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Community Newsletter | May 2020
Save the Date:
Pot of Gold Virtual Event
Please join us for Rainbow Days’ first-ever virtual fundraising event on Thursday, June 25 ! This meaningful online experience, which will be streamed through our social media at 12 p.m. June 25 , will include include program testimonials and an inspiring keynote address from former Dallas Cowboy Darren Woodson .

In conjunction with the virtual event, our highly anticipated silent auction will feature a wide array of offerings! The auction will open online on June 16 , giving supporters 10 days to view and bid on items leading up to the virtual event. Then, auction bidding will close at 6 p.m. on June 25. Please stay tuned for more details about the virtual event and silent auction!

There is no cost to attend , but we would be grateful to count on your financial support during the Pot of Gold Virtual Event. Our goal is to raise $50,000 for Rainbow Days through auction bidding and online donations during the virtual event. All gifts will fuel our programs, which teach at-risk and homeless children critical coping skills and build their resilience so they can rise above life’s challenges and create positive futures. Every contribution makes a difference, especially during this challenging time in our community.
Rainbow Days in the News!
Check out this moving news story featuring Rainbow Days !

During this challenging time in the world and in our community, many children and families rely on Rainbow Days' critical services, particularly our Project Hope food program for low-income families. Thank you to Candace Sweat at NBC DFW for featuring one very special family we serve and highlighting Rainbow Days' current impact in the community .
Community Connection Spotlight
Last week, our Community Connection team distributed 300 goody bags to youth and families at W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy , a Dallas ISD fine arts academy and middle school located in the Oak Cliff area. To distribute these bags, the team partnered with Greiner's Leadership Cadet Corps (LCC) Program staff members, who are a great asset to the Greiner community and continue to help Rainbow Days make an impact in students' lives.

These goody bags, which were custom-designed by Robert from the Community Connection team, were filled with items to support youth and bring them a little joy during a difficult time . Each bag contained snacks, candy, gel pens, notepads, and copies of Rainbow Days' signature " Sunshine and Cloud " activity.
Family Connection Spotlight
Our Family Connection team is currently preparing care packages to distribute to an estimated 600 children who are living in our partnering shelters, motels, transitional living and other homeless-serving sites. The kits contain tangible items, school supplies and arts activities as well as social-emotional learning resources from Rainbow Days' Curriculum-Based Support Group (CBSG®) curricula. The purpose of these kits is to enrich homeless children's lives and support their development during these challenging times they are experiencing.
Rainbow Days Training:
Virtual Workshop Offerings
The Rainbow Days Training team has been hard at work developing a wide array of virtual professional development workshops ! This series of workshops covers many important educational topics for youth-serving professionals as well as volunteers in the nonprofit, prevention and social services sectors . Examples of topics covered through different workshops include the Enneagram, time management, working with children and youth in trauma, and many others.

A full list of virtual workshops currently offered is available on the Rainbow Days Training website . CEUs are offered for each workshop. Because space is limited in each virtual training, make sure you register and reserve your spot for these enriching workshops soon!
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