How You Can Help

Sunshine Foundation has made over 41,000 dreams come true for children in need thanks to the generous support of our donors! Below are some ways to help Sunshine Foundation answer dreams for the children on our national waiting list.

We are proud to say that over 80% of every dollar is applied to programs serving children!

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Make dreams come true by making a secure online donation! Don’t forget to ask if your employer is a matching gift company. You can also select to donate to a child in your area.

dream-village-support-loed-oneHonorary and Memorial Donations

Sunshine Foundation can help you honor a loved one with a special gift. Pay tribute to someone special or honor the memory of a loved one.


We currently have over 300 children located throughout the United States who are waiting for a dream come true. By far, the most-requested dream is for a trip to the central Florida theme parks. Your group can hold a fundraiser to answer the dream of a child on our waiting list! The average cost of adopting a Magical Dream is $6,600. You may also adopt a Special Dream at $2,200 or a Shopping Spree Dream at $1,100. (*A small processing fee has been added to Adopt A Dream costs). Sunshine Foundation would not be able to grant the dreams of these special children without our generous sponsors. All generous donations will help make dreams come true!

help-dreamlift-seatsAdopt a Seat

You can Adopt A Seat for a special child on an upcoming Dreamlift when you make a $400 donation! Your gift will send this child on a once in a lifetime trip! Learn more about our Dreamlift Program.

dream-village-support-icons-corporate-sponsorBecome Corporate Sponsor

There are many corporate sponsorship opportunities from hosting/sponsoring an event to Dream Village workdays and volunteer opportunities! If your company is interested in supporting Sunshine Foundation please email or call 215-396-4770! See our current Corporate Sponsors.

help-volunteer.pngBecome a member of an All-Volunteer Chapter or start one in your area

Sunshine Foundation is truly a grassroots charity that relies on it’s 14 All Volunteer Chapters throughout the country to help make dreams come true! We are always looking for caring individuals to join the Sunshine Foundation team by forming a fundraising chapter! You can contact a chapter in your area to see how you can get involved or form a chapter of your own by contacting Sunshine Foundation’s headquarters.

dream-village-support-online-shoppingOnline Shopping

Shop Online and feel great knowing that your purchase benefits this foundation. Visit our Dream Village Amazon Wish list and choose from many items from our page to make your purchase. You can also visit our website’s Shop Page to find additional shopping options.

dream-village-support-icons-giftsGifts in Kind

Gifts in kind are a kind of charitable giving in which, instead of giving money to buy needed goods and services, the goods and services themselves are given. Gifts in Kind help Sunshine defray operating costs, such as advertising and printing. Gift in Kind donations to Sunshine Foundation are tax-deductible according to IRS regulations as we are registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charity. For information on how to make a Gift in Kind, please contact Sunshine at (215) 396-4770.

Dream Village Support

Learn more about the Dream Village.

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Adopting a cottage ($30,000) will provide the necessary means to properly maintain the cottage of your choosing and perform any updates and repairs for Dream Come True families to enjoy.

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The walkways leading to the nine whimsical cottages at the Dream Village are lined with bricks engraved with the names of the many Sunshine supporters. our donation of a single brick combined with the mortar of caring and love will help Sunshine Foundation’s seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children receive their dream come true.

4×8 Brick – 3 lines per brick, 18 characters per line (including spaces) – $100.00
12×12 Brick – 10 lines per brick, 23 characters per line (including spaces) – $250.00

Send check to Sunshine Foundation, 101 Lakeside Park
Southampton, PA 18966

Please include the name of the person being honored or remembered and name and address of persons whom you wish to receive acknowledgment of your donation.

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Volunteer your time or donations to help improve and maintain the Dream Village grounds, cottage upkeep, and decor and amenities.

Planned Giving:

dream-village-support-willWills & Bequests

Leave a legacy. Please remember the Sunshine Foundation in your will. All it takes is a quick phone call to your attorney or financial advisor to add a charitable gift to your will. A bequest is a gift made through a will or living trust. Sunshine Foundation can be named beneficiary in your wills and living trusts. Bequests may be stated as a percentage of the estate, as the residual of the estate or as a specific dollar amount. Since a will can be changed, no income tax benefits are associated with a bequest. However, the donor’s estate is reduced by the amount of the bequest for estate tax purposes. For more information about bequests, please contact Sunshine Foundation at (215) 396-4770.

dream-village-support-icons-stocksStock Donations

Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock by a direct transfer to Sunshine Foundation. Gifts of stock and bonds can be one of the most advantageous ways of giving. Your gift of a publicly-traded stock that has appreciated in value and that you have owned for more than one year may provide you with a greater tax benefit than giving cash. Your charitable income tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the stock and you also avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the current value over the original cost of the stock. You will save even more by not incurring brokerage fees because you are transferring ownership rather than selling the stock. For more information call 215-396-4770.

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You may be able to donate your UNUSED CREDIT from your CANCELLED airline ticket to Sunshine Foundation? If you have a canceled ticket(s) and would like to donate them, please consider Sunshine Foundation. Please check with your airline ticket provider to see if you can transfer the credit to help answer a child’s dream come true!


Sunshine Foundation is an organization granted exemption from Federal Income Tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code effective October 1977. Employer Identification Number 23-2044056. Florida Registration number CH270. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-HELPFLA, OR VIA THE INTERNET AT REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.