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  • Weekends of Giving

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    8/5/17 - 8/12/17
    Rampart & orange County Rescue

    We were able to give sandals, oranges and shower the homeless on the Saturday's of 8/5 & 8/12.

    Sandals and oranges were given out to the homeless at 2120 Rampart. In addition, the Showers of Blessings portable shower trailer is fixed and was up and running offering warm showers on both Saturday's. The remaining oranges were then brought to Mary's Kitchen & Orange County Rescue.

    We would like to thank Rainbow® Sandals, Rainbow® Sandals Foundation, Eco Farms USA, Showers of Blessings, and Be Happy Living for donating the time, money, oranges and sandals to help those in need.

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    by Pat Huber | Aug 16, 2017
  • Boko Raham

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    Through the help of Richard Alfreez, clothes, food, toiletries and Rainbow® Sandals from our Repair • Reuse • Recycle program were given to the refugees who survived and escaped the massacres of Boko Raham.
    by Herman Brown | Aug 04, 2017
  • Showers of Blessings

    July 22, 2017
    Anaheim, CA
    9:00 - 10:00am

    "Showers of Blessings graciously served the homeless community. Martha, along with other volunteers, prepared a delicious warm breakfast (eggs, rice, chicken, and potato salad). Thank you to Rainbow Sandals for providing the ministry with sandals so that they can be distributed to the people! And a huge thank you to all the volunteers; this wouldn't be possible without all the prayers and help we have been receiving!

    Thank you to our recent donors, Norm and Enola from Eco Farms, Kevin Jun, Joshua Yi, The Berakah Ministry, Michael Koontz, Chaundra Gomer, Michael Kochan, Steve Salazar, Theo and Miriam Misaresh, Katie Ledesma, Young Park, and Perlee Tobias. Your generous donations and help goes unnoticed and is greatly appreciated!" 

    Showers of Blessings,
    Sammie Olvera,

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    by Sammie Olvera | Jul 22, 2017
  • Families Forward

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    This week Eco Farms picked from the Jay Longley's Rainbow® Ranch 1200 pounds of Avocados to give away this weekend through organizations like Feed the Need, Father Sierra Pantry, Family Assistance Ministries (FAM), South Shores Church and Families Forward. 

    Featured here is on the right is Brad Fowler from Families Forward picking up Avocados here at Rainbow® Sandals. Since 1984, Families Forward has been helping Orange County families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to stabilize their lives, access safe and affordable housing, and move towards sufficiency. Family support is provided through personalized case management, food assistance, counseling, and career coaching, as well as financial and life skills education. 

    We would like to thank Norm and Enola from Eco Farms who help us gather all these avocados to give the those in need. We also would like to thank Families Forward and all the wonderful organizations that endeavor to help others out on the streets. 

    If you would like to learn more about Families Forward click HERE

    For info on Eco Farms click HERE
    by Pat Huber | Jul 07, 2017
  • Showers of Blessings

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    July 1, 2017 
    2120 Rampart
    Santa Ana , CA
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    Last Saturday we distributed 50 pairs of sandals from our Repair • Reuse • Recycle program to the homeless in Santa Ana. The shower trailer is back in action and was able to shower 37. In addition, 100 meals provided. We would like to thank all of the people that come together to help the homeless through the Showers of Blessings and thank the Showers of Blessings for organizing the weekly events allowing people to help those in need.

    Until Next Week,
    Sparky

    by Jay Longley | Jul 05, 2017
  • Pay it Forward

    Rainbow Sandals Pay it Forward

    Featured here are this weekends oranges, grapefruits, tangerines and repaired and recycled Rainbow® Sandals to distribute to the homeless. Once again we'd like to thank Norm and Enola at Eco Farms for providing the produce and we would like to thank our customers who gave back their old sandals to our Repair • Reuse • Recycle program. This weekend we will go to the Showers of Blessings and Orange County Rescue Mission
        The men, women and children who enter the gates of the Orange County Rescue Mission come from many walks of life and are all wounded in different ways. Some are highly educated, many are survivors of abuse, addiction and abandonment. None of these people ever imagined they’d be homeless and they all need our help. The people who come to them could be your neighbor, your coworker or perhaps a member of your own family. 

