Project Sunshine

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This month Waxon is proud to be partnering with Project Sunshine! Every donation that you make while visiting a Waxon location we will match dollar for dollar.

What Is Project Sunshine?

Project Sunshine is a non-profit organization that provides free education, recreational and social programs to children facing medical challenges as well as wellness support to their caregivers.

They have 13 Locations in Ontario and Quebec: Brampton Civic, Montreal Children’s Hospital, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Canadian College of naturopathic Medicine, Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, Mount Sinai Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children, Safehaven Project for Community Living, North York General Hospital, Rouge Valley Health System, Etobicoke General Hospital, Credit Valley Hospital

What Do They Do?

The programs Project Sunshine delivers help young patients to foster courage, creativity, and coping skills in a context of fun and play. Programs include:
Sending Sunshine: Volunteers prepare and send out craft kits, surgi dolls or age appropriate books to pediatric hospitals

 Arts and Crafts: Project Sunshine’s arts and crafts program offer children the opportunity to participate in fun, seasonal crafts. Children can participate in the guided activities as a group, or Project Sunshine volunteers can distribute craft kits individually to patient rooms

Closed Caption Television System: CCTV is a closed circuit television station that can be viewed by all children and families within the hospital.

Caregiver Wellness Programs: Volunteers transform hospital conference rooms and playrooms into a relaxing environment where parents receive messages from professional therapist, and participate in craft activities and relation exercises. These programs encourage communication between patients and families, as well as decrease stress.

Book Buddies: Volunteers read with children in medical facilities to help patients and families sustain and grow literacy skills, enhance imagination and encourage age appropriate development. On special occasions authors and illustrators lead instructional activities to help share their experience creating books. To further these efforts Project Sunshine sends books to a variety of impatient units for children and families to enjoy on their own time.

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How it Helps Change Kids Lives

Distract children from medical procedures, tests and their surrounding environment

Provide a sense of normalcy for children and families

Decrease stress of hospitalization on patients and families

Encourage social interactions between families, volunteers and patients

Foster creativity and imagination

Enhance fine motor skills

Increase normal child and adolescent development

Every little bit counts so by making a small donation of $2, $5 or $10 while you are at your Waxon appointment this month you are helping to add a little sunshine to someones life, and don’t forget we are matching all donations!

For more info visit their website here or ask any of our lovely Waxon staff.

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