On May 9, EPI-HAB Phoenix, Inc. continued its “Six Decades of Service” celebration with a $6,000 donation to Sunshine Acres Children’s Home.
Sunshine Acres provides a loving home for children who are separated from their parents and helps them establish long-term relationships with stable parental figures—preparing them for success in their adult lives. Since it was founded by Jim and Vera Dingman in 1954, Sunshine Acres has helped more than 2,000 children maximize their potential and abilities through counseling, lessons in the fine arts, tutors, on-site horseback riding lessons, and other programs to facilitate each child’s needs and interests.The non-profit is more than just a foster home to the children it serves, it is their extended family.
EPI-HAB looks to also raise awareness for Sunshine Acres through its “Six Decades of Service” gift, as the children’s home relies heavily on the generosity of donors. Sunshine Acres is similar to EPI-HAB in that it does not receive state or federal funding to support its mission, nor does it conduct any formal fundraising.
Sunshine Acres has two basic principles: The organization never solicits money, and no child will ever be turned away for financial reasons.
And unlike many other foster homes, the Sunshine Acres community continues to support its residents when they turn 18—moving college students and those in need into Sunshine Acre’s transitional living program.
“For 64 years, Sunshine Acres has truly been a ‘Miracle in the Desert.’” stated Matt Redmann, President of EPI-HAB Phoenix, Inc. “We simply wanted to be a small part of their story.”
For more information about Sunshine Acres Children’s Home, visit www.sunshineacres.org or call 480-832-2540.
EPI-HAB’s Six Decades of Service Celebration
Since January, EPI-HAB has made donations to a long list of local organizations and events, including Lura Turner Homes, Cops for Kids, Techie Camp, The Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA, Lions Camp Tatiyee and Ryan House, with an end goal of donating a total of $60,000 in celebration of its 60 years in business.
Started in 1958 by a group of business and medical professionals, EPI-HAB’s mission is to provide meaningful employment for individuals with epilepsy and other challenges. As epilepsy treatment has improved over the last 60 years, EPI-HAB has expanded its mission to welcome employees living with hearing impairment, physical limitations and mild intellectual disabilities.
EPI-HAB focuses on the abilities of its employees, not their disabilities, and performs valued work for businesses, large and small, assisting with a wide range of affordable hand labor and other business solutions, like bulk mailings, inspection and cleaning, custom packaging, storage and order fulfillment.
From simple hand labor to complex assembly, EPI-HAB can do it all! Are you wondering how EPI-HAB can help your company? Contact us today to learn more: 602-254-7027
Looking to follow EPI-HAB’s journey to $60K? The recipients and the purpose of the “Six Decades of Service” donations will be showcased within blogs, email marketing and EPI-HAB’s social media pages as the gifts are given.