100 Men of Dane County 3rd Quarter Winner for 2019
☀️ Helps children 20,000+ times each year.
☀️ Primary center in eastern Dane County that provides services to children and their families.
☀️ 14 programs providing immediate, coordinated support and resources.
Sunshine Place started as a vision of a small group of citizens in 2001. Established in 2007, Sunshine Place has become a single point of access to social services for Sun Prairie residents in times of need.
The purpose of Sunshine Place is to direct and administer the operation of a facility to house multiple charitable organizations providing social services needs to include but not be limited to food and clothing necessities in a manner that provides a single point of access to these services for the Sun Prairie community.
Sunshine Place was awarded a gift of $98,000 from 100 Men of Dan County to to further their impact helping children and families. Support from 100 Men of Dane County will enable Sunshine Place to make a fundamental shift from raising funds for crisis and disaster relief to sustained support for improved client experience and program outreach laser-focused on children and families in need.
REACH & IMPACT OF SUNSHINE PLACE
Annually, the number of households that use the Food Pantry at least once a month.
The number of kids in the Sun Prairie School District that are considered homeless (they do not have a permanent address).
In 2018, Sunshine Place estimated that 57,000 Acts of Kindness were provided to the Sun Prairie Community.
Sunshine Place is Sun Prairie’s focal point for those seeking help with food, housing, personal care items and clothing and provides access to a free legal clinic, weekly community meals, job services and much more.
Total working budget for the #ActofKindnessSP project is $1,300,000.