Adopt-a-Bed update


The Midway Shelter for abused women and their children would like to thank the individuals and groups who contributed to the shelter in January. A number of the listed donors contributed several times during this period. There was one donor who wished to remain anonymous. Janine Shafer donated in memory of Virginia Bartalini.

The shelter extends its thanks to Betty Sanderson, Barbara Anderson, the Charles Schwab Foundation, Merry Thomas and Ewart and Virginia Wetherill. We’d also like to tip our hats to Mary and Dan McEachern, Alice Garvin, Renee and William Sheehan, C. J. Kingsley and LeeAnn and Michael Baker.

We couldn’t have done it without Doris Neuberger, Elaine Kofman, Mavis and Randy Guber, Virginia Krutilek, Dolores Rodriguez and Gary and Lily Gee. Nancy Matthews lent a hand in January, as did Jerald Kerschman, Kathryn Destafney, Donald E. Cary, Susanne M. Hamilton and Louise Parker.

Allianz Global Investors’ San Francisco Charitable Contribution Committee stepped up in January to help the shelter as did Lois Pryor, Bay Ship & Yacht, Frank DeSimone, Suresh Srinivasan, Tricia Ulricksen and the First Congregational Church (UCC).

The shelter would like to thank Isle City Institute #51 YLI, the Alameda Welfare Council, as well as Frank and Winifred Ghiglione, who gave in memory of Daisy Owyang. Varetta Mayes showed her generosity in January, as did Debbie Gregoire, Cheryl W. Lijoi, Ashley Stapleton, Josephine Galliano and Thanh-Van Ly. Finally we’d like to thank Pamela I. Franco, Rachelle Perata, Lena Tam, St. Joseph Basilica, Latinos Unidos of Alameda High School, Amber and Patrick Brose and Donalynne and William Fuller.

If you’d like to join the list of these generous donors, send a donation to Alameda Homeless Network, P.O. Box 951 , Alameda CA 94501. To learn more, call 523-2377 or visit

— Ginny Krutilek