ROC Angel Tree Receives Tyson Donation

Pictured are staff members from Rainbow of Challenges’ Making Rainbows and Tyson Foods of Hope surrounded by a roomful of donated toys, educational materials, clothes, and toiletries. The donation was made by the management and team members of Tyson Foods. For the seventh consecutive year, Tyson has organized a toy and clothes drive which has aided the Making Rainbows Angel Tree campaign.

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ROC Christmas & Candlelight Luminaries Project

Rainbow of Challenges’ individuals recently took part in the assembly of luminaries at Washington Historic State Park to be used in the Christmas and Candlelight events. The group of individuals worked to put together more than 2,500 luminaries, filling the paper bags with sand and candles to be placed throughout the Park. When the work was completed, the individuals were presented with certificates of appreciation from Park staff. See all the pics of the fun under “Photo Gallery”!

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Judy Watson Named to Governor’s Developmental Disabilities Council

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson recently announced that Rainbow of Challenges, Inc.’s CEO Judy Watson was named to the Governor’s Developmental Disabilities Council. The Arkansas Governor’s Developmental Disability Council consist of individuals with developmental disabilities, family members, directors of state agencies that serve people with disabilities and representatives from nonprofit and private organizations that provide services and supports for people with disabilities. Operating under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act as amended, the Council’s main objective is to improve the independence and productivity of people with developmental disabilities and to ensure their integration and inclusion into the community. It is the belief of the council that persons with… Read More

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ROC Recycling – Turning Trash Into Treasure – Newspapers Needed

  The next time you are in a local McDonald’s restaurant, remember the napkins used were once discarded newspapers recycled by Rainbow of Challenges’ clients. The same can be said for many other paper products purchased locally such as Sparkle and Mardi Gras brand paper towels, Vanity Fair napkins, and Angel Soft tissue. The newspapers and cardboard collected from the area as trash can be transformed into a wide range of paper products and provide a “treasure” in the form of wages paid to ROC clients who handle and process the materials. There has been a shortage of some recyclables, namely newspapers, magazines and office paper at the ROC Recycling… Read More

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Making Rainbows Earns Better Beginnings Certification

Making Rainbows of Rainbow of Challenges is proud to announce that it is a Better Beginnings certified child care provider. Better Beginnings is the voluntary quality rating system for all licensed child care providers in Arkansas. Better Beginnings was developed by the Arkansas Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education and uses a one, two and three star rating system to certify child care providers. Once a provider is certified, this rating is posted on ARBetterBeginnings.com for parents and others to use when choosing a child care facility. Children deserve the very best care and education possible, as early as possible. Better Beginnings connects Arkansas families with information and… Read More

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ROC Fishing Derby a big success!

Pictured are the smiling faces of Rainbow of Challenges individuals and students from the Spring Hill High School FCCLA group as they pose with their prized catches during the annual ROC Fishing Derby held at the Hope Fair Park. Special thanks go to the Fair Park staff and volunteers, Spring Hill High School FCCLA, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and Super 1 Foods in helping make the event a success. See all the fun in pictures under “Photo Gallery” !

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