Volunteer Spotlight: Project Sunshine China´s New Year Celebrations
December is a time for festivities and celebrations for Project Sunshine – this is especially true
for our friends at Project Sunshine China.
Recently, Qirui Rehabilitation Center in Beijing, China was visited by Project Sunshine volunteers who hosted a Party Time for the teens living
with cerebral palsy. The volunteers transformed the space with festival–themed decorations,
delicious food, exciting games and creative karaoke performances (from both the volunteers
and the teens)! At Xiehe Hospital, which is one of the most famous medical facilities in
China, the celebration converted the usually antiseptic, white hospital walls in the
pediatric inpatient unit to a colorful play land. Volunteers invited children and
families for novelty games and dance performances, which attracted the attention from not
only the families but even medical staff from the entire unit! In Peking University Women
and Children´s Hospital, the volunteers surprised children and parents who were in the
outpatient waiting room with a joyous and cheerful holiday party. Children and families
enjoyed holiday crafts, delicious snacks and relaxing games, which turned what is usually
a miserable and anxious long wait before seeing a doctor into an exciting and fun part
of the holiday season!