Rainbows and Sunshine is a program formed in April 2016 for the donation of its books (songs included), music and matching videos to children who are disadvantaged or sick and the organisations/health and community facilities that support them. Donations are made to hospitals, child protective service agencies, disability support organisations, community centres, children’s charities, homeless family support services, women’s shelters, and other organisations that help children affected by homelessness, disability, poverty, abuse, illness or disadvantaged family circumstances.
The proceeds from the purchases of our products are used for this community donation program and so we appreciate our customers’ support, not only through their purchases but also by spreading the word through family, friends and social media. Every purchase of books, videos, songs and toys, including those through this website, retailers, iTunes, etc. provides the funds for the ongoing production of products for these donations. We work as volunteers and have self-funded this social enterprise.
Since publication of the first book, “Black and White Cow” in late December 2016, thousands of dollars of book, CD, song and video donations have been made to places such as the Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne), Ronald McDonald House (Parkville, Victoria), Toy and Book Libraries in general community and disadvantaged areas throughout Australia and New Zealand, music and play centres (Queenstown, South Island, N.Z.), Community Centres in Australia and N.Z., homeless and disadvantaged children via Church outreach programs (South-East Queensland and overseas), kindergartens, Isolated School Education (Northern Territory), The Pyjama Foundation (Townsville), Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki (New Zealand), the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Queensland, Australia), Paradise Kids (Gold Coast, Queensland), The Sanctuary Women’s Refuge (Queensland), Paediatric Department of Townsville Hospital and Health Service, Royal Hobart Hospital (Tasmania) and many more…..even as far-reaching as children in Nepal.
To all those who purchase our products, follow or support us on social media, donate time, services or products – we thank you for your support of this very worthwhile cause.
BELOW: Introducing a selection of representatives from the organisations we have donated books, songs and videos to…..
A THANK YOU TO OUR ORGANISATION SPONSORS……
A number of imaginative and dedicated creative people, businesses, advisors, and retailers, who are also committed to the book, song and video donation program, contribute their resources, time, sponsorship, support or expertise voluntarily or donate their goods or services, and their generosity is much appreciated.
A huge shout out to Hana Intimates for their generosity! After reading our recent post about our donation of Rainbows and Sunshine children’s books, songs and videos to a local women’s shelter Hana Intimates couriered to them a whole bunch of their new bamboo clothing as a donation to the women who arrive there, often with only the clothes on their back, their children, and the dog. https://hanaintimates.com