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September 25, 2021

September 25th, 2021 Welcoming - Santa Rosa

On Saturday, September 25th, we will be fully furnishing and equipping the apartments of two formerly homeless families in Sonoma County. The families were referred to us by Catholic Charities Sonoma County.

Donations can be dropped off at St. Seraphim of Sarov Cathedral in Santa Rosa, 90 Mountain View Ave. Santa Rosa on Saturday morning, September 25th, between 9:30 and 11:00. Large furniture items will be picked up that morning by our wonderful moving partners, Robb & Messer Moving and Storage. We only accept items listed below.

We were able to give each family a 'starter kit', including new beds, new sheets and towels, a couple of floor lamps (there is no overhead lighting in parts of 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. 

Here's a little background on the two families who need your help:

Home 1: A couple of years go, Marisol, her husband Gonzalo and their 13-year-old daughter and 9- year-old son were barely scraping by in New York. Gonzalo’s friend, who lives in Sonoma County, encouraged the couple to move here, telling them there were a lot more opportunities to be had. He offered them a room to stay in while they got settled, which they accepted. Unfortunately, problems developed between the friend and the 13-year-old daughter, so the family had to move out. They were housed by COTS  for three months and then stayed in Catholic Charities transitional housing until they were finally able to find their own apartment. Gonzalo works as a security guard while Marisol is now looking for work. They are so grateful to be able to make a fresh start and to be able to provide a safe home for their children at long last.

Home 2: A few years ago, Ariana lived with her boyfriend in a room in a friend’s apartment. Aiyana became pregnant and they had a son. Her boyfriend began to do drugs and became involved with a group that stole cars and other items. When Ariana begged him to change, he became violent towards her. As soon as this happened, she knew she had to flee with her young son. They stayed in a motel for a while, but soon ran out of money as Ariana couldn’t work without childcare. She was referred to Catholic Charities, where she stayed in transitional housing until she was able to find an apartment. In the meantime, she met her now-husband, Daniel, who was also in the shelter since he had lost his job and had no means of support. They had to start from scratch but now have three jobs between them; Ariana  starts work at 4:00 am; she loves the responsibility of opening a large big box store. When she returns from work to take over care for her son, Daniel takes off for the first of his two jobs; he's a cook at two restaurants. Daniel loves his role as Dad. The couple is determined to create a good life for the boy. “That’s the most important thing,” Ariana told us.

Please see the list below and donate what you can to help the formerly homeless families.

Date: 09/25/2021 (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

 
5 of 75 slots filled
Mary Jenkins
LINDA SARGENT
Cam Fraser
Suzanne Landeros
Jennifer Richardson

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

 
All slots filled
Barbara Reiter (3)

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

 
1 of 4 slots filled
LaNessa Thomas
New white quilted blanket

blender - Home 1

 

blender - Home 2

 

books - Home 1 - for 13 year old girl

 
LaNessa Thomas
Several books

books - Home 2 - for 2 year old boy

 
Rebecca Montgomery

bookshelf - Home 1 - for 13 year old girl's room,

max 4' wide x 18"deep

 
Cathy Kalin

bookshelf - Home 1 - for living room

max 3' long x 1' deep

 
Cathy Kalin

booster seat - Home 2 - for chair at dining table

 

bowls for serving - Home 1

set of at least 3

 
Erika Rosebaugh

bowls for serving - Home 2

set of at least 3

 
Erika Rosebaugh

broom with dust pan - Home 1

 
Jenny Morgan

broom with dust pan - Home 2

 
Jenny Morgan

cat scratcher - Home 2

 
Previous Donor - LW

chair - Home 1 - desk chair for 10 year old boy's room

child sized

 
Cathy Kalin

chair - Home 1 - desk chair for 13 year old girl's room

 
Cathy Kalin

chair - Home 2 - arm chair for living room

 
Phil

chairs (2) - Home 1 - set of 2 outdoor chairs for patio

 
Deea Straderstdader
The ones I have are wood. I have table to match. Very large.

chairs (2) - Home 2 - set of 2 small bar height stools

max 18" wide x 29" seat height

 

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

 
LaNessa Thomas
light bentwood chairs w chrome legs to match table

chairs (6) - Home 1 - set of 6 dining chairs

 
Alan Horowitz

coffee maker - Home 1

 
Maranda Rainford
Its a Keurig

coffee maker - Home 2

 
Amy Appleton
10-cup Cuisinart

comforter - Home 1 - full size, new

pink or pink/black, solid colors

 
Tiffani Beckman-McNeil

comforter - Home 1 - queen size, new

red and black color

 
Previous Donor - MR

comforter - Home 1 - twin size, new

star wars/baby yoda theme or black

 
Mary Ellen Downs

comforter - Home 2 - queen size, new

 
Previous Donor - MR

comforter - Home 2 - twin size, new

paw patrol or batman theme

 
Terry Bronson
donating two in Toddler size in both themes

console - Home 1 - for TV

max 7' long x 2' wide x 2.5' tall

 

console - Home 2 - for TV

 
Phil

console or cubby - Home 2 - for entry way

max 48" wide x 10" deep

 
Laurel Counts

cookie sheets (2) - Home 2 - set of 2 cookie sheets

 
Cyndi Knisely

cooling rack - Home 2 - for baking

 
Terry Bronson

cutting board - Home 1 - plastic, new

 
Linda Sargent

cutting board - Home 2 - plastic, new

 
Linda Sargent

desk - Home 1 - for 10 year old boy's room

max 4' long, child sized

 
Previous Donor SM

desk - Home 1 - for 13 year old girl's room

max 4'

