1. Do my donations go directly to help the child I select?
    YES. Your donation to Sunshine Foundation will support the dream of the child you select, along with a portion to cover administrative expenses to process the child’s dream. If the funding for that particular child’s dream exceeds the goal required to fulfill the dream, the additional funding will be used by the Sunshine Foundation to support another child on our waiting list. All donations are subject to the policies of the Sunshine Foundation.
  2. How are you associated with the Sunshine Foundation?
    This website is solely owned and operated by Sunshine Foundation; we created it in an effort to allow children from our waiting list to be directly helped through crowd-sourced funding.  This gives the ability to parents, friends, and relatives of the children to spread the word and have their dreams fulfilled more quickly.
  3. What is Adopt a Dream?
    Adopt a Dream is Sunshine Foundation’s program to help answer a child’s dream. The average cost of adopting a Special Dream Florida Theme Parks Trip is $5,500. You may also adopt a Special Dream at $2,200 or a Shopping Spree Dream at $1,100. (Goal amount includes a portion to cover administrative expenses to process the child’s dream).
  4. Can I adopt an entire dream?
    Absolutely! If you adopt the entire dream of a child, we can help raise funds more quickly for the other children on Sunshine Foundation’s waiting list.
  5. Can anyone spread the word about any child?
    YES.  We encourage everyone to use their social media resources to help our children!
  6. Can I just donate directly to the Sunshine Foundation?
    YES. Just go to our main website at Sunshinefoundation.org to donate directly to our foundation.
  7. What happens once the money for my child’s Dream is raised?
    Sunshine Foundation will reach out to the family in approximately six weeks to start planning their dream.
  8. What if a child changes their dream?
    The fundraising goal amount may change depending on the dream. Any funds raised in excess of the fund goal amount will be applied to another child on our waiting list.
  9. My child is on Sunshine Foundation’s waiting list. How can they be added to the Adopt a Dream site?
    Please email [email protected] and request your child be placed on the site. Please include your child’s full name when you make your inquiry.
  10. How can I get a dream answered for my child?
    Please visit Refer a Child web page, review our criteria, and complete the Refer A Child Form.
  11. Where can I see more FAQ’s about Sunshine Foundation?
    We encourage you to check out our main website’s FAQ page for other answers.