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Yes Rainier

It’s Time to Say #YesRainier

Welcome! #YesRainier is a campaign created to enhance community pride and call attention to positive youth and family opportunities in Rainier Washington, while promoting an alcohol and drug-free environment for students. “How We Say Yes” showcases the many ways that students and adults in our community make positive lifestyle choices. We invite you to share your positive stories with us on social media; like and follow YesRainier on TUMBLR, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Please check back often as new content will be added throughout the school year and summer each month. It’s time to say #YesRainier. www.yesrainier.com ...
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Social Hosting

Social Hosting Ordinance – What does it mean?

What do you think of adults being held responsible for hosting a party for underage youth? What if the adult was upstairs sleeping? What if they just weren't home? Should parents still be accountable for youth drinking alcohol in their home? A social hosting ordinance says yes to all of the above. Parents and adults should be responsible regardless of whether they had knowledge of a party with underage drinkers at their home. The City of Rainier adopted a Social Host Ordinance in 2012 to add another layer of accountability for parents to know what activities their children are engaged in and who they are with. The reality is, it can be challenging to effectively monitor your child, but this ordinance states it is ultimately parents' responsibility to do just that if we hope to ensure kids make wise and healthy decisions. Here's a summary of what the Rainier ordinance ...
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We Need Your Support!

'Tis the Season for Our Annual Community Survey Your answers help us serve Rainier better and ensure our projects keep going strong!   Go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/TRON2015 or take it on your smartphone by scanning this code: This survey provides vital information about young people in our area.  Rainier Community Cares uses this information to get funding and create programs for the youth in our community. Here's a brief list of some of the services we provided last year: Free Family Fun Day Free Summer Lunch program Free Movies in the Park Superhero Fun Run Safe Streets Rainier Youth Mental Health First Aid training CPR Certification Class Free "Guiding Good Choices" classes  Parenting classes Your participation helps ensure that Rainier Community Cares can continue to provide youth with activities, information and protective factors that encourage them to make healthy choices. Let your voice be heard!   All answers are anonymous. Must ...
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Invitation Card

Invitation to Rainier Community Cares Open House

I know that  you are a very busy person and the last thing you need to do is commit to be a part of anything. That being said, and if at all possible, I would like to invite you to our coalition  meeting  Wednesday  October 14 @5 pm. We meet at the Rainier food bank.  Our coalition meets  once a month on the second Wednesday and is working to help the children in our community make healthy decisions.  It would be great to have you be apart of what's happening in Rainier.  We will have a short power point presentation that will show who we are and what we do. Some of our current members are Lt, Paul Counts of the Thurston County Sheriff's Office, Randy Schleis -Mayor of Rainier, YMCA - Lacey,  Everett Gage- City Council, Pat Cooley - Valley Heart Assembly of God, Nancy Decker - Rainier Food ...
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Putting up the Inflatable Movie Screen

Movie in the Park: Big Hero 6

Once again Rainier Community Cares brought  the Rainier community together for a Movie in the Park, by showing Disney's "Big Hero 6" on the big, inflatable screen in Wilkowski Park. Before the movie started, Rainier Cub Scout Pack #307 gave out free Otter Pops.  A long-time resident of Rainier, Jill Wilkinson, her daughter Elizabeth and several students from Rainier Middle School  ASB brought a popcorn machine made fresh popcorn. Teri Rendahl, a grandmother of three elementary school students, said "It's the best popcorn I've ever eaten. It's addictive." Children ran around and played.  They colored pictures for the contest.  The contest winners will be announced at the next Movie in the Park on Saturday, June 27. By 9 p.m., the crowd had grown to over 150 people, who had brought chairs and blankets so they'd be comfortable as they watched the show.  Before the show a few announcements were made, followed ...
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