remedy The Sunshine House” /> The Sunshine group homes provide a safe haven and quality care for more than 240 children, thumb ages 5-18. These are children who have suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment, are placed in a safe environment by the courts. Some children may find foster families and some children spend the rest of their lives in these group homes, which become their permanent families.
The Sunshine Angels is a non-profit 501C3 organization established to provide assistance to these children in ways which cannot be met by CPS funding. This organization is formed totally of volunteers. The funds are raised through various events and donations. One hundred percent of all funds are applied toward making a lasting difference in the lives of these children.
The Sunshine Angels organization holds to a vision that these children can survive very difficult times in their lives and will become stronger by helping them grow in their self esteem and to realize that they are loved and valued and they can attain a brighter tomorrow.
Some of the ways Sunshine Angels attempt to achieve these goals is through:
Providing Christmas and birthdays for each child
Sending Children to Christian Camps
Providing sports equipment, basketball camps and musical instruments
Books, games and computers for use in their group homes
Tutoring and homework help
New shoes and clothes for back to school, which recently provided 244 pairs of school shoes
CURRENT PROJECT IS PROVIDING BACKPACKS AND EQUPMENT FOR EACH CHILD
In addition, each of these homes has an assigned Sunshine Angel or Angels which visit the children in the homes at least weekly. This develops a caring relationship with each individual child and lets them know "we are there and we care". Many of these children have come to know that the people of Northminster Presbyterian Church are people who are loving, caring and are there to help with their needs. NPC is a place the children can feel at home and to learn about a caring God!
More information can be found about the Sunshine Angels and these wonderful children at their website www.sunshineangels.com The Sunshine Angels