Make a Dream a Reality

You have the power to make a difference. Yes, you. Whether you give a gift to support Sunshine Dream Programs, or fundraise, you can help change a life.
Sunshine Foundation

Ways to Give

Right now, it is estimated that more than 63,000 Canadian children could be eligible for a life-changing Sunshine Dream opportunity. Your support can make sure our dreamers know that their dreams matter and the life-changing impact of a dream can happen soon. Here are the many ways you can help:

Make an impact month after month 

Make a lasting impact by giving monthly.  A gift of $10, $20, $30 or whatever you can afford, allows us to plan ahead and helps ensure that every Sunshine kid experiences a life-changing dream. Find this option on our donation form
By choosing this option, The Sunshine Foundation of Canada will automatically withdraw your donation from your bank account or credit card on the 15th of the month. You may revoke your authorization at any time, subject to providing 10 days’ notice.

Give in Honour or Memory

Join the special group of Sunshine supporters who mark their significant occasion with a donation in lieu of gifts. Celebrations may include birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and retirement. When a gift is made in memory, Sunshine will notify the next of kin. Our giving form allows you to indicate the next of kin as well as the loved one. Find this option on our donation form

Build a Dream Legacy

Legacy giving ensures that many children will live their dreams for years into the future, allowing you to do lasting good in your community while optimizing tax and other financial benefits. Professional advice from your lawyer, accountant or financial advisor will help determine the best option for you. Here are some examples:

Bequest in a Will: A gift of cash or property in your Will helps you make the gift of a lifetime to a cause you believe in – a gift to Sunshine that can be larger than your giving budget today. See PDF below for sample wording.

Life Insurance: You can make a large gift in the future by paying small life insurance premiums now. Naming Sunshine as the owner or beneficiary of a life insurance policy (new or existing) will also entitle you to tax advantages. 

Give more with Securities: Reduce the capital gains tax, get a larger tax receipt at full market value, and easily make a bigger impact by donating securities (stocks, bonds, GICs) directly to Sunshine.

For more information, contact:
Brittany Kosir, Senior Coordinator, Philanthropy
519-642-0990 x 224
brittany.kosir@sunshine.ca

Become a Partner

Join our network of dreams with a national cause marketing program, event sponsorship, employee giving program, or host a workplace fundraiser. Read more

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Get Involved

Creating a positive impact in the life of a Sunshine dreamer can take on many forms. Visit our site often for new opportunities to get involved and join our Sunshine community.

Plan a Fundraising Event

From bake sales to golf tournaments, when it comes to planning events, dream as big (or as small) as you like. Read more

Sunshine Volunteers

Your time and skills can make a vital difference for Sunshine Dreamers. Our national volunteer network is at the heart of making dreams come true. Read more

Celebrating our Volunteers

Sunshine recognizes the dedication and commitment of one of our most vital resources – our volunteers! Read more

Attend a Sunshine Event

You can support a dream just by joining us for some Sunshine fun time! Read more