I’m so thrilled to be covering this fabulous event honoring the volunteers, donors, corporate and organization community partners that continue to be the heart and soul of Rainbow Days. Since 1992, each year they proudly recognize outstanding individuals and organizations who are committed to helping fulfill their mission of ‘helping children and youth in adversity build coping skills and resilience to create positive futures’ with the prestigious Promise Awards Ceremony and Reception. This year’s event promises to be memorable as Rainbow Days honors a group of stellar recipients including: National Partnership: K.I.D.S. Fashion Delivers and Toys ‘R’ Us Retail Program; Corporate Partnership: Thompson & Knight LLP; Educational Partnership: Mark Pierce with Dallas Independent School Districts Homeless Education Program; Foundation: ORIX Foundation; Corporate Volunteer: Citi African Heritage Network; Community Organization: Skillman Church of Christ and Skillman Child Development Center; Non-Profit Partnership: Intrinsic Foundation; Government Agency: City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs; Individual: Roger and Joy Beless; Ripple Effect: Paula Maroney; Board Member: Nicole Williams; Auxiliary Member: Phyllis Horan; Individual Volunteer: Jennifer Arthur; Rising Star: Rachel Arthur; Local Partnership: ITC-Cutting Edge Printing.
“It is always an honor to recognize the commitment of individuals and organizations who are truly dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children,” shared Cathey Brown, Founder and CEO of Rainbow Days. “It’s because of the generous support of time, talent and treasure of these Promise Award recipients that more children are turning their adversity into their advantage.” Last year, 748 volunteers gave over 3,400 hours in service to Rainbow Days! These hours have strengthened, supported and furthered our mission in countless ways. Founded in 1982, Rainbow Days has dedicated itself to providing children living in high-risk situations with the skills and support they need to overcome adversity and turn it into their advantage. To date, Rainbow Days has served over 190,000 children in the Dallas Metroplex, and trained more than 42,000 professionals, state and nationwide, in facilitating life skills support groups.Rainbow Days is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and as a 501c(3) organization, receives funding from several federal and state grants, foundations, corporations, and individual donors.
Rainbow Days’ Promise Awards Ceremony & Reception is a closed event and media/photographers are welcome. RSVP to Julia Santosuosso at JuliaS@RainbowDays.org