The 16th annual Johnson County Rainbow Room Casino Night is Saturday, and organizers said their goal is to raise $18,000 this year to help local children.
The Rainbow Room, an emergency resource room managed by Community Partners of Johnson County, helps foster care children and those in Child Protective Services’ care feel more at home. The resource is available to CPS workers 24/7 and includes clothes, diapers, beds, car seats, hygiene essentials, duffel bags and other items for children of all ages.
CPJC board President Angie Fanning said the event helps the organization buy essential items for children.
“Our biggest mission is the Rainbow Room,” Fanning said. “All the money we raise goes towards that. Almost 600 children went through the Rainbow Room last year, and that number hasn’t gone down. Every child that we help is in CPS care in some way. We’re fortunate we can help provide what they need.”
The event is from 6-10:30 p.m. at the Cleburne Conference Center, 1501 W. Henderson St. The cost is $35 per person or $60 per couple.
There will be casino games like blackjack, craps tables and roulette. Participants can win prizes like a Power Wheels dune racer for children; passes for iFLY Fort Worth, which is an indoor sky diving facility in Hurst; and other items.
Some of the items in the silent auction include a wine basket with passes to attend a wine tasting at a local winery, a basket with gift certificates for a massage and other toiletries, a trip for two to Fredericksburg and other prizes. Dinner will be catered by Roscoe’s Smokehouse in Burleson.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or on the Community Partners of Johnson County — Rainbow Room Facebook page.