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    June 10, 2017 @ 2021 Rampart, Anaheim, CA 8:30 - 10:00
    The Showers of Blessings were able to feed 98 people with breakfast.


    by Pat Huber | Jun 16, 2017
  • Showers of Blessings

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    June 3, 2017 
    2120 Rampart
    Santa Ana , CA
    8:30 - 10:30 am

    Today we were able to feed the homeless eggs, chicken, sandwiches, coffee and Avocados and Lemons provided by Eco Farms in Temecula, CA. Thank you Norm and Enola for providing the avocados and lemons. 

    We were able to put 35 pair of slightly used Rainbow Sandals and shower 35 homeless. Thanks to all who donated their time, talents and food to Showers of Blessings.

    Thanks,
    Michael Koontz
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    by Michael Koontz | Jun 06, 2017
  • Showers of Blessings

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    5-27-17 8:30am, 2120 Rampart-Riverbed

    Today we served 140 people eggs, asada, chicken and rice. All followed by numerous deserts.

    We distributed 35 pair of repaired/recycled Rainbow Sandals to the homeless. Thanks to all who help us help others. 

    Until next week...

    Michael Koontz
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    by Michael Koontz | May 27, 2017
  • Showers of Blessings 5-20-17

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    Dear Rainbow®

    "Today we were able to distribute avocados provided by Eco Farms and give away sandals from the Repair • Reuse • Recycle program. In addition, we served 130 meals of tacos, beans & rice followed by various cakes, cookies and donuts. The showeres were dark due to a malfunction in the water heather that we're working on fixing."

    Thank You,
    Michael Koontz
    Showers of Blessings.

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    by Michael Koontz | May 24, 2017
  • Club Dust

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    Ray Meltvedt of Club Dust and Herman Brown collect Repair, Reused, and Recycled sandals to take to the Fathers of the Young Women in a running club in Djibouti. A small community next to Somaliland. 
    by Herman Brown | May 19, 2017
  • Haitian Orphanage

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    Dr. Jeon-Hor Chen, M.D. is an imaging scientist and a research professor at University of California Irvine. In his free time he works with the New Life Christian Center going on missions to Mexico, Haiti, Guatemala, and China to help those in need. Their most recent mission was to a Haitian orphanage where gave dental service to 200 kids and sandals from our Repair • Reuse • Recycle program. Thank you Dr. Chen and to everyone who brought back their old sandals.

    For more info on The New Life Christian Center go here: https://www.nlccoc.org/Index.jsp
    by Bentley | May 10, 2017
  • Mission Trip to Peru

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    Dear Mr. Longley & Rainbow Sandals

    "We have just returned from the annual mission trip to Piura, Peru with 50 students from JSerra Catholic High School. This year was particularly difficult time for the people of Piura due to a month of torrential rains prior to our arrival. Many of the homes were devastated where people lost all their belongings. With this, your generous donations couldn't have come at a better time.

    Part of our mission was to rebuild homes, teach at the local schools, work at the orphanage and distribute donated items. As we distributed the Rainbow® Sandals, it was extraordinary to see the joy that these shoes brought the people. In addition, the people of Las Polverina village had been praying for a much needed church and their prayers were answered. With your generous monetary donation, a church was built by the JSerra students and dedicated to Rainbow® Sandals. In that same village, the students distributed many of the Rainbow® Sandals.

    The students of JSerra and I thank you so much for your generosity."

    Sincerely,
    Serena Santoro
    JSerra Catholic High School - 11th Grade Student
    by Serena Santoro | May 04, 2017
  • Showers of Blessings

    4-28-17

    Last week we were able to put sandals on the feet and feed the homeless with the help of the Showers of Blessings. In addition, Sunrise Church helped with providing clothes. 

