August 3rd – August 16th
Ruby’s Rainbow is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization inspired by a little girl named Ruby who was born with an unexpected, 21st chromosome. Finding out she had Down syndrome did not change her family’s expectations for her future, and they vowed to give her every opportunity they could to learn, grow, flourish and become an important contributor to society and the community. Through these expectations came the desire to help others “rockin’ that extra chromosome” on their journey toward higher education and independence.
The goal and mission at Ruby’s Rainbow is to grant scholarships to adults with Down syndrome who are seeking post-secondary education, enrichment or vocational classes, helping them achieve their dreams of higher education while spreading awareness of their capabilities and general awesomeness.
Since 2012, Ruby’s Rainbow has granted over $1 million dollars in scholarship to over 300 Rockin’ Recipients who are going for their dreams of higher education and independence!!
Ruby is a smart, energetic, witty and hilarious 9 year old who just happens to be rockin’ an extra chromosome. Her parents didn’t know she had Down syndrome until she was born, but they immediately knew she would change the world! She is the inspiration behind Ruby’s Rainbow, a nonprofit organization that grants scholarships to people with Down syndrome for higher education so they can go for their dreams! Ruby is very proud of what Ruby’s Rainbow is doing to help show the world that people rockin’ it- just like her- are amazing, capable and worthy. She loves hanging out with her family, friends and pets, playing with her babies and barbies, and eating Goldfish crackers. She hopes you enjoy these designs that she created with the help of her biggest cheerleader, her big sister Ella Mae.