Sunshine Foundation

Sofina Foods: Building Big Dreams with Sunshine

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Sofina Foods continues to make life-changing dream experiences a reality for kids across Canada.  A caring national partner, Sofina Foods provides vital financial support and spirited volunteers to help The Sunshine Foundation of Canada brighten the lives of children living with severe physical disabilities or life threatening illnesses.

Sofina’s 2017 Dream Builders’ Campaign was a resounding success under the creative, inspiring and innovative leadership of the Sofina Foundation, and because of the kind and enthusiastic spirit of employees from across the country who rallied to plan events and donate money to support Sunshine as one of their charity partners.

While the final tally of Sofina’s Dream Builders’ Campaign is being tabulated, the campaign is certain to achieve its incredible fundraising goal for its charity partners. The generosity of employees doubled by the generous commitment of the company’s CEO to match funds raised. Thanks to the energy, enthusiasm, and engagement of so many employees, and the unwavering compassion of the Sofina Foundation, more cherished dreams will come true for children from coast to coast. Young dreamers will be able to write a brighter future story.

This past Spring Sofina Foods’ employees showcased their volunteer enthusiasm at Sunshine’s DreamLift Brantford. Employees volunteered during the pre-flight DreamLift Family Night, and a Sofina Foods’ representative was matched as a ‘volunteer buddy’ with a young dreamer, and team of caregivers, for the whirlwind 18 hour day of YES to Disney.

Not only are Sofina Foods’ employees involved in internal events at their various facilities, but they assist with special visits by Sunshine’s mascot ‘Sunshine Bear’ who drops in on occasion to take part in the company’s community activities and to spread the joy of Sunshine’s mission.

“We are deeply grateful to Sofina Foods, the Sofina Foundation, and each and every employee who planned, participated and donated as part of Sofina’s 2017 Dream Builders’ Campaign,” says Nancy Sutherland, CEO of Sunshine. “We celebrate this strong partnership and look forward to working together to continue to ignite hope, build confidence and reveal new possibilities for our young dreamers all across Canada.”

Above: Jonathan (Sunshine Dreamer) visits Sofina Foods to share the impact of his Sunshine Dream.

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