Rainbows for All Children hosts a number of events each year to raise funds that support our programs and annual operating budget. While most are specific to fundraising, some are established to build awareness in our community. This plan allows us to continually develop new relationships in different venues.

Upcoming Events

Wellness Wednesdays PSA’s

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 - Wednesday, June 16th, 2021
7:00am - 5:00pm

Beginning March 10th, 2021, Rainbows is launching a series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs), in partnership with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, for “Wellness Wednesdays” on topics pertaining to grief, loss and trauma.

To view the PSAs, please visit the Cook County Sheriff’s Department’s Facebook page. They will generally be posted weekly on Wednesdays. If you do not have a Facebook account, you can also click on the links below to view the PSAs. For additional information on these and other topics related to grief, loss and trauma please visit the Rainbows Resource page.

3/10: Understanding and Preventing Toxic Stress--Part I 

3/17 & 3/24: small hiatus

3/31: Understanding and Preventing Toxic Stress--Part II

4/7: Breathing Exercise to Reduce Stress

4/14: Warning Signs of Anxiety in Children

4/21: Breathing Exercise to Relieve Anxiety

4/28: Understanding Children’s Grief (flyer and video)

5/5: Addressing Children’s Grief

5/12: Children and the Criminal Justice System

5/19: Truancy vs. Chronic Absenteeism

5/26: Understanding and Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents

6/2: The Importance of Meditation

6/9: What is Grounding?

6/16: Emotional Freedom Technique

Rainbows Color Run for Miles and Smiles

Sunday, June 13th, 2021 - Monday, June 14th, 2021
11:30am - 1:00am

Join us for our second annual Rainbows Virtual Color Run 5k Your Way! This is one 5k you can walk, run or roll at your own pace! Do all 3.1 miles in a day or make the fun last over several days! Complete the 3.1 miles before 11:30a.m. on Sunday, June 13 and join us either in person or virtually for a post-race celebration with our community partner, School of Rock, in Highwood, IL!

Registration fee is $35 for adults 13+ and $15 for children under 13, which includes a race bag with various swag including your own color powder for the ultimate finish line photos. You can register here. We encourage you to start a team and fundraising page since it's always more fun to do events with others! Those who raise an additional $65 (after their registration fee) will earn a Color Run 5k t-shirt.

Awards will be given at the post-race celebration for Most Funds Raised, Best Running Buddy Selfie, and many more, and there will be live band performances from the School of Rock bands. We hope to see you there!

Prefer to registration via check? Email for a printable registration form!

Past Events

Rainbows Virtual Halloween Party 2020

Saturday, October 24, 2020

6 PM -  8 PM
In Your Living Room!
Halloween “Parade” & dance party, mixology and cooking demos, silent auction, a special mission moment, 
presentation of the Rainbows for All Children
Community Impact Award to
The Honorable Grace Dickler!

Rainbows for All Children App Launch

Rainbows for All Children launched our premier software application created specifically to help support children who are grieving. This unique application was developed by a team of Evanston junior high, high school, and college students: designed by kids for kids.

Users can search for a Rainbows group in their area, access support resources, and connect with Rainbows international headquarters. The free application includes a feature that provides immediate assistance to children when they are feeling low, suggesting a fun stress-relieving activity, meditation, breathing exercise, and/or words of encouragement to boost their mood.