 
Victoria Diotte

swiffer - Home 4

 
Victoria Diotte

table - Home 1 - dining table

30" max circular, light wood preferred, square or round, could be drop-leaf - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 

table - Home 1 - outdoor table and chairs for patio

round

 
Beth Potillo-Miller
patio set of table and 2 green chairs

table - Home 2 - coffee table

 
Paul Farber
Already picked up

table - Home 2 - dining table

5' x 3' max - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Mary James
Pick up at Mary James

table - Home 2 - patio table

 

table - Home 2 - side table for living room

 
Paul Farmer
Already picked up

table - Home 3 - coffee table

2' x 3' max, dark wood preferred - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Allison Bainbridge
Allison picking up from donor early/store at MIH

table - Home 3 - dining table

3' max, round or square - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 

table - Home 3 - side table for living room

8"max round or square, dark wood preferred

 

table - Home 3 - small outdoor side table for patio

 

table - Home 4 - coffee table

please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Karen Nuban
At Leigh’s house

table - Home 4 - dining table

60" x 26" can be large - please send picture and dimensions to [email protected]

 
Alison Fleck
To be picked up 10/8

table - Home 4 - side tables for living room

 
Karen Nuban
24x26 At Leigh’s house.

table - Home 4 - small outdoor table for patio

 

tables (2) - Home 2 - set of 2 small outdoor side tables

 

toaster - Home 1

 
Roberta Etcheverry

toaster - Home 2 - toaster oven

 
Leigh Shemaria
Alyssa Abbey (previous donor)

toaster - Home 3 - toaster oven

 
Roberta Etcheverry

toaster - Home 4

 
Roberta Etcheverry

towel rack - Home 4 - over the door for bathroom

 
Mary Scull

towels (2) - all homes - set of 2 dish towels - matching (3)

 
All slots filled
Darcy and Paul "Lou" Ellsworth Yow
Darcy and Paul "Lou" Ellsworth Yow
Ann Jessup (2)

towels - all homes - set of towels – matching bath towel, hand towel and washcloth (8)

 
2 of 8 slots filled
Ann Jessup
Victoria Diotte

towels - Home 1 - set of towels – hand towel

neutral color

 
Victoria Diotte

towels - Home 2 - set of towels – hand towel

COLOR??

 
Previous Donor-MR

towels - Home 3 - set of towels – matching bath towel, hand towel and washcloth

navy blue

 
Ann Jessup

towels - Home 4 - set of towels – matching bath towel, hand towel and washcloth

 
Ann Jessup

TV - Home 1 - not wall mounted

36 - 40" max, please indicate if remote included

 
Previous Donor - LZ

TV - Home 2 - not wall mounted

42", please indicate if remote included

 
Kelly Cuaco
Already picked up

TV - Home 3 - not wall mounted

please indicate if remote included

 
Marcia Ginsburg
28" diam., remote included

TV - Home 4 - not wall mounted

36", please indicate if remote included

 
Leigh Shemaria
32 inch

utensil holder - all homes (4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Mary Scull (2)

utensil set - all homes (4)

 
All slots filled
Mary Scull (2)
Victoria Diotte (2)

vacuum - Home 1

 
Stephanie Hart

vacuum - Home 2

small, stick type

 
Roberta Etcheverry

vacuum - Home 3

 
Roberta Etcheverry

vacuum - Home 4

 
Roberta Etcheverry

waste basket - Home 1 - for bathroom, small

 
Previous Domor-MR

waste basket - Home 2 - for bathroom, small

white

 
Mary James

waste basket - Home 3 - for bathroom, small

 
Previous Donor-MR

waste basket - Home 4 - for bathroom, small

 
Previous Donor-MR

welcome basket - Home 1

useful supplies - toothpaste, soap, cleaning items, etc

 
Janet Calmels

welcome basket - Home 2

useful supplies - toothpaste, soap, cleaning items, etc.

 
Janet Calmels

welcome basket - Home 3

useful supplies - toothpaste, soap, cleaning items, etc.

 
Aileen M.

welcome basket - Home 4

useful supplies - toothpaste, soap, cleaning items, etc.

 
Mary Scull

welcome mat - Home 1

should say "welcome"

 

welcome mat - Home 2

12" x 18" max, low profile, should say "welcome"

 

welcome mat - Home 3

should say "welcome"

 

welcome mat - Home 4

should say "welcome"

 
Mary Scull
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