The StarLight Project is a nonprofit organization partnered with the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville that creates dream bedrooms for children in Jacksonville and St. Augustine with special needs. The StarLight Project was founded in 2011 by Craig, Cherie, Eden & Elle Sussman. We are committed to enhancing the lives of children with all types of special needs (Down syndrome, Autism, Cerebral palsy). There is no cost to families chosen for a dream room makeover.
Since the home environment is a crucial piece of childhood development, we aim to create the ultimate learning, playing, and relaxing atmosphere inside the child’s home. Based on the child’s needs, this is accomplished by transforming their bedroom into a custom-made, dream haven.
The organization is dedicated to the loving memories of Jeffrey Sussman, Arnold Lederer & Pauline Lederer. The “S” in Star and the “L” in Light represent their last names. These three individuals had a profound impact on the world, and their passion for helping children is the driving force behind The StarLight Project. Their legacy will live in our hearts forever, and in each child’s dream bedroom.