Through the Missouri Tigers Blanket for a Blanket program, with each purchased blanket a Buy a Blanket, Give a Blanket is locally donated to someone in need. With a Purpose recently donated 350 blankets to Rainbow House in Columbia, MO to bring warmth to the homeless, children and families they serve this winter. Rainbow House has been helping to keep kids safe and provide the necessary support for families since 1986.
Rita Ivy, Volunteer Coordinator at Rainbow House, explained where the blankets were given to best serve those in need this year. "We distributed 150 blankets to a local homeless resource center and soup kitchen.The folks got to take a blanket as they left," she said. "130 for Project Homeless Connect which distributes supplies to the homeless in the community at a central location where they can come in for haircuts, supplies, and other things," added Ivy. The remaining 70 blankets were allocated to Rainbow House to give away to those they serve.
Rainbow House offers a Children's Emergency Shelter for those from 14-18 yrs., a Regional Child Advocacy Center and a Homeless Youth Program for 16-21 year olds. For three decades Rainbow House has successfully impacted abused and neglected children. They have also been an effective resource for families in crisis.
Pictured above: the staff of Rainbow House
With a Purpose is proud to partner with Rainbow House to see lives in Missouri changed through their value for community-inspired prevention, assessment and intervention. Over 30,420 blankets have been donated by With a Purpose to date across its multiple Blanket for a Blankets lines.