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How long has Sunshine on a Ranney Day (SOARD) been around?
Sunshine on a Ranney Day was founded in early 2012 by Peter and Holly Ranney after being inspired by a church sermon to use their resources to help others. The first makeover was completed in July 2012 for a child named Mathew.
Why is the name spelled the way it is?
Ranney is the last name of the Founders. The correct spelling is Sunshine on a Ranney Day or SOARD (pronounced like sword) for short.
How are the kids chosen?
Our application is posted twice a year, January 1st – March 31st and June 1st – August 31st. Applications are reviewed by the Review Board Committee that meets in April and September. Once a decision has been made on your application you will be notified of the status.
Who designs the rooms?
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 final design plan.
Who does the work on the makeovers?
SOARD is a licensed general contractor in the State of Georgia. They have a dedicated team of tradesmen and subcontractors who perform the work on the makeovers.
Where is the charity located?
The office is located in Roswell, GA.
What area does the charity serve?
Currently the metro Atlanta area. (within 60 miles of Roswell, GA).
Do you have plans to enter into other states?
Our 10 year goal is to complete a makeover in each state by 2029.
What is the age range of the children that you help?
We help children ages four (4) through twenty one (21).
What is the meaning behind the logo?

Gracie the Pig was inspired by Peter’s unconventional wedding present to Holly. That gift was a baby pot-bellied pig named Gracie. Gracie has grown up since then and has evolved into a high-flying, golden pot-bellied pig who loves making dreams come true for children who face daily struggles. With her magical cape, she soars high above the clouds searching below for a family who could use a little extra ray of hope in their child’s life. With her trusty handsaw by her side, Gracie and her team of Sunshiners build wheelchair accessible bathrooms, dream bedrooms and in-home therapy rooms. She knows anything is possible with a little bit of Sunshine!