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Welcome to the Sonshine Center!

The SONshine Center is a weekday ministry of The Vale. 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!

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 activites. See the buttons below for more information about our director, enrollment & fee information, our current newsletter, and an application request form! See the video below to learn more.


Our program runs Monday - Friday, from 7:00am - 6:00pm.
Click here to see the calendar.

The following opportunities will be available to adults ages 18+:

  • Before and After School Care
- Recreation/Leisure (7:00am - 9:00am)
  • Day Program (9:00am - 3:00pm)
  • Daily Living/Recreation/Leisure Activities (3:00pm - 6:00pm)
Volunteers are needed during all hours of operation!
If interested, please contact Rosa Minx, Sonshine Center Director.

Support Us!

Amazon Smile
Do you shop on Amazon.com? Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to our ministry when you shop on AmazonSmile!  All you have to do is:  1) Sign in with your normal Amazon login,  2) Type Sunnyvale First Baptist Church into the "pick your own charitable organization" search box,  3) Click "select" next to Sunnyvale First Baptist Church.  Click here, or the image below to Shop Now!

Scentsy Party
The Sonshine Center is hosting a Scentsy Party! Please send your family and friends the link shown below. The Sonshine Center will receive 30% of all purchases. This fundraiser is ongoing, therefore, when you need refills or replacement bulbs please make your purchase through the Sonshine Center party.  www.sonshinecenter.scentsy.us

Click on ‘My Open Parties’ then click on ‘The Sonshine Center’. After clicking ‘confirm’ to shop on the Sonshine Center Party, click ‘shop’. This will allow you to browse through the products and make your selections by adding them to the cart. Once you check out, your purchase will automatically be added to the Sonshine Center Party!

Kroger Community Rewards Program
Linking your Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card to our organization allows us to receive 1% of your purchases. You may do this online or at the Customer Service desk of your local Kroger. The Sonshine Center organization code is 59787.

Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program
Linking your Tom Thumb Reward Card to our organization allows us to receive 1% of your purchases. You may do this at the Customer Service desk of your local Tom Thumb. The Sonshine Center organization code is 13476.

Tax Deductible Donation
Your tax deductible donation to our program can be made right here via PushPay!  Click here to donate!

Gift Card Fundraiser
All cards will be sold for 20% off their retail price! All proceeds go to continuing our ministry here at the Sonshine Center. Below are the cards available now.

Card Name

Card Value

Cost of Card

Available

Sold

Applebee’s

$25.00

$20.00

 

X

Barnes & Noble

$25.00

$20.00

X

 

Barnes & Noble

$30.00

$24.00

X

 

Chick-Fil-A

$10.00

$8.00

 

X

Chick-Fil-A

$10.00

$8.00

 

X

Chipotle

$10.00

$8.00

 

X

Chili’s

$25.00

$20.00

X

 

Chipotle

$15.00

$12.00

 

X

Cracker Barrel

$20.00

$16.00

X

 

Half Price Books

$8.76

$7.00

X

 

Harbor Freight

$25.00

$20.00

 

X

Jason’s Deli

$10.00

$8.00

 

X

Long John Silver’s

$10.00

$8.00

X

 

Mardel’s

$15.37

$12.00

 

X

Office Depot

$14.59

$11.00

 

X

Pottery Barn

$63.87

$51.00

X

 

Sonic

$10.00

$8.00

 

X

Sonic

$10.00

$8.00

 

X

Starbuck’s

$10.00

$8.00

 

X

Whataburger

$5.00

$4.00

X

 

Whataburger

$5.00

$4.00

X

 

Whataburger

$5.00

$4.00

X

 

Whataburger

$5.00

$4.00

X

 

 

 

Contact Us

If you would like more information, or any other details about the Sonshine Center, you may contact Rosa Minx, Sonshine Center Director, or you may call 972-226-7105 ext. 109.

rosa minx

sonshine center director

Email

 

Jaime Gough

Jaime Gough

Assistant SONSHINE CENTER DIRECTOR

EMAIL

If you have any questions about this ministry, we would love to hear from you. You may contact the staff member above, or you may call the church front office at 972-226-7105.

 

Sonshine Center Enrollment

Annual Application Fee:
$50 - The non-refundable fee is due at the time the application is submitted for review.  Each year, parents will be asked to review/submit their application again.  Fill out an application request here.

Fee Schedule:
The Sonshine Center operates Monday thru Friday. Fees for the Day Program from 9:00am to 3:00pm 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 the 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 Activites (3pm to 6pm): $50.00 / week

The Sonshine Center closes at 6:00pm. There will be a grace period until 6:15pm. After 6:15pm, there will be a charge of $5.00 for every 15 minutes.

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.

Monthly Newsletters

Every month, the Sonshine Center sends out a Newsletter to keep everyone up-to-date on current Sonshine Center news, upcoming events, and ways to show your support!  You can see our last 3 newsletters by clicking here.

Application Request

We have an application request form that you may fill out and submit to us for the Sonshine Center. You may fill out the request form by clicking here.

If you would like more information, or any other details about the Sonshine Center, you may contact Rosa Minx, Sonshine Center Director, or you may call 972-226-7105 ext. 109.

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