A Legacy of Giving.
With the help of countless individuals, local businesses, and charitable organizations, we have supported the Sunshine Kids Foundation for more than 22 years. During that time, we raised more than $1.5 million for the kids. Our company and associates are committed to helping the Foundation make a difference in the lives of kids with cancer.
Over the years, our fundraising efforts have included our Annual Sunshine Kids Golf Tournament, Annual Sunshine Kids Bowl-a-thon, Sunshine Kids Designer Handbag Bingo, and numerous smaller events. In addition, we participate in several hands-on activities directly with the Sunshine Kids in the Western Region including Recognition of Graduating Sunshine Kids, a beach party for Sunshine Kids and their families, a Back-to-School event in the fall and Holiday Party for the Kids and their families in December.
We partner with local hospital pediatric oncology departments across the country to provide approved donations of art supplies, games, holiday gift bags for Sunshine Kids that are hospitalized for extended periods of time.
Our message is: Sunshine Kids You’re Not Alone!
For the past 38 years, the Sunshine Kids Foundation has continued to provide unforgettable experiences for children fighting cancer. Currently, we are partnering with our local pediatric oncology departments across the country to provide approved donations of art supplies and games, working with our local vendors to share donations of hand sanitizers to our families, bringing kids who have bonded on Sunshine Kids events together through virtual experiences utilizing online meeting capabilities. We look forward to the day soon when we can get back to our mission of bringing young cancer patients together, giving them the emotional boost, they need to continue fighting their disease.
History of the Foundation
The Sunshine Kids Foundation was founded by Rhoda Tomasco in 1982 while she was serving as a volunteer in the pediatric cancer unit of a hospital in Houston, Texas. After seeing the loneliness and depression among children during their extended hospital treatments, Rhoda had a vision to provide these young cancer patients with opportunities to participate in positive group activities which promoted self-esteem, personal accomplishment, and just plain old-fashioned fun!
Today, that vision has been realized many times over, as thousands of children from hospitals across the country have reaped the benefits of The Sunshine Kids Foundation’s many programs and national and regional events. Funded by personal contributions, corporations and foundations, the Sunshine Kids continues, as it has since its inception, to provide all activities completely free of charge to the children and their families.
Childhood Cancer Awareness
Each year, 15,780 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer and every three minutes a family hears the devastating news that their child is stricken with this disease. The pandemic has taken away many things in our lives, but it didn’t take away childhood cancer and your support is even more important during this difficult time. The month of September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month.
Please Join Our Efforts!
While we wish you were able to swing a club at our Annual Sunshine Kids Golf Tournament or make a strike at our Annual Sunshine Kids Bowl-a-thon, it is just not possible under the circumstances. However, your participation in making a difference for a kid with cancer is still possible. We invite you to be a part of our campaign to show the kids that they are not forgotten.
We have a new on-line giving option using “Givelify”. You can use the “Give now with Givelify” button below or download the free “Givelify” app which is available for both Android and iPhone.
Click Here and it will take you to the Givelify Sunshine Kids donation page.
If you prefer to send a check, please make checks payable to:
The Sunshine Kids Foundation
The Sunshine Kids Foundation
23530 Hawthorne Blvd. St. 100
Torrance, CA 90505
The Sunshine Kids is a Non-Profit 501(c) organization, Tax ID# 76-0020802.
All donations are tax-deductible.
For more information on the Foundation and details on how you can participate, please ask your BHHS California Properties Sales Associate or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to the day when The Sunshine Kids Foundation will no longer need to exist. Until that time, the entire Sunshine Kids family is dedicated to providing the most exciting activities, trips and events for as many young cancer patients as possible.