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FRIENDS OF THE HEART

Increasing public awareness through special events and volunteer projects.

Friends’ members foster community support for Rainbows by increasing public awareness through special events and volunteer projects that meet identified needs.

Purpose of Friends of the Heart

Friends of the Heart is made up of caring, energetic supporters who want to show active participation furthering the mission of Rainbows.

Members provide hands-on assistance to create events and projects that increase awareness of Rainbows in the community and meet day-to-day needs of the children in care. Your friendship is welcome!  Please contact Angela Kessler at 316.558.3414 or akessler@rui.org for more information.

Membership

As an active member, you’ll receive the following:

  • E-mail notifications and invitations to all Friends of the Heart events
  • Listing as an active Friends of the Heart member on all group event invitations (excludes Fashion Passion)
  • Listing as an active Friends of the Heart member in Rainbows e-newsletters, annual report, and website
  • Listing, bio and photograph in the Friends of the Heart member directory
  • …and Knowing your involvement and investment has made a difference in the life of a child!
Friends of the Heart Leadership Team

Questions? Let us know how we can help you be the Friend you want to be! Contact any member of the Leadership team to talk about how you can support these activities and the children of Rainbows United.

Formerly called Friends of Rainbows United, the Friends of the Heart had their first event in 2003, a book shower that collected nearly 100 books for Rainbows. This group was founded to enrich the lives of the children and families served by Rainbows through volunteerism, friend raising, and fundraising. They foster community support for Rainbows by increasing public awareness through special events and volunteer projects.

In 2005 they started the first Fashion Passion event that raised over $16,000. Since then, Fashion Passion has grown into the biggest fundraising night for Rainbows United and has grown every year thanks to the dedication of the Friends of the Heart.

This year’s fabulous Planning Committee: Brooke Carpenter – Live Auction Chair Sue Doonan – Silent Auction Chair Tammy Foulston – Runway Chair Jackie Gearhart – Sponsorship Chair Kimberly Joachims – Logistics Chair Val Learned – Fashiontini & Black Label Bar Chair Jo Walters – Big Ideas & Silent Auction Diane Cottingham Sue Dondlinger Heather Feist Stephanie Galichia Janie Ritchie LewJene Schneider Margaret Shook Sally Simon