What is #ActofKindnessSP
In 2018, Sunshine Place embarked on a plan to expand its flagship building, along with parking at its 18 Rickel Road location and rehabilitate its second building at 1632 W. Main Street, which houses Sunshine Supper, C.A.R.D.S. Closet among other programs. The #ActofKindnessSP campaign’s object is to raise funds not only to expand our physical footprint, but also create a more welcoming, safe, an accessible space for clients, volunteers and staff.
This volunteer-led capital campaign has a goal to raise $1.5 million dollars to
- Triple the amount of parking for our clients accessing Sunshine Place.
- Create a welcoming and accessible space for program continuation and expansion focusing on children, seniors and nutrition.
- Increasing security, and providing safer traffic and working conditions for our volunteers, clients and surrounding neighbors.
- Update our aging facility at 1632 W. Main Street, including replacing our leaking roof, energy inefficient windows, and unsafe parking lot.
- Beautify the exterior of our 1632 W. Main Street building to reflect a strong and lasting image of compassion, dignity and respect for all those we serve.
Why the #ActofKindnessSP name?
It’s our way of life at Sunshine Place. The theme of kindness was chosen because each year Sunshine Place and the Sun Prairie Emergency Food Pantry, through its team of volunteers, provide over 55,000 acts of kindness to the community. We are built on acts of kindness of others, and in return we provide acts of kindness to others.
Did #ActofKindnessSP reach its goal?
Almost! The total goal for the #ActofKindnessSP campaign is $1,500,000.
During the last two years, Sunshine Place has raised almost $845,000 toward the goal of $1,500,000 to expand and upgrade the two building facilities at Sunshine Place. To date the campaign enabled Sunshine Place to complete the following:
- Purchase the adjacent property
- Clear the site for expansion
- Completed the building addition and parking lot expansion
- Renovate the lobby
Is there more work to do?
Yes, the next step in the #ActofKindnessSP campaign is to raise funds to help renovate the Sunshine Plaza building, at 1632 W. Main Street.
Safety and building issues, including fixing the leaky roof, repairing the sinking parking lot, hardwired fire alarms, and exterior enhancements are needed. Signage, lighting and construction of a garage for the food pantry truck storage are all ongoing needs
May I contribute to #ActofKindnessSP?
Yes! Donating to #ActofKindnessSP will allow Sunshine Place to continue our mission to help those facing crisis or hardship in our community. Donations can be made by clicking on the Donate button below or sending a contribution to:
PO Box 307
Sun Prairie WI, 53590
More information on Sunshine Place
Sunshine Place began its operation in 2007. Sun Prairie has continued to grow at one of the fastest rates in the State of Wisconsin. Along with that growth, the demand for our services has increased. In the two-building community resource center, there is a total of 16 programs readily available to families. With this growth in services, the additional space is crucial to our mission of serving those in need by increasing our capacity, accessibility and safety.
Sunshine Place and the Sun Prairie Emergency Food Pantry would like to thank the following organizations and individuals who have generously supported the #ActofKindnessSP campaign. Their contributions have helped support our mission to serve our neighbors facing hardship.
Dane County | Community Development Block Grant
Madison Community Foundation
Oscar Rennebohm Foundation, Inc.
Buck & Honeys
Continental Mapping Consultants, Inc.
Culvers of Sun Prairie
Dewitt LLP Law Firm
Edward Jones – Sun Prairie Offices
Harms Insurance Group
Summit Credit Union
Geoff Wilkins – State Farm Insurance
Mielcarek Family Foundation
Sun Prairie Lions Club
Sun Prairie Rotary
In Honor of John & Deb Knappmiller
St. Albert the Great
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Our Saviors Lutheran Church
Sacred Hearts Church of Jesus & Mary Catholic Church
Bristol Lutheran Church
In Kind Donors
Landfill Drilling & Piping
Asplundh & Alliant Energy
MSA Professional Services
Good Guys Group
Sun Prairie Exchange Club
Sun Prairie Lions Club
Sun Prairie Optimists Club
Sun Prairie Rotary Club
Any contributions received in excess for this goal will be used for future operating costs of Sunshine Place and its programs.