All posts by Laura Bellet

#GivingTuesday and Year End Giving

We have completed our #GivingTuesday Campaign and have raised $11,500 of our goal of $25,000! There is still 3 days to give for a year end tax-deductible donation.We are still in need of $13,500 to reach our goal. Will you help us through a donation made by December 31st?

This year we are raising funds for Camp and our Life Skills for Kids Programs. Help us send 100 Sonshine Club kids to camp this summer and help us provide our Life Skills for Kids Program.

Life Skills for Kids 2018 (2 weeks during Spring  Break and 5 weeks in Summer)

We look forward to having 100 kids from our Sonshine Clubs sign up for daily classes including cooking, sewing, computers, reading, art, sports and music. We also provide breakfast, lunch and a snack.  Each Life Skills day includes several group times with a Bible lesson, worship songs, Share and Show, and an occasional performance by the kids who took music, dance, or sign language.

Camp – Summer 2018

Did you go to summer camp as a kid?  We have many Sonshine Clubbers who have never had that experience nor will they without scholarships.

Partner with us to send 100 of our Sonshine Club kids to summer camp @ Indian Hills Camp, June/July 2018.

Camp fee is $200 per child.  

Indian Hills Camp is a  place where lives are changed!  The kids meet new friends, have great counselors, meet Jesus for the first time or in new and exciting ways. Campers enjoy the usual “camp” activities  plus the more contemporary additions like zip lining, BMX bike course, archery, petting zoo, and of course SWIMMING!

Help us bring the love and hope of Jesus to the kids of east and south county of San Diego this next year by supporting our #GivingTuesday Campaign and helping us raise the $25,000 needed to send 100 campers to Indian Hills Camp and 7 weeks of Life Skills for our Sonshine Club kids! To help please donate now!

Sonshine Haven’s Benefit


Come join Us Friday, October 6th, 2017 for our annual fundraising  benefit “As Time Goes By”.

There is still time to get your tickets or tables!

There will be dinner, a performance by our Sonshine Haven Club Kids, Dessert, and Silent/Live Auctions! 

Tables of 8 can be sponsored for $750 or individual tickets are $100 each.  Click here to sponsor a table or buy tickets

Please email  with the names of people attending and their menu choices. This information is needed to assure you receive the correct menu options night of benefit.

Cinderella/fella Day

 Cinderella Day was  a success! We had 34 kids have the time of their lives with their shopping teams! The girls had a great time getting hair styles, manicures, and age appropriate make up along with of course the day shopping with their shopping team. The boys also received hair styles and went shopping for clothes and shoes. Once each team returned at the end of the day the kids picked their favorite outfit and changed into it for their after picture! Then it was time to choose a backpack and get a bag full of school supplies! The parents were so happy and appreciative of the amazing experience for their kids. Thanks to everyone who helped out for this special event… The kids will talk about this day for years to come!


Spring Life Skills 2017


Do you like working with elementary aged kids? Do you have a skill you could teach them in an hour? Then you are perfect to come and help us out this year at Spring Life Skills! Our program will run March 27-29 and April 3-5 focusing on the Easter story…from Palm Sunday to the Resurrection!

Classes can be almost anything:  we already have commitments to offer sewing, computers, art, guitar, ukulele and cooking  but need someone to lead a sports class.  We can always use more options as we hope to have 85-100 kids. Ideally, we like to keep class sizes between 12-20 kids.  We are also doing a reading program as part of Life Skills so if you would love to help kids learn to read we need you!

The kids pick two classes everyday and the classes vary daily depending on what adult volunteers are available to teach/help each day.

To volunteer email Laura or call the office (619) 440-1221.