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  • Community Outreach Alliance

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    June 16, 2018
    COA, San Clemente

    Today we were able to give 500lb of avocados and 100lb of oranges to the Community Outreach Alliance. Community Outreach Alliance (COA), a 501 c3 non-profit service was established in 2014 in San Clemente, California by visionaries Pondo Vleisides and Teri Steel who saw a need to foster a positive solution for the young people in the community who were battling the throes of drug use and addiction. Their methodology was to create a system of programs young people could enter into, journey through the course structure and then give back by mentoring others through the same process. Today, COA is offering weekly classes covering an array of activities from music, sports, internships, leadership courses, a food bank, gaming, fundraisers, photography, art, grief counseling, comedy, and much more! At a certain point in each program, participants have opportunities to give back by outreaching into the community and getting involved by volunteering or performing at local events bringing the process full circle and creating memories and experiences that will last a lifetime! “COA offers a safe, healthy environment with opportunities helping and guiding young people with their self-esteem and at a time when they need it most,” said Heather Linberg, parent of a COA Teen. Members range from the pre-teen age of 12 through 30 to assist with making sure all that all who participate have exposure to making clean healthy lifestyle choices that are essential for their survival and success.  “Community Outreach Alliance – COA – Providing Activities For Those Choosing A Healthy Lifestyle.” To donate or for more information about the COA programs please visit www.communityoutreachalliance.com 

    We would like to thank Eco Farms USA for helping us gather the avocados and oranges to feed those in need.
    by Bentley | Jun 18, 2018
  • Showers of Blessings

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    Saturday, June 16, 2018

    Today we were able to shower 48 people and give away 12 pairs of sandals from our Repair • Reuse • Recycle department with the help of Olga and Armando & crew from Showers of Blessings
    by Herman Brown | Jun 18, 2018
  • Feeding the People

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    June 11, 2018

    Today we delivered food to Mendocino approximately 400 pounds of pre-made sandwiches,deserts, 24 gallons of fresh milk and 45 pounds of bakery. We also gave to St. Michaels Church another 325 pounds of pre-made sandwiches, 30 dozen eggs and 36 gallons of fresh milk. Also, Family Assistance Ministry (FAM) was fortunate to receive the Humanitarian Award for Volunteer of the Year in South Orange County.

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    by Herman Brown | Jun 15, 2018
  • Avocados for Days

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    June 6, 2018

    Today we gave 4,000 pounds of avocados to help the people at South County Vet Center and La Santa &Casita de Alipaz. Special thanks to John Embry, Jeff Andrade, Olga and Edith for picking up the avocados. 
    by Herman Brown | Jun 15, 2018
  • Showers of Blessings

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    June 2nd, 2018
    Vine Church

    Today the Showers of Blessings and the Rainbow® Sandals Foundation traveled to Vine Church where they were able to shower and feed 75 people off the streets. 


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    by Herman Brown | Jun 06, 2018
  • Avocados for Days

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    May 25, 2018

    Today we gave away over 5000 lb. of avocados to Family Assistance Ministry (FAM), Feeding in Motion, Saddleback Church Food Pantry, Joshua House, Capo Beach Church, Mary's Kitchen and 2nd Time Tustin.

    We would like to give a big Thank You to Eco Farms USA who helped us gather these avocados to give to those in need. 

    by Herman Brown | May 31, 2018
  • FAM Gala

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    May 11, 2018

    This Friday we first gave to the Mendocino after school program 110 lbs. of the pre-made sandwiches and 45 lbs. of fresh mild. Later that evening we attended the FAM gala where we donated 3 Family 4-Packs for their silent auction. Approximately 400 people were in attendance. 
    by Herman Brown | May 18, 2018
  • Mendocino After School Program


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    May 3, 2018

    Today we gave to the Mendocino after school program 164 lbs. of pre-made sandwiches, 30 dozen eggs and 85 lbs. of bakery items. 
    by Herman Brown | May 18, 2018
  • Mary's Kitchen

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    Today our friends Yoshi & Chie from Japan helped us up at Mary's Kitchen. On this weekend we brought 432 lbs. of pre-made sandwiches. We also brought another microwave for use in the courtyard shelter.
    by Herman Brown | May 18, 2018
  • Got Oranges?

