Pockets Full of Sunshine
PO BOX 1474
BLUFFTON SC 29910-1474
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Address PO BOX 1474
BLUFFTON, SC 299101474
Telephone (423) 7602103
E-mail spreadthesun@gmail.com
Projected Annual Revenue $40,000.00 (2018)
Mission Statement Pockets Full of Sunshine’s mission is to make Beaufort County a 'sunnier' place by providing socially inclusive employment opportunities for adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. If you have ever had the pleasure of knowing or loving an exceptional individual, then you know first hand the kindness, gentleness and love they exude. Their bright demeanor and joyful personalities are literally "rays of sunshine" to those who cross their paths.

Unfortunately, there is often a lack of understanding and discreet discomfort between the general population and individuals with special needs. We believe this is due to minimal exposure and a lack of inclusion in the community for exceptional adults. Most individuals with disabilities are truly exceptional people with unique gifts and talents, who each have something to offer their community, be it performing a vocational service, or just offering a friendly smile. Through providing employment opportunities for exceptional individuals, Pockets Full of Sunshine will not only increase their exposure to and interaction with the general population, but will also provide them with increased independence, growth and a sense of personal pride. 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Laurin Rivers
Board Chair Carol Bartholomew
Board Chair Company Affiliation Unfettered
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2015
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Pockets Full of Sunshine’s mission is to make Beaufort County a 'sunnier' place by providing socially inclusive employment opportunities for adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. If you have ever had the pleasure of knowing or loving an exceptional individual, then you know first hand the kindness, gentleness and love they exude. Their bright demeanor and joyful personalities are literally "rays of sunshine" to those who cross their paths.

Unfortunately, there is often a lack of understanding and discreet discomfort between the general population and individuals with special needs. We believe this is due to minimal exposure and a lack of inclusion in the community for exceptional adults. Most individuals with disabilities are truly exceptional people with unique gifts and talents, who each have something to offer their community, be it performing a vocational service, or just offering a friendly smile. Through providing employment opportunities for exceptional individuals, Pockets Full of Sunshine will not only increase their exposure to and interaction with the general population, but will also provide them with increased independence, growth and a sense of personal pride. 
Background

Since 2014, Pockets Full of Sunshine has been working to make Beaufort County a sunnier place by employing intellectually and physically disabled adults. Founded by two special educators, PFS has a goal of bridging the gap between the general population and individuals with special needs. Through providing employment opportunities for exceptional individuals, Pockets Full of Sunshine will not only increase their exposure to and interaction with the general population, but will also provide special needs individuals with increased independence, growth and sense of personal pride.

