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Sunshine Foundation grants “dream” to a local child, Matthew Whelan

9-year-old New Port Richey girl writes letters to seniors living in isolation amid coronavirus pandemic

Photos: Sunshine Foundation celebrates summer with Lower Southampton campers

Corvette Club of Delaware Valley distributes $20K in grants – Public Spirit Willow Grove Guide 

Sunshine Foundation funds trips for kids living with medical conditions – Minot Daily News 

One World Trade Center Lights Up Yellow for Sunshine Foundation – My Social Good News 

One World Trade Center Lights Up Yellow for Sunshine Foundation -Tribeca Patch 

Feasterville Business Association awards $15,000 to non-profits and community initiatives – The intelligencer 

Corvette Raffle Benefits Sunshine Foundation – Bucks County Alive 

Santa visits the Joseph F. Cappello School – The Trentonian

A dream come true for Birdsboro boy – Reading Eagle

Birdsboro boy gets wish to go to Disney World granted by local charity – The Mercury News 

Local 11-year-old named 2017 Humanitarian of the Year – WDAZ 8

Dassel’s Josie Utecht met the “Cake Boss” –  Dassel-Cokato Enterprise Dispatch

Sunshine Foundation Celebrated it’s 40,000th Dreamer in early June! – Outlook Magazine (page 14)

PHOTO GALLERY: Eastern Montgomery Chamber of Commerce hold Runs with the Sun 5k – Glendside News

Sunshine Foundation grands Farmington teen a Dream Wish Trip to New York City – Farmington Independent

A dream come true – Bristol Times

Six-year old gets home of her own – White Bear Press

“Dream Children” celebrate End of Summer – Lower Bucks Live 

The Meetings Magazine

Addie’s dream come true pays it forward -The Extra 

Moorhead Family Rolls Out Royal Lemonade and Cupcake Stand for Annual Event – KVRR

Pretty Princess Lemonade Stand helps make dreams come true – WDAY 6

Pretty Princess Lemonade and Cupcake stand raising money for Sunshine Foundation – WDAY 6

North Dakota Today: Addie’s Pretty Princess Lemonade and Cupcake Stand – Valley News Live

A West Fargo teen is baking 2,100 cupcakes for a lemonade stand fundraiser – Inforum

Dream Come True Tricycle for Sunshine Foundation Teen – Sullivan Independent News

Sunshine Foundation hosts 15th annual fundraiser at Tyler Park – Langhorne Ledger

Township Schools have 17 Playes in the June 29 Sunshine Football Classic – Hamilton Pulse 

LEGOLAND Florida Resort welcomes Sunshine Foundation’s 40,000 Dreamer – Osceola News-Gazette

8 year old girls with spina bifida surprised with dream trip to Disney World – Fox 5

Mercer County football stars prep for Sunshine Classic –

Sunshine Foundation’s 40,000th Dreamer – The News Leader 

Sunshine Foundation sends ill Plant City boy, his family on dream trip – The Ledger

Shore Medical Center Famers Market & Craft Fair

21st annual Sunshine Football Classic set for June 29 – The Trenntonian

Disney Dream Come True – 6ABC

MontCo Students Help Make Little Girl’s Dream Come True – CBS Philly

Local chapter of Sunshine Foundationtakes part in OC block party – The Gazette 

For these N.J. kids, trip is a dream come true – 

NHS Interact makes a child’s dream come true – Neshaminy High School 

Volunteers From NJSP Take Flight to Spend Time With Kids With Special Needs – CBS Philly 

Sunshine Foundation Helps Make Came County Boy’s Disney Dream Come True – SNJ Today

Sunshine Foundation answers a child’s dream – Columbia Star

Corvette Enthusiasts Community Foundation donates to nonprofit- Times Chronicle 

ShopRite and Sunshine Foundation Surprise Local Child with Trip to Disney World –

Sunshine Foundation granting wishes to Chronically ill kids for 4 decades – Osceola News-Gazette


EWING: Law enforcement steps up for ‘Operation Dreamlift’ –

Hamilton’s budget should be cut; Sunshine Foundation thanks community –  (second article)

Tricky Tray event makes $5,000 for Sunshine Foundation – Pocono Record


L.A. Parker: Sunshine Foundation trip delivers Mickey ears, tears and memories to last years. – the Trentonian

Four Corners Junior Woman’s Club – The News Leader four Corners

L.A. Parker: Sunshine Foundation vision underscores life requirement to help others – The Trentonian

Operation Dreamlift flies special-needs kids to Disney for the day –

Dreamlift 2016: it takes a village to explore a World – The Trentonian

L.A. Parker: Wilson School students get news of trip to Disney – The Trentonian

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Stark & Stark make donation to Sunshine Foundation – Intelligencer


Girl, 8 battling debilitating illness meets princesses during Disney dream trip – MLive

