Charity of the week
Founded in 1999, Project Sunshine brings educational and creative activities directly to children in hospitals. Volunteers facilitate arts and crafts lessons for patients; arrange book readings and parties for holidays and birthdays; and tutor children missing school. Children’s imaginations run free with one-of-a-kind “Star for a Day” celebrations for kids going through particularly difficult medical challenges. Project Sunshine also works internationally, adapting its programs to each community’s specific needs. In Kenya, the charity works to combat HIV, and in China, volunteers focus on the emotional and social well-being of patients. Project Sunshine has partnered with 325 medical facilities worldwide and reached 150,000 children.
Each charity we feature has earned a four-star overall rating from Charity Navigator, which rates not-for-profit organizations on the strength of their finances, their governance practices, and the transparency of their operations. Four stars is the group’s highest rating. ■
April 5, 2019 THE WEEK