the creative world to children in hospitals
The ultimate goal of Riah's Rainbow is to bring smiles to the faces
of children who have to endure a day, a week or even months in the hospital. Our mission is to be able to give pediatric patients at local hospitals new coloring books, crayons, markers, colored
pencils, craft items, etc. Each time they visit they will receive a new coloring book & box of crayons to take
home with them. We will also offer alternatives such as puzzles, project bags, or paints. Often times,
cancer patients are offered "community" craft items. With comprised immune systems, the
threat is always there that the child may develop an illness. Riah's Rainbow eliminates that fear
To provide further assistance, it is our hope that in the future we
will be able to provide parents with the resources to take their children out for a day adventure...maybe to the zoo, or dinner
and a movie for the whole family. Providing quality time to spend with each other and make memories.
Raising awareness of all types of pediatric brain tumors, with a particular focus on Diffuse Intrinsic
Pontine Gliomas (DIPG), is one of the most valuable gifts we can give our children who fought so hard. We will also
be joining other like-minded organizations in funding the search for a cure for DIPG and other forms of pediatric brain cancer,
in the hope of curing all cancers.
We'll keep the News/Events link posted with any fundraiser events that may help with this goal.
In Loving Memory of
Mariah Jean Klein
May 28, 2004 - August 31, 2008
Riah's Rainbow is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization,
Tax-ID #26-4313710 established to enrich the lives of children who have to endure any length of stay in the hospital. There
are no salaried employees of Riah's Rainbow, the foundation operates solely through the generous efforts of volunteers.
Donations are applied only to Riah's Rainbow costs such as purchasing craft items for the
children at our designated hospitals, fundraising efforts, or marketing.