Hello Design For A Difference Team,
I hope this message finds you doing super well! We just hired (2) new staff! Amazingly gifted clinicians who are both bilingual Spanish speaking. They both said they knew they wanted to work at Rainbow when they walked through our doors!! Bob, I remember distinctly that you said one of the hopes of the Design 4 a Difference effort was to transform the environment to attract & retain high quality staff!! Just wanted you to know we are concretely experiencing this. We had an incredible Stakeholder Forum in April & earlier this month we hosted a Downtown Madison Rotary luncheon that was also very successful. And we are continually taking groups through for tours including an Edgewood college psychology class, Domestic Violence Task Force Children/Youth Subcommittee & many, many more. Alumni are also stopping by to check out the renovation & express pride & gratitude for what the community has done for us & current & future Rainbow clients. We are doing super well in fundraising & cannot thank you enough. I know you are all very busy with your current project with Centro & we are excited for them but wanted you to know how much more your gift continues to give!
Sharyl Kato, Director, Rainbow Project, July 17, 2017
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Hello Design for a Difference Team,
The other day a parent stopped by who had been referred by a different program. She has one 4 year old son and has been urged to learn more about the Respite Center from the social worker in the other program. She was very reluctant to come to the Respite Center since she does not leave her son with anyone. However, as soon as she came into the Respite Center, she gasped with happiness and delight. She was amazed by the beautiful space and looked in every room. She remarked on the details in the murals in the bedrooms. The kitchen details astonished her. She said she’d like to live here! While she looked around, her son quickly became engaged with the toys and activities that attracted him. Their tour was brief, but both the parent and the child are planning to come back again soon.
Within a few minutes, she was convinced that the Respite Center was a good place for her child, and the beautiful space assured her that we are well supported by the community and a good place for children.
Fay McClurg, Respite Center Supervisor June 6, 2017
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