Rita's Rainbows Projects

 Putting smiles on the faces of children!

2014 

San Luis Obispo Parks & Recreation – Sept. – Sent $1000.00 to provide financial aid for children to attend their programs.

DeGroot’s Home- August – Purchased several cases of Ensure & Ensure Plus for the children residing in their home.

Nipomo Youth Coalition –September -$2000.00 assistance for food, clothing, sports, field trips, school supplies and other educational needs.

Paso Robles Art Association – August – Donated $750.00 for the event Arte de Tiza, supporting art programs for children & teens.

Martha’s Place – August – Fulfilled a request for therapy toys used in the waiting room at SART. 

Tu Nidito – August– Sent off 10 Stuffies in memory of Angelique Redondo for their children’s grief & counseling programs.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center- August- Provided high chairs, and Infant formula for the babies in their program.

Martha’s Place – July – Provided funding for children’s clothing for a family in their program.

Opera San Luis Obispo- July – $800.00 to provide scholarships for children who qualify for financial aid who want to attend the Opera Camp.

SLO Museum of Art -January – Contributed $500.00 to their Children’s Art Program scholarship fund.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center- July- Provided baby wipes, diapers and Infant formula for the babies in their program.

Assistance League San Luis Obispo County- Sue’s Stars Program- June -$1500.00 to assist with the clothing of middle/high school students.

Martha’s Place – June – Purchased diapers, a large assortment of clothing and  misc. items for the children they serve.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center- June- Purchased infant formula and diapers for the babies they serve.

Templeton Independent Study High School- Rita Goehner Memorial Award – June-– $350.00- 2 graduating students who excel in the Arts.

DeGroot’s Home- May – Purchased several cases of Ensure & Ensure Plus for the children residing in their home.

Tree of Life – May – Purchased 5 convertible car seats for the babies they serve.

Jack’s Helping Hand – Camp Reach for the Stars – May- Provided the funding for an obstacle bounce house for the campers.

Performing Arts Center (SLO) – May- Contributed $500.00 to enable 60 children to attend one of their matinee performances.

Fort Hope – May- Donated $500.00 to be used for supplies for the children’s enrichment programs.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center- May- Purchased infant formula and diapers for the babies they serve.

Martha’s Place – May –Purchased a car seat and a stroller for a child that is in their program.

Women’s Shelter Program – April – Purchased and delivered 42 Spring/Easter Baskets for the children in their programs.

Prado Day Center/Maxine Lewis Shelter- April – Purchased and delivered 22 Spring/Easter Baskets for all the children in their programs.

Martha’s Place – April – Purchased and delivered 19 Spring/Easter Baskets for the children in their programs.

Ballet Theatre San Luis Obispo – April - Donated $300.00 to be used for scholarships for underprivileged children in their dance programs.

Teens Together – March – Provided funding for a dinner celebration following their extracurricular activity for the girls in their program.

San Luis Coastal ED Class – March – Purchased an EZ Up Tent for their annual beach celebration held for graduating seniors.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center- March – Purchased 12 cans of Infant formula for the babies that they serve.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO – March – Delivered 10 puppets and 18 bags with art supplies to be used by the therapists with the children.

Grief Management Consultants- March – Donated 10 Stuffies in memory of Katie Reilly for the Children’s Bereavement Counseling Program.

Care Package for Sick Child in Need – March – Sent off a box with some outfits and plush toys for a child who has been very ill. 

Tu Nidito – February– Sent off 10 Stuffies in memory of Angelique Redondo for their children’s grief & counseling programs.

SLO County Library -February- Provided funding for hands on chemistry summer programs at several branches of the SLO County Library.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center- February – Purchased 12 cans of Infant formula for the babies that they serve.

MBHS Safe and Sober Grad Night – February – Contributed to assist in funding so all seniors will be able to attend a safe & sober grad night.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO – February – Purchased and delivered 4 Art Carts filled with supplies for the therapists to use in schools.

Martha’s Place – February – Purchased a large assortment of clothing and an assortment of children’s therapy toys for their program.

SLO Museum of Art -January – Contributed $1000.00 to their Children’s Art Program scholarship fund.