 
LaNessa Thomas
45"w x 20"d white desk

desk supplies - Home 1 - for kid's rooms (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Linda Sargent

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

 
Maranda Rainford

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

 
Jenny Morgan

dishrack - Home 2 - with drain pan

 
Linda Sargent

dresser - Home 1 - for 10 year old boy's room

max 3' wide

 
Cathy Kalin

dresser - Home 1 - for 13 year old girl's room

max 5' wide

 
Stacey Miller

dresser - Home 1 - for parents' room

max 6' wide x 2' deep

 
Cathy Kalin

dresser - Home 2 - for bedroom

max 30" x 19"

 
Laurel Counts

dresser - Home 2 - for inside bedroom closet

max 20" deep x 28" wide x 55" tall

 
LaNessa Thomas
Sent photo

dry erase/chalk board - Home 1 - for kid's rooms (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Previous Donor - MR

décor - Home 1 - glow in the dark stars

 
Theresa Russo

garbage can - Home 1 - for kitchen

with removable cover and foot petal to open

 

garbage can - Home 2 - for kitchen

with removable cover and foot petal to open

 

glasses - starter kit - set of 6 tall glasses

 
Michelle Berry

glasses - starter kit - set of 8 tall glasses

 
Michelle Berry

hangers - Home 1 - adult size

 
Linda Sargent

hangers - Home 2 - adult size

 
Linda Sargent

hangers - Home 2 - child size

 
Theresa Russo

knives and block - Home 1 - chefs, paring, and bread knives

 
Gaby Federal

knives and block - Home 2 - chefs, paring, and bread knives

 
Gaby Federal

lamp - Home 1 - desk lamp for 10 year old boy's room

 
Catharine Kalin

lamp - Home 1 - desk lamp for 13 year old girl's room

 
Catharine Kalin

lamp - Home 1 - small table lamp for nightstand for 10 year old boy's room

 
Catharine Kalin

lamp - Home 1 - small table lamp for nightstand for 13 year old girl's room

 
Laurel Counts

lamp - Home 2 - floor lamp for living room

 
Maranda Rainford

lamp - Home 2 - table lamp for living room

 

lamp - Home 2 - table lamp for living room

 

lamp - Home 2 - table lamp for nightstand

 

lamps (2) - Home 1 - set of 2 small table lamps for parents' room

 
Carla Hansmeyer
S.M. has these

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

 
All slots filled
Cathy Kalin (2)

litter boxes - Home 2 - for cats, with litter (2)

no large litter boxes or boxes with hoods

 
All slots filled
Laurie Weatherford
Laurie Weatherford

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

 

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

 

measuring cup set - Home 1

 
Linda Sargent

measuring cup set - Home 2

 
Cyndi Knisely

microwave - Home 1

 
Previous Donor - MR

mixer - Home 2 - stand or hand mixer

 

muffin pan - Home 2

 
Linda Sargent

mugs - starter kit - set of 6

 

nightstand - Home 1 - for 10 year old boy's room

max 18" x 18"

 
Cathy Kalin

nightstand - Home 1 - for 13 year old girl's room

max 18" x 18"

 
Previous Donor - LM

nightstand - Home 2 - with drawers

max 30" x 20"

 
Linda Sargent

nightstands (2) - Home 1 - set of 2 nightstands for parents' room

max 2' x 2'

 
Carla Hansmeyer
S.M. has these

pan - Home 1 - large size frying pan

 
Catharine Kalin

pan - Home 2 - large size frying pan

 
LaNessa Thomas
Onne large frying Ian with lid

pans - starter kit - for frying, different sizes

set of at least 2

 
LaNessa Thomas
1 small frying pan, 1medium size sauce pan

pans for baking and roasting - Home 1

set of at least 2

 
Catharine Kalin

pans for baking and roasting - Home 2

set of at least 2

 

paper towel holder - Home 1

 
Theresa Russo

paper towel holder - Home 2

 
Theresa Russo

pillows (2) - Home 2 - 2 standard size pillows

 

pillows (2) - Home 2 - 2 standard size pillows, new

 
Michelle Berry

pillows (4) - starter kit - 4 standard size pillows, new (2)

