Community e-Newsletter | February 2019
2019 Promise Award Recipients

Rainbow Days would like to recognize the 2019 Promise Award recipients, who were honored this week at the 27th annual Promise Awards Ceremony & Reception:
  • Board of Directors Member: David Elliott
  • Community Organization: Attorneys Serving the Community
  • Corporate Partnership: PepsiCo/Frito-Lay
  • Educational Partnership: Louise Wolff Kahn Elementary
  • Foundation: MoneyGram Foundation
  • Individual Volunteer: Priyanka Hardikar
  • Local Partnership: Peloton Commercial Real Estate
  • Media: Kim Horner | UT Dallas News Center
  • Nonprofit Partnership: The Artist Outreach
  • Outstanding Educator: Elizabeth Miller | Ben Milam Elementary
  • Outstanding Educator: Nikki Rotman | Leonides González Cigarroa Elementary
  • Public Servants: Dallas Police Department Office of Community Affairs and Special Volunteer Dallas Police Department Officers
  • Ripple Effect: Tony Ballard
  • Shining Stars: Prince of Peace Outreach Committee
  • Unsung Hero: Ronald Ward
Check out more photos from this wonderful ceremony and reception at Café 43 at the George W. Bush Presidential Center!

Half Shells in Snider Plaza
First Tuesday Benefit |  March 26

Please join us Tuesday, March 26, for lunch or dinner at Half Shells, where 15 PERCENT of your purchase will support Rainbow Days!

If you would like to connect with Rainbow Days staff, board and volunteers for dinner that night, then come join us! Stop by the restaurant between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. to enjoy delicious seafood and good company while learning more about Rainbow Days' 22nd annual Pot of Gold Luncheon!

As a fun bonus at the event, there will be a raffle for a $50 Half Shells gift card! Don't forget to bring $1 bills to purchase raffle tickets. All raffle proceeds will support Rainbow Days.

Please RSVP to Sunni Roaten at if you plan to join us for this special event. If you are unavailable between 5:30 and 7:30, please feel free to visit Half Shells anytime from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 26, where  15 PERCENT of your purchase will support Rainbow Days and the children we serve!

Yoga Benefiting RDI | April 7

Grab a Yoga Mat and BREATHE!

Mark your calendar for Sunday, April 7, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for a special yoga session at The Mat Yoga Studio - Dallas. At this special event, all levels of yoga students will learn the benefits of practicing yoga. Afterwards, you will have the chance to learn about Rainbow Days  and hear more about the upcoming Pot of Gold Luncheon Tickets to this fun event cost $25 a person, and 100 PERCENT of the proceeds will benefit Rainbow Days! Spots are limited, so be sure to reserve yours TODAY!

To purchase tickets, please visit our Eventbrite page!

Easter Eggstravaganza | April 13
Calling all Donors & Volunteers!

Join us in making a difference in children's lives this spring at our annual Easter Eggstravaganza, hosted by Lovers Lane United Methodist Church!

On Saturday, April 13, we anticipate serving more than 500 children and families residing in area shelters. On this special day of family fun and spring-themed activities, each child and parent will receive an Easter basket full of fun items and essentials.

We need the help of volunteers and donors for this fun event! Visit our SignUp Genius page for more information and to sign up to volunteer or donate.

PLEASE NOTE: As a reminder, ALL volunteers must have a completed volunteer application on file, which includes a criminal background check for events involving direct contact with children. Visit our website if you have not yet completed the application.

Pot of Gold Luncheon:
Sponsor Deadlines Approaching!

PLEASE NOTE: Sponsorship commitment must be received by...
  • March 1 to be included in the luncheon invitation (Silver sponsors and above)
  • April 1 to be included in the luncheon program (Bronze sponsors and above)
You won't want to miss this year's exciting event, which will include inspiring keynote speaker Marlee Matlin, a book signing, a fantastic silent auction, a raffle and, as always, encouraging words from the children and families we serve. This year's goal is to raise $250,000 for Rainbow Days.

Are YOU READY to help Rainbow Days make a difference in the lives of children and youth experiencing adversity in our community?

For more information and questions,  please visit our  website or contact Volunteer & Events Manager Sunni Roaten at    or ( 214) 217-3833.

Program Highlight:
Texas A&M Mentors at Globe Life Park

On Feb. 9, we were thrilled to bring 40 children from local motels and transitional living sites to Globe Life Park in Arlington for a fun day spent with our friends from the MSC Spencer Leadership Conference! Each child was paired with a student mentor from Texas A&M University and enjoyed touring, playing and eating lunch at the ballpark. What a fun day!

Click here to read more about this awesome event!

Partnership Highlight:
The Artist Outreach

We are always thrilled to work with  The Artist Outreach , but lately we have been feeling extra  grateful for this partnership !

Over the last few weeks, Tony Ballard from The Artist Outreach has been visiting lots of our Family Connection support groups at local shelters and after-school programs. A local musician and music producer who was a Rainbow Days program participant as a child, Tony loves to give back while teaching the children and youth how to use math and algebra to be creative and make music.

Check out a video of one group jamming to their very own musical creation!