Monday, May 26, 2014

On This Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, we commemorate all of the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. 

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." - Joseph Campbell.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Do You Have Concerns About Your Child's Development?

Unicorn Children’s Foundation Mobile Developmental Clinics, operated in partnership with local universities, provide free screenings and parent referrals to support organizations where children identified at-risk can receive the appropriate treatment at the earliest age possible.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Earn Your M.S. in Developmental Disabilities

Opportunity to earn your M.S. in Developmental Disabilities at Nova Southeastern University
  • Convenient for working professionals and diverse schedules
  • 30 credits exclusively online
  • Special concentration options:
·        Adult Services and Transition
·        Applied Behavior Analysis
·        Child Life Specialist
·        Early Childhood

·        Leadership and Advocacy

For more information, visit http://www.nova.edu/humanservices/devdisabilities/index.html

There is Still Time to Donate!

That's right... There is still time make your donation to help fund interactive, specialized whiteboards for Unicorn Village Academy!

Your dollars will be matched by the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA).



Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Gary Collins hits 145 Holes!

We are excited to say that Gary Collins beat his record and hit a grand total of 145 holes yesterday at Frenchman's Reserve Country Club. Unfortunately, lightning strikes caused a delay during the day. Imagine what he could’ve accomplished with clear skies!

His determination and hard work helped us raise funds for the interactive whiteboards that interface with the specialized computers that this event helped fund last year. Combining the simplicity of a whiteboard with the power of a computer, the SMART board allows the teacher to deliver dynamic lessons with the simple touch of a finger.

Click here to view photos


Monday, May 12, 2014

Unicorn Children's Foundation featured in Simply The Best Magazine

Have you picked up your copy of the May/June 2014 issue of Simply The Best Magazine yet?

Unicorn Children's Foundation's Noche Caliente Tropical which took place on March 1, 2014 at Mar-a-Lago was featured in this special 15th Anniversary Issue!


Tomorrow is Marathon Golf!

Gary Collins, Frenchman’s Reserve General Manager and member of CMAA, will be playing on our behalf as he attempts to break his record of 144 holes of golf in ONE DAY!

There is still time to make your pledge or donation to help us raise $10,000 for Smartboards for Unicorn Village Academy.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Unicorn Mobile Developmental Clinics are rolling through the community

FREE Developmental Disabilities Screenings at Vickers House South - May 27


Unicorn Village Academy Needs Your Help!

Imagine your child not having the tools to learn. No child should slip through the cracks because of the lack of specialized resources available. Show that you care...

Help us raise funds for the interactive whiteboards that interface with the specialized computers that this event helped fund last year. Combining the simplicity of a whiteboard with the power of a computer, the SMART board allows the teacher to deliver dynamic lessons with the simple touch of a finger. We can't do it without you! In order to secure the $10,000 match from the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), we MUST raise $5000 by June 9, 2014.

No amount is too small. Every dollar makes a difference!



Wednesday, May 7, 2014

And Then God Made a Parent

Mother's Day is right around the corner! And, Father's Day quickly follows! Check out Unicorn Children's Foundation's President, Dr. Rafael Cabrera with his family in the May/June issue of Boca Raton magazine - celebrating parenthood!


Didn't Get a Chance to Donate Yesterday?

Did you miss out on the Great Give yesterday? No worries!!

Help us raise $10,000 for Smartboards for Unicorn Village Academy.

No donation is too small! Funds will be matched by Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)!

Visit http://www.unicornchildrensfoundation.org/marathon/


Thank You for Supporting the Great Give

It's a wrap.... In 24 hours, we raised a grand total of $1271 during the‪#‎GreatGive‬!! Thank you to our AMAZING and GENEROUS supporters for their donations and help spreading the word, along with Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin CountiesUnited Way of Palm Beach County and Give Local America for making all of this possible. A special thank you to PNC for allowing us the privilege of winning a $500 Visa Gift Card! What an amazing day!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Get Your Last Minute Donations In

Help support innovative education, advocacy, and awareness programs that inspire and empower people with neurodiversity, those who think, communicate, and learn differently.

Donate now: https://www.greatgiveflorida.org/#npo/the-unicorn-childrens-foundation-inc


There is Still Time to Donate

There is still time to donate for the #GreatGive!

Any amount helps!

Donate Now: https://www.greatgiveflorida.org/#npo/the-unicorn-childrens-foundation-inc


Thank You PNC!


Sunrise, Sunset

The sun is setting, but the #GreatGive is still shining bright!

