Sunshine on a Ranney Day (SOARD) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit approved organization based in Roswell, Georgia, founded in 2012 by Peter and Holly Ranney.
The vision of Sunshine on a Ranney Day is to renovate homes for children with special needs and restoring hope for families. We are a licensed general contractor that specializes in wheelchair accessible bathrooms, dream bedrooms, in-home therapy rooms and wheelchair ramps/lifts. We take great pride in the quality of our work, professionalism and passion that is put into each makeover. Through our partnerships with local companies and donors we are able to offer our makeovers to families at no cost.
In 2012, Sunshine on a Ranney Day performed their first makeover for an 11 year old boy who always wanted a military bunker bedroom. This special child was Mathew Majka who was battling a brain tumor. From that point on, the husband and wife duo, Peter and Holly Ranney, realized this mission was bigger than they imagined.
Holly is a graduate of High Point University with a degree in Interior Design and Home Furnishings Merchandising. She spent 12 years as a buyer for Rooms To Go Kids. She traveled extensively around the world working on product development and developed strong relationships in the furniture industry. Peter is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Accounting. He grew up in the building industry and worked several summers with his Dad in the family business doing construction. At that time he thought he wanted to get out of construction and pursue a career in accounting. Little did he know that he would end up back in construction. Now he is a licensed general contractor and heads up all the construction projects for Sunshine on a Ranney Day. He also owns the residential remodeling company Ranney Blair Construction.
We are often asked why we started the charity. There was no tragedy or special child that triggered us. It has been a lifetime of experiences and inspiration from a sermon that has guided us on this path. From our first makeover, we realized this was our calling together. - Peter & Holly Ranney
By the way, the SOARD charity logo and official mascot, Gracie, is the adorable pot-bellied pig Peter gave to Holly as a wedding gift. She can be seen here in her custom built house by Peter Ranney.
Q: How long has Sunshine on a Ranney Day been around?
A: Sunshine on a Ranney Day, a kid's charity in Roswell, GA, was formed in February of 2012 by Peter and Holly Ranney. The first makeover was completed July 2012 for a child named Mathew.
Q: Why is the name spelled the way it is?
A: Ranney is the last name of the Founders. The correct spelling is Sunshine on a Ranney Day or SOARD (pronounced like sword) for short.
Q: How are the kids chosen?
A: SOARD accepts applications year round. All applications are reviewed and chosen by a Review Board.
Q: Who designs the rooms?
A: SOARD determines the functional layout after discussing the child's needs with the family. From there SOARD will work with professional designers who volunteer their time and talent to help formulate the design.
Q: Who does the work on the makeovers?
A: SOARD has a dedicated team of subcontractors who perform the work on the makeovers. Any work related to electrical, plumbing or HVAC are done by licensed professionals.
Q: Where is the charity located?
A: The Atlanta charity was founded in Roswell, GA and it's day-to-day operations are in Roswell, GA.
Q: What area does the charity serve?
A: Currently the metro Atlanta area. (within 60 miles of Roswell, GA)
Q: Do you have plans to enter into other states?
A: Currently we are focusing our charity efforts in the Atlanta area. Peter and Holly as well as the Board of Directors are exploring expansion.
Q: What is the age range of the children that you help?
A: We help children ages four (4) through twenty one (21)
Q: What is the meaning behind the logo?
A: The centerpiece of the logo is Gracie the pig. Gracie was a wedding present that Peter gave to Holly before their wedding in Santorini Greece. The saying "Everything will be Ok" is meant to give encouragement and focus on the positive side of the daily struggles our kids face.
10800 Alpharetta Hwy
Suite 208 #625
Roswell, GA 30076
42-C Oak Street
Roswell, GA 30075