Monday, November 14, 2011

Avon & Raining Hope

My cousin, Tina Shadowens in San Jose, California is an Avon Representative. She graciously offered to set up on online fundraiser for Raining Hope. Tina will donated a minimum of 20% of the sales from the event to the children of Raining Hope. If you go to her website at and hit the online event tab you will see the Raining Hope event information.

With Christmas coming, they have many gift items now available. When you are checking out, Tina said to put "Raining Hope" in the coupon area. That way she will be able to give credit to our event.

Thank you, Tina for caring for our organization & the children of Uganda!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Macy's Community Shopping Day - Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011

Shop, Save and Make a Difference!

Macy's Community Shopping Day
Saturday, November 12, 2011

Macy’s Thousand Oaks
590 West Hillcrest Drive - Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Raining Hope will host an exhibit tale from 10 am-5:30 pm – Please join us

For more than ten years, Macy's has partnered with local non-profit organizations to raise funds for their ongoing charitable efforts.

Community Shopping Day gives you the opportunity to help Raining Hope Incorporated & Raining Hope Children’s Home in Uganda.
By donating $10, you’ll receive a shopping pass with exclusive saving, plus you can enter to win a $500 Macy’s gift card.

As a participating charity, Raining Hope will keep 100% of the proceeds from the sale of each savings pass.

Come together with Macy's & Raining Hope and celebrate Community Shopping Day. You'll enjoy a day of shopping with great savings while helping our community at the same time.

Unlike the “Shop for a Cause” event, this is implemented in a select group of Macy’s stores.

Here is a list of participating Macy’s stores:
Macy’s at Biltmore Fashion Park –Phoenix, Arizona
Cherry Creek – Denver Colorado
Downtown Sacramento – Sacramento, California
Fashion Fair – Fresno, California
Monterey – Monterey, California
Park Meadows – Littleton, Colorado
Pasadena on Lake Avenue – Pasadena, California
River Park – Fresno, California
Scottsdale – Scottsdale, Arizona
Thousand Oaks – Thousand Oaks, California

How do I get a Shopping Pass?
Raining Hope has been given 200 passes to sell before the day of the event. Contact us directly and we will mail you a pass. This is the best way to get a Shopping Pass for Raining Hope to get 100% of the ticket sales.

What if I wait until the day of the event & I don’t have a pass?
Shopping passes will be sold at all registers in the participating store. Proceeds from in-store shopping pass sales are divided among organizations based on your returned “enter-to-win” coupons. For Raining Hope to qualify for the portion of in-store ticket sales, make sure you deposit your “enter-to-win” coupon at one of the stores listed above. This is exciting for us that Macy’s has added this incentive to raise funds for Raining Hope.

What if I can’t attend on November 12th?
Macy’s will have a “pre-sale” the week of the event. You can pre-purchase items that week using your coupon. Items you pre-buy may be picked up at the store after November 12th.

What If I don’t live near any of these locations?
Consider making a $10 donation to Raining Hope. If you wish to purchase multiple tickets, you can give them to relatives and friends who might enjoy the discount.

How can I help the day of the event?
Raining Hope will be hosting an “exhibit table” at the Thousand Oaks Macy’s on the day of the event, November 12th. We will be set up from 10:00 am-5:30 pm. This gives Raining Hope the opportunity to showcase our organization to Macy’s shoppers.

It will help Raining Hope if you could come by and support our cause with your presence! We understand Thousand Oaks may be a distance for you to travel to. This Macy’s is located in the Oaks Mall which is a great mall with many other stores & restaurants. Raining Hope will also be giving our own gifts as a thank you for coming to visit us!

Who do I contact to obtain a pass or have any questions?
Eydie Miskel – email: or
Cell: 805-340-7612
Carol John – email:
Cell: 805-377-7387
Sylvia Hernandez
Cell: 805-701-1408

Thank you for your continued support of our children in Uganda!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Yard Sale - Saturday, November 5, 2011

Raining Hope Yard Sale – Saturday, November 5, 2011
Where: 79 Yosemite Court – Ventura
Time: 7:00 am – 12 noon
Come by for a hug, a cup of coffee & donut or two!

Ask the Lord, along with us, to provide all that is needed.
Prayerfully consider giving a gift to the airfare fund for Eydie’s upcoming trip to Uganda in December.

Household goods, clothes, videos, books etc!
* Hospital bed, electric (works great)
* Invacare Get-U-Up w/2 lift straps
* wheelchair
* electric wheelchair
* electric scooter w/lifting chair
* several walkers

Note that the yard sale is NOT at our home. Because of the passing of my father-in-law in September, we are some medical equipment, beds, etc to sell. Yosemite Court is just off of Telegraph & Victoria near the Von's shopping center.

Thanks for your support & your prayers!
eydie !