Help Unicorn Children's Foundation win the GOOD EVENING, PALM BEACH COUNTY PRIZE* 6:43pm (estimated) Sponsored by Hays Company

$500 to the organization that receives the donation made closest to the official sunset time.

Donate Now: https://www.greatgiveflorida.org/#npo/the-unicorn-childrens-foundation-inc

It's Almost Happy Hour

Before you leave the office, help us win the HAPPY HOUR PRIZE for the #GreatGive (5:00pm) Sponsored by Hays Company

$500 to the organization that receives the donation made closest to 5:00pm

Donate Here: https://www.greatgiveflorida.org/#npo/the-unicorn-childrens-foundation-inc

Unicorn Children's Foundation Accomplishments

Unicorn Children's Foundation has allocated over $3,100,000 in funding on initiatives that will allow each individual with neurodiversity to lead fulfilled and productive lives, including:

211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast - the first call for help, connecting families with available resources and service providers in the community

Unicorn Village Academy - a community-based lifeskills, academic, and career academy for youth with Neurodiversity

Inclusive Community Events - increasing opportunities for recreational and social participation in the communities where these individuals live

Unicorn Children’s Foundation Mobile Developmental Clinics - providing free developmental screenings and referrals to support organizations in collaboration with university experts

Educational Conferences - educate parents and professionals on evidence-based practices

Funding Research - to help identify effective treatments and best practices

Your donation makes a difference!

First Donation of Great Give

Thank you so much to our Anonymous Donor who got the ball rolling for ‪#‎GreatGive‬ with a $500 donation!

We are making history - make sure you can say you were a part of it!



What We Do at Unicorn

What does Unicorn Children's Foundation do? Where does the money go? How can you help?

This incredible video from Eye On South Florida provides the answers to these questions by taking you through the doors of Unicorn Children's Foundation Mobile Developmental Clinics and Unicorn Village Academy. Stay tuned until the end of the video for inspiring messages from some of the students of Unicorn Village Academy.

Your donation today in partnership with Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties and United Way of Palm Beach County during the ‪#‎GreatGive‬ will help us continue to fund these crucial projects.

Help Us Win the Early Bird Prize!

Help us win the EARLY BIRD PRIZE (6-8am) Sponsored by FPL

$750 to the nonprofit that raises the most money during this busy period as people surf the internet before going to work.

The Great Give Starts NOW!

And we're off!!!

The #GreatGive starts NOW!

Visit https://www.greatgiveflorida.org/#npo/the-unicorn-childrens-foundation-inc


Monday, May 5, 2014

Set Your Alarm! We Need Your Help Tomorrow!

Help us make history! Mark your calendars and set your alarms for TOMORROW, May 6, 2014, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59:59 pm, because Unicorn Children's Foundation is participating in the GREAT GIVE.


To keep the day fast-paced and exciting, United Way is hosting several events  and on-site promotions throughout the county, throughout the day - from the "Giving Makes Me Happy Hour" at Kapow in Boca Raton or "Dive Into Giving" at the Wine Dive in West Palm Beach to promotions at Panera in City Place and the Palm Beach Outlets


The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin County will be hosting the "Giving Lounge" at The Center for Philanthropy (700 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach) where results will be broadcast live and visitors can participate in a dance party or art project and enjoy lunch or dinner from one of several food trucks!  


Unicorn Children's Foundation has the opportunity to raise extra money just from YOUR participation! 


KICKOFF PRIZE (12:01 am -??) Sponsored by Palm Beach-Treasure Coast AFL-CIO  
$500 prize to the first nonprofit to receive a donation of $500 or more.
EARLY BIRD PRIZE (6-8am)  Sponsored by FPL
$750 to the nonprofit that raises the most money during this busy period as people surf the internet before going to work.
GOOD MORNING, SUNSHINE PRIZE* 6:43am (estimated) Sponsored by Hays Company
$500 to the organization that receives the donation made closest to the official sunrise time.
LUNCH TIME SPECIAL PRIZE (11am-1pm)  Sponsored by FPL
Match up to $750 to the nonprofit that raises the most money during peak midday hours.
HAPPY HOUR PRIZE (5:00pm)  Sponsored by Hays Company
$500 to the organization that receives the donation made closest to 5:00pm
RUSH HOUR PRIZE (5-7pm)  Sponsored by FPL
Match up to $1000 to the nonprofit that raises the most money while people are getting home from work and catching up on the internet
GOOD EVENING, PALM BEACH COUNTY PRIZE* 6:43pm (estimated)  Sponsored by Hays Company
$500 to the organization that receives the donation made closest to the official sunset time.
DINNER HOUR PRIZE (7-9pm)  Sponsored by Hays Company
Match up to $1,000 to the nonprofit that raises the most money during dinner hours
PRIMETIME PRIZE I (9-11pm)  Sponsored by FPL
Match up to $1,000 to the nonprofit that raises the most money during this traditionally high internet usage period
THE BIG FINISH PRIZE (11-11:59pm)  Sponsored by United Way of Palm Beach County
Match up to $1000 to the nonprofit that raises the most in the last hour 
*If there is a tie, the prize money will be split equally amongst winning nonprofit organizations.  

