Community Newsletter | August 2022
North Texas Giving Day 2022:
Three Weeks Away!
It's that time of year! In just a few weeks, Rainbow Days will be participating in North Texas Giving Day 2022, a DFW-wide day of online philanthropy and giving fueled entirely by generous individual supporters like YOU!

Please save the date for Thursday, Sept. 22, from 6 a.m. to midnight to make your financial gift in support of Rainbow Days and help us meet our goal of raising $45,000 for our mission and services. Your support helps us continue serving kids and meeting many critical needs experienced by the children, youth, families and communities we serve.
Can't wait until Sept. 22? Fortunately, early giving opens TOMORROW on Sept. 1. Visit Rainbow Days' official North Texas Giving Day page to learn more.
Back-to-School Celebration
Through our 31st annual Back-to-School Celebration, Rainbow Days prepared Dallas-area homeless and at-risk children and youth to go back to school confident and ready for success. Through a celebratory event at the Dallas Market Center on Aug. 3 sponsored by CAPTRUST and supported by the Lone Star Monarchs as well as deliveries to partnering service sites in the weeks afterward, over 1,300 local students in need received new backpacks, school supplies and uniforms from Rainbow Days.

Rainbow Days is incredibly grateful for all of the wonderful individuals and groups who made this year’s event and the entire campaign a success:

  • CAPTRUST, Title Sponsor
  • Carol Welwood, Event Chair
  • Josh Howard, Honorary Chair and retired NBA All-Star
  • Lone Star Monarchs
  • Scott Murray, Emcee
  • Council Member Cara Mendelsohn, City of Dallas District 12
  • Dallas Market Center
  • Regina Bruce and John Pickett
  • Dr. Carla and Joe Russo
  • Dallas Police Association
  • New Hope Compassion
  • National Charity League
  • Young Men’s Service League
  • Holy Smoker’s Men’s Group
  • Dallas Wings
  • Girls Inc.
  • Global Experience Specialists (GES)
  • Billy Buttons
  • Dimiti Collins and Stephen Stuart
  • BVA Group
  • Bank of America
  • Simmons Bank
  • Citi
  • Plus hundreds of generous individual donors, volunteers and supporters who invested their time, energy and resources!
Family Connection Spotlight:
Kidventure Partnership
Rainbow Days' Family Connection team had a blast at our 2022 Outdoor Adventure Camp with Kidventure! Earlier this month, Rainbow Days provided 77 children living in homeless shelters or motels with the opportunity to experience a variety of exciting recreation activities and positive mentoring each day of camp. Daily activities included swimming, waterslides, rock climbing, sports, arts and crafts, teambuilding, obstacle courses and more.

At the end of the week, each camper was able to “go shopping” and fill a duffel bag with a variety of new items of their choosing, including T-shirts, shorts, shoes, socks, watches, sleeping bags, pillows and toys. Rainbow Days would like to give a big shoutout to Kidventure and all their supporters who had a hand in helping the children have an amazing experience!
Community Connection Spotlight:
Greiner LCC Partnership
Rainbow Days' Community Connection team cherishes its longstanding partnership with the Leadership Cadet Corps (LCC) team at Greiner Middle School in Dallas ISD.

To spread positivity this year, the LCC bathroom stalls at the school received some fresh paint and words of encouragement thanks to Ms. Kay and Ms. Shamila of the Community Connection team.

Check out the team's @rdikids Instagram page to stay up to date on their activities at local schools and community centers this school year.
Rainbow Days Training Spotlight:
Upcoming Trainings
Rainbow Days Training is busy planning new training dates for the upcoming year! Check back in September for new Open Enrollment CBSG® Program Facilitator Training dates.

Any questions can be directed to You can stay up to date on the latest training news by visiting our website at Be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter while you're there!
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