Project Sunshine and The ComedyCures Foundation have teamed up to help deliver over 1,000 brand new toys and activities to isolated pediatric patients. Due to visitor restrictions at hospitals and playrooms being closed, children’s toys and activities are in higher demand than ever. The items – including mini golf sets, craft projects, children’s books, puzzles, games, funny socks and comedy CD’s – will be distributed to pediatric patients and their families at Harlem Hospital and Brookdale Family Care Clinic, who are facing medical challenges on top of challenges around isolation and the current crisis.
“With health and human connection being so important right now, we are grateful to ComedyCures for partnering with us to fulfill this immediate need and to send joy to more than 1,000 children,” said Whitney Namm Pollack, Executive Director of Project Sunshine.
Saranne Rothberg, Founder of ComedyCures, and a stage IV cancer survivor, mom and former NYC teacher, explained, “I have experienced first hand that kids have to be able to have joy and play even when the world is in crisis and their families are dealing with health issues and financial challenges.” She continued, “Working collaboratively with Project Sunshine is an honor for ComedyCures and an efficient way for two family-focused, non-profit organizations to be even more impactful during the Coronavirus lockdown.”
About Project Sunshine
Project Sunshine is a global network of volunteers that provide play and activities to help children cope while facing medical challenges. Last year, Project Sunshine partnered with 325+ hospital partners and over 19,000 Project Sunshine volunteers supported over 175,000 pediatric patients and families. To view Project Sunshine’s activity kits visit www.ProjectSunshine.org/ActivityKits. To learn more about Project Sunshine visit www.ProjectSunshine.org
About The Comedy Cures Foundation
Through award-winning digital programs and live events, ComedyCures® provides joy-filled, therapeutic entertainment to kids and grown-ups living with illness, depression, trauma, and disabilities. Founded in 1999 by a young mom with cancer and her daughter, ComedyCures® has impacted the lives of over one million patients, their family members and caregivers throughout the world. To tell the world a joke or to hear free family-friendly comedy, call the toll-free ComedyCures LaughLine at 1-888-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha. To learn more about ComedyCures visit www.ComedyCures.org @comedycures