In-Kind

COVID-19 Update

 

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts North Texas, Rainbow Days continues to support the community and the children and families who may be homebound or struggling with feelings of anxiety and restlessness during this time of social distancing.

In addition to monetary donations, which allow us flexibility to meet needs, below are the current ways you can help as we work to address the tangible needs of those impacted in our community:

  • Cleaning supplies to share with the shelters and families living in motels
    • Lysol wipes
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Soap
  • Household supplies to share with the shelters and families living in motels
    • Paper towels
    • Toilet paper
    • Dish detergent
    • Laundry detergent
  • Kid-friendly individually wrapped snacks (Goldfish, animal crackers, etc.)
  • School supplies (pencils, notebook paper, crayons, etc.)

To donate, please contact Katy Cornwall. PLEASE NOTE: Due to Dallas County recommendations, our offices will be closed March 24 through April 3, so in-kind donations will be accepted once our offices reopen after this time.

Kids' University (June)

Help homeless youth better understand the importance of graduating through an enriching educational environment on a college campus!

Needs:

  • lunch for up to 300 campers for eight days
  • individually packaged snacks for up to 200 campers for eight days (e.g. juice boxes, fruit cups, granola bars)
  • toys from $1 to $5 to be purchased with “KU Cash” at the camp store
  • Camp Pizza Party for 250 guests at graduation
  • t-shirt printing and design for camp shirts

Do you/your company want to lead a class on an educational subject? Teach a course at Kids’ University! Contact Kelly Wierzbinski for more information.

Camp Bravo! (July)

Youth attend performing arts camp to gain an appreciation for the arts and build confidence through their creativity.

Needs:

  • lunch for 180 campers for eight days
  • individually packaged snacks for 180 campers for eight days (e.g. juice boxes, fruit cups, granola bars)
  • small prizes for incentives throughout the week
  • Camp Pizza Party for 250 guests at final performance
  • t-shirt printing and design for camp shirts

Do you teach a performing/dance, culinary, creative, or musical arts class or have a passion for the arts?

Be an instructor at Camp Bravo! Contact Kelly Wierzbinski for more information.

Outdoor Adventure Camp (August)

The traditional camp experience is priceless! Send a kid to camp prepared for the great outdoors.

Needs:

  • Camp Kits – small draw-string tote bag, portable water bottle, visor or baseball cap, sunglasses, lip balm, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, spritzer bottle or mini fans with batteries or solar operated
  • Hygiene Kits (all items should fit within a gallon Ziploc bag) – Deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, toothbrush cover, body wash, shampoo/conditioner, lotion, mints, notepad, pen, age-appropriate paperback books for 4-15 year olds (razors prohibited)
  • Flip-flops
  • Beach towels
  • Swimsuits and swim trunks (shorts for boys, one-piece only for girls; sizes to fit children ages 4-15)

Back-to-School Celebration (August)

Provide children with tools to succeed in school this year!

Needs:

  • school supplies and backpacks for 700 children from area shelters
  • snacks, sno-cone machine and/or popcorn machine rental, cookies
  • carnival-like games and small prizes
  • bounce house rentals

Saturday with Santa (December)

Bring joy during the holiday season!

Needs:

  • Christmas stockings for children and parents from area shelters
  • Snacks, sno-cone machine and/or popcorn machine rental, cookies
  • Carnival-like games and small prizes
  • Bounce house rentals

Easter Eggstravaganza (March)

Provide families with a healthy bonding experience during Easter season!

Needs:

  • Easter baskets for several hundred children and parents from area shelters
  • snacks, sno-cone machine and/or popcorn machine rental, cookies
  • carnival-like games and small prizes
  • bounce house rentals

Learning Tool Kit (Year-round)

Needs:

  • children’s scissors
  • construction paper
  • crayons
  • glue sticks
  • markers
  • pencils
  • plastic baggies
  • financial/in-kind resources to have printed materials professionally printed for these portable educational tool kits.