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Rainbow Connection Awarded 2016 Charity Navigator Award

To view the 2016 Award click on the link below.

Charity Navigator Award LTR 2016

Fall 2016 Newsletter

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Media Links

2016 Media 

Rainbow Connection’s Dream Makers’ Ball An Astounding Success Making Dreams Come True For Michigan Children with Life Threatening Illnesses

http://patch.com/michigan/rochester/rainbow-connections-dream-makers-ball-astounding-success

Farmington Hills Boy with Severe Heart Condition Treated to a Shopping Spree and Special Day Thanks to Rainbow Connection

http://patch.com/michigan/farmington-mi/farmington-hills-boy-autism-treated-shopping-spree-special-day-thanks-rainbow-connection

The Rainbow Connection Makes Dreams Come True for Davison Boy Suffering from Hemophilia

http://patch.com/michigan/rochester/rainbow-connection-makes-dreams-come-true-davison-boy-suffering-hemophilia

Rainbow Connection: Romeo students help make wishes come true

http://www.sourcenewspapers.com/articles/2016/04/08/news/doc5707be02954b0077192310.txt

The Rainbow Connection Annual Dream Makers Ball

http://www.rochestermedia.com/the-rainbow-connection-annual-dream-makers-ball/

Rainbow Connection Grants 3000th Wish
http://patch.com/michigan/rochester/rainbow-connection-names-3000th-wish-child

Rochester Rotary Donates Funds to Rainbow Connection
http://www.rochestermedia.com/the-rainbow-connection-receives-a-donation-from-rochester-rotary/

2015 Media 

January
Walmart-Oakland Press
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/article/OP/20150108/NEWS/150109619

March
Charity Week-Oakland Press
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/article/OP/20150313/NEWS/150319753
TCF Bank
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150625006075/en/Rainbow-Connection-…

City of Taylor Wish
http://cityoftaylor.com/node/13146

Walk/Run for Kids
WXYZ
http://www.wxyz.com/news/rainbow-connection-holds-walkrun-for-kids-event
Spinal Column
http://www.spinalcolumnonline.com/news/2015-08-19/News/Rainbow_Connection_t…
Oakland Press
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/article/OP/20150730/NEWS/150739962
Patch
http://patch.com/michigan/novi/rainbow-connection-13th-annual-walk-kids-now…
HOUR
http://www.hourdetroit.com/Hour-Detroit/Events/index.php/name/Rainbow-Conne…
RUNDetroit
http://www.run-detroit.com/detroitrunningevent/rainbow-connection-walkrun-f…
Run Michigan
http://www.runmichigan.com/calendar/event_detail1.php?recordID=13074
Metro Parent
http://www.metroparent.com/event/rainbow-connection-walk-for-kids-at-kensin…
Neighborhood Seen
http://neighborhoodseen.com/2015/10/05/rainbow-connection-5k-walk-for-kids/

October
Rochester Post
http://candgnews.com/news/rainbow-connection-seeks-small-toy-donations-8671…

November
HOUR
http://www.hourdetroit.com/Hour-Detroit/December-2015/Candy-Cane-or-Coal/

Free Press
http://www.freep.com/story/money/business/columnists/carol-cain/2015/11/15/…

The Voice-Macomb
http://www.voicenews.com/articles/2015/11/18/life/doc564610b130f0f338757798…

Celebration of Dreams -Patch
http://patch.com/michigan/troy/helping-sick-kids-tops-rainbow-connections-w…

Celebration of Dreams-Rochester Chamber
http://business.rrc-mi.com/news/details/news-release-kick-off-the-holiday-s…

New Volunteer Coordinator-Patch
http://patch.com/michigan/rochester/rainbow-connection-michigan-welcomes-ne…

Christmas Parade Wish Child-Rochester Media
http://www.rochestermedia.com/rainbow-connection-announces-wish-child-for-t…

December
Toy Drive
-Rochester Post

http://www.candgnews.com/news/rainbow-connection-toy-drive-aims-provide-hap…
-Oakland County Moms

http://oaklandcountymoms.com/rainbow-connection-holiday-toy-drive-2015-3273…
-Daily Tribune
http://www.dailytribune.com/article/DT/20151202/NEWS/151209914

Text to Give
http://www.ounewsbureau.com/?p=9311

http://www.rochestermedia.com/the-big-bright-light-show-celebrates-10-years…

Tulloch
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2764664

Light Display-WDIV
http://www.clickondetroit.com/community/holiday-display-in-auburn-hills-rai…

The Rainbow Connection Receives Top Rating from Charity Navigator

 

 

 

 

Rochester, Mich. The Rainbow Connection (TRC) today announced that they have been awarded the coveted 4-star “Exceptional” rating from Charity Navigator, America’s leading independent charity evaluator. The designation means that TRC exceeds industry standards for financial health, accountability and transparency, and outperforms most charities in its cause.

 

“Receiving the highest rating available from one of the nation’s leading independent charity evaluators is a testament to the professionalism and commitment of our staff to our donors,” said TRC’s executive director, Mary Grace McCarter. “We work hard to maximize every donation we receive towards making dreams come true for Michigan children facing life-threatening illnesses and providing emergency support for their families.”

 

Since its inception in 1985, TRC has served over 2,500 critically-ill children and their families across Michigan. Unlike many other wish-granting organizations, TRC stays with a child and their family beyond fulfillment of the child’s wish, providing additional “wish extension” opportunities and critical assistance to the families facing unexpected hardships or financial difficulties brought on by the catastrophic illness of their child.

 

“The solitude experienced by a child or a family member can be crushing at times during treatment for a life-threatening illness,” explained McCarter. “We are there for the family before and after the wish. We remain connected with the child and family providing support and a listening ear. That kind of support mandates sound fiscal responsibility to ensure that every dollar received from our donor community is used to its fullest potential for the wish child and family. This Charity Navigator ranking serves to further ensure our donors that their money is indeed well spent.”

 

About The Rainbow Connection

Founded in 1985 by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson in memory of his best friend and two children who died in a plane crash, The Rainbow Connection makes dreams come true for Michigan children with life threatening illnesses and provides emergency support to the family. From something as simple as a new computer to meeting the President of the United States at the White House, to the most requested wish of all, a trip to Disney World, The Rainbow Connection has made dreams come true for over 2,500 children. To learn more about The Rainbow Connection or to donate to make dreams come true for kids across Michigan, go to rainbowconnection.org or call 248-601-9474.

 

25 Years Serving Michigan Families

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As we celebrate 25 years of serving Michigan families we take this opportunity to thank all of you for making dreams come true for children stricken with life threatening illnesses.  Certainly you know it just wouldn’t be possible without you! Read more »