Beatitude House – January- Sent out several jumbo boxes of diapers for the children they serve.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center- January – Purchased 12 cans of Infant formula, 7 high chairs & 6 feeding seats for the babies.

Music Motive – January – Donated $1000.00 to be used for scholarships for children in their music programs.

DeGroot’s Home – January –Purchased audio, visual & sensory toys & 14 cases of Ensure for the children residing in their home.

2013

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center- December – Purchased 12 high chairs and feeding seats for the children in their program.

Prado Day Center/ Maxine Lewis Shelter– December – Purchased holiday gifts from the wish list of each of the 44 children in their program.

Martha’s Place – December – Purchased Holiday gifts from the wish list for 20+ children currently in their program.

Teens Together – December – Contributed $300.00 to their enrichment activity, and purchased holiday gifts for the teens in their program 

Beatitude House – November – Assisted with funding drum lessons for 3 months for one of the children they serve.

HRCI Contractor- California Army National Guard – November – Purchased holiday gifts for 2 children in their program.

Independent Living Program –Nov.– Assisted with funding for Holiday gifts for the teen’s through twenty one year olds in their program.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO – November – Purchased and gathered toys and gift cards for the children and teens in their program. 

HRCI Contractor- California Army National Guard – November – Purchased birthday gifts for 2 children in their program. 

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center- October – Purchased several play yards, jumbo boxes of baby wipes and five crib blankets.

Parents Helping Parents – October – Purchased special onesies & books for 6 of their newborn hospital baskets.

HRCI Contractor- California Army National Guard – October – Purchased 2 boxes of diapers & wipes for a baby in their program.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO – October – Purchased a game for a child in their program requested by their therapist.

DeGroot’s Home – September – Ordered 25 cases of Ensure for the children residing in their home.

Nipomo Youth Coalition –September -$1500.00 assistance for food, clothing, sports, field trips, school supplies and other educational needs.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center–Sept.- Ordered 12 Umbrella Strollers, 6 Feeding Seats, 6 Hi-chairs, & 3 Playards for the babies they serve.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO – Sept. – Purchased and delivered 8 Art Carts filled with supplies for the therapists to use in schools.

Care Package for Sick Child – Sept. – A box with a pillow pet, a couple outfits, and story books for a child who has been very ill. 

SLO Symphony – Everyday Etudes – August – Donated $500.00 to be used for funding the Everyday Etudes program in the classrooms

Music Motive – August – Donated $500.00 to be used for scholarships for children in their music programs.

Beatitude House August – Sent out 14 large boxes of diapers & assisted with funding a school enrichment activity for teen in their program.

Paso Robles Art Association – August – Donated $500.00 for the event Arte de Tiza, supporting art programs for children & teens.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center – August- Purchased and delivered an assortment of baby boys clothing and gently used items.

Hospice Partners- August – Donated 10 Pillow Pets in memory of Katie Reilly for the Children’s Bereavement Counseling Program.

Tu Nidito – August – Sent off 10 Pillow Pets in memory of Angelique Redondo for their children’s grief & counseling programs.

Assistance League Sue’s Stars- July -$1000.00 to assist with the clothing of middle school students.

Martha’s Place – July – Purchased a car seat for a child in their program.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO – July – Ordered boxes of diapers and pull-ups to be sent out for the children that they serve.

Outside Now – Art of Mentoring- July – Assisted with scholarship tuition for 1 child in their program who will be attending a workshop.

Cambria Connection – July –Purchased  basketballs & net, ping pong paddles, balls & net, and face painting supplies for their children’s party.

Opera San Luis Obispo- July – $800.00 to provide scholarships for children who qualify for financial aid who want to attend the Opera Camp.

DeGroot’s Home – June – Ordered 18 cases of  ensure and some diapers for the children residing in their home.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center – June- Purchased and delivered an assortment of baby boys clothing fulfilling their request.

Templeton Independent Study High School- Rita Goehner Memorial Award – June-– $300.00- 2 graduating students who excel in the Arts.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO – May – Purchased  replacement white boards for their children’s counseling rooms. 

Martha’s Place – May – Purchased a car seat, a pair of boys shoes and a belt for children in their program.

Teens Together  – May – Provided funding for pizza following their extracurricular activity for the girls in their program.

