Our Signature Events

Annual Toy Drive

Annual Toy Drive

Any time we visit our wish children, at home, at our office or at the hospital, The Rainbow Connection arrives with gifts in hand!

Please donate and bring smiles to the faces of Michigan children with life threatening illnesses.


Order Gifts Online

CLICK HERE to select a gift from our Amazon “Wish List” and it will be shipped directly to The Rainbow Connection!

 Amazon Users!

Select The Rainbow Connection as your charity at https://smile.amazon.com/ and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to The Rainbow Connection!

Deliver Toys Donations to The Rainbow Connection

November 21-December 22

8:00 am-4:00 pm weekdays or call (248) 601-9474

 Top Gift Suggestions

Adult Coloring Books and Colored Pencils

Family Games age 8 and up

Gift Cards
Basketballs, Footballs, Soccer balls
Art and Craft Kits

Sports Team Memorabilia

Sports Team Hats, Scarves, and Gloves

iPod/ iTunes Cards

Nerf Guns and Toys

Bath & Body Works Gift Sets
Make up, Nail Polish and Accessories


Bring new unwrapped gifts


Price: $0.00

Date: October 14, 2016

The Rainbow Connection
621 West University
Rochester, MI
48307 Map and Directions

Dream Makers Ball...Feel the magic!

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Save the Date - Saturday, April 22, 2017 6:00pm

MGM Grand Detroit 1777 3rd Avenue Detroit, MI 48226

Dinner - Cocktails - Entertainment - Live Auction - Black Tie Optional

The Dream Makers Ball is the signature fundraising event to support the mission of The Rainbow Connection to make dreams come true for Michigan children with life threatening illnesses and provide emergency support services to their families.

The evening celebrates over 30 years and more than 3,000 dreams come true for children right here in our community. Awarded Charity Navigator's highest rating, The Rainbow Connection reaches out throughout Michigan to ease the pain of suffering children. This annual event features a live auction, dinner and entertainment.

Price: $0.00

Date: April 22, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

2017 Walk for Kids: Jimmy Johns Field Utica


2017 Walk for Kids - August 5th

Start your team today! Call 248-601-9474 ext. 37 for more information.

Download your printable Walk for Kids "Join my Team" postcard to pass out to all your friends and family. Click here to download.







Price: $25.00

Date: August 5, 2017

Jimmy Johns Field
7171 Auburn Rd
Utica, MI
48317 Map and Directions