Rainbows and Sunshine Charity Donation Program
Rainbows and Sunshine is an organisation formed in 2016 for the donation of its books (songs included), music, and matching animated videos and toys to children who are vulnerable, disadvantaged or sick and the organisations, social service agencies, health and community facilities that support them.
Donations are made to hospitals, child protective service agencies, disability support organisations, community centres, homeless family support services, women’s shelters, and other organisations that help children affected by illness, homelessness, disability, poverty, abuse, trauma, disadvantaged family circumstances, or loss due to floods, fire, etc.
Thousands of gifts have been donated by Rainbows and Sunshine to kids-in-need: books, music, soft plush toy cows, puppets and other toys and activity sets. The team and Board of Advisors at Rainbows and Sunshine work as volunteers. Additionally, generous individuals, companies, and businesses continue to sponsor donations or partner with us to donate these products to a children’s charity of their choice. You can see the details of some of these generous companies below.
We also sell these same products and every purchase of our music, books, videos, songs and toys, including those through this website, retailers, iTunes, etc. provides the funds for these donations – 100% of the profits support this volunteer-run donation program.
We very much appreciate the support of our sponsors, partners and customers, and those who help with their volunteer or honorary expert services, plus the people who spread the word through family, friends and social media. Every purchase of books, videos, songs, activity sets and toys, including those through this website, retailers, or our sponsors and partnerships, enables the number of these donations to continue and grow, as they have since 2016.
CAN YOU HELP SPREAD THE JOY?
Whether you’re a company, business or individual, if you would consider purchasing a selection of our children’s products to donate to your favourite children’s charity, you are helping kids-in-need. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make that happen for you.
We’re happy to help you decide on the best books, music, toys or activities for the children in your charity-of-choice. We provide these products at special discounted pricing to our sponsors and partners who buy in quantity, to enable as many products as possible to go these children and we include extra products specifically tailored to the age-range and children recipients.
Since the first songs and publication of the book “Black and White Cow” in 2016, thousands of children’s products have been donated to organisations such as:
The Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne, Victoria), Ronald McDonald House (Parkville, Victoria and Queensland), Gold Coast University Hospital for their day and inpatient children’s wards, Royal Hobart Hospital (Tasmania), the Paediatric Department of Townsville Hospital and Health Service, the Paediatric Oncology Department of the Toowoomba Hospital (Toowoomba Hospital Foundation), Lismore Base Hospital Paediatric Ward, The Gold Coast Community Fund, Friends with Dignity Australia, The Pyjama Foundation (Townsville and Gold Coast, Queensland), Baby Give Back, Hope for Our Children (Toowoomba City Care, Qld, providing backpacks filled with products for children in foster care), Caroline Chisholm Society (Melbourne), Hope for our Children (Toowoomba City Care, Qld, providing backpacks filled with products for children in foster care), homeless and disadvantaged family support organisations (Gold Coast, Queensland and overseas), government-run child protective service agencies e.g., the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Australia) and The Ministry for Vulnerable Children – Oranga Tamariki (New Zealand), Salvation Army, The Sanctuary (women’s, children’s and pet’s shelter), Paradise Kids (Gold Coast, Queensland), book and toy libraries and play centres in the general community and disadvantaged areas in Australia and New Zealand (Queenstown, South Island), community-led music education programs, Isolated School Education (Northern Territory), villages in Nepal, and many other community organisations supporting children-in-need.
Below is an excerpt from a thank you letter received by us from the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation, in appreciation of the ongoing donations of our children’s products 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.”
And from Baby Give Back:
Received with extreme gratitude and thanks for the donation of books, songs, videos, CDs and digital albums at our Gold Coast warehouse. This donation will assist Baby Give Back support local families facing hardship by providing vulnerable children with these items. Thank you for sharing our belief that every baby deserves a safe start to life.
These following images introduce a few organisation representatives holding some of the books, songs videos, and toys Rainbows and Sunshine donated…..
A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR ORGANISATION SPONSORS AND PARTNERS……
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