Several years ago, a vision was conceived by a group of health care providers, out of which the Arizona SonShine Non-profit organization arose, to provide a wide menu of health care services, at one location, on an annual basis to those residents of Yavapai County who might not otherwise receive services. There is no means test, and anyone who needs services, and is in line, receives services – until our volunteers are full for the event. Over the past several years, at the annual June events, we – in partnership with the Town of Prescott Valley, the Yavapai County Health Department, Yavapai Regional Medical Center, and other corporate sponsors – have served over 5,000 residents of Yavapai County, with services in excess of two million dollars ($2,500,000.00) in value. As a result of the success of the Arizona SonShine model, in addition to Prescott, we have been requested to expand our reach in Arizona. Thus, we have started clinics in Mesa, Payson, Flagstaff, Sedona, Kingman, Havasu, Casa Grande, Cottonwood and Tucson.
Recently Arizona SonShine took its first international trip to the Philippines. The Lord truly blessed the Arizona Sonshine with over 5000 guests. The goal of Arizona SonShine is, with the Lord’s blessing, to conduct multiple events throughout the state (and internationally) that are completely self-funded with most of the volunteers from the local community.
All donated funds are used to serve guests. Administrative costs are paid from other sources. For example, it costs approximately $16 to provide a pair of glasses; $15 for the materials for a physician visit; $25 for a Hep-C test; $30 on average for the materials for a follow-up lifestyle class; $50 for materials for a dental procedure or denture adjustment. For $150 per plate (or $300 for a complete set) we can provide a guest with one-day dentures.