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Community Partners of Dallas
Community Partners of Dallas' Rainbow Room looks like any other children's boutique. Its walls are painted with bright designs, its shelves overflow with brand-new toys and clothing. Throughout the room are rounders of coats, shelves full of infant-care supplies, stacks of tiny t-shirts and displays of outfits that any kid would be proud to wear to school. The only thing missing is a cash register....
Money doesn't change hands here. "Shoppers" fill out forms and help themselves. These customers are Child Protective Services caseworkers, and they're shopping for children of our community whose lives are in crisis.
Sometimes, the difference between a child who goes to school and one who doesn't is a pair of shoes, a winter coat, a backpack and notebook. Sometimes, the difference between an infant who is healthy and one who isn't is formula, clean diapers, lotions and powders -- things that many parents take for granted.
In the past, caseworkers dipped into their own pockets to help provide for the families they served, which only added to the stress of caseworkers' jobs. The Rainbow Room is an emergency resource center so that caseworkers may offer tangible help to families in need.
The Rainbow Room accepts new items only, operating on the credo that "abused and neglected children don't need abused and neglected things."
Current Needs Include:
• Baby food
• Baby bottles
• Diaper rash cream
• Baby wash
• Baby lotion
• Boy’s underwear (small 6/8)
• Boy’s pajamas (7/8)
• Boy’s t-shirts (7/8, 10/12 and 14/16)
• Boy’s shorts (14/16)
To make a donation to the Rainbow Room, contact Erin Frisch at firstname.lastname@example.org or (214) 624-7622.
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