Volunteer Spotlight: Florida State University
Pamela Quecano, the founding Chapter Leader for Project Sunshine at Florida State University, started the chapter this
past fall after learning about Project Sunshine�s mission and the opportunities college chapters have to make a difference
in the lives of children and families, provide service and leadership opportunities for students, and raise awareness about
Project Sunshine on campus.
This past academic year Project Sunshine at Florida State University organized Sending Sunshine programs on campus,
where volunteers sewed Surgi Dolls that were donated to local medical facilities. The chapter also volunteered with pediatric
patients at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. They hosted special parties and events for the children, and used their creativity
to even design new games and give out prizes to children. One game that the children loved was a Punch Box [pictured above],
a box that has several hidden compartments filled with prizes that are concealed with tissue paper that children can "punch"
through to get to the goodies. In addition to the games, volunteers brought arts and crafts to entertain children of all ages.
Pamela had this to say about her experience volunteering at this program, "At the start of the event, the children seemed very shy.
After the party punch box and a few activities, the children broke from their shells and were very talkative! To be able to see the
smiles on their faces and know that our volunteers made that happen was the most rewarding gift I could ever receive."
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