    The day started at Rampart, Anaheim 8:00am where 75 meals were given. Then they headed over to Ball Rd and the 22 fwy where another 150 meals and 3 cases of water were given. 

    We would like to thank Eco Farms who provide us with Avocados and Oranges and as always, the Showers of Blessings for volunteering their time to help the homeless.

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    by Michael Koontz | Apr 28, 2017
  • Mary's Kitchen - 3/24/17

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    March 24th, 2017

    Rainbow® Sandals Ambassador, Herman Brown, was able to help feed 600 homeless that were perviously displaced from the Santa Ana Riverbed in the city of Orange with avocados and oranges we gathered from Eco Farms at Mary's Kitchen. In addition were able to give 50 pairs of sandals you guys returned to us through our Repair • Reuse • Recycle program.

    We would like to once again thank Eco Farms and everyone else that helps us gather food to help feed those in need.

    Want to volunteer to help? Learn more HERE
    by Bentley | Apr 10, 2017
  • Showers of Blessings

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    April 1,2017

    "Today we were blessed with the ability to serve over 130 meals. We served at not only the Rampart encampment; but also, at the ever growing Chapman encampment. Unfortunately, the Showers were not rolled out this week because the truck that pulls it is in for maintenance. We will have them out and available next week."

    God Bless,
    Michael Koontz,
    (Showers of Blessings)

    Once again, we'd like to thank Eco Farms for letting us pick up avocados to give to Showers of Blessings who directly feeds, showers and helps the homeless every weekend.


    by Bentley | Apr 03, 2017
  • Eco Farms & Orange County Rescue

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    Every week Eco Farms donates oranges and avocados for the homeless. They let us pick up food in abundance for us to deliver to places like Orange County Rescue Mission's (Village of Hope). The Village of Hope is a 192-bed transitional housing program for homeless men, women and children. The Village of Hope assists in the areas of guidance, counseling, education, job training, shelter, food, clothing, health care and independent living communities.

    We'd like to thank Eco Farms and Orange County Rescue Mission (Village of Hope) for helping the homeless.

    Learn more about Orange County Rescue here: https://www.rescuemission.org/

    Learn more about Eco Farms here:
    http://www.ecofarmsusa.com/

    by Pat Huber | Feb 20, 2017
  • Mary's Kitchen + Eco Farms

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    Some of your sandals we receive through our Repair • Reuse • Recycle program are ending up on the feet of the homeless at Mary's Kitchen. The volunteers at Mary's Kitchen serve breakfast, lunch and provide hot showers to the homeless every day. On Thursday's, they distribute donated clothes and once a month they have the Mary's Kitchen Fair where volunteers come and provide medical attention, pedicures, massages, etc.

    In addition to donating sandals, Eco Farms in Temecula allows us to come pick oranges and avocados every week to help feed the homeless at Mary's Kitchen, and other various places throughout Southern California. We would like to thank you and all the volunteers that help serve those in need.

    Find more information about Eco Farms HERE

    Want to volunteer at Mary's Kitchen? Visit HERE
    by Pat Huber | Feb 17, 2017
  • Sandals for Skid Row

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    We recently gave your sandals you returned to use through our Repair • Reuse • Recycle program to Capo Beach Church Red Door Student Ministry to distribute to the homeless on Skid Row, Los Angeles. Rod Mayer and Donnie Howren frequently visit skid row to help feed, cloth and assist the homeless. Learn more about Red Door Student Ministry HERE
    by Pat Huber | Dec 22, 2016
  • Holiday Shipping Schedule

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    by Bentley | Dec 02, 2016
  • Parking Lot Sale!!! Black Friday - Sunday

    If you live in the Orange County area come down to our Factory Outlet in San Clemente, California to our Parking Lot Sale. 
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    by Pat Huber | Nov 22, 2016