Beatitude House – April – Purchased several large packages of diapers in assorted sizes for the babies in their program.

Martha’s Place – April – Purchased 2 car seats for the children in their program.

Nipomo Little League – April – Contributed $500.00 towards the purchase of a replacement batting cage net that was stolen in March.

SLO Parks & Rec – Aquatics – April- Donated $500.00 to help fund swim classes and/or programs for underprivileged children.

SLO County Library -April- Provided funding for arts and crafts teen summer programs at several branches of the SLO County Library.  

Martha’s Place – April – Purchased toys, pillows, and other items for the therapy room used for the children in their program.

Women’s Shelter Program – March – Purchased and delivered 25 Easter Baskets for the children in their programs.

Prado Day Center/Maxine Lewis Shelter- March – Purchased and delivered 12 Easter Baskets for all the children in their programs.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center – March – Purchased strollers, pack n’ plays & high chairs for the infants & toddlers in their program.

Martha’s Place – March- Purchased clothing for the children in their program and also and bins for the sorting and storage of the clothing.

San Luis Obispo Parks & Recreation – February – Sent $500.00 to provide financial aid for children to attend their programs.

Martha’s Place – February – Purchased toys for the therapy room for the children in their program.

PEAK Pacheco – February- $500.00 to assist with scholarships for children’s extracurricular activities

MBHS Safe and Sober Grad Night – February – Contributed to assist in funding so all seniors will be able to attend a safe & sober grad night.

Beatitude House – January – Purchased several large packages of diapers in assorted sizes for the babies in their program.

Music Motive – January – Donated $500.00 to be used for their children’s music programs.

SLO Museum of Art -January – Contributed $500.00 to their Children’s Art Program scholarship fund.

2012

DeGroot’s Home – December – Purchased diapers, wipes and ensure for the children residing in their home.

Teen’s Together – December – Funded the Holiday Party Dinner and provided a gift for the girls in their program.

Prado Day Center/ Maxine Lewis Shelter– December – Provided hot chocolate and goodies for the children’s Christmas party.

Martha’s Place – December – Funded weighted blankets for the children in their therapy program.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center – December– Purchased lightweight strollers and high chairs for the babies in their program.

Tree of Life – December – Purchased 4 convertible car seats for the babies in their program.

Prado Day Center/ Maxine Lewis Shelter– Dec. – Purchased gifts from the wish list of each of the 28 children currently in their program.

Women’s Shelter Program – December – Collected, purchased and delivered toys and gift cards for the children and teens in their program.

Hospice Partners- November – Donated Anita’s Pillow Pets in memory of Katie Reilly for the Children’s Bereavement Counseling Program.

Dept. of Social Services -2012 Youth Calendar – Provided pizza for the foster youth involved in the 2012 Youth Calendar project.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO – November – Provided funding for shoes for 3 children in their program.

Ventura Charter School – SLO – November – Donated $300.00 to assist with funding in the children’s music program. 

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center-Oct. –Purchased Hi-Chairs and Diapers and dropped off bags of gently used baby clothes and supplies.

Martha’s Place- October – Funded a wish list of the toys and items needed for their Children’s therapy program.

Independent Living Program – Oct. – Assisted with funding for Holiday gifts for the teen’s through twenty one year olds in their program.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO – October – Donated $200.to their Emergency Fund to benefit children in their programs.

Excellence in Writing- September – Funded IEW curriculum programs for the 2012-2013 school year for low income qualifying families.

Martha’s Place – September – Purchased and delivered a 3-in-1 Car Sear for one of the toddlers in their program.

Nipomo Youth Coalition –September – $1500.00 assistance for food, clothing, sports, field trips, school supplies and other educational needs.

Excellence in Writing- August – Funded IEW curriculum programs for the 2012-2013 school year for low income qualifying family.

Teen’s Together – August – Assisted in funding the enrichment activity, including cooking and etiquette class, for the girls in their program.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center – August – Purchased baby wipes, pack n plays, high chairs, sleepers & onesies for the babies.

Tree of Life – August – Purchased 4 convertible car seats and 3 jumbo boxes of baby wipes for the babies in their program.

