A Successful Saturday with Santa Event
On December 10th 2022, Rainbow Days was proud to host our 26th 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 700 stockings filled with toys, treats and essential tangible items to all family members. At the event, approximately 500 children and parents from local homeless shelters, domestic violence centers and extended-stay motels had a day of holiday fun and family bonding. Children and parents enjoyed lunch, carnival games, arts and crafts, visits with Santa Claus, a petting zoo and holiday karaoke. Parents had the opportunity to shop for larger toys for their children and have their presents gift-wrapped by volunteers.
After the event, Rainbow Days distributed additional stockings and gifts to over 200 more children and parents living at partnering homeless-serving sites.
Rainbow Days would like to recognize all of the outstanding individuals and groups who made Saturday with Santa a success this holiday season:
- Lovers Lane United Methodist Church
- The Rees-Jones Foundation
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- National Charity League
- Young Men’s Service League
- Bank of America
- PepsiCo / Frito-Lay
- Toy Industry Foundation
- Dallas Bible Church
- Hearts of Servants
- Prince of Peace Catholic Church Outreach
- Amazon Wish List Donors
- Citi Private Bank
- Plus, hundreds of individuals who supported Saturday with Santa through financial gifts, in-kind donations of toys and stockings, and volunteer hours!