How to Request a Dream

Criteria to Participate in the Sunshine Foundation Dream Programs

Who We Help

Sunshine Foundation may fulfill the dreams of children severely affected by a chronic illness or physical disability. These diagnoses include, but are not limited to, the following”

Cerebral Palsy                                Trauma from Abuse
Down Syndrome                            Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Spina Bifida                                    Blind
Severe Autism                               Deaf
Hydrocephalus                             Spastic Quadriplegia
Muscular Dystrophy                    Prader-Willi Syndrome
Severe Epilepsy                           Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Sickle Cell Disease                       * And Many Others

How to Refer a Child

PLEASE NOTE: ANYONE CAN REFER A CHILD.
Before referring a child to Sunshine Foundation you must have permission from the child’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

Criteria to Refer a Child:

  • The child must between the ages of 3-18.
  • The child must be seriously ill, chronically ill, physically challenged, severe developmentally delayed or abused.
  • The child must be a citizen of the United States
  • Sunshine Foundation does not fulfill requests for children or any other family members who have had a previous dream granted by Sunshine Foundation or any other organization. Sunshine Foundation grants ONE DREAM PER FAMILY.
  • Sunshine Foundation’s sole purpose is to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to the financial strain that the child’s illness may cause. For this reason, household’s with incomes at or above $75,000 a year cannot be considered.
  • Sunshine Foundation is unable to consider dreams for children with Deficit Disorders (ADHD, OCD, etc.), mild to moderate developmental delays, or other mild to moderate chronic illnesses and/or diagnoses.

Once we receive your referral and your request has been approved, we will contact the child’s family with account login information to complete the application online or mail their application directly to them within two weeks. If you have any questions please contact us at 215-396-4770.

Please be aware the Sunshine Foundation does have a waiting list that your child will be placed on if approved. You can contact Sunshine Foundation at 800-767-1976 to check status of your child’s dream.

Please be sure to complete the box for “Your Name.” Anonymous referrals will not be honored. Thank you very much!

    You can receive the application in paper form or electronically through Sunshine Foundation's Website. **IF YOU ARE NOT THE CHILD'S PARENT/GUARDIAN AND WOULD LIKE FOR THE FAMILY TO RECEIVE THE APPLICATION THROUGH THE WEBSITE BE SURE TO PROVIDE AN EMAIL ADDRESS FOR THE CHILD'S PARENT/GUARDIAN. THE SUNSHINE FOUNDATION APPLICATION MUST BE SENT TO THE CHILD'S PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN TO BE FILLED OUT.
  • Child's Information

  • Parent / Guardian Information

    Please enter the contact information for the individual that will be completing the Application.
  • Information of Person Making the Request