Paso Robles Art Association – August – Donated $500.00 for the event Arte de Tiza, supporting art programs for children & teens.

Assistance League Sue’s Stars- July -$1000.00 to assist with the clothing of middle school students.

Beatitude House – July – Purchased several large packages of diapers in assorted sizes for the babies in their program.

Opera San Luis Obispo- July – $800.00 to provide scholarships for children who qualify for financial aid who want to attend the Opera Camp. 

SLO Parks & Rec – Aquatics – SLO Swim- July- Contributed $500.00 to help fund swim classes or programs for underprivileged children.

Excellence in Writing- July – Funded IEW curriculum programs for the 2012-2013 school year for low income qualifying family.

San Luis Obispo Parks & Recreation – June – Sent $500.00 to provide financial aid for children to attend their programs.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center – June – Purchased baby wipes, diapers, sleep n plays & onesies for the babies in their program. 

Martha’s Place – June – Purchased an array of girls clothing and boys and girls socks and underwear for the children in their program.

Get On The Bus – June – Funded some grocery items needed for the children’s ice cream social following their visit with their loved ones.

Templeton Independent Study High School- Rita Goehner Memorial Award – June-– $300.00- 2 graduating students who excel in the Arts.

San Luis Obispo Parks & Recreation – May – Sent $300.00 to provide financial aid for children to attend their programs.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO – May–Purchased a gift card to be used for camping supplies for their clients.

Independent Living Program – May – Provided Vocal Lessons for a Foster Teen in their program who is living in a group home.

SLO Parks & Rec – Aquatics – SLO Swim- May- Contributed $300.00 to help fund swim classes or programs for underprivileged children.

Excellence in Writing- May – Funded IEW curriculum programs for the 2012-2013 school year for low income qualifying family.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO – May– Funded class fees for Martial Arts classes for three of the children in their program.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center – April – Purchased 5 pack n plays, 3 hi chairs, newborn baby clothes for the babies in their program.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO – April –Purchased and delivered 27 Easter Baskets for the children in their programs.

Prado Day Center/Maxine Lewis Shelter-April – Purchased & delivered 13 Easter Baskets for the homeless children in their program.

Hospice Partners- April – Pillow Pets in memory of Katie Reilly for the Children’s Bereavement Counseling Program.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO – March – Funded Soccer Shoes for one of the children in their program.

PEAK CL Smith- March – Contributed $500.00 to help fund their program “Promoting Extracurricular Activities with Kids”.

Atascadero Community Link-Mar.  Purchased tee shirts for the Latina Step Forward girls to identify themselves when they perform community service & on outings. 

Music Motive – March – Donated $500.00 to be used for their children’s music programs.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO- February – Paid the application fee for Exploration Station for one of their families to obtain a computer.

SLO Museum of Art -Feb. – Contributed $500.00 to their Children’s Art Program scholarship fund.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center – Feb. –8 bags of freshly laundered gently used clothing, crib mobile, play station, and changing pad.

Independent Living Program – Feb. – Provided Vocal Lessons for a Foster Teen in their program who is living in a group home.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO- Feb. – Provided funding for a pair of hockey skates so their client could continue playing club hockey.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center – Jan. – Purchased 4 Play yards, 4 High Chairs and Boxes of Baby Wipes for the babies they serve.

MBHS Safe and Sober Grad Night – Jan. – Contributed to the fund so help all seniors attend a safe and sober grad night 2012.

Martha’s Place – Jan. – Purchased a lightweight portable stroller for one of the toddlers in their program.

2011

Martha’s Place – Dec. – Purchased the holiday gifts on the wish list for the children in their program.

Angel of Hope – Dec. – Provided Anita’s Pillow Pets for the sibling in their bereavement counseling program. 

Teen’s Together – Dec. – Assisted in funding the Holiday Party Dinner for the girls in their program.

Women’s Shelter Program – Dec. – Collected and delivered toys and gift cards for the children and teens in their program.

Prado Day Center/ Maxine Lewis Shelter– Dec. – Purchased a gift from the wish list of each of the 19 children currently in their program.  

Martha’s Place – Dec. – Purchased a double stroller for two of the children in their program.

Foster Youth – Beca Pone – Dec. – Purchased 18 hoodies, coats & jackets in assorted styles and sizes for foster teens.

