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Community e-Newsletter | January 2019
Tiff's Treats - NOW through Jan. 31

BREAKING NEWS for all cookie lovers! 

Tiff's Treats is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and we've been selected to take part in a competition. We need YOUR help!

If you use  code RAINBOW19 during checkout on the  Tiff Treat's website 10 PERCENT of your sale will be donated to  Rainbow Days ! At the  end of January , the charity with the highest sales will receive an  additional $20,000 donation ! WOW!

Don't forget to use our  code RAINBOW19 while enjoying delicious cookies  all throughout January !

Pot of Gold Kickoff Night - Jan. 29

We hope you can join us for a  special kickoff celebration as we begin the  countdown to May 3 : the  22nd annual Pot of Gold Luncheon !

On  Tuesday, Jan. 29 , from  5:30-7:30 p.m. , enjoy  delicious munchies and  drinks at  The District at Willow Bend while  learning more about Rainbow Days and the  many ways to get involved and help kids in our community rise above adversity and create more positive futures.  Remarks will be at 6 p.m.

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience to Volunteer & Events Manager Sunni Roaten at SunniR@RainbowDays.org or (214) 217-3833.


Our Children's Future Luncheon - Feb. 7

Are you new to Rainbow Days? Would you like to learn more about how to get involved? If so, join us for our next Our Children's Future Luncheon in the Rainbow Days office on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 , from 12 to 1 p.m.

At this quarter's informal "lunch and learn," you will hear inspiring words from program participants about Rainbow Days' true impact in their lives. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity meet some of our staff, board members and volunteers and discover how YOU can make an impact in the lives of the children and youth we serve.

Guests are welcome! Please RSVP by Feb. 2 to Volunteer & Events Manager Sunni Roaten at SunniR@RainbowDays.org or (214) 217-3833 to reserve your spot.

2018 Annual Report



Rainbow Days' 2018 Annual Report is HERE!

We are so pleased to share our 2018 Annual Report, which highlights the impact that your gifts of treasure, time and talent are making in the lives of the children and youth Rainbow Days serves.

Thank you for all you do to give children HOPE in our community and beyond!


Program Highlight:
Christmas Joy for Motel Children
 

On Dec. 15, we had a blast  celebrating the holidays with 30 kids from local motels . The children enjoyed a yummy pizza dinner at  Cicis before heading to  Prestonwood Baptist Church to see  "The Gift of Christmas" play!

As always, we are grateful to  Crystal Charity Ball for supporting our  Project Hope initiatives for children experiencing homelessness while living in motels. 

   
Pot of Gold Luncheon:
Sponsorships & Tickets Available NOW!
 

Mark your calendars for May 3 and reserve your Table Sponsorship TODAY for the 22nd annual Pot of Gold Luncheon!

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 SunniR@RainbowDays.org    or ( 214) 217-3833.

A Sweet Success Story

Last semester, Maria, a member of our Community Connection team, had a child in one of her weekly support groups  who was witnessing violence at home and struggling with anger at school. Each time he came to group, he would consistently seek attention by fighting with other children.

In response, Maria gave him the opportunity to express himself each week, telling him that his feelings were OK but that actions like fighting would not solve his problems. Still, Maria could not tell if these messages were getting through to him. She worried each week that he would not return to group again.

However, on the last day of group and to Maria's surprise, the boy presented her with a bouquet of beautiful flowers, expressing his gratitude for the consistent support and encouragement she had shown him all semester. Maria was touched and shocked that he had done this for her; she could finally see the true impact she had made in his life.