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Our “20th Anniversary” was celebrated 2/2/19

“Dreams Achieved, Dreams for the Future”

2019 Rainbow Homes Membership Considering being a Rainbow Homes Member? Our great organization assists in making a difference in the lives of adults learning to be independent, would you like to be part of that?

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BRONZE MEMBER *Membership Card *Pin

Gift cards for Outings ***VOLUNTEERING YOUR TIME***

SILVER MEMBER $60.00 *Membership Card *Pin *Residents personalized greeting cards 6pk.

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GOLD MEMBER $90.00 *Membership Card *Pin *Resident’s personalize greeting cards 6pk. *5% Discount on Rainbow Homes Silent Auction & Dinner Tickets (When bought before the current Auction)

We are always in need of volunteers to help our residents do their spring cleaning in their apartments and outside. Also, consider volunteering to help with our garden cleaning and planting this year. Let us know if you or your group can help. Please call (517) 699-8454 ask for Susan or Danielle for details.

Thank you to all who helped celebrate with us!! Special Thanks to the St. Casmir Parish, Knights of Columbus Council #9711, Board of Directors, Silent Auction Committee, Residents & Staff as well as many others who donated wonderful items for the Auction.

BIG SHOUT OUT TO ALL OUR KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SUPPORTERS!!!

Knights of Columbus Council #6223

Knights of Columbus Council #9182

Knights of Columbus Council #9711

Knights of Columbus Council #788

THANK YOU!!! Also, Special THANKS to our Major Donors:

Carolyn Texera, Kellie Dean, Joe Perrone, Susan & Jon Stoltzfus, Marylin Ebaugh and Jayne Hoxie. MISSION STATEMENT To provide Christian faith-based housing, services and supports for adults with intellectual impairments, where they can grow personally and spiritually to reach their God-given potential.


"Dreams Achieved, Dreams for the Future”

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Rainbow Homes celebrated our 20th Anniversary in February. It began as a dream by a group of parents and professionals under the leadership of Sr. Marlene Taylor. The idea was to have a Christian family-like atmosphere where individuals could grow, have lifelong friendships and gain independence. Currently, we residentially support 30 residents both on and off campus. They have had the opportunity to learn to take care of their apartments, navigate the community, form lasting friendships and have been included in the Holt community.

2019 RAINBOW HOMES 

7 ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH, IRONWOOD LINKS GOLF COURSE IN MASON! For more information about registering a team or if you would like to sponsor a hole or donate to our raffle: www.rainbow-homes.org

The first main activities for the residents were Scouts, Special Olympics and church. As things have changed over the last 20 years, residents have been to the Lansing Symphony, the Lion King at the Wharton Center, sports events (Pro/college /high school/pee wee), all types of musical events, 5K runs, picnics, events to advocate at the Capital, Agricultural Days and Small Animal Day at MSU, just to name a few. They also have had the opportunity to milk a cow (been there, done that, not going back)!

TRAVEL NEWS 2019

Presque Isle 6/28-6/30/19

Now residents all have cell phones, and all have traveled throughout Michigan and the Midwest. Several have passports. One has traveled to Italy. They have shook hands with a Governor, raced next to Bobby Crimm and are acquainted firsthand with Kurt Cousins. Volunteering has been very important. There is a group of residents that have been volunteering at the Red Cross Food Bank/ Great Lansing Food Bank for over the last 15 years. People have volunteered at Red Cross, Tootsie Roll Drive, Kiwanis AKtion Club, March of Dimes, parks clean up, Holt’s 911 run, and washed fire trucks. Many of the folks participate in Relay for Life. Several have had cancer themselves, others have family or friends battling cancer, and many have lost family and friends to the disease. They have raised several thousand dollars for Relay the past couple of years and are very proud of their contributions. It would really take a ream of paper to name all the places they have volunteered over the last 20 years.

