Backpacks to Schools
Our annual backpack drive started because of one student’s desire to help his classmate. The students were involved in a homework program, and they could earn points to get prizes. There was one student who was saving all his points, and when asked why, he said that he was saving it for a friend who did not have one. Since then we have given out around 500 backpacks a year to people in the community. We have partnered with many businesses and churches around the area who collect backpacks for the annual drive.
Rainbow's End Youth Services Annual Fundraising Banquet
SAVE THE DATE– FRIDAY, MARCH 29 , 2019
REYS has been blessed through the growth of the annual banquet over the past couple of years. This growth has led us to look for a larger venue. We are excited to share that our banquet next year will be held on March 29, 2019 in Landis Hall at the WJTL Junction Center with special guest speakers Jay and Laura Laffoon.
Craig Heisey Memorial 5K
The Craig Heisey Memorial 5k and the Victoria Heisey fun run is an event that REYS has been a part of for almost a decade. Craig and Victoria were both strong influences in the community and we are honored to participate in this event in remembrance of them.The race includes around 175 runners from the community and neighboring areas. The event benefits us here at REYS by giving the proceeds to us so that we can run After-School, Evening, Summer, and Music Programs.
NEXT YEAR’S DATE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018
The Extraordinary Give
The 2017 Extraordinary Give was an amazing day for REYS! Through donations from over 170 different people, over $106,000 was contributed to the operating needs of the youth center. THANK YOU to everyone that helped make this such a wonderful day!
NEXT YEAR’S DATE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2018