Rainbow Days hosted its 27th annual Saturday with Santa Christmas event to spread hope and holiday joy for families experiencing homelessness in the Dallas community. This celebratory event hosted on the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church campus spread holiday magic by giving out over 500 stockings filled with toys, treats and essential tangible items to all family members.
Rainbow Days hosted approximately 300 children and parents?from local homeless shelters, domestic violence centers and extended-stay motels for a day of holiday fun and family bonding. At the 2023 Saturday with Santa event, children and parents enjoyed lunch, carnival games, bouncy houses, arts and crafts, and visits with Santa Claus.
After the event, Rainbow Days distributed additional stockings and gifts to over 200 more children and parents living at partnering homeless-serving sites. The 2023 Saturday with Santa event benefited over 500 homeless children and parents who reside in local homeless and domestic violence shelters, transitional living sites and extended-stay motels.
Rainbow Days would like to recognize all of the outstanding individuals and groups who made Saturday with Santa a success this holiday season:
- Bank of America
- Hearts of Servants
- HEB / Central Market
- Holy Smokers
- Lovers Lane United Methodist Church
- National Charity League
- PepsiCo / Frito-Lay
- Prince of Peace Catholic Community
- The Rees-Jones Foundation
- Toys for Texans
- TTG Family Fund
- Young Men's Service League
- Amazon Wish List Donors
- Plus, hundreds of individuals who supported Saturday with Santa through financial gifts, in-kind donations of toys and stockings, and volunteer hours!
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, life enrichment programs and tangible items, Rainbow Days makes meaningful connections with more than 15,000 at-risk and homeless children and youth in the Dallas area annually. Rainbow Days expands its impact through international training services, which trains other nonprofit staff, teachers and counselors in its award-winning CBSG® Program.