While doing The Purpose Driven Life Bible study at her church, God began to work in the heart of Our Sunflower Friends’ founder, Vicki Grady about creating this ministry in the Ellis County community. Our mission is to work together to encourage and offer support to families in our community who are struggling from the effects of a life-threatening illness or catastrophic injury to a child or other family member and to let them know that they are not in their fight alone. Our motto: FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS FIGHT CANCER ALONE!"May the Lord bless and protect you; may the Lord’s face radiate with joy because of you; may he be gracious to you, show you his favor, and give you his peace. Numbers 6:22-26 (Aaron’s Prayer)"
Our Sunflower Friends of Ellis County was nominated as Non-Profit of the Year 2015, through the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce. We were proud to be nominated along with Baylor Scott and White, CASI, and Daniels Den as the 2015 nominees. Baylor Scott and White was named the 2015 Non-Profit of the Year at the Grammy Awards banquet held, Thursday, February 25th, 2016. We are honored to be part of such an amazing group in helping to meet the needs of others.
Our Sunflower Friends mission is to make a positive impact in the lives of critically ill children and their families. We will accomplish our mission by investing financial, emotional and spiritual support to those we sponsor. As a result, we will glorify God by reaping a harvest of love, hope, and peace in an otherwise defeating situation.