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26

participating countries and territories

200

chapters 

673

partnered care facilities

17,000+

volunteer sign-ups

213,420

cards received

Spreading love; one card at a time

We are a registered charity that aims to relieve the conditions attributable to being aged by providing companionship through handwritten cards. Together, we can spread sunshine to our seniors.

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Image of a senior citizen holding a card

Donate

Just $22 pays for the delivery of a bundle of cards to a care facility. As well, donations over $25 are eligible for a donation receipt.

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Volunteer

Looking for a way to get involved with your community from the comfort of your own home? Volunteer with Sending Sunshine today!

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Start a Chapter

Take on a leadership role by assembling a team within your school or community to create handwritten cards for seniors.

Sending Sunshine winning an award

Award Recipient

In September 2022, we were awarded the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism by the Government of Ontario!

Wondering how your card gets to a senior in Canada?

It's an easy five-step process!

1.

People learn about our initiative and make a card

2.

Cards are sent from people across Canada and beyond to our P.O. Box

3.

Every two weeks, cards are picked up from the P.O. Box

4.

Cards are delivered to seniors across Canada

5.

Seniors receive the cards

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1/3

Nearly 1/3 of all seniors live by themselves

40%

More than 40% of all seniors regularly experience loneliness

100%

100% of seniors would appreciate a friendly card from YOU

Did you know?

What Our Seniors Say

Just wanted to express my sincere gratitude for the heartfelt note. I’m 66 years old just had a stroke L\S paralyzed so just letting you know you’ve gladdened the heart of this old man.

-Bob, Card Recipient

Where Your Sunshine is Sent

This map shows all the care facilities and seniors organizations that Sending Sunshine is partnered with, as well as the locations of our chapters!

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