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 47 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: Kemaya
Theme: Under the Stars – Starry Night – Reach for the Stars
Charity: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Scripture: “God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser night to govern the night; He made the stars also.” -Genesis 1:16
Service Projects: Baking & donating dog treats, Book Drive for the Children’s Museum of Richmond
Colors: Midnight blue, Manganese violet, white, and yellow
Special Events: Amazing Grace “How Sweet the Smell” Fundraiser, rock climbing, a visit to the Richmond Metro Zoo
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.