Dept. of Social Services -2012 Youth Calendar – Provided pizza for the foster youth involved in the 2012 Youth Calendar project.

DeGroot’s Home- Nov. – We delivered a large assortment of socks, several lullaby motion & musical toys, & 3 jumbo boxes of wipes. 

Independent Living Program – Nov. – Assisted with funding for Holiday gifts for the teen’s through twenty one year olds in their program.

Special Delivery –Oct- Provided much needed diapers for the babies in their program

Military Parents – Oct. – Provided funding for packaging materials to send care packages to our teen’s & twenty’s serving our Country. 

Prado Day Center- Oct. – Had 2 Cassette/CD players, Music & Story CD’s, Crayon’s Markers, & Color Books delivered for their children. 

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center – Oct. – Ordered 9 High Chairs and Feeding Seats & 6 more Play Yards.

San Luis Obispo Parks & Recreation – Sept. – Sent $500.00 to provide financial aid for children to attend their programs.

Seasons Grief & Loss Center-Sept.  – Provided funding for a children’s table and chairs set for their therapy area.

Martha’s Place- Sept. – Fulfilled their wish list for some replacement toys for their exam rooms.

Beatitude House – Sept. – Purchased Children’s vitamins and several large packages of diapers for the babies and children in their program.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center – Sept. – Had 8 Play Yards & Pack & Plays delivered for the babies in their programs to use as cribs.

Paso Robles Art Association – Sept. – Donated $500.00 for the event Arte de Tiza, supporting art programs for children & teens.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO- August- Funded necessary expense for a school Football Program. 

Nipomo Youth Coalition –Sept. $1500.00 assistance for food, clothing, sports, field trips, school supplies, and other educational needs.

Teens Together- Aug. – Assist in funding for their semi annual cultural event Dancing with the Stars, dinner and dance lessons.

SAFE–Aug. -Provided school clothing & shoes for qualified low income High-school and Preschool students.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO- Aug. – Funded application fee for Exploration Station.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center – Aug. – Assorted clothing for boys 9mos – 24mos. for their clients

Outside Now- Aug. – Assist with scholarship tuition for 2 children in their program who will be attending a workshop.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center – July – 3 High Chairs & 3 Feeding Seats for babies in their program.

Hospice Partners- July -Purchased 11 Pillow Pets in memory of Katie Reilly for the Children’s Bereavement Counseling Program.

San Luis Obispo Parks & Recreation – July – Assisted in funding a three week tennis class for a girl who qualified for their financial aid.

Martha’s Place – July – Purchased storage bins to organize the clothing supplies that we donated previously.

Teens Together – June – Purchased 8 pairs of warm up pants for the girls participating in the yoga program.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO – June – Purchased CD/Cassette/Radio players for 2 of their Art Therapy rooms.

Prado Day Center – June – Funded football camp for one of the boys in their program.

Martha’s Place – June –clothing, socks and underwear for boys and girls, bottles, formula, diapers, wipes, and more.

Templeton Independent Study High School- Rita Goehner Memorial Award – June-– $300.00 graduating student who excels in the Arts.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center – May- Purchased 4 Playards (used as cribs) for their clients.

San Luis Obispo Parks & Recreation- May- $1500.00 funds for Prado, MLHS, WSPSLO & Low Income Children for Summer Programs.

Opera San Luis Obispo- May – $500.00 to provide scholarships for children who attend the Opera Camp.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center – May- Purchased a batch of boys clothing, and donated over a dozen bags of gently used clothes, etc.

DrumSchool/MusicSchool 101 –May- $300.00 for student scholarships for Bucketeers, a beginning level drum class.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO- May – Donated gently used furniture for the newly acquired transitional homes.

Fort Hope – May – donation of $300.00 for supplies for children in their programs.

SLO Library -May- $1200.00 funding for summer programs – 10 libraries will participate and 4H will run the programs.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO – April – Assisted a child in their program with Guitar Lessons.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center –April –Sent out $80.00 of Enfimil Infant baby formula & Many bags of gently used clothing & access.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO – April – 7 Easter Baskets for the children in their Safe House.

Central Coast Rescue Mission – April – $500.00 to help provide meals for children in their program.

