Henderson County Community Partners
Our Mission is to provide Child Protective Services (CPS) the
emergency resources needed to assist abused and neglected children
420 Athens Brick Rd, Athens, TX 75751
Brown Bag Campaign in April (Child Abuse Prevention Month)
Race for the Rainbow Duck Race at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in September
16th Annual “Race for the Rainbow” Duck Race
Saturday, September 30th 10 am-1 pm
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, Athens
The Duck Race fundraiser benefits the Henderson County Community Partners Rainbow Room, an emergency resource center that provides new clothes, diapers, personal hygiene items, beds and much more to children in Henderson County that are served by Child Protective Services. In 2016 the Rainbow Room helped 769 neglected children in our community.
To participate in the Duck Race, you can purchase a $5 Duck or a $50 Duck and you don’t have to be present to win: **$5 Duck gives you a ticket to enter the Fisheries Center the day of the event and gives you a duck in the race. Your duck has a chance to win Walmart Gift Cards (1st Place of each Race = $25 gift card; 2nd Place of each Race = $15 gift card; 3rd Place of each Race = $10 gift card. The winner of the Grand Prize Race wins $500! **$50 Sponsor Duck gives you 2 tickets to enter the Fisheries Center the day of the event, plus a Quacker and a duck in the Sponsor Race. You will receive an actual rubber duck that you can decorate to enter into the Cutest Quacker contest. All decorated ducks are judged by the public the day of the race. The winner of the event receives a trophy and the title “Cutest Quacker”. The winner of the Sponsor Race also receives a trophy and the title “Quickest Quacker”. Businesses and individuals that purchase a $50 Sponsor Duck will also receive recognition in the newspaper.
Thank you for participating in the Duck Race!
You are helping the Rainbow Room to make a difference in the life of a child.
Opportunities To Help
The number of children and families served has dramatically increased over the years. In 2015, the Rainbow Room spent approximately $68,000 helping 828 children in our area. As a non-profit organization, HCCP and the Rainbow Room rely on the generous contributions of individuals, companies and organizations within the county. To support the Rainbow Room, you can donate to our Brown Bag Campaign that begins in April (Child Abuse Prevention Month) by purchasing needed items from a supplied list; conduct a community drive to collect diapers, socks, or other critically needed items; volunteer to help stock shelves and put new items into inventory; assist with our annual “Race for the Rainbow” duck race fundraiser at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in September; or make a cash donation (all donations to the Rainbow Room are tax deductible).