This back-to-school season, Rainbow Days has helped prepare more than 1,000 local homeless and at-risk children and youth for the new school year by equipping them with the tangible items, confidence and hope they need for success in school this year.
Through its Family Connection program for homeless children, Rainbow Days delivered new backpacks, school supplies and uniforms for 520 children living at 28 partnering shelters, transitional living sites and extended-stay motels. Additionally, thanks to clothing donated by KIDBOX / Delivering Good, Rainbow Days provided each child with fashionable new after-school outfits.
Rainbow Days’ Community Connection program was also able to meet the critical needs of low-income students it serves this back-to-school season. Through partnerships with local schools, juvenile detention centers and recreation centers, Rainbow Days provided school supplies and other essential tangible items for 500 at-risk children and youth served at nine partnering sites.
“During this challenging time in the world, homeless and at-risk kids like those served by Rainbow Days are in desperate need of hope,” shared Rainbow Days CEO Tiffany Beaudine. “We feel thankful and blessed to be able to provide tangible items and emotional support for vulnerable children and youth this back-to-school season.”
Rainbow Days would like to recognize the countless organizations and individuals whose financial, in-kind and volunteer support was critical to the success of this project. Specials thanks go to the MoneyGram Foundation for its generous presenting sponsorship of Back-to-School 2020 and to KIDBOX / Delivering Good for donating more than 2,700 pieces of designer clothing for the children and families Rainbow Days serves.
ABOUT RAINBOW DAYS: Rainbow Days is a Dallas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Founded in 1982, Rainbow Days has a mission to help children and youth in adversity build coping skills and resilience to create positive futures. Through support groups, camps, mentored events and tangible items, Rainbow Days makes meaningful connections with more than 9,000 at-risk and homeless children and youth in the Dallas area annually. For more information, please visit www.rainbowdays.org or call (214) 887-0726.