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2017 Crazy Good Turns- Rainbow Pack - March 2017

Please click on the image above to listen to the podcast done by Crazy Good Turns about Rainbow Pack.

Please click on the image above to listen to the podcast done by Crazy Good Turns about Rainbow Pack.

 

2016 Hidden Heroes  - October 2016

A great story about Rainbow Pack that features some of our volunteers,teachers who work at the schools where we give and our founder Riley.
 

2016 CNN-HLN MichaeLA Show - September 2016

 

2015 Nickelodeon HALO Awards - Nov 2015

 

2015 LA Daily News - August 2015

  CLick on thie Image above to see a great slide show done by the LA Daily News about one of our AUGUST events

 

CLick on thie Image above to see a great slide show done by the LA Daily News about one of our AUGUST events

 

2015 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards - August 2015

On August 24, 2015, fifteen exceptional Jewish teens were honored as recipients of the 2015 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards (http://dillerteenawards.org). Each teen received $36,000 for their outstanding leadership in community service and their commitment to tikkun olam, or "repairing the world."

 

To see the video click on the video above.

 

ABC7  Video about Riley & Rainbow Pack - August 2015  -  click the image to watch

 

To see the  video click on the image above

 

2015 GLOBAL TEEN LEADER - three dot dash    

  To read more about three dot dash and the global teen leaders click on the image above

 

To read more about three dot dash and the global teen leaders click on the image above

 

PBteen Extraordinary Teen Video about Riley & Rainbow Pack - June 2015 - click the image to watch

Meet Riley Gantt, yet another brilliant and deserving winner of The Extraordinary Teens contest. Riley is a fourteen-year old from California, who has been running her own organization, Rainbow Pack, since she was only 10. The organization provides backpacks and homework supplies to underprivileged children.

 

To see the video from PBteen click the link above

 

PBteen Blog Post about Riley & Rainbow Pack - June 2015

  To see the PBteeen Blog Post about Riley and Rainbow Pack click the image above.

 

To see the PBteeen Blog Post about Riley and Rainbow Pack click the image above.

 

Riley on Peace Fund Radio - April 1, 2015

  Click the image above  to hear Riley on Peace Fund Radio -  April 1, 2015 

 

Click the image above  to hear Riley on Peace Fund Radio -  April 1, 2015 

 

Hear Riley on Generosity Philosophy  - Dec. 2014

    Please click on the photo above to hear the podcast interview with Riley by Generosity Philosophy. Hear all about how we started, why we do what we do and what we have planned for the future. 

 

 

Please click on the photo above to hear the podcast interview with Riley by Generosity Philosophy. Hear all about how we started, why we do what we do and what we have planned for the future. 

 

Daily Points of Light Award - October 6th, 2014

 

San Fernando Valley Sun August 21, 2014

 

Los Angeles City Hall - City Council meeting August 8th, 2014

On Friday, August 8, 2014, Councilmember Felipe Fuentes (CD7) recognized Riley Gantt, a 14 year-old, who, three years ago, founded Rainbow Pack, a non-profit organization that has been providing backpacks filled with school supplies to elementary school students in need. The organization has distributed over 2,000 of these backpacks, allowing students to do their homework and do better in school.

 

To see the video click the image above.

 

The Daily News - August 10, 2014

 

Riley in Be Your Own You Magazine - Back to School 2014 Issue

 

Riley Featured as a 2014 "Teen to Watch" in Ventura Blvd Magazine

 

Riley Named a 2013 Huggable Hero

ST. LOUIS (June 26, 2013) – The Build-A-Bear Workshop® Huggable Heroes® program started with the company’s idea to share the stories and the hearts of young people who are working to make a difference in their communities, their schools and abroad. This year’s 10th class of 10 Huggable Heroes joins the ranks of over 100 young social entrepreneurs and community service leaders doing their part to make the world a better place. Since 2004, Build-A-Bear Workshop has recognized more than 12,000 children through the program and awarded $1 million to the most charitable-minded youths in the country. Collectively, the Huggable Heroes have recruited thousands of volunteers, gathered 316 million items, and raised more than $9.7 million for their causes.      Click to read more >

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Rainbow Pack Huggable Heroes 2013


 

Free Backpacks for Back to School

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Joselyn López, 10, chose a pink backpack. Her brother Ivan, 8, a blue one. Inside the backpacks were folders and school supplies.

Like these children, all 900 students from first through fifth grade at Haddon Elementary School in Pacoima will arrive next Tuesday Aug. 13, their first day of the 2013- 2014 school year, sporting new backpacks with all the basics— paper, colored pencils, erasers and pencils.

"Sometimes one doesn't money to buy these things and it's great they're helping us with this," said Maria Lopez, mother of both Joselyn and Ivan. The backpacks were given out Aug. 3 as part of a Back to School event at the school, where parents also took part in workshops on school attendance, helping their children throughout the school year and other school basics.

The free gifts came courtesy of nonprofit Rainbow Pack, founded by 13-year-old Riley Gantt.  

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  7th Grader Honored for Her Volunteer Service

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Seventh-grade student Riley Gantt, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a state-level Certificate of Excellence from the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program.  This recognition was given to Riley for being in the top 10% of all applicants from California.   Click to read more >