Huron Lady Boat Cruise 7/18/19

We have expanded our services as well. We provide CLS (Community Living Supports) both for our residents and those in the community. There are cooking classes, educational outings, volunteering and lots of fishing in the summer. We currently serve participants from the community as well. In 2007 we began providing respite supports. During the day a number of folks come before and after School or Program to hang out because their parents work. We opened up a bedroom to provide overnight supports for weekends. This has expanded to support folks with extended medical issues and prep for folks in the community who needed assistance before/after hospital stays. It has been used for emergency purposes when there has been a fire or disasters in the community for a place to stay for persons with cognitive impairments. And then there is the Travel Club. In 2001 everyone was talking about wanting to go to Washington DC. So, with Board support we took a tour bus to Washington with 50 people (residents, friends from the community, staff and volunteers). It was 101 degrees one day, we had a flat tire, the lift broke with someone on it and had to drive into the ER on a tour bus. We said we’d never do this again, but the travelers were saying, “now let’s go to New York, Chicago, Nashville”. Since then, we have a travel club and go on 10 trips a year. It is opened for residents as well as friends in the community that received services through CEICMH. You ask why travel is so important? Well, it connects the folks to the world. After the Washington trip, the residents all were concerned about the flags around the Washington monument when they heard that there had been an earthquake. They are more aware when the News comes on and the connection is made.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 8/23-8/25/19

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RAINBOW HOMES ANNUAL FAMILY PICNIC

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Sunday, August 2019 “Luau”

1pm - 3pm

We have found that traveling has connected people to persons with disabilities. At first, it is the stares. Our last trip to Chicago, we were in the same hotel with two other tours through the same company. One was from Brooklyn, New York and the other from Biloxi, Mississippi. We would run into them at breakfast and around Chicago. But it wasn’t until the final night dinner dance that barriers came tumbling down. Dinner was a quiet affair. As the music started for the dancing our folks were the first on the floor and let’s just say they all have their own style. After the second song a few people from the Mississippi group got up to dance. Then a few others. Finally, the New York group started to come up. There was one lady that was drawn to Earl. Let’s just say Earl don’t dance, but he politely went up. By the end of the night, she would just point to Earl and in her southern drawl she would say, “Earl, it’s our time”. As things wound up, you couldn’t tell there were three groups as there was just one big group. At the breakfast the final morning, all three groups were mixed about the tables with each other. We were all just travelers. This is just a small picture of our dreams achieved. We look forward to our next 20 years to see what barriers we can tear down, adventures we can think up, and what heights we can achieve.

On to our Next Chapter!

Greenfield Village 9/12/19

Turkeyville Christmas 12/12/19

Rainbow Homes will provide meat and drinks. Bring a passing dish. RSVP @ (517) 699-8454 w/dish selection & # of those attending.

Check the website for more information www.rainbow-homes.org


7th Annual

IRONWOOD LINKS

IRONWOOD LINKS

Rainbow Homes

Charity Golf Outing

Sponsorship Opportunity

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Ironwood Links Golf Course

Ways to show your support of Rainbow Homes a Christian Non-Profit Housing Organization assisting adults with intellectual disAbilities to live up to their Godgiven potential!

Major Sponsor for $1,500 + Name will be placed on Sign & Special Recognition Letter of Appreciation Name mentioned in our Fall Newsletter.

Sponsor Dinner for $1,000

Name will be placed on Sign & Special Recognition Letter of Appreciation Name mentioned in our Fall Newsletter

I am unable to attend but would like to make a donation. Name will be placed on Sign & Special Recognition Letter of Appreciation Name mentioned in our Fall Newsletter

Sponsor Lunch for $500

Name will be placed on Sign & Special Recognition Letter of Appreciation Name mentioned in our Fall Newsletter

Sponsor a Hole for $100

Name will be placed on Sign & Special Recognition Letter of Appreciation

Sunday, September 15th 2019 - 10am Shotgun Start 9am-10am Registration 18 Holes with a Cart - Range Balls - Lunch & Dinner (Beer & Wine available for purchase) 50/50 Drawing Please join us in supporting Rainbow Homes a Christian Non-Profit Housing Organization assisting adults with intellectual disAbilities live up to their God-given potential!

