Recently, Lori Allen attended the 2015 Sunshine on a Ranney Day Gala. Sunshine on a Ranney Day (SOARD) “is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit approved organization based in Atlanta, Georgia that creates dream room & home makeovers for children with long-term illnesses.” It was founded in 2012 by Peter and Holly Ranney, who were adamant in creating a foundation that would allow children to have their own space to be comfortable, free, and imaginative.
Lori believes in the mission this organization represents because it asserts hope and courage in such a critical stage of the child’s life. Events such as this gala is needed to generate support– as the organization relies 100% on donations. Community involvement is one of the best ways to stay connected to social issues and create a positive impact. When asked why she chose this particular organization to support, Lori replied, “SOARD has a done an amazing job to build self-esteem and confidence in these children. To see active participants in the community brings such gratitude and humility and I’m proud to support a organization such as this.”
Check out the gallery below to see snapshots from the event held on September 12th, 2015 and former projects designed by the members of SOARD. If you wish to get involved, go to www.sunshineonaranneyday.com for volunteer and partnership opportunities.