On March 13, 2013, RAIN Communities, Inc. was presented with a grant from Montecito Bank & Trust at an awards ceremony in Santa Barbara. This video was shown as part of the grant ceremony attended by RCI Board Member Monica Garcia and Program Coordinator Isaac Romero. Many thanks to Montecito Bank & Trust for … More…
The 2nd annual Holiday Door Decorating contest was held at RAIN this week. Residents are encouraged to participate by the decorating the door to their rooms in a holiday theme. The residents set up amazing displays that reflected a lot of imagination and hard work. Judging took place on December … More…
We currently have 16 amazing RAIN families that are in great need to be adopted for the holidays. If you are interested in doing something a little different this year, this is the best way to warm your heart and the hearts of a homeless family in need. The process … More…
Everyone here at RAIN would like to extend our warmest thanks to the Camarillo Yoga Center for the outstanding fundraiser they hosted on Saturday, September 29. Audrey and her colleagues generously offered yoga courses in exchange for a donation to RAIN. All class fees from that day were donated to RAIN. In all over $3,600 was collected to benefit the homeless!
Audrey Walzer, the Director at Camarillo Yoga Center, was voted “Ventura County’s Best Yoga Teacher” in both 2011 and 2012. We know Audrey is the best and appreciate her continued support of RAIN and the homeless of Ventura County.
Volunteers are needed to turn RAIN’s backyard into a beauty once again. Tasks include cleaning out the garden beds, fluffing up wood chips around the slide, cleaning up playground equipment and pulling weeds. There will also be a need for volunteers to organize clothing in our store for RAIN clients as well as organization of linens.
We will be getting together at the RAIN facility at 1732 S. Lewis Rd. in Camarillo (map) on Saturday, September 29 from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
Please register to help out. Thank you!
This past month local Girl Scout Ava implemented her“Take Action Gold Award Project” at the RAIN Transitional Living Center. Ava and her team members as well as RAIN Children’s Services worker Karryn Messmer provided numerous art projects that promoted creativity, imagination and raised the self-esteem of RAIN children. The kids had an amazing time with Ava and her team as they provided these workshops for them throughout the month of July. We, at RAIN commend Ava for an amazing job with our children! Arts and crafts from Ava’s “Take Action Project” will be displayed at the Ventura County Fair Youth Expo.
Thank you Ava & Team!!!
For the last several years, Lifesong Communities has set up a Jewelry ‘shop’ at the RAIN Transitional Living Center. RAIN children are able to shop for Mother’s Day gifts to give their moms. Lifesong community members then help them wrap the jewelry and make a special card. The gifts are at no cost to the residents and the jewelry comes through donations collected by the community. These gifts are wonderful for our RAIN mother’s and are treasured by all that receive them. We here at RAIN are thankful for Lifesong Christian Communities and their commitment to helping RAIN children and families. If you would like more information about helping RAIN and it’s children please contact Karryn Messmer 805.389.3308.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church provided a Day of Service at RAIN on Friday March 23, 2012. Group leader David Anderson Director of Senior High Activities for the church said ” It’s a great opportunity to partner with RAIN and have our youth give back to the community.” Volunteers provided landscaping, donation organization and recreational sports for RAIN children. Kathy Anderson group leader is also looking forward to starting up a therapeutic gardening project for children and parents at RAIN.
Thank You Emmanuel Presbyterian!
Cal State Universities recently made a donation of $1,100.00 to the RAIN Transiitonal Living Center. RAIN was chosen by host Cal State University Channel Islands to be the beneficiary of the 10th Annual Academic Resources Conference held in Ventura Tuesday evening. RAIN was chosen based on it’s strong commitment to helping homeless children and adults here in the county.
RAIN Transitional Living Center was visited by the Camarillo Children’s Dental Group on February 29, 2012. On this night dental staff provided excellent dental hygiene education and care to RAIN children and their parents. Dr.Eunah Cho and Dr. Lynn Wan also provided free check-ups for all children residing at the facility. ” I never knew that going to the dentist was so fun!” stated a RAIN child after the clinic was held. If you are looking for great dental care please visit www.spaceshipdentist.com
Thank you Camarillo Children’s Dental Group!