Rainbow Days, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

$150 raised by 1 donor

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$50,000 Goal

Today only, every gift of $25 and above made to Rainbow Days will be MATCHED TWO-TO-ONE, thanks to two generous anonymous donors and our Board of Directors who are providing collective funds to match each gift up to $50,000. Each gift you make TODAY will be TRIPLED!


Rainbow Days mission is to help children and youth in adversity build coping skills and resilience to create positive futures. By creating meaningful connections with children and youth in high-risk situations through caring adult mentors and instilling in children vital skills, Rainbow Days is breaking negative cycles, creating lasting change, and building a positive future for children and youth. 

While many services and support groups were available for adults’ overcoming addiction in the early ’80s, no services existed at that time for the children of those adults. In order to fill this gap, Rainbow Days was founded in Dallas in 1982. Its core program, the support group model, was created to teach children coping and decision-making skills and to offer them emotional support. This successful and effective support group model went on to become the nationally recognized Curriculum-Based Support Group (CBSG®) Program, a unique, multicultural, evidence-based substance abuse prevention and intervention program. 

Forty years later, Rainbow Days has expanded to offer an array of substance abuse prevention, social-emotional learning (SEL) and life-enrichment programs, including summer camps, educational presentations and mentoring activities. These serve not only children of parents with alcoholism but also those ages 4-17 who are experiencing challenges such as poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, familial incarceration or substance abuse. Through partnerships with 60+ local schools, shelters, juvenile detention centers and other community-based sites, Rainbow Days has served over 250,000 vulnerable children and youth across Dallas County. Rainbow Days furthers its impact through Rainbow Days Training, in which trained facilitators bring the CBSG® curricula to children in communities across the United States and around the world.  

Rainbow Days provides skills and support to children experiencing adversity through three core programs: Community Connection and Family Connection which benefit children directly in Dallas and Training which expands our impact beyond Dallas by training others in how to implement Rainbow Days support group with children in communities throughout Texas and the U.S.

Our Needs

Rainbow Days relies on the generosity of donors like YOU to financially support our programs. Over 55% of our annual revenue comes from individuals, churches, corporations and private foundations who partner with us to fulfill our mission. You can be assured that your dollars are used wisely and effectively as 80 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to our programs and those we serve.

This year on North Texas Giving Day 2023, all donations up to $50,000 will be MATCHED TWO-TO-ONE thanks to two generous anonymous donor and our Board of Directors. Your gift will benefit over 9,000 children and youth this year! Help us make an impact in children's lives NOW:

  • $25: Supply Sponsor- Supplies for 10 children at a support group
  • $250: Curriculum Based Support Group Sponsor- Support group sessions for 10 weeks for a child or youth
  • $500: Family Sponsor- Family outing for four families from a partnering homeless shelter
  • $2,500: Help Kids Rise Sponsor- An entire day's worth of lunch and snacks for 250+ children attending summer camp

TRIPLE your IMPACT on North Texas Giving Day! Give to Rainbow Days!

Rainbow Days loves our volunteers! If you would like to get involved as a volunteer or an in-kind donor to donate supplies, please contact SunniR@rainbowdays.org. Below is a list of items we need this fall and winter:

1) Kid-friendly individually wrapped snacks: Goldfish, fruit snacks, animal crackers, etc.

2) Toys: For children ages, PreK - to Teen, valued between $10 - $25

Mission

Rainbow Days has a mission to help children and youth in adversity build coping skills and resilience to create positive futures. Through research-based programs, including support groups, behavioral health presentations, camps, mentored events and tangible items, Rainbow Days makes a positive impact in the lives of over 9,000 at-risk and homeless children and youth in the Dallas area each year and thousands more nationally through our training programs.

Equity Statement

Rainbow Days helps children and youth living in adverse situations, including those living in poverty, witnessing family violence or experiencing homelessness, to build coping skills and resilience to create positive futures.

Rainbow Days is committed to meeting the needs of vulnerable children and youth in our community, especially those who are often left behind, and ensures equal access to our services for communities of color.

Rainbow Days serves a diverse body of participants with respect to race, ethnicity, age, gender, ability, and language.  We strive to engage diverse staff, volunteers, and board members to fulfill our mission. We ensure that our services are provided equitably and in culturally appropriate ways as we seek to celebrate and honor our uniqueness while focusing on a spirit of unity. We are guided by our values:

- RESPECT - We model and demonstrate respect, inclusion and opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, cultural identity, ability, gender, age or any other factor.

- IMPACT - We empower children and youth of all backgrounds to live a life filled with hope and promise by strengthening their social-emotional health and autonomy.

- INTEGRITY - We have a steadfast commitment to personal and corporate ethical behavior and are accountable to our supporters and those we serve.

- EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION - We are committed to providing the highest quality of innovative services and evidence-based materials which follow best practices.

- RELATIONSHIPS - We value relationships as we intentionally develop meaningful and enduring connections with our participants, partners and supporters.

- RESILIENCE - We care deeply about the children and youth we serve and are invested in their resiliency as our highest priority.

- FAITH - We believe that we are spiritually guided and that what we do changes people's lives for the better.

- OPTIMISM - We approach our work with a positive and open mindset, guided by hope and a healthy sense of humor.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Rainbow Days, Inc.

Tax id (EIN)

75-1844908

Guidestar

Causes

Youth & Children

Operating Budget

$1,000,000 - $2,999,999

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx

BIPOC Leadership

Neither/None

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

12221 Merit Drive, Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75251-2202

Phone

214-887-0726

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