Prado Day Center-April – 15 Easter Baskets for the homeless children in their program.

Tu Nidito – April – 10 Anita’s Pillow Pets in memory of Angelique Redondo for their children’s grief & counseling programs.

PEAK – April – $500.00 to assist with scholarships for children’s extra curricular activities

SLO Museum of Art-April -$500.00 to assist with Children’s Art Center scholarships.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center- March – 2 New High Chairs, 4 New Feeding Seats, 2 gently used  Pack n Plays & more.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO – March – Funding for a client to attend BSA Summer Camp.

Hospice Partners- March – Pillow Pets in memory of Katie Reilly for the Children’s Bereavement Counseling Program.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center –Feb. –6 new  Playards,1 gently used crib w/ bedding & 8 large bags of gently used clothes & more.

SLO Parks & Recreation – Feb.  Provided funding for 14 – 2 week group swim lessons for underprivileged children. 

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center –Feb. – Purchased 48 packs of travel wet wipes for babies. 

Prado Day Center –Jan. – Purchased  2 large totes filled with toddler toys: stackers, crayons, puzzles, books and more.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO – Jan. – Passed along an in kind donation of handmade knit hats to keep the kids nice and warm.

Special Delivery –Jan.-  Provided much needed diapers and wet wipes for the babies in their program.

2010

Women’s Shelter Program SLO- Dec. – 6 Jumbo boxes of diapers.

San Luis Obispo Parks & Recreation –Dec. – $300.00 funding for Children with financial need.

Teens Together – Dec. – Provide gifts for holiday gathering.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center- Dec.- Purchased and delivered 8 new pack and plays for babies to use for cribs.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO – Nov. – Donated $500.00 to the children’s emergency fund.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO – Nov. – Funded application fee $15.00  for Exploration Station

Drum School 101- Oct, – $700.00  To assist with providing scholarships to children in need.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO – Oct. – Funded school photo packages  for 4 students in their program

Hospice Partners- Oct.– 15 Pillow Pets for the Children’s Grief Counseling and Bereavement Program

Nipomo Youth Coalition –Sept. $1500.00 assistance for food, clothing, sports, field trips, school supplies, and other educational needs.

San Luis Obispo Parks & Recreation –Sept. Paid for the enrollment fee for an afrter school program for a qualifying child.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO – Aug. – Provide Transportation processing fee for 4 students in their program

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center-Aug.- Facilitate donation of  8 used cribs to families with babies without.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO-Aug.- funded $40.00 transportaion fee for 4 children in the Lucia Mar School District.

CCK Bear Aid – Aug.- Donated $300 which will provide 120 children with teddy bears who appear at the Children’s Court.

San Luis Obispo Parks & Recreation-Aug.- $425.00 funds for Prado, MLHS, & WSPSLO Children for Summer Programs.

Teen’s Together – Aug. – Fund enrichment activity & dinner for 17 girls in the comprehensive counseling program.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO-July- Snacks for Art Therapy Program.

San Luis Obispo Parks & Recreation-July- $450.00 funds for Prado, MLHS, & WSPSLO Children for Summer Programs

Opera San Luis Obispo – July – Fund 2 children for the Summer Opera Camp.

Prado Day Center-July- Little Tikes Giant Toybox, 3 rolling three drawer carts, for the children’s room.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center-July-  7 new Playards, Diapers, 2 used cribs & 3 used Playards, 4 Boys outfits.

San Luis Obispo Parks & Recreation-June- $2500.00 fund for Prado, MLHS, & WSPSLO Children for Summer Programs.

Hawthorne Elementary-June- 17 Awards-6th Grade Reading Buddies – B&N Giftcards, Movie Experience Passes, & Yogurt Creation Certs.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center June-$500.00 for Emergency Children Fund.

Templeton Independent Study High School- Rita Goehner Memorial Award – June-– $300.00 graduating student who excels in the Arts. 

MBHS Graduate Award-June – Laptop Computer to assist with continuing education.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center-May- – Purchase of 8 new Cosco Play yards 

SLO Museum of Art-May-$500.00 to assist with Children’s Art Center scholarships.

