Providing a home away from home for families with sick children to Rest, Recover & Renew
What We Do
The Children's Sunshine Foundation was founded on the premise that LOVE can cure ALL.  We are focused on providing a home away from home for families that have to travel for medical treatment.  

Often families find that they cannot afford costly hotels and travel cost when medical bills are rapidly rising.  We provide worry-free accommodations, close to local children's hospital, so families can spend time focused on what's important - healing.  There is no charge to the families and all stays include utilities.  
Our properties are independent housing and most allow pets as we understand the healing nature of pets and of course they are part of the family!  

Typically our families stay a minimum of 30 days.  We ask families for a donation but no one is turned away if they cannot contribute.
The Charlotte House, a 1920s beauty, sat neglected for almost a decade before it was transformed back to its former stature. This is a 2 bedroom, one bath that can host up to 6 people comfortably. 

This home is representative of the major transformation, renewal and healing that can take place with love and attention. The home was rebuilt with love to help families that stay.
Our Families
What our First Family had to say...
That's when we found Children's Sunshine Foundation.  They created such a beautiful "home away from home" for us they completely blew us away by allowing us to stay at this beautiful little haven they created just minutes from the hospital.  Everything was brand new and absolutely perfect!
The people at the Children's Sunshine Foundation not only offered us a home away from home while going through this very difficult time they always offered anything they could do to help us and would check in on us to make sure everything was going well. 

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How To Stay
To stay with the Children's Sunshine Foundation, families must have a child (up to age 18) receiving medical care at a local children's hospital.

Families must live over 100 miles away from the hospital and a hospital referral is required.

All family members 18 years or older must agree to a criminal background check if they are staying more than 3 nights.  

Since we have private housing we are focused on children that need longer term care and dates often fluctuate.  As a result we maintain a waiting list for future families.

We do not charge families anything to stay in our home, but we do kindly suggest that families make a minimum donation of $150 that goes towards the sanitation and cleaning fee to ensure the health and safety of future guests.
Call for More Information
727 565-2850
About Us
David Rhodes is President and co-founder of the CSF.  David is a real estate problem solver that has strong desire to improve people's lives and the communities they live in.  As the owner of Real Estate HeadQuarters he felt CSF was one way to give back and help families in need.
Nicole Rhodes is Treasurer and co-founder of the CSF. Nicole has a career that has spanned both Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial startups.  Today Nicole spends her time working in Real Estate and helping entrepreneurs scale and expand their business as a Results Coach. She is driven to help people and give back to her community. Nicole is proud to be part of the Children's Sunshine Foundation and hopes to make the lives of these families just a little bit easier.
Debbie Nakaerts serves as the Vice President of Development on the Board of Directors for the Children's Sunshine Foundation. Leveraging her background as Owner and Business Development Specialist of The SOSI Group, Inc. a Project Management Consulting Company in the Healthcare Industry with more than 20 years of experience, she is using her talents and skills to give back to community. Debbie, being from the Midwest, has a passion for helping others and is excited to be a part of the Board of Directors for the Children's Sunshine Foundation, providing homes and a space for healing to families and children receiving extensive medical care. 
Bob Youngblood serves as the Secretary for the Children's Sunshine Foundation. He has 35 years of sales, marketing and management experience in both the food and pharmaceutical industry. Now retired, he has spent the past 12 years doing real estate investments. Bob enjoys networking and helping people to achieve their goals . Bob has 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren. He chose to serve on the The Children's Sunshine Foundation Board because it falls in line with his goals and provides fulfillment in his life.
Collin Botolfson serves as the Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Sunshine Foundation. After being a Financial advisor at Edward Jones for over 7 years, Collin recently started his new role as a Wealth Advisor at Gulfside Wealth.