ADVISORY: One World Trade Center to Light Up Yellow for Sunshine Foundation

February 7, 2018
Erick Sanchez or (202) 769-7773

TONIGHT: One World Trade Center to Light Up Yellow for Sunshine Foundation

Wish to Be Granted Near Site for 16-Year Old Recipient

NEW YORK CITY- Tonight, the spire of One World Trade Center in New York City will be lit yellow on the evening of February 7, 2018 to spread awareness of Next Level Trainings’ Philadelphia-based leadership team goal to raise $80,000 for the Sunshine Foundation.

At the event, The Sunshine Foundation will make a dream come true for 16-year old Yamilette Machua who has low-functioning autism and intellectual delays. She will be joined by her mother, Martha, and sister, Mixdale, as the Sunshine Foundation and Next Level Trainings grant her dream of taking a trip to various theme parks in Central Florida.

“The Sunshine Foundation is proud of our work since 1976 to help children and their families all over the country see brightness in their lives,” said Sunshine Foundation President, Kate Sample. “My late husband, Bill, would be proud to see what he started honored with tonight’s special lighting of One World Trade Center, and we’re excited to make Yamilette’s dreams come true during this special presentation.”

“Next Level Trainings is honored to work with the Sunshine Foundation and raise money for the great work they do,” said Nafie Nafie, student captain of Next Level Trainings. “We are honored to be a part of tonight’s event and hope to hit our $80,000 goal by February 16th.”

The sole purpose of the Sunshine Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children whose parents cannot provide them with their dream due to the financial strain that the illness may cause.

Next Level Trainings is a transformational leadership training center with locations in Columbus, OH and Philadelphia, PA. The trainings and workshops are designed to unlock a student’s power, passion, and purpose while making an impact in the world around them. The Next Level Trainings alumni community is a highly-connected, committed, and resourceful network of leaders dedicated to making a difference in the world.


DATE:Tonight, Wednesday, February 7th, 2018


WHERE: Promenade across from 38 West Street, New York, NY 10004

WHAT: Lighting of the One World Trade Center and Presentation of Award to Dream Recipient

WHY: To bring awareness to the Sunshine Foundation’s purpose of making dreams of children come true.

WHO: Yamilette, Martha and Mixdale Machua
        Kate Sample, President, Sunshine Foundation
        Nafie Nafie, Student Co-Captain, Next Level Trainings

You can also support the foundation by donating at

To learn more about the Sunshine Foundation, visit

To learn more about Next Level Trainings, visit