Today’s Fabulous Find Friday is Project Sunshine. I learned about this group at the National Child Life Conference back in May.
Project Sunshine is a nonprofit organization that provides free educational, recreational, and social programs to children facing medical challenges and their families.
Project Sunshine empowers a dynamic and dedicated corps of over 15,000 volunteers to bring programming – recreational (arts), educational (tutoring and mentoring) and social service (HIV and nutritional counseling) – to 100,000 children facing medical challenges and their families in 175 cities across the United States and in four international locations: Canada, China, Israel and Kenya.
Volunteers selflessly donate their time to create program materials and deliver programs. Working onsite, our volunteers relieve the anxiety of the young patients and in a context of fun and play, foster in them the courage and coping skills necessary to confront procedures that lie ahead.
Project Sunshine volunteers spread sunshine, restoring a crucial sense of normalcy to the pediatric healthcare environment.
Project Sunshine has a bunch of volunteer opportunities for both students and also community members. So be sure to check out their website: http://www.projectsunshine.org/volunteer/index.php