Sunshine Foundation

Celebrating Connections this Winter

Monday, November 30, 2020

Group video gifts connect Canadians and give back to kids living with severe physical disabilities

This year’s pandemic has separated too many Canadians from their family and friends. This holiday season, the loneliness of isolation will become even more pronounced for many grandparents, and those with health conditions who are unable to be with the ones they love. The Sunshine Foundation of Canada in partnership with Canadian tech company, LifeTales are looking to change that through the power of group video gifts.

 “There has never been a more important time to connect with family members who are isolated and lonely. Celebrate is grateful to join Sunshine in a way that will make a difference for Sunshine kids and, we hope, all families across Canada,” shares Celebrate co-founder, Michael Meagher.  

“Our team is working hard to fulfill dreams for kids and youth during such a critical time. It’s with your support through donations and fundraising partnerships like Celebrate’s, that we can bring kids optimism, help them connect to their peers, discover their individuality, and pave the way for a brighter future. Together, we can make sure our dreamers know that their dreams still matter.” – Nancy Sutherland, President & CEO, The Sunshine Foundation of Canada.

One part of the solution, rests with a new online app produced by LifeTales called Celebrate. Celebrate makes it easy for families and friends to create and share group video gifts with anyone in their lives who is socially or physically distanced. Gift creators collect video messages on the platform and easily edit those messages into a single video gift complete with music, pictures, and text (no special skills required). Then they share the video anywhere in the world by including a link in an email or text message. Unlike a phone or Zoom call, a Celebrate gift can be treasured both on the Celebration Day and for years to come. 

Check out Sunshine's Celebrate video below!

In the spirit of the holiday season, and to bring cheer to Canadians from coast to coast, Celebrate will donate 75% of every video purchase (that’s a $25.49 donation for every $33.99 Celebrate purchase) to The Sunshine Foundation of Canada.  Purchasers win twice: they get a heartwarming gift to give to a loved one and they help support Sunshine’s important work making dreams come true for kids living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses. 

To participate, visit www.celebrate.buzz and, when asked, enter the promo code SUNSHINE.

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