Sunshine Girls package gifts for five different causes


[Volunteers at the Sunshine Day of Service Sunday put together packages for five different charitable causes. PHOTO BY BRET LEVINSON]

WALL TOWNSHIP — Giving back is great. But as the Sunshine Girls of Manasquan demonstrated on Sunday, giving back through several charitable causes, and involving many volunteers in the effort, can be even greater.

The Sunshine Girls Charity, Inc. held a “Sunshine Day of Service 2018” at the Monmouth Montessori Academy in Wall Township on March 11. Volunteers put together packages for five separate causes.

According to Sue Rebmann, a board member for the group, gift bags for pediatric cancer patients will be going to the Ashley Lauren Foundation as well as Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [CHOP].

Bags for children who are going from one foster home to the next included a stuffed animal, a toy and other goodies, as well as a duffle bag, something that Ms. Rebmann says is important because foster children often have to carry their clothes from one home to another in plastic garbage bags.


Birthday boxes will be going to women’s shelter, Dottie’s House, located in Brick, as well as to a program for refugees. Inside each was a toy, box of cake mix, and other items for a birthday celebration. 

Birth kits destined for women in Haiti included soap, a hat for the infant, a blanket for the infant, soap, plastic to to lay upon during delivery and a string to tie the umbilical cord after the baby is born.

Bags for rescued dogs in shelters included a toy, blanket and a treat.



“Each one of these projects is important,” Ms. Rebmann said. “What it means is that there are good people in the world trying to do good things.”


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