Sponsoring provides an opportunity for companies to showcase their support in a highly visible way while making dreams come true for Michigan children with life threatening illnesses.
The Rainbow Connection hosts three fundraising events each year. Become a sponsor for one or more of our annual events and you too can help make dreams come true.
Walk for Kids – August-September
This annual walk was created at the request of our wish families looking for a low cost way to increase the awareness of The Rainbow Connection and raise money to help make dreams come true. Folks from all over Michigan come to share The Rainbow Connection message, enjoy a walk and wonderful company. Sponsorship signs and banners are displayed along the walk path for all to cheer! What started out with one Walk and 100 walkers has grown into six “Walks for Kids”across Michigan. Start a team and we will help with pledge forms and prizes!
The Dobson –Last Monday in July
This signature event is the symbol of the very first fundraiser for The Rainbow Connection in 1982 and is named in loving memory of our founder’s dear friend, Ron Dobson who died in a plane crash with his two children Tim and Jennifer. One can actually feel the cherished history of this beloved organization from the first time attendees to those dating back to the very beginning. Mr. Dobson’s, widow, Janet Dobson Vernier is there to greet and thank all who attend!
Celebration of Dreams – Late November
The holidays are here, a quiet snow is falling and the wish children at The Rainbow Connection are putting on a fashion show for all who attend. This Sunday afternoon event is a special opportunity to celebrate our wish children and the joy of making wishes come true. Be a part of the magic!
Ask your employer to hold a “Dress Casual for a Day” fundraiser. For a donation employees get to dress casually, usually on Fridays. Everyone is comfortable and you raise money for The Rainbow Connection at the same time!
Already have a Casual Day? Suggest a Pot Luck and charge a small admission, a Bake Sale or BBQ. Invite other businesses to attend. Pick a theme. Make it fun! Watch your contributions grow! Ask your employer if they have a Matching Program.
Ask your Personnel / Human Resource Department if your company participates in a Matching Fund Program. Pick up a matching gift form and mail it to The Rainbow Connection along with your donation.