Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. James M. Barrie
The Memphis Moms Blog is excited to announce our newest community iniative — A Little Box of Sunshine! Sponsored in part by HappyFeet Soccer Memphis, A Little Box of Sunshine is intended to brighten the day of kids all around the Mid-South! Inside the Sunshine Box you’ll find fun, kid-friendly items that are all — you guessed it — yellow! Just a few of the items that may be included are playdoh, finger paint, bath toys, balloons, glow sticks, books, plates/cups (so parents don’t have to do the dishes!), snack items, sweet treats, and crafts to do!
Also inside the box, you’ll find HappyFeet Soccer has graciously donated t-shirts to each family, as well as a brand new water bottle! And on top of all that — each family will receive a gift certificate from HappyFeet Soccer (valued at over $100) to apply towards soccer classes!
Who is eligible to receive a Sunshine Box?
Sunshine boxes are intended for kids whose family is undergoing some sort of hardship or tough season. Theses reasons might include —
- A death in the family
- Medical issues, either of the primary caregivers or the child himself
- Moving — schools, houses, neighborhoods — some sort of routine upset
- A parent had surgery or a long recovery time of an illness
- A sibling has been diagnosed with something (cancer, auto-immune disease, autism, etc) that is drawing stress on the family as they adjust to the diagnoses
- Loss of job
How do I nominate a family to receive a Sunshine Box?
Click the “nominate now” button below or you can submit the form directly from our website. The only information we need is the address & last name of the nominated family, the ages of the kids receiving the box (we custom create each box), and the reason why they’ve been selected to win. All nominations are private and MMB keeps all information submitted confidential.
We know that any of the reasons listed above can be stressful to families. This is why we are pleased to announce that in addition to all the things mentioned above for the kiddos, a special gift will be added! KRZ Home Services is graciously providing a customized cleaning service for each family. Watch for a gift certificate included in each box to call and schedule directly. KRZ Home Services is dedicated to making your life easier, so you can concentrate instead on what your family needs.
A Little Box of Sunshine will be delivered monthly to one deserving family. We can’t wait to spread a bit of cheer to our beautiful neighborhoods!