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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Ebony Sonshine Inc is a community/faith based nonprofit 510 (c)(3) organization that encourage, equip, and empower the lives of children and youth in order that they might achieve their highest mental, physical, social, and spiritual potential through the various programs.

Results: Our services has been active throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area and Out-of-town areas during the last 19 years. However, this year, 2012 is our 20th year of serving and sharing the various programs of Ebony Sonshine Puppets.

Programs: Primary focus is providing performing arts and puppetry-based educational theatre for a wide variety of venues.

Community Stories

48 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

as a volunteer with ebony sonshine inc. I experienced some great things. They are very nice people to work with and they love seeing smiles on the children faces. They are very experienced at what they do and they take pride in their work. For anyone who has any upcoming events I recommend to go with ebony sonshine inc and find yourself not to be disappointed.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

this organization is full of amazing people. the people it is run by are some of the nicest most caring people i have ever meet. they are hard working and dedicated to there practice. the puppet shows are amazing and really interact with the kids. all children of all ages love it and i can see this organization going very far in life. i would recommend this organization to anyone with young kids and i would encourage anyone to volunteer here, you are able to experience different things and do things that you have never thought you would do before, i high recommend ebony sonshine inc

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ebony Sunshine came and did a presentation at our Church for our Black History Program. We were all in agreement that the presentation was excellent and educational. The more mature members enjoyed the presentation just as much as the younger members. If you are looking for something new and exciting, I would recommend them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

2/15/17, 1:12 pm
Customer Service, Environment, Quality, Wait Time
Ebony Sonshine kept the students engaged the entire time. Awesome performance!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ebony Sonshine's energetic puppet show really brought the house down at Springhill Lake Elementary School! The educational show focused on the importance literacy plays in our lives and really drew in the attention of the K-3 audience! Thanks again for the awesome performances!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We were part of the literacy Showcase Event at Greenbelt Middle School and we really enjoyed the puppets. They had a lot to offer to the students. Hope they will be able to expand into other schools with this great and unique educational performance.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Attached is a video of Ebony Sonshine Puppets performing their contemporary hip-hop rendition of the alphabet recital at our 2nd Annual Literacy Day Kickoff Evening Showcase Thursday, October 22nd at Greenbelt Middle School.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As the liaison for the promotion and celebration of literacy at Greenbelt Middle School, our goal has been to engage the community in motivating our students to promote and celebrate literacy. Ebony Sonshine Puppets has committed to partnering with Greenbelt Middle School to help us take our message and mission to the community of Greenbelt Elementary schools that feed into our middle school community. This initiative and partnership began in October 2015 (22nd) with our 2nd Annual Literacy Day Kickoff Evening Showcase 6:30pm-8:30pm in our multi-purpose room. Their contemporary hip-hop version of reciting the alphabet had our middle school students swaying and bopping to the rhythm of the music. I am excited with enthusiastic expectancy of continuing this partnership with plans to visit Springhill Lake Elementary during the school day for a literacy pep-rally that will include engaging the K-3 students with a puppet performance by Ebony Sonshine Puppets.

Board Member

Rating: 4

Great organization to be a apart of. This organization does great things in the community which we need more of.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Ebony Sonshine Inc. (ESI) is a wonderful non-profit organization and the best puppet ministry in the area. I am happy to be a board member of such a great organization. Keep up the good work ESI.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

Well for the time that I was with Ebony Sonshine Inc it was pretty good and informative and helpful.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I met Ebony Sonshine, Inc. at an event in August of 2014 and I was very impressed with the puppet show they performed. After a lengthy conversation with one of the directors, I was very excited about being a part of ESI. I am an Educator, so when I was asked to be a part of their Life Development Division, I did not hesitate. It has been over a year now and working with the organization has been very fulfilling.
I have two teen-aged children of my own, so it feels good to be a part of something that is helping in the development of our youth.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I attended a couple of their fundraising functions and have seen serval of their ministry shows, reaching out to people of all ages...great organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been with Ebony Sonshine Inc (ESI) for over 15 years. It has been a delight in serving and performing for the community, church, and others. It is my prayer that ESI will receive resources and funding to continue their mission. They have touched many lives and have many great ideas to reach more young people in their unique and creativity way. However, they do need more serious volunteers (both adults and youth), which are willing to commit to the vision and mission of the organization. All the best to ESI.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If you have not invited Ebony Sonshine Puppets to participate during one of your events, you don't know what you're missing!!! They bring excitement and fun to everyone. We really enjoyed everything. We did a workshop with them and it was great. The children learned a little about puppetry and they allowed them to do a short song.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I saw the performance at Greenbelt Middle School. It was enjoyable and exciting.

Bonnie88

Donor

Rating: 5

This puppet team is very good, and they do excellent work. The puppets also enjoy the work out too. This team is a united team and has good people doing it.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Ebony Sonshine Puppets provides a potent and powerful means of connecting with healing and spiritual messages. They are inspired and inspiring. I thoroughly support their work! I had the pleasure of offering a training that many of their fine puppeteers attended. They are a gifted group and were a joy to work with.


Dr. Joanne Vizzini, Ph D, LCPC, NCC

Client Served

Rating: 5

"Ebony Sonshine Puppets came to Annie's Art Gallery and created a magical experience for our guests. Children and adults alike were transfixed as we watched and experienced the characters come to life. Their performances conveyed positive and life-affirming messages through music and master puppetry that allowed us to embrace what's possible when light, love and joy become the medium through which we communicate. Thank you Ebony Sonshine Puppets for a wonderful experience. Please come join us again for Family Night whenever your schedule permits."

Blessings,
Sistah Joy

Gwen J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ebony Sunshine is a wonderful and gifted puppet ministry. It's entertaining, delightful, funny and ministry all in one. Adults and children love the music, puppets and performance. I enjoyed the bible storytelling as much as the children.

Donna164

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I simply love Ebony Sonshine INC Outreach Educational Programs. My granddaughter, along with my neighborhood children try to attend every event they host. There are very entertaining. There is always a lesson that comes along with the Puppets and their program. We have enjoyed Ebony Sonshine and I hope they will continue to serve community.