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Community e-Newsletter | November 2018
Saturday with Santa

Santa needs YOUR HELP!

Rainbow Days' annual Christmas party for homeless families, Saturday with Santa, is coming soon! On Saturday, Dec. 8, we anticipate nearly 500 children and 200 parents will join us for this special holiday celebration!

We are still in need of Stocking Stuffers for our PARENTS at Saturday with Santa. These items for moms and dads include: body wash, lotion, gloves, memo pads and pens, and other small items. We would be grateful if you could  SIGN UP to donate a filled stocking or donate bulk items to fill the stockings.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to make a financial donation to sponsor a stocking instead, just visit our website HERE.

Santa thanks you in advance for being one of his special helpers!

Save the Date: #GivingTuesday!

After you have enjoyed your yummy Thanksgiving dinner and done your Christmas shopping, don't forget about Tuesday, Nov. 27:  #GivingTuesday!

Dallas will be part of this nationwide #GivingTuesday philanthropic movement through #GiveBigDFW, where generous people like you are choosing to rally behind nonprofit organizations that are doing good in our community!

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, Nov. 27, and visit Rainbow Days' #GiveBigDFW portal to make your gift this holiday season!

We hope you will join us in spreading warmth, hope and joy to those who need it most this holiday season!

Volunteer Spotlight: 
PepsiCo Day of Caring

On Oct. 25, we had a great time working with volunteers at the Frito-Lay headquarters for PepsiCo Day of Caring! These generous and wonderful volunteers filled stockings, made fleece blankets and prepared Christmas crafts for our upcoming Saturday with Santa event, which will be attended by hundreds of local families and children experiencing homelessness. Special thanks go to Frito-Lay's very own Stephanie Schmidt and Deb Haraway for their generous hearts, hard work and for being great team leaders!



Program Highlight:
Gymnastics Fun at WOGA!

On Oct. 26, WOGA Gymnastics Academy in Plano hosted 26 children living in local homeless and domestic violence shelters for a day of fun, adventure and gymnastics! Each child in attendance had the opportunity to learn and work one-on-one with a WOGA team member and experience what it's like to train as a gymnast!

At WOGA, the children absolutely loved having the freedom to learn new things in a positive, safe environment while making unforgettable memories and discovering the excitement and thrill of gymnastics.  Rainbow Days is so grateful for our continued partnership with WOGA!




RESERVE your TABLE at the 
2019 Pot of Gold Luncheon



The 22nd annual Pot of Gold Luncheon will benefit Rainbow Days' mission and services through sponsorships, individual seats, auction bidding and donations. The luncheon is a cheerful event featuring an inspiring keynote speaker, program testimonials, book signing and fabulous silent auction for hundreds of guests in attendance! This year's goal is to raise $250,000 for Rainbow Days.

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

Questions about the 2019 Pot of Gold Luncheon, tickets or sponsorship opportunities? Visit www.RainbowDays.org/POG2019/ or contact Volunteer & Events Manager Sunni Roaten at SunniR@RainbowDays.org or (214) 217-3833.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING
from all of us at Rainbow Days!