The desire to inspire and help others often runs in the family, which is definitely the case
for Tami Crawford and Kennedy Fisher, a mother and daughter duo in Fishers, Indiana. Tami was
first introduced to Project Sunshine when she volunteered with her employer. After her initial
experience as a Project Sunshine volunteer, Tami learned that her daughter could get involved
Sunshine´s Kids for Kids program, which provides volunteer opportunities for youth
under the age of 18.
Together, Tami and Kennedy created a group called "Kennedy´s Project." Kennedy has completed
two large Kids for Kids projects so far. For her first project she recruited local softball teams
to put together 500 Craft Kits and raised $2,000 for Project Sunshine. After the success from her
first project, Kennedy and her friends sewed 200 Surgi Dolls!
In addition, Kennedy was awarded a Student All Star Grant, a grant that is offered by the
Indianapolis Colts and Grange Insurance, which recognizes outstanding Indiana youth who have
made a commitment to giving back to the community. When asked why they love Project Sunshine,
Tami responded, "The focus of the organization is simple; it brings sunshine to kids who may
be going through cloudy days. The mission is simple, impactful and easy to get excited about."
She continued, "It is hard to find organizations that include young kids in the giving process.
Project Sunshine developed Kids for Kids for this purpose. From a parent point of view, Project
Sunshine has stood as a teaching opportunity. Kennedy has learned fundraising, project management,
community involvement, public speaking, sewing, and most importantly, Kennedy has learned to give back."
Kennedy plans to continue her involvement with Project Sunshine. She is currently working on
setting her fundraising goals.