 

pillows - Home 1 - 2 standard size pillows (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Michelle Berry

pillows - Home 1 - accent pillows for bed

red color

 
Previous Donor - LM

pillows - Home 1 - accent pillows for sofa

red color

 

pillows - Home 2 - accent pillows for sofa

red color

 

placemats (4) - Home 1 - set of 4 placemats, new

 

placemats (4) - Home 2 - plastic, new

set of 4, red if possible

 
laurie weatherford
4 gray with red napkins

plants - Home 1 - outdoor plants for patio

 

plastic food container set - starter kit

 
Cyndi Knisely

plastic plates & cups - starter kit - set of children's plastic plates and cups

 
Heather Parker
Done

poster - Home 2 - framed "batman" poster for toddler room

no glass

 

pot - Home 1 - large size pot for cooking

 

pot - Home 2 - large size pot for cooking

 

pots - starter kit - for cooking, different sizes

set of at least 3

 

rug - Home 1 - bathroom mat, new

pink/rose color

 

rug - Home 1 - bathroom mat, new

red or black color

 

rug - Home 1 - kitchen mat, new

 

rug - Home 2

5' x 7'

 
LaNessa Thomas
brown/gray/cream rug

rug - Home 2 - bathroom mat, new

red or black color

 

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

 
All slots filled
Gaby Federal (2)

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

 
All slots filled
Gaby Federal (2)

shower curtain with liner - Home 2

red or black color

 

silverware set - starter kit - set for 6

 

silverware set - starter kit - set for 8

 
Heather Parker
Done

sofa - Home 1

max 7'

 
Laurel Counts

sofa - Home 1 - loveseat

max 5'

 
Brian Schmieg
Stacey has this

sofa - Home 2

 
Cathy Kalin

storage - Home 1 - for 10 year old boy's room for toy's/books

max 4' wide x 18"deep x 3' tall

 

storage - Home 1 - under cabinet storage (2)

copy and paste this link into browser for example - https://www.amazon.com/madesmart-2-Tier-Organizer-Dividers-Large/dp/B06Y2FS8FK?pd_rd_w=rN8bt&pf_rd_p=306cc3dd-f716-4afe-8aeb-47781d60c63f&pf_rd_r=T7GFV19CCNDB10BAGBB2&pd_rd_r=022161db-77b5-46a4-9c91-74b2

 

storage - Home 2 - toy storage for bedroom

max 30" x 24"

 
Terry Bronson
30x15x15 collapsible box w/seating on top

storage - Home 2 - toy storage for living room

basket or box, max 30" x 24"

 
Terry Bronson
30x15x15 collapsible box w/seating on top

table - Home 1 - coffee table

max 5' x 2.5'

 

table - Home 1 - dining table

max 5' x 3'

 
Alan Horowitz

table - Home 1 - outdoor table for patio

max 36"

 

table - Home 1 - side table for living room

max 30" x 30"

 
Cathy Kalin

table - Home 2 - coffee table

max 18" x 40"

 

table - Home 2 - round or square dining table

max 36" or 42"

 
LaNessa Thomas
round 39" light wood formica top with chrome legs

table - Home 2 - side table for living room

max 30" x 20"

 
Cathy Kalin
VI #18

throw blanket - Home 2 - for sofa

red color

 

toaster - Home 1

 
Gaby Federal

toaster - Home 2 - for bagels

 

toddler bed - Home 2

 
Previous Donor - LW

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

 
All slots filled
Linda Sargent
Gaby Federal

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

red or black color

 
Gaby Federal

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

red or black color

 
Gaby Federal

towels - starter kit - set of bath towels, new (1 bath, 1 hand and 1 washcloth) (6)

grey or tan color

 
All slots filled
Linda Sargent
Gaby Federal (5)

toys - Home 1 - for 10 year old boy (2)

Star Wars theme toys, legos, board games

 
All slots filled
Gaby Federal (2)

toys - Home 2 - for 2 year old boy (2)

wooden blocks, cars, etc.

 
All slots filled
Gaby Federal (2)

TV - Home 1 - not wall mounted, with remotes

max 36"

 
Catharine Kalin

TV - Home 2 - not wall mounted, with remotes

max 40"

 

utensil holder - starter kit (2)

 
All slots filled
Gaby Federal (2)

utensil set - starter kit (2)

 
All slots filled
Gaby Federal (2)

vacuum - Home 1

 
Cathy Kalin

vacuum - Home 2

vaccum/mop combo preferred

 

waste basket - Home 1 - for bathroom, small (2)

 
All slots filled
Gaby Federal (2)

waste basket - Home 2 - for bathroom, small

 
Gaby Federal

welcome basket - Home 1

Bath soap, toothpaste, laundry detergent pods, liquid soap, dish soap, sponges, etc

 
Denise Boardman

welcome basket - Home 2

Bath soap, toothpaste, laundry detergent pods, liquid soap, dish soap, sponges, etc

 
Denise Boardman

welcome mat - Home 1

should say "welcome"

 
LaNessa Thomas

welcome mat - Home 2

should say "welcome"

 
Heather Parker
Done
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