Friday, November 1, 2013

Tammy Sands Selects The Sunshine Foundation for Girlfriends Films’ November Charity

Tammy Sands Selects The Sunshine Foundation for Girlfriends Films’ November Charity
Director Tammy Sands chooses The Sunshine Foundation as Girlfriends Films’ November charity. The Sunshine Foundation will receive $1,000 from Girlfriends Films. Sunshine Foundation’s sole purpose is to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to financial strain that the child’s illness may cause.

“Thank you, Girlfriends Films, for allowing me to select The Sunshine Foundation for this month’s charity,” says Sands. “It’s so important for kids to experience childhood as it’s meant to be – and organizations like The Sunshine Foundation make that a reality for so many who otherwise cannot. I hope that this donation will help some kids have some great experiences so they can have as much of a happy childhood as possible.”

Bill Sample founded Sunshine Foundation in 1976 as an idea born during his many years as a Philadelphia police officer. Stationed on protective duty at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Bill often met chronically ill or terminally ill children and their families. Through talking with the families, he learned the emotional and financial strain that comes with having a seriously ill child. Mounting medical bills and time off from work made providing their child with what could be their last dream seem out of reach.

After taking out a personal loan and gathering a small group of dedicated volunteers, Bill founded Sunshine Foundation, the Original Wish Granting Organization, with the mission of answering the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to the financial strain that the child’s illness may cause.

With Bills direction, Sunshine Foundation has grown to include the Dream Village, a 22 square acre property, 15 miles of the Orlando theme parks, where children and their families stay in one of 9 fairytale themed cottages and enjoy a handicapped accessible playground, a wheelchair accessible pool and a miniature golf course during their stay.

Sunshine Foundation has answered over 36,000 dreams to date, and has been able to maintain that 82% of all donations go directly to children’s programs.

For more information about The Sunshine Foundation and to join Tammy Sands and Girlfriends Films in supporting the charitable organization, visit http://www.sunshinefoundation.org.

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