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Volunteer Spotlight: Salesforce

Salesforce and its employee volunteers made vast and meaningful contributions to Project Sunshine throughout 2015. The company at large, as well as individual employees, shared their compassion, generosity, and contagious spirit with the children and families Project Sunshine serves.

In July, Project Sunshine was selected to receive a $100,000 grant from Salesforce.org. Salesforce employees voted to select ten non–profit organizations worldwide to receive this grant, in recognition of the company´s completion of 1 million employee volunteer hours. Project Sunshine was honored to be one of the selected organizations; these funds allow us to extend our services to thousands of children facing medical challenges and their families.

Salesforce employees also had the opportunity to volunteer at several Project Sunshine Party Time events, ranging from spring fling and baseball themes, to our largest end of year holiday celebration. At each event, volunteers worked one–on–one with hospital patients, brightening their day with engaging activities and cheer. A major highlight was the gift giving effort at the holiday party, where each patient and sibling received a new toy. Salesforce employees in New York City held a toy drive, contributing an amazing 165 toys for this event. Finally, Project Sunshine was selected as the non–profit partner at two Salesforce World Tour conferences: New York City and Atlanta. Each event drew thousands of Salesforce users to learn more about Salesforce´s platform, and the company chose to highlight their philanthropic efforts to all the attendees with a volunteer station. Here, conference attendees volunteered to make holiday–themed Project Sunshine Craft Kits to be donated to pediatric medical facilities across the country.

Project Sunshine salutes Salesforce for the scope of their contributions in 2015, and looks forward to continuing our partnership and engaging many more Salesforce volunteers this year.

More Volunteer Stories of Interest

Sports Illustrated model, Damaris Lewis, volunteered for her second year as a Project Sunshine Dance Camp instructor to empower young women through dance.
Emilio Delgado, who has played Luis on Sesame Street for 40 years, brought sunshine to pediatric patients at Mount Sinai´s KidZone as part of Project Sunshine´s Book Club
     

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