Our Mission is to provide a loving, wholesome, Christian home for children who are separated from their parents and help them establish long-term relationships with stable parental figures, preparing them for success in adult life. Sunshine Acres is more than a home, we are family.
More than a Home…We’re Family!

Since 1954, Sunshine Acres has been home to more than 1600 children. Founded by Rev. Jim and Vera Dingman, this faith mission has two basic principles: We never solicit money, or a board, or a brick and No child will ever be turned away for financial reasons. Although our home is almost entirely funded by donations our focus is the quality care of the children and not fundraising. We do not solicit on our own behalf.

Our support is from many individuals, foundations, and corporations who reached out to say “I want to help”. Friends like Pat Hemmer, an Arizona resident, and Kurt Warner, former NFL quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals make this haven for children possible, and we are so grateful for each and every one! Most of all we are grateful for the many miracles God has done both great and small.

The story of this Miracle in the Desert is truly inspiring and we welcome you to read it online and watch our video by clicking here.

Whether you’re a family in need, a social worker or friend looking for help for a child, a compassionate donor, Sunshine Acres alumni or just an interested web surfer, we welcome you and have provided the tools and information on this site to serve you.

For any questions not answered on these pages, or to schedule a tour of our home please give us a call at (480) 832-2540. Welcome to our home…enjoy the site!