Past State Charity Projects of New York Rainbow
The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls believes that through helping others, we truly help ourselves. The benefits a young girl can gain from performing acts of kindness are endless—pride from volunteering for a community clean-up project, the joy of playing checkers with a senior citizen, and the accomplishment of raising funds to support another charitable organization. These are all ways that Rainbow guides young women toward becoming responsible, caring adults.
Many Rainbow Jurisdictions support a different charity each year. Some charities have included Scottish Rite Hospitals, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the American Cancer Society. On the local Assembly level, members plan and organize service projects on an ongoing basis.
The state charity of New York is selected by the Junior Grand Executive Committee which is made up of girls from across the state. Together they strategize how to fundraise for the charity and how the rest of the state can participate.