RAM to take over the Rubi's Rainbow of Hope Shoe initiative

We are very blessed to announce that RAM will be taking over the Rubi's Rainbow of Hope shoe initiative! Thank you Rubi and Janene for the hard work you put into the foundation of this great initiative. We are so honored and pleased to be continuing your work.

Thank you Barksole branches and all staff for your generosity of being collection points on our behalf.
We have spoken to Rod of Barksole and he agreed to continue as before. Kindly hand in any pre-loved shoes to Barksole Branches. (see list of branches bottom of the page)

We are excited to hand out shoes towards our less privileged folk where the area is huge and the need great. We work in the rural Breederiver area where support is not so forthcoming.

We are very happy and thank Rubi's Rainbow Trust for the hard work laying the foundation for the shoe project. We wish you great strides with your new project - collecting good quality books should anyone on our site have any.

Like Rubi, we would like to continue this project with a young representative. Teaching our children the value of giving to the needy and the difference we can make. Please see below our new Shoe Project Mascots. They will be helping with the collection of preloved shoes for our less privileged folk.

Thanks to the singing sensation Jinelle Louw, Mila (the little Biker) Salmon and Smiley Riley Hennessey for agreeing to be our mascots.

Please find a list of Barksole branches in Cape Town where you may hand in your pre-loved shoes. Rod will ensure that the shoes get to his warehouse and we will collect from him. Thank you Rod, with our most grateful appreciation.

Barksole Branches:

Century City
Cape Gate
De Ville
N1 City
Paarl Mall
Paarl 1
Riverside (Rondebosch)
Sea Point
Somerset West
Somerset Mall
Table View
West Coast
Riebeeck St CBD
Picbel Strand st CBD
Grand Central CBD
Sanlam HO Bellville

Who said small charities can’t fly to make a difference... with your help and blessings, we may just be able to do that. We are blessed.


January Outreach 2017

What a fruitful day we had delivering food, shoes, clothing, school shoes, socks, undies and toiletries to folk in need in Montagu.


Thanks to Peninsula Beverages Worcester for spending the day with RAM handing out Coca Cola. We were spoilt with something cold on a day that was 42 degrees! Johnny and staff were awesome keeping glasses filled.


We thank so many folk who helped with this delivery. We cannot do this work without your help. Thanks to each and everyone who contributed in some way or another.


We also want to thank Imagine Cruising SA for the funding and support to purchase the items we may still have needed to ensure a comprehensive food parcel. We are truly most appreciative of your assistance and care.


To Jannie Moses and staff who gave the hall and their time freely to assist RAM, thank you so much. Without you we could not have done so well. Jannie also went out to pick up the elderly who can’t walk and returned them home. He worked at it the whole day. WOW we are blessed to have this pastor work so closely with us and always so happy to assist.


Huge thanks to Sal's Shoes UK for donating shoes to our rural kids. At the end of last year hosted an in-country collection. This week the shoes collected in and around Cape Town found their new feet amongst young attendees from rural areas at an outreach event hosted by RAM. Most of the children who received a pair of Sal's Shoes were either barefoot or wearing a pair of shoes at least two sizes too small.


Thanks to Community Chest of the Western Cape for the School Shoes, socks, & toiletries we were able to hand out at a farm school.
The school sent some of the kiddies over with a teacher. Visibly they had no shoes...the other were still in class which the teacher took back to the school for hand out at the end of school day. We also gave them each socks plus the excess to the school who will distribute to the most pressing. This is normal for these kiddies not to have shoes so we are eternally grateful to present them with your wonderful gifts.


A few more photos of our event plus food parcels that we delivered to Spasina, who gives her home to run a Sunday School soup kitchen for kiddies who would otherwise not receive the Word as there are no funding for a building, according to the pastor who serves there. We have worked with Spasie for over 5 years and appreciate what she does for the community.

Thanks goes to:
Imagine Cruising SA
Caring Daisies - Kaapstad
Community Chest of the Western Cape
Sal's Shoes UK
Viking Fishing Waterfront staff
Selecta Phippi staff
Gehardt & Alicia
Andriesa & Conrad
Karin Murphy
Irene & Marianne van Dyk
Leslie Brown from Seeff Pinelands
Luis Embalo
Errol Solomon
Alvin Oldale
Samayya Davenhill
Carol Muller
Dawn Apsey


Blessings on this wonderful day was had by us all. Xxx

Cape Town Trip for Talana Primary – opening up horizons

As part of our 5 year celebrations we took the children of Talana Primary (a farm school near Montagu) on a trip to Cape Town.

This was a dream come true for RAM. It was always our dream to bring these farm school kids to a city so that they can see what lies beyond farm roads. We need to break the cycle of poverty and give them a vision of what is possible!

Together with Imagine Cruising SA & UK and their staff, each child got a pair of school shoes, a goody bag, sweets & treats. Busses were sent to Montagu to bring this school to Cape Town and they returned home each with a pair of school shoes.

Knowing these kids didn't have shoes, there was some confusion at seeing many had some on....until I heard someone say the parents wanted the kids to "dress up" and loaned clothing/ shoes for the trip to the big city. Clearly many did not fit their feet properly!
Fortunately, the children were spoilt with a pair of their own shoes!! Each and every one ....the smiles, the disbelief on their faces were priceless. One boy sat looking at his pair...not the front, but the soles ...and kept saying “it's brand new”!

The kids were treated with lots of food, popcorn, party packs, sweets and treats, a backpack and lots more plus most importantly...a pair of school shoes.

A day to remember forever. Talana Scholars from rural Montagu will always look back at this day and know the world is so much bigger than a farm road and area. We went through to Montagu a week later to check on what they’ve learnt from the experience…and honestly everything we had hoped for, they absorbed. Our aim was to expose them to a life unknown to them so that they are inspired to better their situation. The answers were amazing...from all the ages. We were stunned at how accurately our purpose and message was taken.

Imagine Cruising SA & staff spoilt these children in such a huge way. An idea that was born after a visit to the school for an Easter Egg hunt, came full circle. Staff of Imagine Cruising, you are so amazing! Thank you for the utter spoils for these rural kids. What an awesome day! The face painting, nail painting, soccer was so much fun.


So many thank you's - please accept our apologies if we left anyone out.
Imagine Cruising SA
and staff.
Peninsula Beverages donated 24 x 1.5 lts of coke with glasses.
Sonnendal Dairies donated 500 yogurts.
Fleeting Time Photography (Pty) Ltd for the photography.
Our Rally Team 409 for bringing the car for the kids to enjoy and have photos taken.
LMC Project Management Pty Ltd for cash for purchases of Popcorn & koeksisters.
Deanne Vorster who is an editor (our own editor) and will prepare a news piece for our event.
Johan Scheepers donating 100 vienna's & rolls.
Amanda Callaghan for Tomato sauce and butter.
Benitha de Gouveia for JC's
Andriesa for sweets & treats
Kouthar Williams - getting the funding and frying off 200 koeksisters
Julian & Bronwyn Calvert – 20L cooldrink & cash towards koeksisters plus a carry bag full of sweets.
We are so blessed and thank each for helping Ram make a difference. Xxxx