Sunshine Foundation has made over 41,500 dreams come true for children in need thanks to the generous support of our donors! Below are some ways to help Sunshine Foundation answer dreams for the children on our national waiting list.
Make dreams come true by making a secure online one-time or monthly recurring donation! Don’t forget to ask if your employer is a matching gift company. You can also select to donate to a child in your area.
We currently have over 300 children located throughout the United States who are waiting for a dream come true. By far, the most-requested dream is for a trip to the central Florida theme parks. You can contribute to answering the dream of a child on our Adopt-A-Dream waiting list!
There are many corporate sponsorship opportunities from hosting/sponsoring an event to Dream Village workdays and volunteer opportunities! If your company is interested in supporting Sunshine Foundation, please email !
Honorary & Memorial Donations
Sunshine Foundation can help you honor a loved one with a special gift. Pay tribute to someone special or honor the memory of a loved one.
Gifts in Kind
Gifts in kind are a kind of charitable giving in which, instead of giving money to buy needed goods and services, the goods and services themselves are given. Gifts in Kind help Sunshine defray operating costs, such as advertising and printing. Gift in Kind donations to Sunshine Foundation are tax-deductible according to IRS regulations as we are registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charity. For information on how to make a Gift in Kind, please contact Sunshine at .
Donate Airline Tickets
You may be able to donate your UNUSED CREDIT from your CANCELED airline ticket to Sunshine Foundation? If you have a canceled ticket(s) and would like to donate them, please consider Sunshine Foundation. Please check with your airline ticket provider to see if you can transfer the credit to help answer a child’s dream come true!
Dream Village Support
Adopt a Cottage
Adopting a cottage ($30,000) will provide the necessary means to properly maintain the cottage of your choosing and perform any updates and repairs for Dream Come True families to enjoy.
Purchase A Dream Village Brick
The walkways leading to the nine whimsical cottages at the Dream Village are lined with bricks engraved with the names of the many Sunshine supporters. Your donation of a single brick combined with the mortar of caring and love will help Sunshine Foundation’s seriously ill, physically challenged, and abused children receive their dream come true.
Wills & Bequests
Leave a legacy. Please remember Sunshine Foundation in your will. All it takes is a quick phone call to your attorney or financial advisor to add a charitable gift to your will. A bequest is a gift made through a will or living trust. Sunshine Foundation can be named beneficiary in your wills and living trusts. Bequests may be stated as a percentage of the estate, as the residual of the estate or as a specific dollar amount. Since a will can be changed, no income tax benefits are associated with a bequest. However, the donor’s estate is reduced by the amount of the bequest for estate tax purposes. For more information about bequests, please contact Sunshine Foundation at .
Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock by a direct transfer to Sunshine Foundation. Gifts of stock and bonds can be one of the most advantageous ways of giving. Your gift of a publicly-traded stock that has appreciated in value and that you have owned for more than one year may provide you with a greater tax benefit than giving cash. Your charitable income tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the stock and you also avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the current value over the original cost of the stock. You will save even more by not incurring brokerage fees because you are transferring ownership rather than selling the stock. For more information email .
Shop Online and feel great knowing that your purchase benefits this foundation. Visit our Dream Village Amazon Wish list and choose from many items from our page to make your purchase. You can also visit our Shop and Support to find additional shopping options.
Sunshine Foundation is truly a grassroots charity that relies on its 10 All Volunteer Chapters throughout the country to help make dreams come true! We are always looking for caring individuals to join the Sunshine Foundation team by forming a fundraising chapter! You can contact a chapter in your area to see how you can get involved.
Sunshine Foundation is an organization granted exemption from Federal Income Tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code effective October 1977. Employer Identification Number 23-2044056. Florida Registration number CH270. All donations are tax deductible to the extent of law. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-HELPFLA, OR VIA THE INTERNET AT https://www.fdacs.gov/Consumer-Resources. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.