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.

Patients and Families

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

Volunteer Sessions

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

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


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 & Press

  • Save the Date! Project Sunshine's 8th Annual Golf Classic Tournament

    Project Sunshine's 8th Annual Golf Classic will take place on October 9, 2018 at Century Country Club in Purchase, NY.

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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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  • Save the Date! Project Sunshine's 15th Annual Benefit Celebration

    Project Sunshine's 15th Annual Benefit Celebration will take place on May 3, 2018 at Cipriani 42nd Street in NYC.

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