Community Newsletter | February 2023

Rainbow Days celebrated LOVE, relationships and connection all month long in February. RDI loves each and every member that makes up the Rainbow Days Family. Thank you making our vision of a healthy and promising future for every child possible. We hope you see the many opportunities to spread love and to #HelpKidsRise in this addition of eConnetion.

26th Annual Pot of Gold Luncheon

Keynote Speaker: Coach Ken Carter

Help Rainbow Days celebrate 41 years of service at our 26th annual Pot of Gold Luncheon!

Reserve your sponsorship today for Rainbow Days 26TH Annual Pot of Gold Luncheon. Each year, Rainbow Days Pot of Gold Luncheon inspires guests with a motivating keynote speaker, fantastic silent auction and heartwarming stories. Through sponsorships, ticket sales, donations and auction, patrons raise over $300,000 to benefit the mission and programs of Rainbow Days. Will you please join us in making a difference in the lives of over 9,000 children and youth through your support of the 2023 Pot of Gold Luncheon?

Rainbow Days is thrilled to welcome Coach Ken Carter, the inspiration behind the hit movie, Coach Carter, as our Pot of Gold keynote speaker! He is a successful author, speaker and philanthropist who continues his message of teamwork, accountability, integrity and leadership through speaking to over one million people all over the globe. You will not want to miss Coach’s message of tough love and mentorship, as well as hard-hitting advice on how to succeed both on and off the court.

Bronze Sponsor - $2,000

  • One table of 10 Select Seating

Silver Sponsor - $3,500

  • One table of 10 Preferred Seating
  • Two invitations to the patrons party
  • Named recognition – program, event signage, website and social media platforms

Gold Sponsor - $5,000

  • One table of 10 Preferred Seating
  • Four invitations to the patrons party
  • Logo recognition – invitation, program, event signage, website and social media platforms

Platinum Sponsor - $10,000

  • Two tables of 10 (20 total seats) Premium Seating
  • Ten invitations to the patrons party
  • Framed artwork from Rainbow Days student
  • Prominent logo recognition – invitation, program, event signage, and feature on website and in social media platforms
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For customized benefits, including product distribution, co-branding and in-kind donations, please contact Sunni Roaten at or 214.217.3833 or visit for more information.

Help Support Rainbow Days Pot of Gold Silent Auction!

Rainbow Days needs your help with making our Pot of Gold Silent Auction unforgettable! This highly-anticipated silent auction features a wide array of offerings, including themed baskets. All proceeds from the silent auction support Rainbow Days’ programs and services, which provide social-emotional learning programs and critical services to thousands of local at-risk children and youth each year. The auction opens ONLINE on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. The items will be on display at the luncheon, where the bidding will continue until the auction closes at the end of the luncheon at 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 5,2023.

Please deliver all baskets and gift cards to the Rainbow Days office on or before March 27, 2023. Office Hours are Mon-Fri (9am-5pm).

The address is 12221 Merit Dr, Suite 1700, Dallas, TX 75251

Silent Auction Donation & Sign Up

Rainbow Days is keeping our Easter Eggstravaganza tradition alive to meet homeless families’ critical tangible needs and deliver springtime joy by focusing on the families we serve living in motel sites and our Collin County families living in homeless shelters in Plano. This spring, Rainbow Days will be providing Easter "Boxes" instead of Easter Baskets to help with easier distribution. The boxes will have Easter eggs, Easter fun mixed in with essential tangible items for these children, youth and parents who are in need of extra help this season. RDI will not be hosting an in-person event but will be sharpening our focus by directly delivering to more than 150 children and families to create this personal Easter experience.

EASTER EGGS & BASKETS: Please drop off Easter eggs and Filled Easter Containers directly to the Rainbow Days office anytime Monday-Friday, between 9:00am-5:00pm. 

