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"Project Sunshine volunteers not only bring smiles to the faces of our patients, they are a vital part of the healing process."

-Project Sunshine Volunteer

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.

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What's Happening Now

 

Project Sunshine in Action Volunteers in Action
Watch our video of volunteers in action and the sunshine they spread.
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Project Sunshine - Nakayla's Story Nakayla's Story
Learn how your efforts have assisted children, like Nakayla, achieve the academic success that is often a hidden casualty of chronic illness.
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