The start to a new year at Rainbows United, Inc. brings engagement, experience, and excitement within fundraising. The safety and health of our community is always on our mind at Rainbows. After two years of a Drive-Thru option only at our Annual Blarney Breakfast, we were back in person on St. Patrick’s Day as Dine In AND Drive-Thru this year.
The 48th Blarney Breakfast brought familiar faces, families, and entertainment to Old Chicago East. Through our amazing friends, community, supporters, volunteers, and partners we achieved amazing success. I’ve continuously learned that achievement can happen at any part of your day at Rainbows. Now, success at the break of dawn might become something I need to investigate for my personal life.
The $72,500 raised through Blarney broke records all while many attendees were simply starting their day.
I am not only glad to share what was raised at Blarney Breakfast which this year benefitted Family Support Services (FSS), but also, to proudly share the generosity of the community in donating a variety of goods and essentials through our Supply Drive for Family Support Services, and Camp Woodchuck.
Family Support Services provides supportive home care services in the homes of clients. One of our supportive programs which allows for care during summertime is Camp Woodchuck. Throughout the pandemic Camp Woodchuck became a remote experience for school-aged youth. This year just as Blarney did, Camp Woodchuck comes back into our Kids’ Cove facility for an in-person Camp experience.
Every day someone, including myself learns a little bit more about Rainbows United by volunteering, listening, and engaging. The needs of the community were heard through Blarney Breakfast, and I’m happy to share Development and Marketing introduced many new Kansans to Blarney and Rainbows.
By Vanessa Segura, Development Coordinator (Pictured above with Kelsey Genschorck, Development Specialist and Abby Brown, Marketing Specialist)