Monday, December 5, 2016

Have Dinner at Cafe Med to Make a Difference

Giving back has never been easier. All you have to do is eat dinner! You heard that correctly.

Visit Cafe Med Deerfield at the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort to try the Petti di Pollo alla Milanese. $3 from every order is donated to Unicorn Children's Foundation to help kids with special needs find their rightful place in the community. Thank you Claude Dubois and team!


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Woman Volunteer of the Year Photos

Congratulations to Tabitha LeTourneau Meyerer on being Unicorn Children's Foundation's nominee for Junior League of Boca Raton's Woman Volunteer of the Year. We're so proud of you!









Saturday, December 3, 2016

We Were Picked for the Great Charity Challenge!

We are thrilled to announce that Unicorn Children's Foundation was picked tonight to participate in the Great Charity Challenge!!! We can't wait to Embark on our Dream Ride!!!







Thursday, December 1, 2016

The State of Special Needs & Disability in Palm Beach County

Unicorn Children’s Foundation will be hosting a Town Hall meeting on The State of Special Needs and Disability in Palm Beach County on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach.  More than 100 representatives of the community, including County and State legislators, are expected to attend.  Join us as we report on the accomplishments of the Special Needs Advisory Coalition of Palm Beach County (SNAC of PBC) during the course of the past year as well as present priorities and strategies for the upcoming year as we seek to transform the current system of care for our most vulnerable citizens. 
For the past year, over 250 participants representing more than 100 private, public and civic organizations, as well as parents and individuals challenged by special needs, have come together monthly to discuss experiences, concerns, ideas, and potential solutions to address the critical gaps and barriers to meaningful inclusion within the greater community.  A business plan was presented at the 2015 Town Hall which was the product of a year-long collaborative Community Needs Assessment on Special Needs and Disability.  With a thorough understanding of the landscape of special needs service, we can collectively reframe the system that keeps individuals with special needs and disabilities isolated, unfulfilled and unproductive and create a model community that will be emulated and replicated. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Unicorn President Gregory Fried Crowned ‘Queen of the Night’ at “An Evening at the Birdcage" at LIPS Fort Lauderdale



Fort Lauderdale FL – November 29th, 2016 – The Unicorn Children’s Foundation held its first ever cabaret-themed role reversal drag show at LIPS in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is pleased to announce that it was a RESOUNDING SUCCESS!  More than $32,000 was raised to help kids with special needs excel in our community.

Guests were treated to an amazing evening that started with an absolutely delectable assortment of hors’ d’oeuvres and continued with mouthwatering dinner options, courtesy of the talented Chef and cook staff at LIPS.  While guests enjoyed their repast and drinks, Event Chairman Max Tucci along with Unicorn’s President Gregory Fried (Gregory’s Fine Jewelry), Unicorn’s vice-president John Sternal (Merit Mile), Ash Ruiz (Menudo, pop male music group) and Boca Raton City Council Member Robert Weinroth transformed into dazzling Divas and absolutely stunned the audience with individual performances that were also interspersed with acts by the talented and amazing LIPS Divas. 

Gregory Fried, Unicorn’s very own President, ended up with the most votes and was not only bestowed the title of ‘Queen of the Night’, but was also awarded the uniquely beautiful and coveted Stiletto Trophy.   Proceeds from “An Evening at the Birdcage” will help expand opportunities for neuro-diverse youth with special needs like Autism, Dyslexia and other learning disorders.

“We are so thrilled with the great response to this fun event”, said Sharon Alexander, Executive Director of the Unicorn Children’s Foundation. “We could not be more proud of our special guest divas with big hearts, generous sponsors and the one and only Lips, all of which helped make this such a success.”

A big THANK YOU to our 5 leading men and sponsors: Backer Aboud Poliakoff & Foelster, LLP, Tara Ink, Inc., Tish Kitch Photography, Simply the Best Magazine, Wick Theatre & Museum and Eye on South Florida.  Finally, Unicorn wishes to thank LIPS for their excellent service, venue, and show.  Please join us for next year’s event at LIPS on November 19, 2017, which will feature the theme ‘Kinky Boots’ – More information TBA.  

To learn more about our Foundation, such as volunteer and sponsor opportunities, as well as information about our upcoming Unicorn Ball on March 11th at the Boca West Country Club, please visit our website at www.UnicornChildrensFoundation.org.

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About the Unicorn Children’s Foundation
Unicorn Children's Foundation is a non-profit organization providing education, awareness and funding opportunities to organizations for special needs children in an effort to help kids excel in the community.  For millions of special needs children with developmental, communication and learning challenges, finding a cure is like chasing a rainbow in that a cure remains elusive. The Unicorn Children’s Foundation is expanding the collective special needs community to help acknowledge, celebrate and integrate the special qualities possessed by neurodiverse children with Autism, ADHD, Bipolar, Asperger’s, Dyslexia and other learning disorders.

About Lips Fort Lauderdale

Six nights a week and every Sunday afternoon, Lips serves up delicious food and Las Vegas style drag entertainment. Lips is the perfect place for a bachelorette party or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or even a divorce with an amazing cast of characters, including show hostesses Amanda Austin, Daisy Deadpetals, Nicolette, Misty Eyes, Twa La Rouge and Velvet LeNore. The fun never ends at Lips, with sister locations in New York, San Diego, Atlanta and Chicago, opening in 2017. Lips is located at 1421 East Oakland Park Blvd. in Oakland Park, about one-mile east of I-95. For more information about Lips, call 954-567-0987 or visit www.lipsusa.com.

An Evening at the Birdcage Footage

Couldn't make it to An Evening at the Birdcage at Lips - Fort Lauderdale? Just want to watch it again? Eye On South Florida has got you covered! Check out awesome interviews from our Divas and some clips from their fabulous performances!!