Nearly 700 homeless children and families from Dallas-area shelters experienced the magic of the holidays at Rainbow Days’ annual Saturday with Santa event. On Dec. 8, Rainbow Days was delighted to host families from 17 different shelters, transitional living sites and motels in our community for a meaningful family bonding experience held at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church. Each child left with a stocking filled with presents and a brand new toy for Christmas, and all parents also received necessities and holiday treats in stockings of their very own.

Many individuals, corporations and local organizations helped make this day possible through financial gifts, in-kind donations and volunteer hours. Rainbow Days is especially grateful for the support of: Lovers Lane United Methodist Church; The Rees-Jones Foundation; Chuy’s (Knox-McKinney location); Citi; PepsiCo; National Charity League; Young Men’s Service League; Texas A&M DFW Hispanic Network; Heart of Texas Therapy Dogs; Nicole Williams; Diane Oxley and Christian Stringer; Susan O’Suilleabhain and Clare Ni’Shuilleabhain; Liz Case Pickens; and countless other kind-hearted donors, volunteers and supporters.

Check out more photos from the event!