Rainbow’s end has toys and smiles

Emergency shelter receives $42,000 in toys
Thursday, June 28, 2007 | 2:00 a.m. CDT; updated 2:07 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 16, 2008

It’s Christmas in June at the Rainbow House, an emergency shelter for children and families in Columbia. An ordinary building on Towne Drive, the Rainbow House has a modest garage in the back that, instead of cars and lawn mowers, houses stuffed pink poodles and stray red wagons. Inside the garage, rows of cloth bags are jammed full of toys so new they almost sparkle.