TYSON FOODS MAKES LARGE DONATION TO ROC ANGELS PROGRAM

Staff members from Making Rainbows of Rainbow of Challenges and Tyson Foods of Hope are pictured with a mountain of donated toys, clothes, blankets, coats, and toiletries. The donation was made by the management and team members of Tyson Foods for the 12th consecutive year. Tyson Foods raised more than $7,500 in their toy and clothes drive which will help the ROC Angels Christmas campaign bring Christmas to more than 200 area children. Special thanks to the management and staff of Tyson Foods in Hope for their donation and continued support of ROC.

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ROC/PNC TO PARTICIPATE IN GIVINGTUESDAY

This GivingTuesday, ROC/PNC will inspire generosity by accepting donations which will go towards enriching the programs that support the many children and adults who have been receiving quality services and care for the past 50 years. GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on December 3rd, and throughout the year. ROC/PNC joined the GivingTuesday initiative to provide an avenue of contributions during the holiday season and all year following “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”. GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple… Read More

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MAKING RAINBOWS TO CONDUCT “ROC ANGELS” CHRISTMAS DRIVE

Making Rainbows childcare center of Hope will again conduct its annual “ROC Angels” Christmas drive. The goal of the project is to provide a merry Christmas complete with toys, clothes, and essentials for many area children whose family fulfilling their Christmas wishes may be impossible. In 2018, more than 200 children from Hempstead, Lafayette, and Nevada counties had their wishes filled. A ROC Angel Christmas tree will be located at a front entrance of the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Hope with each tree filled with deserving “angels”. Those wishing to participate may simply pick a number from the tree containing specific information on each child such as shoes and clothes size,… Read More

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FINAL PREPARATIONS MADE FOR FIRST ANNUAL ROCTOBER FEST ON OCTOBER 5 / FEATURES INCLUDE BUMP-N-JUMP AREA, GAMES FOR ALL AGES, CONTESTS, PRIZES, FOOD, AND MUSIC

Final preparations are being made as Rainbow of Challenges will host their first annual ROCtober Fest on Saturday, October 5 from 9:00 a.m. ‘til 5:00 p.m. The public is invited to join the fun, which will be located in downtown Hope. The day gets underway early at 9:00 a.m. with the first ever “ROC Underachievers .5K Crawl”, where contestants walk the short festival course while stopping at various breakfast “aid” stations. The last contestant across the line wins. Kids of all ages will enjoy a bump-and-jump area, and carnival games while adults can play too with a life size Jenga game, Connect Four, Battleship, and more. Numerous vendors will be… Read More

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NATIONAL DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS RECOGNITION WEEK BEGINS SEPTEMBER 8/ RAINBOW OF CHALLENGES PLANS APPRECIATION EVENT

The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) National Advocacy Campaign is sponsoring National Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week beginning Sunday, September 8. Rainbow of Challenges, Making Rainbows, Bright Beginnings, and Prescott/Nevada County Special Services will observe the week with a wide variety of activities and gifts to show support to all area DSPs. A planned DSP appreciation reception will be held on Monday, September 9, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.at the ROC administration building. Hope Mayor Steve Montgomery will read a special DSP proclamation during the event. Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are employees serving as direct care workers, in-home support workers, personal assistants and attendants to… Read More

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RAINBOW OF CHALLENGES TO HOST FIRST ANNUAL ROCTOBER FEST ON OCTOBER 5

Rainbow of Challenges will host their first annual ROCtober Fest on Saturday, October 5, from 9:00 a.m. ‘til 5:00 p.m. The public is invited to join the fun which will be located in downtown Hope and is a rain or shine event. The day gets underway with the first ever “ROC Underachievers .5K Crawl”, where contestants walk the short festival course while stopping at various breakfast food stops. The last person across the line wins. Kids of all ages will enjoy a bump-and-jump area, rock climbing wall, and carnival games while adults can play too with a life size Jenga game, Connect Four, Battleship, air hockey, and more. Numerous vendors… Read More

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ROC “KIDS ON THE GO” BAKE SALE A SUCCESS

The “Kids on the Go” tykes held their annual bake sale recently with lots of goodies selling quickly. Many thanks to the ROC staff and others from the community who stopped by to satisfy their sweet tooth. The kids also got a special visit from Representative Danny Watson to highlight the morning. All proceeds from the bake sale will be used towards field trips and special projects this summer. And, if you missed this sale, a second bake sale is scheduled for Wednesday, July 17.

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS TORCH RUN WINDS THROUGH HOPE & PRESCOTT ON WAY TO SEARCY

Rainbow of Challenges’ (ROC) athletes along with local, state law enforcement and members of the Melonvine Striders running club of Hope grouped in front of the ROC Administration complex Monday for a brief break in the Law Enforcement Torch run for Special Olympics. Members of the group shuttled the torch from Fulton to Hope and handed it off to the new set of runners who were taking the torch on to Prescott on its way to Searcy, the site of the State Special Olympic games. The games will begin Thursday, May 23 and conclude on Saturday, May 25. The mission of the Torch Run is to increase awareness and raise… Read More

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ROC TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE TUESDAY, MAY 21

LifeShare Blood Centers will be conducting the first blood drive of the year at Rainbow of Challenges on Tuesday, May 21. Donations may be made at the mobile donor coach located at the ROC Administration building on South Main Street from 1:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The only requirement to give blood is the donor must be 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and provide current identification. The process takes about 30 minutes and a trained technician will insure the donor is comfortable and safe. LifeShare Blood Centers is a nonprofit organization with centers supplying blood and blood components to community hospitals predominately in… Read More

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LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN TO PASS THROUGH HOPE/AREA BUSINESSES & COMMUNITY MEMBERS ENCOURAGED TO COME OUTSIDE AND SUPPORT

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will come through Hope on Tuesday, May 21. The mission of the Torch Run is to increase awareness and raise funds for Special Olympics. The ultimate destination of the torch will be the Opening Ceremonies at the State Special Olympics competition at Harding University’s First Security Stadium in Searcy. The torch is scheduled to begin the journey to Hope at 9:00 a.m. on Highway 67 near the Fulton Bridge and arrive at the Rainbow of Challenges administration building on Main Street in Hope at approximately 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Once in Hope, the runners will turn left from Hwy. 67 onto Elm Street… Read More

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