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    April 27, 2018

    Today we delivered to Saddleback Food Pantry and the Community Resource Center in Lake Forest 2,600 lbs. of blood red oranges from Eco Farms.

    We would like to thank Rainbow® Sandals, Rainbow® Sandals Foundation, Eco Farms USA, Showers of Blessings, and Be Happy Living helping those in need.






    by Herman Brown | Apr 27, 2018
  • Mary's Kitchen

    April 14, 2018.

    Mary's Kitchen April 14

    Featured above are volunteers from Chapman University who helped us unload and separate 456 lbs. of pre-made sandwiches & deserts. Showers of Blessings supplied additional showers for 30 people and they were greatly appreciated by the guests since Mary's Kitchen only has two showers.

    by Herman Brown | Apr 18, 2018
  • Still Feeding...

    April 7, 2018
    Mary's Kitchen

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    Today we separated 462 lbs. of pre-made sandwiches & deserts for feeding the homeless in the Courtyard, the old bus station in Santa Ana and in Garden Grove. We then went to 2nd Time (1631 El Camino Real) in Tustin and gave them 30 dozen eggs.

    Attendance at Mary's Kitchen was unfortunately down 40% since the homeless have been removed from the riverbed. 
    by Herman Brown | Apr 18, 2018
  • The Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge 2018

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    by Pat Huber | Apr 11, 2018
  • Showers of Blessings

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    March 31, 2018
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    80 people took advantage of the showers and foods made available at the homeless event in Fullerton. We'd like to thank Armando and family for helping with the Showers of Blessings.
    by Herman Brown | Apr 03, 2018
  • Mother Theresa Orphanages

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    March 23rd, 2018
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    Pam Peery and her daughter Allison, pick up sandals from our Repair • Reuse • Recycle program to bring with them on their mission to help the people in India at Mother Theresa's Orphanages. 

    March 31, 2018
    Agra India

    Below are pictures of some of the people receiving sandals that Pam & Allison brought to India on their mission. 

    We'd like to thank Pam & Allison Peery for doing what they do.

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    by Herman Brown | Apr 03, 2018
  • El Salvador

    El Salvador

    March 16, 2018
    El Salvador

    Forty pairs of Rainbow® Sandals from our Repair • Reuse • Recycle department were recently given to the villages at K59 in El Salvador via the help of Sean Kapoff from Capistrano Beach Church during his missionary work. We'd like to thank Sean and every one of you that give back. 

    by Herman Brown | Mar 17, 2018
  • Feeding in Motion and Shelter to Soldiers

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    Feb 23, 2018
    This Friday, Feeding in Motion picked up about 270 lbs. of fresh meats, 12 gallons of milk, 5 cases of yogurs (appx 200 lbs.) bakery goods and fresh fruits & veggies. We also participated in the fund raiser and grand opening of Bad to the Bone's restaurant "Shelter to Soldiers", where they get service dogs for post 911 veterans. 
    by Herman Brown | Mar 02, 2018
  • Mary's Kitchen

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    Feb 17th, 2018

    Today we delivered pants, shirts, socks, Rainbow® Sandals from our Repair • Reuse • Recycle department and over 600 lbs. of pre-made sandwiches to Mary's Kitchen. This Saturday was also the 3rd Saturday of the Month which means the homeless can get haircuts, manicures, pedicures, vitamins and doctor/nurse exams. 
    by Herman Brown | Feb 23, 2018
  • Mary's Kitchen

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    Feb 6, 2018

    On Tuesday we helped feed 182 people at Mary's Kitchen for lunch by bringing 2 cases of candy canes and mints, 3 cases of eggs, over 350 pre-made sandwiches plus 150 lb. of dairy products. In addition we were able to give Feeding in Motion 1100 lb. of assorted foods...All delivered and dispersed at Mary's Kitchen in the City of Orange.

    by Herman Brown | Feb 14, 2018
  • Feeding in Motion

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    Feb 3rd, 2018
    We sponsored Feeding in Motion for the Cultural Heritage Parade in Anaheim. Founded by Ms. Brenda Smith of S. Orange County, Feeding in Motion feeds about 600 - 800 family members per month. Check out Feeding in Motion HERE
    by Herman Brown | Feb 14, 2018