Q: How long has Sunshine on a Ranney Day been around?
A: Sunshine on a Ranney Day, a kid's charity in Atlanta, 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 Review Board.
Q: Who designs the rooms?
A: We work with professional designers who volunteer their time and talent.
Q: Who does the work on the makeovers?
A: Peter is the project manager on all of the projects. Any work related to electrical, plumbing or HVAC are done by licensed professionals. Other work is done by our trusted sub contractors.
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.