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  • 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
    Showers of Blessings
    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
    Showers of Blessings
    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

    Club Dust

    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

    Showers of Blessings

    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

    Mary's Kitchen and Eco Farms


    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
  • Holy Innocents Children's Hospital

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    We recently teamed up with Amy and Devin Hellesen with Holy Innocents Children's Hospital in Mbarara, Uganda and distributed 200 pairs of sandals to the children in the villages they serve. Thank you to Amy, Devin and all the nurses who helped get these on all the bare feet of these children!

    Holy Innocents built the very first children's hospital in Uganda. Learn more about Holy Innocents HERE
    by Bentley | Oct 03, 2016
  • Labor Day Weekend

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    LABOR DAY WEEKEND SALE!!!. 

    Come down to our factory outlet this weekend and find deals up to 75%OFF. 

    Sale starts Saturday, September 3rd at 10:00am and ends on Monday, September 5th 5:00pm
    by Bentley | Sep 02, 2016
  • Sharing Rainbows and Spreading Smiles

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    We recently gave 100 of pairs of Rainbow Sandals that you returned to us through our Repair Reuse Recycle program and gave them the children in the town of El Carizal via the help of the www.SanJuandelsur.org
    by Pat Huber | Aug 03, 2016
  • #MileagePlus Photo Contest

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    Show us where your Rainbows have taken you this summer for a chance to win a free pair of your choice!!
    🐳 Post your photo on Instagram
    🐠 Use #MileagePlus in the description
    🐬 Follow @RainbowSandals
    4 winners will be chosen next Tuesday, 7/26 at 10am. Good luck!! 🌊☀️🐟😎

    by Pat Huber | Jul 18, 2016
  • Repair • Reuse • Recycle

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    FlipFlopsforHisFeet began in 2012, when 5-year-old, Easton Burdette, saw a need and wanted to help. After seeing a photo from his grandfather's recent mission trip of a little girl with no shoes, Easton came home and asked if he could send that little girl his favorite pair of shoes - his flip flops. “Of course, we agreed and began to ask family and friends if they had any flip flops that we could send as well” says Easton’s mother, Emilee. Easton began to use his allowance, birthday money, and any change that he could find to buy flip-flops.

    “I'll never forget the look on his face nor the store clerk's when Easton pushed a buggy of flip flops up to the register and then handed over his big bag of change. He was so excited to get to help others and he still is!”

    Since 2012, 3,300 pairs of flip flops have been sent to impoverished villages in Guatemala, Peru, and Liberia.  Easton's passion for giving to and helping others inspired and motivated the Burdette family to found a non profit humanitarian aid organization this past year called The Walk A Mile Project. The Walk A Mile Project will be taking a mission team to Panajachel, Guatemala this June. They will be building homes for the homeless, feeding villages by providing families with a month's supply of beans, rice, oil, protein mix, etc., and of course- giving out flip flops and shoes to those in need! 

    For more info on The Walk a Mile go HERE

    by Pat Huber | May 26, 2016