Welcome to Spreading Sunshine!

We’re a nonprofit dedicated to touching the lives of families impacted by childhood illness, from our hometown in Memphis to communities nationwide.

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Serious illness doesn’t just impact the child –

IT IMPACTS THE WHOLE FAMILY.

Between treatments, appointments, and the constant health challenges, finding a spare moment feels almost impossible. And the absence of your usual community support only adds to the weight of the situation.

 NO parent should have to face childhood illness alone!

At Spreading Sunshine, we’re on a mission to wrap our arms around these families and shower them with the love, support, and community they deserve.

3 Ways You Can Make a Difference:

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SUNSHINE BOXES

Help Send a Box

These special boxes offer more than just goodies – they provide a brief escape from a family’s situation, offering comfort and a bright moment amidst the many challenges they face. Each one is carefully curated and age-appropriate, ensuring that every child feels special and loved.

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YEAR OF SUNSHINE

Sponsor a Family

Our Year of Sunshine program was designed to provide monthly support through gifts and meaningful connections. For a year, our families receive personalized care from a Spreading Sunshine Care Coordinator, monthly mailings, and emotional and spiritual support.

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FAMILY CARE

Support Families

Family Care support allows us to stand by families during their toughest times – from comforting those on hospice care to providing meals for parents at the hospital. Your donation, big or small, plays a vital role in making it possible for us to make an impact!

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READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Join us by spreading hope and light to families in need!

With your help, we can provide a family community, help parents feel seen, and show a child they are loved.

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR

“At 901 Gives, we cherish collaborating with fellow non-profits and businesses to amplify our impact in the community. Our objective is to unite individuals and enterprises in serving those most in need.

We’re deeply inspired by Spreading Sunshine’s mission, which prioritizes not just the child in need, but also extends support to the entire family through unimaginable challenges.”

– Dustin Smith, Smith’s Plumbing