Rockwall, Texas – Students and staff at Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy have started their annual donation drive to help the RAINBOW ROOM of Rockwall. This is a heartfelt way to help kids who are in trouble. The FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) and TAFE (Texas Association of Future Educators) chapters at the college have supported this important community resource for four years in a row.
The Rainbow Room is a beacon of hope for many because it gives children who have been suddenly removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect the things they need in an emergency. Most of the time, these kids leave their homes with only the clothes they’re wearing. The room is open 24 hours a day and has important things like diapers, baby formula, hygiene products, and school supplies ready for caseworkers to get and give to the kids they are responsible for.
The Rainbow Room is more than just a place to get supplies. It’s a lifeline for kids in our community when they need it the most. Each item donated helps these kids get used to their new lives and gives them a sense of normalcy in their crazy ones.
People in the community are welcome to drop off new, unopened items from October 23 to November 3. Things that are needed but not always available are baby shampoo, baby wash, baby lotion, diaper ointment, kids’ shampoo, body wash, and especially kids’ underwear and socks.
You can leave these items to Mrs. Peterson in room B114 or to any classroom at Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy. The donation ends on November 3, giving people in the community plenty of time to take part.
People from all walks of life have generously donated to the drive in the past, including students and their families, as well as local businesses and community leaders. People in the community are working together to show how serious they are about protecting their most vulnerable members.
Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy, part of Rockwall ISD, isn’t just collecting things; it’s also using the kindness of everyone in Rockwall. Each bottle of shampoo or pair of socks is a sign of someone’s dedication to the well-being of these kids.
This annual donation shows that the academy is still dedicated to teaching its students to care about others and be good citizens. The future leaders that Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy trains, learn firsthand how community service can make a big difference in other people’s lives through projects like these.
The academy hopes to once again make a big contribution to the Rainbow Room over the next few days, helping them with their important work and making sure that every child can feel cared for during their hardest times.
During the month of October, which is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Joy of Clean provides free cleaning service to breast cancer patients until the end of October. If you know someone suffering from breast cancer, share this valuable information with them.
Meanwhile, consider supporting Rockwall students by attending CTE Champions Night at the Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium on Friday. The event will start at 6:45 p.m. with awards ceremony for students who have won awards for their outstanding skill, dedication, and creativity in their CTE programs. As a key part of the Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy, these programs have regularly turned out young professionals who make important contributions in many fields.