WAYS WE SERVE
HOSPITAL BAGS OF HOPE
We started “Hospital Bags of Hope” in 2022 with the deliver of 500 bags to five pediatric outlets in the Greater St. Louis Area.
Providing fun for ALL kids– We do special things for small groups or individuals
BUTTERFLY CLUB– EMPOWERING OUR YOUNG WOMEN
Individual Family Support
Jayden has always wanted to play “radio.” During the pandemic, we provided him with a chance to visit Rob Rains in his STLSportsPage.com podcast studio and broadcast on his equipment. In 2023, Jayden go the opportunity to thorw out the first pitch at a Cardinals game so we contacted the Cardinals broadcast and telecast teams and they provided a day of fun.
TICKETS TO EVENTS
PARTIES AND EVENTS
For the three years that the pandemic has been going on, Rainbows for Kids has been reaching out to our families providing safe fun– and something to look forward to. Whether it’s an outdoor activity, surprises in the mail, goodie bag drive-thrus or whatever, our volunteers are working hard to provide services to our families.
Providing Help to our Families- Even the Pandemic Never Stopped Us
We provided N95 Masks so they could be safe– and Covid Rapid Tests (on an emergency basis) to help those who needed a test but could not find a testing site. We know our children love surprises so in the bag with the masks we put some items to make them smile.
THE DREAM AND WONDER ROOM
A unique way Rainbows for Kids is serving our families is the “Dream and Wonder Room,” where families can come so the kids can play and the parents can rest. We have had several different set-ups, but during the warmer months we held our activities outside—- so no masks were needed.
We never stopped serving our families– even when there was a pandemic going on.
The Dream and Wonder Room
This was a magical room is in someone’s house in Affton and we only took one family at a time for safety sake. We had a playroom and a “peaceful” room — for the parents. The rooms were developed just for our purposes during this time.
As time went by we had two outdoor social distancing activities. First, a parade for the families. They all went to parking spaces at Gotsch School in Affton and parked at a social distance and a parade came to them.
The next activity was at Watson Trails Park in Sunset Hills where the families parked and activities came to them as well as we had a petting zoo they were able to visit as they felt comfortable. It was a wonderful way for these kids to get out and just have some fun.
About the DREAM AND WONDER ROOM
The Dream and Wonder Room was a temporary fix for use during COVID-19. It was an activity studio in a residence in Affton– when everything else in St. Louis was shut down due to the virus. The kids played in the room, guided with crafts and free play by one Rainbows for Kids volunteer at a time (in masks), while the parents relaxed on massage chairs (those great ones they do pedicures on at spas) while listening to spa music through noise-cancelling headphones in the MERMAID ROOM. The Mermaid Room is a peaceful, candle-lit room with fairy lights and inspirational sayings, designed to give the parents the break they so deserve.