Friends of Project Sunshine

Purpose Statement

Friends of Project Sunshine\x{ef}\x{bf}\x{bd}s mission is to give Harvard undergraduates the opportunity to bring programming - recreation (arts), educational (tutoring and mentoring) and social service (HIV and nutritional counseling) - to children facing medical challenges and their families in the Boston area and beyond, by partnering with the Project Sunshine Project, which extends across 175 major cities across the United States and in four international satellite sites: Canada, China, Israel, and Kenya. Friends of Project Sunshine would focus on free services for medically challenged children and their families in the greater Boston area. Our organization hopes to train Harvard undergraduate student volunteers, who want to donate their time in participating in innovative programs. Volunteers would have fun and play with young patients at hospitals and encourage them to cope with procedures that lie ahead. Friends of Project Sunshine would have a number of unique volunteer programs including Spa Program for Parents, Sunshine Chefs, Project Knit, and Arts and Crafts. Volunteers can also create their own specific programs depending on their interests such as cookie decorating and creating seasonal projects. Programs such as these will allow the Harvard community to participate in more volunteer opportunities by catering program activities to the volunteers. By serving children facing all medical challenges, volunteering for the whole family, and bringing happiness and sunshine to hospitalized children, Friends of Project Sunshine is the perfect way to give back to the greater Boston community.

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