Rainbows and Sunshine Donation Program
Rainbows and Sunshine is a program formed in 2016 for the donation of its books (songs included), music, and matching animated videos and toys 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, trauma, or disadvantaged family circumstances.
The proceeds from the purchases of all 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 these donations.
If you would also like to help the donation program, you can follow and share our posts on Facebook and Instagram, subscribe to our YouTube Channel, volunteer your services, or buy any of our products.
The team and Board of Advisors at Rainbows and Sunshine work as volunteers. We strongly support local business by employing local artists, musicians, printers, manufacturers and suppliers and are proud to say that our products are Australian made, with the only exception of the toys. Supportive sponsors and partners of the program are very much appreciated and you can see their details below.
Since publication of the first book, “Black and White Cow” in late December 2016, thousands of dollars of our books, CDs, songs, toys, and videos have been donated to organisations 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 and Gold Coast), child protection agencies such as the 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), Gold Coast University Hospital and many more, including children in Nepal.
Below is an excerpt from a thank you letter received by us late 2020 from the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation, after our latest donation to them:
“Thank you so much for your amazing support of the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation now and in the past. We are so fortunate to have these lovely books and music to share with sick children and their families who have stayed at Gold Coast University Hospital.
We distributed the lovely goodies to the Nurse Unit Manager in the Children’s Inpatient Unit to distribute to sick children and also with the Mum’s staying in the Lavender Unit. The unit provides specialist care for women who require admission to hospital for significant mental health difficulties in the first year following childbirth that impact on their ability to function in everyday life and to care for their child.”
BELOW: Introducing a selection of representatives from the organisations to which we have donated books, songs videos, and toys…..
A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR ORGANISATION SPONSORS……
We acknowledge and thank the businesses, professional advisors, development team, and the imaginative and dedicated creative people who are also committed to the Rainbows and Sunshine children-in-need donation program. They contribute with invaluable sponsorship, partnerships, or with their resources, time, expertise, support, or donate their services and goods. Their generosity is very much appreciated in enabling this program and if you have the opportunity to also support them please do so. Please click on their logo to read more.
Giving a shout out to Hana Intimates for their generosity! After reading an article about a 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 they are wearing, their children, and the dog. What a lovely gesture! https://hanaintimates.com