Rainbow’s End’s Shoes are Heading to Africa (Guest Posting)

Rainbow’s End is a Thrift shop in Walnut Creek that sends all proceeds to Fern Lodge.  Its hours are Mon-Sat 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  More information is on their facebook page.  Also read about their sales to Africa below:

“JAMES” BUYS AND THEN SENDS OUR SO-SO SHOES TO AFRICA
 
What do we do with donated shoes which are not good enough to sell?

We put them in paper grocery bags under the table across from the microwave oven.  When we have lots of them, Donna Antonioli, our Shoe Queen, calls “James” to come and pick them up.  He comes down from Santa Rosa, pays us 50 cents a pair, and ships them off to Africa.  Why are shoes so treasured in Africa??  They’re the ticket to an education because in many parts of that continent you cannot go to school unless you wear shoes!   Makes us humble and grateful, yes?  [Sales to James earn us about $250/year.]

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