SLO Library -Summer- $2400.00 to assist with funding for summer science programs at six of the branches.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center – ongoing -Crib, bedding and toys.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO- 16 Jumbo boxes of Pull-ups in assorted sizes.

Hospice Partners- April -Pillow Pets in memory of Katie Reilly for the Children’s Bereavement Counseling Program.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center -April ongoing – Pack n Play donation.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO– April – Easter Baskets for the children in the safe house. 

Prado Day Center – April – Easter Baskets for the children at the center.

Excellence in Writing –April -  writing program for Low income family.

Women’s Shelter Program SLO – Feb. – April – assist a high school swimmer with fees and supplies.

Fort Hope – March – donation of $150.00 for supplies for their program.

Women’s Shelter SLO – March – assist a child in their program with fees for Martial Art Classes for up to 3 mos.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling Center – March –continue ongoing donations –Diapers &  Pack n play.

Women’s Shelter SLO- March – assist with preschool tuition.

Excellence in Writing – March – writing program for low income family.

Women’s Shelter Program – March – diapers provided.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling – February –Pack n Play & Crib.

2009

Teen’s Together – December – transportation, gifts, & dessert for Christmas event.

Fort Hope – December- $350.00 funding for supplies.

Nipomo Food Pantry – December- provided 125 gifts for very needy children.

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling – December- Cribs & Pack n play’s.

Assistance League Sue’s Stars- November -$1000.00 to assist with the clothing of middle school students.

Prado Day Center – December – provided a Christmas gift for every child on the list.

Five Acres- November – $2000.00 of patterned and colorful bed in a bags for the children in residence.

National Adoption Day Fun Festival – November funded Arts and Craft Supplies. 

Alpha Pregnancy Counseling – November – Crib

Independent Living Program – November- $1000.00 for the emergency fund for tuition, books, and school supplies for teens .

Hospice Partners – October -provided 15 pillow pets for children/teens in their grief counseling program.

California Youth Connection – September -Assist with funding for a Speak Out event for foster youth 

SLO Dept. of Social Services –Permanency Program-Sibling Harvest Festival – September- funded  games, prizes, food & decorations.

Prado Day Center –September -$750.00 for school clothing and shoes for homeless children.

Nipomo Youth Coalition –September $1500.00 assistance for food, clothing, sports, field trips, school supplies, and other educational needs.

Solid Rock Ranch – September- $1000.00 to help with food, clothing, school supplies, educational needs and entertainment.

San Luis Obispo Symphony – August -donated $500.00 to the Everyday Etudes programs on the schools.

Cal Poly YOPAC – August – donated $500.00 to assist Youth Outreach at the Performing Arts Center programs.

Teens Together – July- provided funding for an enrichment outing for 17 girls.

Hospice Partners – July- provided 15 pillow pets for children/teens in their grief counseling program.

San Luis Obispo Art Center – June $500.00 to help provide funding for the children’s/teen art programs.

Templeton Independent Study High School- Rita Goehner Memorial Award – June- $300.00 graduating student who excels in the Arts. 

With Wings and A Halo – June- provided funding for 10 B.A.C.K. Packets filled with books to be given to First Responders. 

Institute for Excellence in Writing – May, July, August Provided IEW Programs for individual families with children in need.

Hospice Partners- March –Pillow Pets for Children’s Grief Counseling Program.

Marian Hospice- March- Teen Care Notes to send to grieving teens after a loss of a loved one

Maxine Lewis Memorial Homeless Shelter -February 3 rolling carts filled with toys, games, and arts and craft supplies for the children 

Hospice San Luis Obispo- January- 150 Helping Your Child Work through Grief Handbooks to be given to children 

2008

Maxine Lewis Memorial Homeless Shelter- December - Blanket Drive- 24 blankets & throws, & gently used blankets and clothing 

Maxine Lewis Memorial Homeless Shelter, San Luis Obispo- Sept/Oct – We were able to provide just under $ 1850.00 worth of 

goods: 16 cots, 16 allergy free pillows, 4 pack-n-plays, backpacks, jackets, shoes, and socks. 

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Please contact us if there is a situation or need where Rita’s Rainbows can be of assistance.

email us at: RR@Ritasrainbows.org  or call – (805) 458-5213