Girl,10, and foundation fulfill Disney dream for young child battling debilitating illness – MLive 

Local Sunshine Foundation chapter answers children’s dreams with Disney trip – Shore News Today

Boy, 6, receives a dream come true – Journal Review Online

Christian Martin, Dallas, granted a trip to the Florida theme parks by the Sunshine Foundation – Dallas Post 

Addie’s Pretty Princess Lemonade Stand helps kid’s dreams come true -WDAY 6

Lemonade and Cupcake Stand To Raise Funds for Sunshine Foundation – WDAY 6

L.A. Parker: celebrity event scoops almost $2,000 for Sunshine Foundation Mercer County Chapter

L.A. Parker: Ice cream social will raise money for Sunshine Foundation – The Trentonian 

Spreading the sunshine: Florence family chosen for special trip -SC Now

Sheriff’s office sends High Bridge boy to Disney World – Hunterdon Review

Your Good News: Awards and Honors From Clubs & Organizations Around Polk –

Operation Dream Lift: Police Help Kids Board Flight to Disney – NBC 10

Fox 29 News Sunshine Foundation Dreamlift

‘Operation Dream Lift’ takes kids in need on day trip to Disney World – News 12 New Jersey

Operation Dreamlift flues N.J. kids with special needs to Disney for the day –

L.A. PARKER: Mercer events keep Sunshine Foundation’s dream a reality – The Trentonian

Video: Sunshine Foundation surprises boy with Disney Trip – The Intelligencer 

Disney Dreaming – The Inteligencer 

7-Hour Dance ‘Raider-Thon’ Helps Charities  – OCNJ Daily

Ocean City VFW Helps Grant Child a Dream Trip to Disney – OCNJ Daily

Sunshine Foundation grants Trenton child special trip – Times of Trenton

Trenton boy with incurable disorder granted dream birthday vacation to Disney World – Times of Trenton 

Sunshine Foundation Surprises Yonkers Child With Visit To Theme Parks – Yonker’s Daily Press

Foundation goes “above and beyond” to assist Wagner family of Frederick – Carbon Valley Farmer & Miner

Little Girl’s Lemonade Stand Raises Thousands For Chairty – WDAY News

Moorhead Girl With Spina Bifida To Hold Lemonade Stand For Non Profit

Lindsay’s Quinn Fraser is going to Disney World — Kawartha Media Group

Sunshine Foundation grants dream trip to seriously ill child in Perland — Perland Journal

Wish Granted! Sunshine Foundation grants dream trip to local child. — Crossville Chronicle

William Sample, Who Touched Many Lives With Sunshine Foundation, Dream Village, Dies at 78 — News Chief

William Sample: Former police officer dedicated life to granting wishes of sick children – Orlando Sentinel

Founder of Sunshine Foundation dies at 78 — Northeast Times

Sunshine Foundation’s Founder Sample dies at 78. — The Intelligencer

Willam “Bill” Sample, 78, Founder of the Sunshine Foundation —

Bill Sample’s Legacy includes making dreams come true for thousands of local children — Tentonian

Sunshine Foundation: Granting wishes, one child at a time

Sunshine Foundation sends Bethlehem Boy to Florida – Lehigh Valley Live

A Marine Dream Come True- Elk Grove Citizen

Sunshine Foundation Gives Stroudsburg Family Trip – Pocono Record

Casey’s Dream: Waterville teen overcomes obstacles, dreams of Florida trip – Faribault Daily News

Humble child receives dream come true

Local Teen Supports Epilepsy Awareness – Sanoma West

Charity Surprises Local Military Family With Trip – 10 News San Diego

Touring with Tourette’s -Livingston Parish News

Sun Shines for Operation Dreamlift’s Trip to Disney World – Trentonian

Inside Polk 2011 Sunshine Foundation’s Dream Village

Trenton Boy with Down Syndrome Chosen by Sunshine Foundation-NJ Times

Minnetonka Families Bowl for Dreams – Minnetonka Patch

Indiana Boy Gets Dream, Come True! – Fox 19

Time to Shine: Sunshine Foundation Sends Recovering Child, Family From Berthoud on Disney Vacation – Reporter Herald

Bill Sample Honored with Humanitarian Award – Lower Southampton Spirit

Sunshine Foundation on Brotherly Love – CBS3

NBC 5 Chicago – Ava and Danielle’s Dream Come True

Bright House Networks Air Time Grant

Bright House Networks generously donated air time to run Sunshine Foundation PSA’s thoughout the month. Let us know if you see one. Thank you Patterson Studios for creating this PSA and Bright House NEtworks for the generous air time grant!

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Sunshine Foundation and Sunshine Foundation Dreamer, Hannah, were recently featured on 10 NBC News “The Good News.”

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A look back at Bob Dotson’s Sunshine Foundation coverage on the Today Show!

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