October Showers Update

October’s second Saturday was another spectacular Showers Day. It did not rain, AND We set a new record of service to our neighbors: 120 Signed in (29 new guests) 140 Breakfast plates served 99 guests received clothing 32 showers taken 20 haircuts given Thank you too all who participated and all those who donated much … READ MORE…

Think Dignity Showers

We had our Think Dignity Showers event on Sept 24. In spite of a flat tire on the truck which caused a late start, they completed 18 showers. And 8 professionally beautiful haircuts were performed by our new volunteer Wendy Chemes who loves to cut hair and she did a terrific job. The folks from … READ MORE…

Ministry Impact: Showers

Uriah It is early morning on the second Saturday of the month and still dark. Shadowy figures line up out side the 6th Ave gate, bags of belongings by their sides. On any other day, in any other place you might feel uncomfortable passing them in the dark, but the volunteers at Showers of Blessings … READ MORE…

Update from Showers of Blessings

Dear Beloved Showers Peeps, Happy Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) to you all! And a prayerful remembrance of Sept 11, 2001. Amid all the bad news in the world, there is actually good news to report: We had another showers day this last Saturday! Thank you all for making another awesome event. Here are our … READ MORE…

Clothing donations requested

Claudia Dixon writes As winter approaches, our homeless neighbors who live in the park are in need of warm clothing. In addition to socks and underwear we also need: Men’s and Women’s pants ( jeans, cargos), in S-M-L, Jackets, long sleeve shirts, Sweat shirts, sweaters in S-M-L. Please bring your clothing donations to Showers of … READ MORE…

Showers Stories: Christian’s Progress

Showers Stories is our new series about the Showers of Blessing ministry, where we share stories of volunteers and guests.  Claudia Dixon writes:   A week or so ago I posted a story on the Blog about a homeless young man who regularly comes to our Showers Of Blessings and also now comes regularly to … READ MORE…

Showers Stories: Christian

Some Sunday as you’re walking through the courtyard going or coming from Sunday service you might see a young man sitting at one of the tables, having a donut and a cup of coffee. He is a rather heavyset man with very thick light brown hair and a small mustache and beard. He is one … READ MORE…

Showers of Blessings needs YOU!

Showers of Blessings recently celebrated its FIRST ANNIVERSARY!!! One beautiful year of offering Showers, haircuts, breakfasts, donated clothing, fellowship and sometimes music with our neighbors who live in Balboa Park. As we look forward to the coming years we are immensely proud of our work so far and we hope not only to keep it … READ MORE…

Being Homeless

One of our long time showers guests in his new donated jacket at Christmas What kind of shoes would you want to wear if you lived on the street night and day and had to walk long distances to get whatever you needed? What kind of pants and shirts would you choose to wear if … READ MORE…

Showers of blessing update (with photos!)

Dear Friends,  What an amazingly beautiful morning! Today, very early on, I gave Colin a bad time because (well, because I always give Colin a bad time) I thought he was being Pollyannaish when he declared very early, “This is the best Showers yet!” And I’m not going to admit this to him so, Colin, … READ MORE…

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