What’s New At Sunshine

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Thank you, Amazing team!

Amazing Happens Here, a $3.5 million capital campaign, will open five new family care homes for people with developmental disabilities. Such a project is possible only through the enthusiastic and tireless effort by the campaign steering committee. Their guidance, outreach and support will reshape our community in beautiful ways and forever change lives for 32 … Read More

Board by board: Building access to the Great Outdoors

  For more than 20 years, a boardwalk gave the men, women and children of Sunshine access to the beautiful backyard of our 25-acre campus. The fully-accessible structure wound under towering trees, through a flower-filled field, and along Swan Creek. But rain and snow and ice over the years buckled boards and popped posts. In … Read More

Homes taking shape: WTOL – 11-18-2106

Amazing homes are taking shape near Toledo’s Little Flower Parish with help from community. About 20 percent of construction materials have been donated, project manager Glenn Banas with Miller Diversified, tells WTOL’s Dick Berry. Construction materials donated to build homes for developmentally disabled By Dick Berry, Reporter TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) – It’s being called the … Read More

Christmas – even brighter!

You can make the season even brighter for the children, men and women supported by Sunshine Communities.  It’s easy and fun.  Do you like shopping? Pick from the list below of items requested by the people supported by Sunshine, deliver them to Sunshine (unwrapped) and we’ll take care of the rest. Or, if you prefer, … Read More

Ohio Magazine – 11-1-2016

Sunshine Studios is one of many reason Ohioans tapped Maumee as the best home towns. Here, the studio and its artists lead an Ohio Magazine cover story about Ohio’s #BestHometowns. If that surprises you, you’re missing out! Check out the studio — the classes it offers, the artists it employs, their work on display and … Read More

Music. Friends. Sunshine.

What a wonderful evening and a beautiful way to celebrate community! Thank you Harold Jaffe Jewelers and Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Foundation — for the fellowship and fun. We were honored to be the site of the premier – and fabulous – performance of The Tatum ‘Little’ Big Band.  

National Catholic Register – 7-9-2016

  Special Welcome: Parishes Gladly Accommodate Those With a Variety of Needs Catholic communities open their hearts and pews to special people. WARM GREETING. Jodi Birkemeier, director of youth faith formation at Little Flower Catholic Church in Toledo, Ohio, introduces Little Flower youth to residents, including Bradley Strong, at Sunshine Communities’ main campus in nearby … Read More

Walk with Sunshine!

It’s not summer without Sunshine and the annual Walk, Run & roll is one of the best days of the year! Celebrate friendship, family and fun while you support those with developmental disabilities. Music, games, food and a whole lot of laughs — get registered by Aug. 20, and we’ll make sure you get a … Read More

Toledo Blade – 5/2/2016

Published: Monday, 5/2/2016 SUNSHINE PARTNERSHIP Church welcomes homes for disabled Ground-breaking for complex today BY MARK REITER BLADE STAFF WRITER After learning from friends that Sunshine Communities wanted to build group homes in neighborhoods that would welcome and embrace people with special needs, the Rev. David Nuss instantly thought about his own parish. Little Flower … Read More

Channel 13 – May 2, 2016

“You can build a house, but helping people with disabilities be part of a community, that’s what makes it really special.” TOLEDO – Sixteen men and women with developmental disabilities are set to have a new home next year. It’s all part of A $3.5 Million project. It’s a relationship that started about a year ago … Read More