Nikki partners with Project Sunshine, a volunteer-based organization delivering free, in-hospital and at-home programs to pediatric patients. With art projects, play kits, and social interaction, children facing medical challenges get a chance to act and feel like kids.
Project Sunshine reaches nearly 200,000 children and families each year. Over 16,000 volunteers dedicate time to deliver their creative and adaptive programs.
Did you know that doing art increases the release of serotonin and dopamine in the brain – lowering stress hormones and allowing the body to heal? It also has been shown to reduce the need for pain medications and to shorten hospital stays.
Project Sunshine’s programs reach hundreds of thousands of young patients and families each year.
Last year, Project Sunshine’s volunteers gave 62,943 hours of their time to delivering the healing power of play.
Project Sunshine brightened hospital stays and doctor visits at over 486 facilities.