Spread Sunshine.
Brighten Lives.

We help pediatric patients act and feel like kids.

Over 3 million children are hospitalized each year in the United States. That means the lives – and childhoods – of 3 million kids are disrupted each year, too. Through creative, recreational, and educational activities delivered in medical settings by trained volunteers, Project Sunshine works to ensure that all children have access to their childhoods regardless of their health conditions.

Patients are empowered. Families are comforted. Volunteers are inspired.

Superheroes Wanted.
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150,000+
Patients and Families

Project Sunshine's programs reach over 150,000 young patients and families

35,000+
Volunteer Sessions

Last year, Project Sunshine's volunteers participated in over 35,000 engagements

325+
Medical Partners

Project Sunshine brightened hospital stays and doctor visits at over 325 facilities

The Power of Sunshine

We transform medical environments into kid-friendly spaces to help pediatric patients thrive.

Trained volunteers provide companionship and deliver enrichment programming to patients and families in 175 cities across the United States and in Canada, China, Israel, and Kenya.

See Our Impact

18,000+

Dedicated Volunteers

Who We Are

Learn more about Project Sunshine’s reach and the volunteers who make all of our programs possible.

What Makes Us Unique

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We serve pediatric patients, from newborn to 21 years old, facing all medical challenges - both acute and chronic.

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Our programs encourage family members to participate. We know that when a child is sick, the whole family is affected.

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We work with patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient, outpatient, long-term care, and residential facilities.

Our Latest News

  • Calling All Golfers!

    Project Sunshine is hosting it Ninth Annual Golf Classic on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Century Country Club in Purchase,…

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  • Project Sunshine Announces New Senior Leadership Additions

    Project Sunshine welcomes two new Directors to the leadership team.

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  • Corporate Volunteer Spotlight - Jo-Ann

    "After experiencing what the kids go through, I’ve learned to appreciate life much more and be thankful for what I…

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  • Community Volunteer Spotlight - Eugenia

    "I decided to volunteer with Project Sunshine to get more involved in my community. I love working with kids and…

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  • College Volunteer Spotlight - Chana

    "As a medical student who wants to be a pediatrician, understanding medicine from the physician’s point of view is critical.…

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  • Project Sunshine Appoints Kaitlin Garzia as Director of Volunteer Engagement

    Project Sunshine welcomes Kaitlin Garzia to the team as its new Director of Volunteer Engagement.

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  • Thank you for joining us for Project Sunshine's 2019 Benefit

    Celebrate 20 Years of Sunshine on May 2 in NYC.

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  • Project Sunshine Appoints Toni Millar, CCLS as Director of Program Innovation

    Toni Millar, a nationally recognized leader in the Child Life field, will join Project Sunshine as the Director of Program…

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  • Volunteer Spotlight - Natima

    "I thought that it was finally my turn to get out of the hospital and go home but was told…

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  • Project Sunshine Appoints Whitney Namm Pollack as Executive Director

    Project Sunshine is delighted to announce that Whitney Namm Pollack will be the new Executive Director.

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  • Project Sunshine Partners with SketchBox

    Project Sunshine partners with SketchBox to bring creative arts materials to pediatric patients and their families.

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  • Blackstone’s Matthew Skurbe Joins Project Sunshine Board

    Project Sunshine welcomes Matt Skurbe to its Board of Directors.

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  • Salesforce's VP of Commercial Sales Joins Project Sunshine Board

    Project Sunshine welcomes Stephanie Glenn to the organization's Board of Directors.

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