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

There are currently no events scheduled.

Past Events

Family Umbrella Brunch

Please join us on Saturday, October 20th for our 2nd Annual Family Umbrella Brunch at the Chicago Yacht Club!

There will be a brunch with delicious breakfast and lunch selections courtesy of the Chicago Yacht Club chef and staff, silent and live auctions, Rainbows for All Children alumni who will share their Rainbows experience, and entertainment for the young and the young at heart! Please help us to provide a colorful Rainbows umbrella for the children of our shared community as they walk through "the storms of life!"

***To purchase tickets or donate to the event, please click here.***

Rainbows for All Children App Launch

Rainbows for All Children is thrilled to launch 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 will be able to 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.

Please join us in celebration as our application goes live and:

  • Learn more from the Evanston team of software developers
  • Mingle with local supporters and the Rainbows and She Is CODE staff
  • Tour the Rainbows international headquarters

Light refreshments will be served. Please feel free to pass this invitation along to your friends and colleagues who may be interested in attending this special event! R.S.V.P.’s appreciated at, or 847-952-1770, by Monday, February 19th.

You may RSVP to this event by clicking here:

Family Umbrella Brunch

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, Rainbows will host its Family Brunch. This event will bring  together 200 people from all over the Chicago area at the Chicago Yacht Club (Monroe Harbor) to support our mission to help children grieve and grow after loss. The event includes a Rainbows alumni speaker and highlights of our global efforts. The brunch is held 11 AM - 2 PM and includes silent/live auctions, music and entertainment.

Please follow this link to register or donate for the event. 

Open House

You’re invited to Rainbows' Open House to celebrate our new location!

Thursday, June 22nd 3 - 6 pm 
614 Dempster  St., Evanston, Suite C

Refreshments will be served. 
RSVP’s appreciated by June 20th  847-952-1770 x311 

Rainbows 28th Annual Golf Classic

Thanks to those of you who were able to attend our Annual Golf Classic! It was a great success. Your continued engagement and support allow us to better help grieving children navigate loss and heal from hurt. To see more pictures from the event, check out our Facebook album here.

Rainbows Tours Klairmont Kollections

Thank you to everyone who made our event at the exclusive Klairmont Kollections a success! Be sure to check out our event photos on Facebook--don't forget to tag yourself! 



Event Sponsored by Northern Trust.



Our event at Klairmont Kollections was featured by
Make It Better, our exclusive media sponsor.


 Special thanks to our additional sponsors:

Like Gwendolyn J. Sterk and the Family Law Group on Facebook!

Dinner with Santa

Thank you to everyone who came out to support Rainbows for All Children at  Little Beans Cafe for Dinner with Santa!

We had a great evening of holiday fun, live holiday music, and a catered dinner. Special thanks to This Little Piggy Photography for offering complimentary digital photos, and to  Psychobaby for making customized placemats for each child.

Rainbows for All Children 27th Annual Golf Classic!

Rainbows for All Children's 27th Annual Golf Classic

Our 27th Annual Golf Classic was a huge hit! Thanks to all who attended the event at Royal Melbourne Country Club to show their support!

GCG Financial Presents: The Art of a Difficult Conversation: How to Discuss What Matters Most

GCG Financial has chosen to support Rainbows for All Children at its upcoming event!

Connect with other professional women to establish contacts, increase your business success and learn how to master The Art of a Difficult Conversation: How to Discuss What Matters Most in the workplace, at home and with clients.

Donor Appreciation Event at Found Kitchen and Social House

On March 2, we hosted our first Annual Donor Appreciation Event at Found Kitchen and Social House in Evanston. Thanks to our supporters and new friends of Rainbows of All Children, the night was a great success!

With the help of our over 100 attendees, the event raised over $7,000 for grieving children. The night was filled with laughter and delicious food. Executive Director and CEO, Bob Thomas, and Breck Hanson, our Trustee Chairman, both gave moving speeches during the event.

Thank you to everyone who came to show their support. We hope to see you next year!

Check out some of our favorite moments from the event below. To see more great photos, visit us on Facebook!

Running on Empty Pausing for Fuel

The Office of Family Ministry is proudly sponsoring Fr. Jim Friedel, OSA's conference entitled Running on Empty, Pausing for Fuel

If you are looking to re-connect and rebuild after death or divorce, join Fr. Jim Friedel, OSA for this "Divorced and Widowed Conference".  Fr. Jim is well known and well loved for his down to earth approach to spirituality. 

The day begins with a 9-9:40am. check-in and concludes with a 4pm vigil mass celebrated by Bishop Siegel. Suggested donation is $35 which includes morning coffee, lunch and resources.  Please register by calling the Office of Family Ministry at 815-838-5334 or by emailing the registration form to

Rainbows 26th Annual Golf Classic was a hit!

Thank you for your support!

Thanks to all who came out to show their support for our cause. The event was a huge success.

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