Anyone can make a secure donation or $10 or more to Unicorn Children's Foundation on May 6 by visiting this website or calling 1-844-GIVE-DAY.


We hope you will consider supporting us on May 6th! With 1 of every 6 children affected by some form of neurodiversity, we need your help to create programs and services us that will inspire, engage, include and empower children who think, communicate, and learn differently.


Glee Club Rockin It at Dolce Vita!

Glee Club rocking it out at the Dolce Vita event last night in support of the Miriam Foundation and Unicorn Children's Foundation..you guys were amazing!


Friday, May 2, 2014

We need your help on May 6th!

Set your alarms to help Unicorn Children's Foundation get some BIG money during the ‪#‎GreatGive‬!


KICKOFF PRIZE (12:01 am -??)
Sponsored by Palm Beach-Treasure Coast AFL-CIO
$500 prize to the first nonprofit to receive a donation of $500 or more.

EARLY BIRD PRIZE (6-8am)
Sponsored by FPL
$750 to the nonprofit that raises the most money during this busy period as people surf the internet before going to work.

GOOD MORNING, SUNSHINE PRIZE* 6:43am (estimated)
Sponsored by Hays Company
$500 to the organization that receives the donation made closest to the official sunrise time.

LUNCH TIME SPECIAL PRIZE (11am-1pm)
Sponsored by FPL
Match up to $750 to the nonprofit that raises the most money during peak midday hours.

HAPPY HOUR PRIZE (5:00pm)
Sponsored by Hays Company
$500 to the organization that receives the donation made closest to 5:00pm

RUSH HOUR PRIZE (5-7pm)
Sponsored by FPL
Match up to $1000 to the nonprofit that raises the most money while people are getting home from work and catching up on the internet

GOOD EVENING, PALM BEACH COUNTY PRIZE* 6:43pm (estimated)
Sponsored by Hays Company
$500 to the organization that receives the donation made closest to the official sunset time.

DINNER HOUR PRIZE (7-9pm)
Sponsored by Hays Company
Match up to $1,000 to the nonprofit that raises the most money during dinner hours

PRIMETIME PRIZE I (9-11pm)
Sponsored by FPL
Match up to $1,000 to the nonprofit that raises the most money during this traditionally high internet usage period

THE BIG FINISH PRIZE (11-11:59pm)
Sponsored by United Way of Palm Beach County
Match up to $1000 to the nonprofit that raises the most in the last hour

Have you made your pledge yet?

Help us raise funds for specialized whiteboards that allow the students and teachers of Unicorn Village Academy to interact with the board to help improve learning outcomes.



Thursday, May 1, 2014

EVERYONE wins during the ‪#‎GreatGive‬!

On May 6th, EVERYONE wins during the ‪#‎GreatGive‬!
Hosted by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin CountiesUnited Way of Palm Beach County, Martin County Community Foundation and United Way of Martin County, this bi-county event will celebrate the spirit of giving and collective effort it takes to strengthen our community. In recognition of this effort, both the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners and the Martin County Board of County Commissioners will be issuing a proclamation declaring May 6 as a "Day of Giving."
To keep the day fast-paced and exciting, the Community Foundation will also be hosting a day full of events to celebrate the GREAT GIVE at their headquarters, the Center for Philanthropy at 700 South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. The organization's "Giving Lounge" will be open from 7:00 a.m. until midnight and will have computer stations to encourage donations. There will also be food trucks, activities and performances hosted by the nonprofits, a dance party and prizes throughout the day.
United Way of Palm Beach County is also hosting several events and on-site promotions throughout Palm Beach County. For more details, visit the website: www.greatgivepbc.org/#events.
On May 6 anyone can make a secure donation of $10 or more to Unicorn Children's Foundation by visiting www.GreatGivePBC.org,www.GreatGiveMartin.org or by calling 1-844-GIVE-DAY. Every local gift will be multiplied by $450,000 in bonus funds raised by the Community Foundation, in partnership with generous fundholders, community partners and anonymous donors.