Did you know that each time a resident moves out of the Sonshine Centre, we "flip" and "stage" the suite for the family who is moving in? This entails an initial deep cleaning and disinfecting, followed by staging and restocking of the suite with new bedding, towels, kitchen supplies and more.
Sonshine's Adopt-a-Suite program puts sponsors in charge of making one or more of our 24 residential shelter suites into a welcoming and beautiful home for the women and children who find a safe space to heal in the Sonshine Centre.
"Sonshine's Adopt a Suite is an incredible program!" points out Monica Ercolessi, Director of Resource Development at Sonshine Community Services." Our adopted suites defy all general assumptions of what a residential shelter suite may look like. They are warm and welcoming, with heart-warming touches that give our clients the knowledge that somebody truly cares for them."
Over the last few months, with leadership from volunteer extraordinaire Judith Chubachi, Southview Alliance Church raised funds to renovate their sponsored suite. Thanks to them, Sonshine was able to install brand new vinyl flooring throughout the suite, put a fresh coat of paint on the walls, and install a new bathroom vanity. The funds raised also allowed us to install vinyl flooring in another suite that is currently not sponsored!
The renovated suite is beautiful. Seeing is believing: check out the video below to see the results of all the work and heart put into the suite sponsored by Southview Alliance's M&M's group.
Interested in knowing more about the Adopt-a-Suite program? Click here or contact Jacqueline at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-705-3490.