International Programs

We spread sunshine in three continents, five countries, and 175+ cities worldwide.

  • Canada
    Pediatric patients and Project Sunshine Canada volunteers smiling while decorating t-shirts with fabric markers

    Launched in Toronto in 2006, Project Sunshine Canada serves young patients in 15 facilities across Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec – with more to come! Chapters range from two volunteers to as many as 300. PS Canada follows the same model as its US counterpart – providing cheer and comfort through volunteer-led hospital programs and the distribution of Sending Sunshine activity kits.

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    15 Facilities
    4 Provinces
  • China
    Pediatric patients and Project Sunshine China volunteers smiling in a medical facility room

    Launched in 2008, Project Sunshine China partners with seven medical centers in Beijing. Programs focus on the social-emotional needs of patients, which are often disregarded in this traditional pediatric setting. A majority of our volunteers are social work students at China Women’s University. We provide consistent, meaningful volunteer opportunities for the students and also advocate for the importance of social work in the Chinese medical setting. Our model is a cultural breakthrough, bringing emotional well-being to the forefront of healthcare.

    24,000 young patients & families served
    300+ programs per year
  • Israel
    Group of four Project Sunshine Israel volunteers smiling while showing toys and crafts from an arts and crafts cart

    Project Sunshine Israel launched in 2008 at Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Petah Tikva. Programs now also serve children at five additional facilities: The Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital at Tel Hashomer in Ramat Gan, Geha Psychiatric Hospital in Petah Tikva, ILAN Sports Center for the Disabled in Ramat Gan, Meir Medical Center in K’far Saba, and the Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital at Rambam Healthcare Campus in Haifa. Volunteers facilitate creative arts and educational activities and also assemble Sending Sunshine care packages.

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    13,000 patients & families served per year
    6 facilities
  • Kenya
    Project Sunshine Kenya volunteer demonstrating proper handwashing

    In 2006, Project Sunshine launched its first international program in Mombasa, Kenya. In partnership with Bomu Hospital, PS Kenya is unique, as it targets children diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. The foundation of this program is the groundbreaking Healthy Living Initiative (HLI), which provides basic care packages containing critical sanitation supplies to families affected by HIV at higher risk for comorbid infections. Volunteers teach families best practices during home outreach visits. PS Kenya programming seeks to improve long-term health outcomes for this patient population through education and the provision of resources and supplies at home and at the clinic.

    500 families in the HLI pilot
    86% patients retained in care vs. 39% in the control group

A Global Community of Caring

Project Sunshine’s international programs are points of light around the world. Across different cultures, customs, and languages, volunteers share the spirit of sunshine.

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Collage of pediatric patients and volunteers from Project Sunshine Kenya, Israel, China and Canada
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