Welcome to riahsrainbow.org…

Mission Statement

The ultimate mission of Riah’s Rainbow is to bring smiles to the faces of children. Many of whom have had 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 crafts and art supplies. These supplies include 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 “Community” craft items are offered to cancer patients. Due to these patients comprised immune systems, the threat is always there that the child may develop an illness. Riah’s Rainbow’s mission is to remove that fear for parents.

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same

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Riah’s Bash on the Bay

Saturday, August 3rd, 2024

Tic’s Harbor Lights 2824 Harbor Lights Lane, Suamico, WI 54173

Noon to 6pm

Come join us for a day of FUN! We will be having a meat raffle sponsored by Tic’s Harbor Lights, a bean bag tournament, 50/50 raffles and basket raffles.

All proceeds from the event will sponsor the Connor Family; a very active family of four – if they are not home they will be found at a ball field or sports arena of some sort!

Lucas is a 10 year old boy who was diagnosed with TCell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma in November 2023. The family was rushed to American Family Children’s Hospital on Thanksgiving day. The doctors found a large mass that multiplied so quickly that the dying cells were going straight to his kidneys and damaging his organs. Lucas spend 35 days in the hospital, undergoing chemotherapy treatments that shrunk the tumor and killed the cancer cells. He is currently considered in remission, however will continue with chemo treatments for the next 2 years.

Tammy Gloyd

Daughter Katie is treated at Children’s Hospital of WI in Milwaukee

“My daughter is a patient at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin right now, this if the first time I have been away from her in 3 days, and one of the first things I did was look up Riah's Rainbow online. I was so touched by the brand new crayons in the play room with the sticker with the cute little girl, and the art kit (that my daughter LOVES!!) from Riah's Rainbow that my daughter received for being a brave girl, that I just had to go online and check out who this little girl named Mariah was. It is so obvious that you all just adored her so much (and still do!) and took such good care of her.”

“Thank you so much for what you are doing for children, you truly are allowing your daughter's spirit and beauty to live on forever. My daughter really, really enjoyed the donated art supplies from Riah's Rainbow. We are going to donate to Riah's Rainbow so that we can help put smiles on a child's face.”

Rachel Hietpas

Child Life Assistant on behalf of the patients and families at Children's Hospital of Milwaukee

Dear Klein Family and Riah's Rainbow: On behalf of the patients, families, and staff here at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, I would like to say thank you for the many donations that you send to us for the kids here. It's great being able to give the kids their own set of crayons or markers, and other activities when they come. Everything you send really helps to brighten the day for our patients as well as their families. What a great way to remember Mariah! Thank you again for your generosity! Sincerely,

Dated June 12, 2009

Jen DeSombre

Son Casey was treated at St. Vincent Hospital-Green Bay, WI

“Mariah's caringbridge was one of the first ones that I followed when my son was diagnosed with leukemia this past June. I am sad to say that it was also the first caringbridge loss that I experienced as well. I still follow your updates and am impressed by your strength. I am sure that your beautiful little girl is twirling up in heaven and looking down on you...so very proud of what you are doing in her name.”

“My son was admitted to the hospital on Sunday morning and he later received some of the crayons and paper from Riah's Rainbow. He too loves to color. I wanted to capture the moment and share it with you. I hope you enjoy the pictures. Stay strong and our prayers are with you always.”

Kristen Riccardelli

Child Life Specialist of Brooklyn Hospital Center

"I am the director of the Child Life Program at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in NY. We have been receiving donations from Riah's Rainbow for about a year now. On behalf of the children, families and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology staff I would like to thank you for all the wonderful work you do. The art supplies and gifts you send are a huge support to our families. We eagerly await our next package from your family. Thank you again. I wish you a happy and healthy 2010."

Meagan Wing

Certified Child Life Specialist American Family Children's Hospital

“It is so helpful to be able to rely on Riah’s Rainbows to provide new and useful donations! I work in a bone marrow transplant unit and it is so wonderful to always have new markets, pencils, and crayons to stock those rooms with. It saves our department valuable time and money”