12221 Merit Dr, Suite 1700, Dallas, TX 75251.

Drop off deadline is Wednesday, March 29. Please write the full count of eggs you are dropping off somewhere on the package or bag for inventory purposes. Also, please fill out the form that will be provided to you at the welcome desk, with your information.

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Community Connection Spotlight:

Celebrating Black History Month

Community Connection team members Carolyn Payne, Shamila Dubose, and Keisha Tyler supported Dallas County Juvenile Department as it commemorated Black History Month on February 10th by promoting cultural awareness and sponsoring a scholarship for referred youth in the Dallas County Juvenile Department. Community Connection was honored to host a table at the fair and provided mental health resources and treats for the approximately 500 youth, family members, and agencies in attendance at the College and Resource fair provided in observance of Black History. This in-person opportunity provided a refresh for agencies and families wanting to re-engage, after a long pandemic absence, in supporting the Dallas County Juvenile Department.

Family Connection Spotlight:

Pay It Forward.

As we venture into creating new partnerships and relationships this year, we reflect on the many people's stories that have touched us along the way. One of our amazing facilitators recently received a touching message that expresses why we are committed and passionate to helping kids rise above adversity. 

"Hi, I know you probably don't remember me, but I recently found my journal in the back of my closet. I was looking through it, and I realized that you had written me a caring note on the back of it. I wanted to share that you really helped me at a time when I needed it most. I just wanted to thank you for that."

The young lady shared that she will be 19 in March, "I can honestly say I am happy now. When I met you, I wasn't very happy. I was going through a lot, but as time passed and I learned a lot about life and myself as I got older. You helped me with that." 

Rainbow Days facilitator discussed the bright future that this young lady has in store and reminded her to always to pay it forward... 

Rainbow Days Training Spotlight:

Upcoming CBSG Trainings

Rainbow Days Training is looking forward to virtually hosting multiple Curriculum-Based Support Group (CBSG®) Program Facilitator Training sessions in 2023! 

Any questions can be directed to You can stay up to date on the latest training news by visiting our website at Be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter while you're there!

Online registration is NOW open:

APRIL 18 & 19 - 9am-12:30pm each day

Virtual CBSG® Program Facilitator Training via Zoom ($300/participant)

JUNE 13 & 14 - 9am-12:30pm each day

Virtual CBSG® Program Facilitator Training via Zoom ($300/participant)

JUNE 28 - 9am-12:30pm each day

Virtual CBSG® Program Facilitator Refresher Training via Zoom ($75/participant) * Please note that you must have previously completed the 7-hour CBSG Program Facilitator Training before attending the Refresher training. 

AUG 22 & 23 - 9am-12:30pm each day

Virtual CBSG® Program Facilitator Training via Zoom ($300/participant)

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"“I would say to any superintendent or principal, 'You need this curriculum because it's going to change the whole tenor of your school. It's going to move your children from a place of being scared and afraid to a place of power and sense of belonging. The guided implementation and practice of the program's tenants - I Am, I Can, I Have, I Will, I Believe - will transform your campus to a place no one will recognize.'”

Valorie Horn, Program Director, V.O.I.C.E. (Viable Options in Community Endeavors)

Partner Spotlight:

Leadership Cadet Corp (LCC) at

W.E. Greiner's Exploratory Arts Academy

Rainbow Days is proud of our four-year partnership with the Leadership Cadet Corp (LCC) at W.E. Greiner's Exploratory Arts Academy. Community Connection team members, Keisha Tyler and Shamila Dubose look forward to their weekly visits at Greiner as the LCC staff, Chief James Roseborough, Master Sgt. Wayne Pridgett, Sgt. Quaina Brown, and Sgt. Trevor Davis are always first in class. They show up without fail for the kids and always bring their A-game. These fab four provide for their students. They feed them when they're hungry, listen to them when they're struggling, and set high expectations for them while walking with them when life is hard. . . because they care! We thank the W. E. Greiner LCC for all they do. 

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