SONShine Announcements

Celebrating 5 Years! (August 2020)

The Sonshine Center is celebrating 5 years of service this month! Please celebrate with us by making a donation or purchasing an item from our Amazon Smile wish list.

Amazon Smile Wish List

Save The Date! (Thursday, September 17th)

Now more than ever, the Sonshine Center needs your support on North Texas Giving Day. Our budget, like many others, has been significantly impacted by COVID-19.  The Sonshine Center was closed from March 17th – July 10th. During this time we had no source of income from tuition, but our staffing expenses remained the same so that we were able to retain our amazing staff and prepare for re-opening the center. This depleted our funds and we are asking for your help to replenish them.

The Sonshine Center continues to see God at work as we navigate our new normal. We are grateful for his provision and protection during this time and will continue to provide quality programing for our students preventing them from isolation, loneliness, and depression.

The two closest day-habs in our area were forced to permanently shut down due to the pandemic and loss of funds. We are very blessed that we have been able to re-open.  Now that we are returning in phases, our budget continues to be impacted. With the additional cost that COVID-19 mitigation requires, please consider making a donation today to help us start our 6th year of service without risk of shutting down. Any amount, big or small, will help!

We also will appreciate your prayers as we move forward!

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The SONshine Center is a weekday ministry of Sunnyvale FBC.  The purpose of the ministry is to provide a Christian-based day program for adults with special needs that will allow them to grow in mind, body, and spirit.  Below, we offer more information about our day program, as well as ways to support this growing ministry!

If you would like a downloadable PDF of our 2020-2021 Calendar and Important Dates, click the button below!

Sonshine Center 2020-2021 Calendar PDF
About Us

The Sonshine Center opened in August of 2015! The adults participate in activities that will promote adaptive skills including self-help skills, socialization skills, communication skills, and pre-vocational/vocational skills. They will also have opportunities to participate in sensory, music, art, and recreation/leisure activities.

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Prospective Client Information

For the Sonshine Center Prospective Client Information, click the button below:

Prospective Client Information

 

Fee Schedule:

The Sonshine Center operates Monday thru Friday. Fees for the Day Program from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM if applicable, are set by contract between the Sonshine Center, and your child’s HCS, TxHmL, or CLASS agency. All other fees for programs are below and are private pay. Payment is expected on Monday prior to services being provided.

  • BEFORE School Only: $25.00 / week
  • AFTER School Only: $50.00 / week
  • Before & After School: $75 / week
  • Full Day: $150 / week
  • Half Day (7am to 12 noon/12 noon to 5pm): $100.00 / week
  • AM Recreation/Leisure Only (7am to 9am): $35.00 / week
  • Day Program (9am to 3pm): $75.00 / week
  • Daily Living/Recreation/Leisure Activities (3pm to 5:30pm): $50.00 / week

The Sonshine Center closes at 5:30 PM. There will be a grace period until 5:45 PM. After 5:45 PM, there will be a charge of $5.00 for every 15 minutes. Rates will be rounded up to the nearest 1/2 hour.

If you have any questions about the Sonshine Center Fees, you may contact Rosa Minx, our director, or you may call (972) 226-7105, ext. 109.

Let the Shopping Begin!

Amazon Smile:

The Sonshine Center has a fundraising partner! Amazon Smile.
The Sonshine Center, a day program for adults with special needs, is a weekday ministry of Sunnyvale First Baptist church. Therefore, when you choose First Baptist Church of Sunnyvale as your charitable organization, all of your purchases will directly benefit the Sonshine Center.

Getting Started:

  • Click this link to visit AmazonSmile
  • Sign in with your normal Amazon login
  • Type “First Baptist Church of Sunnyvale” into the “pick your own charitable organization” searchbox
  • Click “Select” next to “First Baptist Church of Sunnyvale”
  • Shop away!

Once you have signed up to support us, we will receive .05% of every purchase you make. You’ll also be able to see the Sonshine Center Amazon Smile Wish List. Have you already linked First Baptist Church of Sunnyvale as your charitable organization?  Click the button below to see our Wish List!

Sonshine Center Amazon Smile Wish List
Shopping Jewelry Creations

The Sonshine Center’s Jewelry Creations store is not currently open. We should be able to open when we enter our Phase 3 of re-opening sometime in September. This is when visitors will be allowed back in the Center.

However, we do have some of our jewelry available on our online Etsy store! If you choose to purchase something through Etsy, please let our Assistant Director Mrs. Jaime know at jaimegough@sunnyvalefbc.com and she can make it available to you when you bring or pick-up your child/sibling. This will save you the cost of shipping and handling.

Shop the Sonshine Center’s Jewelry Creations on our online Etsy store here:

Sonshine Center's Jewelry Creations Etsy Shop
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