Pockets Full of Sunshine was inspired by recycled material from an automotive label company that looks like a small yellow ‘sunshine’. The ‘sunshines’ are recycled and re-purposed by adults with disabilities who turn them into greeting cards, gift tags, magnets and stationary. These items as well as other special art pieces are sold by the adults at community events and festivals. Adults meet weekly to participate in crafting sessions, social outings and job training. Funds raised support community focused employment of adults with special needs.
Impact
Last year, we increased our programming from one to three days weekly; Sunday Crafting, Thursday Vocational Training and Friday Social Club. We held our third annual Fun in the Sun for Everyone, an inclusive day at the beach for people of all ages with special needs, their families and friends. This is a free event that we host to enrich our community and last year it was attended by over 250 people. Our adults participated regularly in the Wexford Market and Bluffton Farmer's Market as well as several special events and festivals, allowing them to increase their community involvement and independence! 
Our goals for the current year are to increase the frequency of our current programming while still preserving its integrity and to continue working towards a self sustaining micro business staffed by our adults that will provide the program with regular funding.  
Needs
Space of our own. Currently Pockets Full of Sunshine meets in donated church space. 
Volunteers. We welcome and need volunteers for all of our current programming. 
Management. We are looking to hire a program director to help us manage and expand our current programming.
CEO/Executive Director Statement Quality of human interaction is important to our organization and certainly what distinguishes us from others who serve the same population. Pockets Full of Sunshine does not solely aim to give adults a job or a place to go, but to give adults meaningful work and to involve them in their local communities. We want every adult with special needs to feel that they are worthy and included. Adults with special needs are one of the most marginalized and invisible populations and we aim to rectify this as best we can. 
Board Chair Statement Thus far our organization has been successful in producing quality programs at a slow growing pace. Challenges that hinder our growth are lack of volunteers and a lack of funding to procure space of our own and paid staff to expand programming further. Currently our programming is run on a volunteer basis. We continue to work towards addressing these challenges. 
Areas of Service
Area
Beaufort County
Adults with special needs from Bluffton, Beaufort and Hilton Head Island attend our weekly programming.
Board Chair
Board Chair Carol Bartholomew
Company Affiliation Unfettered
Term Jan 2017 to Jan 2022
Email carolbart@roadrunner.com
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Carol Bartholomew Community Volunteer
Dayna Dehlinger Community Volunteer
Ansley Eidson Community Volunteer
Lindsay Finger Community Volunteer
Jeff Hohlfeldt Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 80
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 20
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 20
Female 80
Governance
Board Term Lengths 5
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 80%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 20%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Other Boards
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Comments
We are currently in a stage of building our Board of Directors and we are operating with a working board made up of community volunteers. 
Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Laurin Rivers
Experience Laurin Rivers is currently acting as an interim Executive Director as we organize our governance. Since its inception, Pockets Full of Sunshine is grass roots and has been volunteer run.
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 10
Contractors 0
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Diversity Policy
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Collaborations
We collaborate with local organizations who support special needs; the Children's Relief Fund, Osprey Village, Special Olympics etc. 
Programs
Description We meet on Sunday afternoons in a Sunday school art room at First Presbyterian Church. Here adults create art and craft projects, socialize with one another and volunteers and enjoy a snack. Volunteers are always welcomed and needed! 
Budget $3,000.00
Short Term Success This program allows the adults to socialize and create crafts and works of art to later sell at community events.
Long Term Success This program provides a free weekend activity for adults with special needs, something that is badly needed in our area as well as a break for caregivers. 
Program Success Monitored BY Attendance and quality of interaction
Description Club meets on Fridays and provides a variety of social outings and activities for adults with special needs. 
Budget $0.00
Short Term Success Additionally this program provides the opportunity for adults with special needs to practice social skills in real life settings, a badly needed weekend activity and a break for caregivers. 
Long Term Success This program provides individuals with community inclusive social opportunities. 
Program Success Monitored BY Attendance and quality of experience. 
Description Adults with special needs spend several hours working with a job coach at Transportation Safety Apparel, a local screen printing business. 
Short Term Success Learning new skills; ex. filing alphabetically, counting and organizing shirt orders, screen printing and heat pressing etc. 
Long Term Success Long term success in this program will be measured by adults being able to work independently within this business. 
Program Success Monitored BY Independence with skills.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Revenue $40,000.00
Projected Expenses $15,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$4,717$2,227$659
Administration Expense$2,417$2,488--
Fundraising Expense$0----
Payments to Affiliates$0----
Total Revenue/Total Expenses8.108.2750.11
Program Expense/Total Expenses66%47%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$116,983$66,303$33,320
Current Assets$113,983$66,303$33,320
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0--$1,274
Total Net Assets$116,983$66,303$32,046
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities----26.15
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountSporting Clays Shoot Fundraiser $40,300 -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountDonations from Individuals $7,000 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountLocal Grant Funding $8,500 -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Campaign Purpose To procure our own brick and mortar space as well as several paid staff members to continue and expand our current programming
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Exempt Aug 2018
Comments
Organization Comments

Over the past three years, PFS has received grant funding from the Long Cove Foundation in the amount of $5,200 and the Wexford Foundation in the amount of $6,000. Other than the sale of Sunshine products, and private donations, all other funding has been raised through our partnership with The Children’s Relief Fund through a Sporting Clayshoot. The Clay Shoot nets $30,000 yearly. We anticipate that our future fundraising efforts will continue in the aforementioned manner. It should be noted that grant monies are requested to fund specific projects and are spent accordingly. The money raised during the Sporting Clays Shoot, which makes up 90% of our funding, is earmarked for our long-term capital campaign goal; a sustainable business that employs adults with disabilities. We anticipate the rent or purchase of a building and equipment someday which will cost a significant amount of money. Our aim is to make the projects we undertake in the interim self-sustaining, and grant funding is necessary for initial start-up.

Nonprofit Pockets Full of Sunshine
Address PO BOX 1474
BLUFFTON, SC 299101474
Primary Phone (423) 7602103
Contact Email spreadthesun@gmail.com
CEO/Executive Director Laurin Rivers
Board Chair Carol Bartholomew
Board Chair Company Affiliation Unfettered
Year of Incorporation 2015