Since opening, Johnny Rebs’ has given away over 255,000 pounds of peanuts and raised over one million dollars from our generous guests with our Shell Out program. We choose a different charity every quarter so that the funds raised from our program truly make a difference for the organization we select.
This quarter we’re working with Xela Aid, a Long Beach-based non-profit raising the bar one child at a time to end poverty in Guatemala through Education and Medical aid. A few years ago our family went for a week of service in Guatemala and it forever changed us. A turning moment was a 76-year-old Mayan woman sharing two things that would have improved her life: “a pair of shoes and an education”.
Last year with the help of our guests we brought 250 pairs of shoes and funded 28 computers for graduating high schoolers preparing for college. Without Xela-Aid’s work study program most of these children would not have completed high school let alone consider college!
Your Contribution Will Help!
Now, Xela-Aid is building a Montessori pre-school. Ninety children will begin the foundation of head-start education and combat malnutrition with two hot meals a day. The “End Poverty” jar next to the bucket of peanuts will help fund this very important project, and we greatly appreciate your support!
For information on Xela-Aid and volunteer service trips, visit www.xelaaid.org.
Making a difference in a child’s life through your donations means the world to them.