Kasia Januszewski via Crowdrise
October 07, 2010
BENEFITING: Rainbows for All Children Inc.
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About Rainbows For All Children:
Rainbows sustains grieving children through peer-support programs. We enrich the lives of youth with a sense of hope, forgiveness, and coping skills to prevent grief from defining their lives. Since 1983, over 2.5 million children have been helped and we assist nearly 200,000 youth each year.
"Rainbows is uniquely designed to address the special needs of children who are grieving any kind of loss such as death, divorce, incarceration, deployment of family members or a community crisis. Community volunteers conduct 14 weekly small-group peer-support sessions, consisting of 3-5 children of the same age group. The children work on individual projects and group activities with their peers to help them process their loss and all of the emotions that accompany grief. They also receive a personal journal that lends them a voice for their grief and helps them to gain emotional control over their situation. By providing all of this support in an accepting environment, children develop positive life skills that will help them successfully navigate the storms of their lives. The Pepsi Refresh Project will allow Rainbows to open 100 new sites, bringing hope and healing to 2,500 children and youth from schools, community organizations and faith communities across the United States."
RAINBOWS is an International, Not For Profit Organization
~RAINBOWS FOR ALL CHILDREN ~ Providing Hope And Healing for Children in Crises