I would like to donate items for Golfers gift bags (72)

(Items to be collected by 9/1) Name will be placed on Sign & Special Recognition Letter of Appreciation Drop off items at Rainbow Homes / call Rainbow Homes for pick-up.

Sponsorship Registration Form I would like to sponsor the 7th Annual Rainbow Homes Charity Golf Outing Sponsor Level: ________________________ For: $__________Ck#___________Date:_________ Company/Individual Sponsor Name: _________________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________ City/State/Zip:____________________________ Contact Person: ____________________________________ Phone: ________________________ E-Mail: _______________________________________________ Logo Sent: ________ Date:___________________________ Make checks payable to Rainbow Homes and mail with registration form to Rainbow Homes address, you can also call Rainbow Homes to pay over the phone with a credit card. Credit Cards accepted CC#____________________________

Rainbow Homes 7th Annual Charity Golf Outing

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Signature:________________________________________________ Date:_________ Drop off items at Rainbow Homes or call Rainbow Homes for pick-up. Company Logo can be e-mailed to rainbowhomes@scbglobal.net 2111 Adelpha Ave. Apt. B Holt, Michigan 48842 Phone: 517-699-8454 E-Mail: evansm@msu.edu Web: www.rainbow-homes.org

742 North Eifert Road, Mason More information on the website

www.rainbow-homes.org

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Make checks payable to Rainbow Homes and mail with registration form to Rainbow Homes. (address below) Credit Cards accepted Name on the card: ___________________________ CC#:__________________________ Exp.Date:_____ Sec Code:____ Zip:_____ Signature:___________________________________________________________ Date:_____________

Contact Rainbow Homes to pay with a credit card over the phone.

2111 Adelpha Ave. Apt. B Holt, Michigan 48842 Phone: 517-699-8454 E-Mail: evansm@msu.edu Web: www.rainbow-homes.org


TID BITS from around Rainbow Homes As the weather cooled off, residents trooped to Jim and Ann Welling’s for the traditional making of the hard candy. It takes a day to make, cook and cut up the confections. Of course there is some sampling – quality control! The candy is then packed in jars and used to give out to teachers, friends and those that help us throughout the year. ************************************************************************** Our Christmas Party was held at Buddie’s this year with Elvis and Johnny Cash in attendance.

************************************************************************** Residents are always excited when it’s time to open gifts from Giving Tree – Immaculate Heart of Mary. Each year the parishioners from IHM are so generous towards the residents at Rainbow Homes. This year there were so many gifts that we were able to share with others that had no Christmas. We gathered on Christmas day and opened gifts, ate Christmas dinner and watched the games. ************************************************************************** Ron, Earl, Chad, Cathy, Larry, Troy, Randy and Kelsey participated MSU Unified Basketball. Each team was half Olympians and half students. Each team played in the end of the year tournament with Ron’s team taking first place. In March, they were invited to University of Michigan to play against 11 other University Teams. Our crew bet on Notre Dame while Michigan beat us and won the tournament. ************************************************************************** A huge group of Rainbow Homes residents and friends attended the Night To Shine at the 2/42 Church sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. They were a dressed in their finest gowns and tuxes. Thanks to Angie Jasmund who came and did everyone’s hair. The ladies were given tiara and the guys boutonnieres as they walked down the red carpet. They were treated to dinner, danced the night away and mugged it up in the photo booth. ************************************************************************** February 10th some of the residents volunteered at the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics at the Cooley Law Stadium. As the plungers stepped out of the pools residents wrapped them in a warm blanket.

Thank you, for all that helped in making these and all of the other wonderful things happen around Rainbow Homes.

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