Eligibility Criteria

  • Is a B.C. resident
  • Caring for a child/children with special needs, and have a demonstrated need for a wheelchair accessible van.
  • Owners must complete an application form for a “Sunshine Van”, including providing supporting documentation as required by Variety’s granting process (see “Supporting Documents” below).
  • Cannot be receiving funds for a new van or van conversion from any other not-for-profit organization or program.
  • Must agree to terms and conditions of the “Sunshine Van” program, including having a valid drivers license in good standing.
  • Family is required to sign a media release and conditions letter, if selected.

Selection Criteria 

  • Availability of a van is dependent on funds raised.
  • Location of the recipient is taken into consideration.
  • Families most in need, and/or a child’s condition may be prioritizing factors.
  • Vans are selected by Variety, and will be a standard conversion (with one rear van ramp and tie downs for one wheelchair).

Supporting Documents

  • Completed Application
  • Letter of Justification (from healthcare referral stating diagnosis and need for van)
  • Notice of Assessment
  • Driver’s Abstract from ICBC

Need Assistance?

Together, with our donors, we support children with special needs and organizations who provide services to children in every corner of our province.