Symbolic Giving creates a unique, triple-benefit opportunity! You enjoy giving an impactful gift while receiving the tax deduction your gift creates. Your gift recipient receives the heart-warming knowledge that they were instrumental in helping those in need. Plus, Sunbeam clients directly benefit from your donation.
Symbolic Giving in 3 Simple Steps
- Select a symbolic gift from the life-changing items in the catalog.
- We’ll send you cards and envelopes detailing the impact of your gift.
- You fill out the cards and send them to your friends and family!
Early Childhood Services
Children in Sunbeam’s Early Childhood programs have paint, crayons, markers, scissors and more to create art while learning fine muscle control, hand-eye coordination, and self-expression.
Two healthy meals and a snack are provided for 170 children at Educare for a full week! Each meal and snack is prepared fresh, includes a variety of fruits and vegetables and does not include sugar as a main ingredient.
Students who attend Sunbeam’s early childhood programs are welcomed into comfortable, child-centered classrooms that encourage interactive learning, exploring and play. A gift of $500 provides furnishings, curriculum materials, art supplies, and interactive toys for a classroom.
Foster parents often juggle work, school, meetings and training sessions, leaving little time for dinner. Your gift provides a no-stress meal for the family to enjoy together
When children are removed from their home, they often leave without anything of their own. That’s why Sunbeam provides each child with a bag of essentials – diapers, clothes, a toothbrush, and formula, along with a toy they can call their own to help them settle in their new home. A gift of $250 can stuff care bags with items for five children.
Sensory Calm Down Bottles are used to help children regulate emotions. When the bottle is shaken, a child is encouraged to calm down as he watches the glitter settle. It can help with anger, anxiety and over-stimulation.
For many clients, talking about a traumatic event or emotional experience can be extremely difficult. Through expressive therapies such as art and pet therapy, clients feel an atmosphere of safety and relief.
Seniors age 55 and up can volunteer in Sunbeam’s Foster Grandparent program to help students, pre-K through third grade, achieve school-readiness skills like reading. Volunteers help the teachers and gain joy in their lives as they give back to a school in their community.
Providing school supplies at the start of the school year can be a huge financial strain for Sunbeam’s 250 grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. Your gift helps fill two backpacks for children with pencils, pens, notebook paper, folders, markers and more.
Sunbeam operates Oklahoma’s only Emergency Shelter for homeless seniors, an 11-bed facility that allows vulnerable seniors a safe 30-day stay. With your gift, 10 seniors are provided a week’s worth of home-cooked meals, case management, laundry and counseling services.
This giving catalog contains items that symbolically represent the work of Sunbeam Family Services. You are not literally purchasing the listed item in the catalog. We will use your donation where it can do the most good, pooling it with other gifts we receive to provide help, hope and the opportunity to succeed to people of all ages through early childhood, foster care, counseling and senior services.