eConnection

Community Newsletter | January 2023

Rainbow Days wishes you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year! We hope 2023 brings blessings, joy and wonderful opportunities to your family. As you read this month's issue of eConnection, we hope you see the many ways your support is making a difference in thousands of children's lives and the exciting new opportunities for involvement in 2023. Thank you for supporting our mission to help kids rise, we hope to see your difference-making all year long.

Pot of Gold Luncheon

Keynote Speaker: Coach Ken Carter

Rainbow Days is thrilled to welcome Coach Ken Carter, the inspiration behind the hit movie, Coach Carter, as our Pot of Gold keynote speaker! He is a successful author, speaker and philanthropist who continues his message of teamwork, accountability, integrity and leadership through speaking to over one million people all over the globe. You will not want to miss Coach’s message of tough love and mentorship, as well as hard-hitting advice on how to succeed both on and off the court.


Additionally, we are honored to be joined by Dallas native, seasoned journalist and anchor of Fox 4's Good Day, Shannon Murray, as our Emcee!

26th Annual Pot of Gold Luncheon

Help Rainbow Days celebrate 41 years of service at our 26th annual Pot of Gold Luncheon!


Reserve your sponsorship today for Rainbow Days 26TH Annual Pot of Gold Luncheon. Each year, Rainbow Days Pot of Gold Luncheon inspires guests with a motivating keynote speaker, fantastic silent auction and heartwarming stories. Through sponsorships, ticket sales, donations and auction, patrons raise over $300,000 to benefit the mission and programs of Rainbow Days. Will you please join us in making a difference in the lives of over 9,000 children and youth through your support of the 2023 Pot of Gold Luncheon?



Bronze Sponsor - $2,000

  • One table of 10 Select Seating

Silver Sponsor - $3,500

  • One table of 10 Preferred Seating
  • Two invitations to the patrons party
  • Named recognition – program, event signage, website and social media platforms

Gold Sponsor - $5,000

  • One table of 10 Preferred Seating
  • Four invitations to the patrons party
  • Logo recognition – invitation, program, event signage, website and social media platforms

Platinum Sponsor - $10,000

  • Two tables of 10 (20 total seats) Premium Seating
  • Ten invitations to the patrons party
  • Framed artwork from Rainbow Days student
  • Prominent logo recognition – invitation, program, event signage, and feature on website and in social media platforms

Please note:

Recognition in print materials and event signage dependent upon receipt of sponsorship funds by the following dates: Invitation by March 3, 2023 and Program/Signage by April 3, 2023

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Silent Auction Donation

Rainbow Days needs your help with making our Pot of Gold Silent Auction unforgettable! This highly-anticipated silent auction features a wide array of offerings, including themed baskets. The auction will take place on the day of our Pot of Gold Luncheon, where we estimate 500 guests in attendance. All proceeds support Rainbow Days' programs and services, which provide social and emotional learning programs to over 9,000 local at-risk children and youth each year. The auction opens ONLINE on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. The items will be on display at the luncheon, where the bidding will continue until the auction closes at the end of the luncheon at 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 5,2023.


Please deliver all baskets and gift cards to the Rainbow Days office on or before March 27, 2023. Office Hours are Mon-Fri (9am-5pm). The address is 12221 Merit Dr, Suite 1700, Dallas, TX 75251

For customized benefits, including product distribution, co-branding and in-kind donations, please contact Sunni Roaten at SunniR@RainbowDays.org or 214.217.3833 or visit www.RainbowDays.org for more information.

Community Connection Spotlight:

New Year, New Resolutions!

Community Connections long-time facilitators Robert Lopez and Rocio Rodriguez are a regular presence at Thomas Tolbert Elementary each Thursday. This past November, while facilitating Session 5 of Kids' Connection: Dreams and Goal Setting, a fifth grader named Anthony shared that he was getting bullied for being overweight. He said his dream was to lose weight. He said the group discussion motivated him to try to eat healthier and be more active. He said he really wished he had a bike to help him exercise. Robert and Rocio noticed that each week after that session, Anthony was giving his weight loss dream his all. Suddenly, right before school let out for Christmas break, Robert and Rocio surprised Anthony with a new bike. Anthony has stayed true to his dream and has made it his New Year's Resolution to stay active, to never give up, and to see his dream come to fruition two wheels at a time.

Family Connection Spotlight:

New CBSG Group & 2022 Impact

As we venture into this new year, we reflect on our impact on the Dallas community and the children we served in 2022. Family Connection and Community Connection served 7,743 unduplicated children and youth ages 4-17. In 2022, there were 168 children and youth enrolled in Family Connection groups who futures were permanently impacted by this program. Thank you to all of our amazing Behavior Health Specialists and group Facilitators for working every day to make this change possible!


Rainbow Days' Family Connection team is thrilled to begin 2023 with a new Curriculum-Based Support Group! Family connection started another support group at Shared Housing, a long-time partner of RDI. With a new location, Shared Housing's new office offers optimal eco-friendly benefits, including a low carbon footprint, catchers for irrigation and more. A very successful first week of group was celebrated with 14 excited new participants. RDI is looking forward to serving this long-term partner again in 2023. 

Rainbow Days Training Spotlight:

Upcoming CBSG Trainings

Rainbow Days Training is looking forward to virtually hosting multiple Curriculum-Based Support Group (CBSG®) Program Facilitator Training sessions in 2023! 


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

Online registration is NOW open:

APRIL 18 & 19 - 9am-12:30pm each day

Virtual CBSG® Program Facilitator Training via Zoom ($300/participant)



JUNE 13 & 14 - 9am-12:30pm each day

Virtual CBSG® Program Facilitator Training via Zoom ($300/participant)


JUNE 28 - 9am-12:30pm each day

Virtual CBSG® Program Facilitator Refresher Training via Zoom ($75/participant) * Please note that you must have previously completed the 7-hour CBSG Program Facilitator Training before attending the Refresher training. 


AUG 22 & 23 - 9am-12:30pm each day

Virtual CBSG® Program Facilitator Training via Zoom ($300/participant)

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"The youth and schools we serve really appreciate the meaningful connections these programs create. We’re very thankful for Rainbow Days helping us share this effective program with our community. It really made a big difference."

Eric Sanchez, Chief Executive Officer

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley

Stay Connected & Watch our 2022 Impact Video!

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