Life is full of unexpected roadblocks and every day challenges.
If you’ve ever experienced a dark time in your life, you know that a little compassion goes a long way.
Your support helps us change lives locally.
A donation makes a difference, makes you feel good,
and supports your community.
It’ll brighten everyone’s day!
Students Spreading Sunshine
The River Falls Sunshine fund is a student-originated & student lead non-profit organization
that originated to help a family going through a dfficult time. These students quickly
learned their was an even greater need to help the community as a whole.
Of donation helps families
Serving the River Falls School District since 2016
Hardships your donations have helped families & individuals with:
- Temporary financial setbacks that require financial assistance to get people back on their feet
- Missing work due to caring for a loved one
Your donations help families by providing:
- Love Your Melon Hat
- Gas Cards • Gift Cards
- “Boots-on-the-ground” help such as raking leaves or mowing lawns
- Money to purchase gifts for children who don’t receive anything in their home life for the holidays.
So many reasons to spread sunshine.
You can be a part of feel good moments like these:
“Thank you to the Sunshine Fund who brought somesunshine to us at a time of need. As I was fighting cancer, my husband missed a lot of work to care for me. The Sunshine Fund delivered to us a thoughtful card as well as against card and gift card so then we could go out to eat together. The kids feel very supported as it was their peers who help run this wonderful nonprofit. What a positive, impactful community organization!”
- Trina, Fran, Sam, Josh, & Ellie Hira
“Dear Sunshine Fund, Thank you so much for the amazing gift! It meant so much to me, and in the family. I wear my wildcat pants and sweatshirt on the day of my surgery and help me feel more comfortable! The love your melon hat I wore outside in the school, and covered my incision and kept it clean and protected. It was very warm and soft! Thank you so very much for thinking of me and my family!”
- Kennedy Wright
“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts at MNS, for all you did to bring sunshine to week of darkness. I love my plant! Your mission is inspiring and changing lives daily! Thank you!”
- Jenny Leudtke
“I recently received a jacket from you all and I would really like to extend a thank you. My heart is full and you have some truly remarkable kids. Thank you!”
- Dawn Harer
The 5 Benefits of Giving:
Helping Others is Actually Good for You!
You may be wondering why giving away your precious
resources that you’ve worked so hard for will make you feel
better but it’s true. There are many benefits in the act of
A little sunshine can go a long way! Giving radiates positive mojo. Like going outside on a sunny day when those first rays of sunshine hit your face. The warmth starts a chain reaction that emanates throughout your entire body. When you give, it just makes your heart feel good to spread some of that sunshine around.
We are a compassionate, student lead, non-profit organization with the goal of generating funds to give back to individuals and families facing hardship within our greater community.
Unify our schools, clubs, sports, and the community in a team effort to generate charitable funds for families and individuals in need..
The Giving Boost
Donating stimulates your endorphins, kind of like that first sip of coffee or soda in the morning. It lifts your spirits and benefits your health (and the subsequent warm fuzzies aren't too bad either). If you've ever been the recipient of giving, you know how it imparts a feeling of hope and respite from the struggles of life.
The Impact is Real
But giving is more than a feeling of euphoria from helping others, there's an actual societal benefit from creating a positive impact on someone else's life. Your altruism promotes community give-and-take, adds balance to a chaotic world, promotes individual cooperation, trust and gratitude. From the single parent needing a gas card to get to work, to gifting a child a warm coat for the winter, to financial assistance to keep the lights on, give local when you can. Your generosity is purposeful, with the potential to teach both young and old to serve their communities.
Giving promotes a ripple effect. It's contagious. Paying it forward changes the world, one person, one family at a time. So spread the sunshine, and contact us for guidance on how you can invest in your community and make a local impact today.