What is Rainbow?
The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls (Rainbow) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit service and leadership organization for girls. Across three age groups, members become part of an international sisterhood of service and citizenship, building leaders one color at a time.
Rainbow Gets Girls Ready for Life!
“Being in Rainbow is being a girl who helps her community while making memories that will last a lifetime.” -Sammy F.
“A Rainbow Girl is someone who represents the 7 colors of the rainbow and follow the virtues of hope and charity. She devotes her time to serve others and improve on life long needed skills.” -Kemaya O.
“To me, Rainbow means a second family. Everyone is kind and friendly. We always help and support each other. They’re a family that won’t let you down and you can count on.” -Lina G.
WHAT are the rainbow girls?
The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls builds girls into leaders of tomorrow. Our sisterhood extends across most states in the U.S. as well as 10 other countries, building a community of girls connected in their love of service.
Rainbow is associated with the Freemasons, but membership has always been open to all girls.
Rainbow is led by girls, for girls. The elected leader of the local Assembly, called the Worthy Advisor, plans her own 6-month term by creating events, coordinating the calendar, delegating tasks, and choosing a charity to raise money for during her term. She plans her own fundraisers, fun events, and service projects. She presides over the meeting and is responsible for keeping order. Adults are always there to support her, but she is the true leader. This opportunity to learn how to lead, even at a young age, teaches girls many skills that will be crucial no matter what they choose to do in life!
Our current term
Worthy Advisor: Sammy
Theme: Magic From WIthin
Charity: The Scottish Rite Language Center, helping children with communication problems
Mascots: Griffin, Opossum
Scripture: “Let your eye look straight ahead; fix yours gaze directly before you.” Proverbs 4:25
Service Projects: Toys for Tots, supporting local animal shelter
Colors: Purple, Indigo, Teal, Magenta
Special Events: Fundraiser spaghetti dinner, Maymont fun day, Trip to Colonial Williamsburg, Camp Ohana, visiting the Masonic Home
Richmond Assembly #10 located in Richmond, Virginia is home to girls across the commonwealth.
We hope you will join us at an upcoming event! Check the Events tab or Contact Us for more info.
Richmond Assembly at the 2018 Supreme (International) Meeting
WHat does the RAINBOW mean?
Rainbow was founded in 1922 by Rev. W. Mark Sexson, a Christian minister and member of the Masonic Lodge in McAlester, Oklahoma. He used the colors of the Rainbow to emphasize 7 important life lessons:
We act in love toward others.
We associate ourselves with some religion and believe in one Creator.
We value and spend time in nature.
We believe that what we do in this life carries forward after death.
We are true to each other and are reliable.
We are good citizens, and support and defend our country.
Selfless service is the true key to happiness.