Friday, December 30, 2016

Jennifer Hudson to Perform at Boca West Foundation Week

We are so grateful to be a beneficiary once again!! You will not want to miss the one and only Jennifer Hudson LIVE!! Thank you Boca West Foundation!!!!

Via Boca West Foundation:
A new year means another Boca West Foundation Week!

We're so excited to welcome Jennifer Hudson as our performer for the 2017 Concert for the Children! Stay tuned for more information!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Donate Your Gift Cards

Did you receive any gift cards over the holidays that you probably won't use?

Don't let them sit in a drawer... Consider donating them to Unicorn Children's Foundation!

We are currently seeking auction items for our upcoming Mad Hatter's Luncheon on 2/4/17 and The Unicorn Ball on 3/11/17. Some items in need are gift cards (dining, etc), unique experiences, items for pets, items for men, travel, jewelry, and more.

Please contact Amy with any questions:

Friday, December 23, 2016

It's Not How Much We Give

Thank you to all of our supporters who give their money, their time, and most of all, their love.

We are so grateful for each and every one of you for helping us making a difference!!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Need a Last Minute Gift?

Still looking for a last minute gift for the holidays?

Consider giving the gift of giving back.

A lovely card will be sent when you donate in someone's honor.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Photos from Banfi Wine Dinner

Check out these great photos by Florida Events at last night's Banfi Wine Dinner at Cafe Med Deerfield!!

Thank You Cafe Med Deerfield!

Thank you to Cafe Med Deerfield for hosting the incredible Banfi wine dinner benefiting Unicorn Children's Foundation last night!! The food was delicious and the company was superb. We appreciate your generosity and continuous support!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

One week away from a Dinner for a Cause!!

Come and join us for an amazing wine dinner at Cafe Med Deerfield with Banfi Wines paired with Authentic Italian Food. $5.00 per cover will be donated to the Unicorn Children's Foundation.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Unicorn Children's Foundation Seeking Youth in Service Award Recipient

Do you know a young person who is doing exceptional work to increase acceptance, support and opportunities for individuals challenged by special needs?

Wine Dinner at Cafe Med

Come and join us for an amazing wine dinner at Cafe Med Deerfield with Banfi Wines paired with Authentic Italian Food.

$5.00 per cover will be donated to the Unicorn Children's Foundation.

Unicorn Children's Foundation Featured in The Boca Tribune

Thank you to The Boca Raton Tribune for featuring An Evening at the Birdcage in The Boca Beat!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Michael Israel Paints with Unicorn Village Academy's Students

Thank you to world-renowned speed artist Michael Israel who painted with our students at Unicorn Village Academy today! Michael Israel, who has shared limelight with celebrities, CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies, and world leaders alike, shared his talent with our students as they created a unique one-of-a-kind piece of art. Passion for his work, and compassion for a cause fuse together for an energy that begs enlightenment and understanding on a new plateau that ventures beyond the traditional and accepted styles and “norms” of art.

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Happy Birthday Gregory!

Happy Birthday to our President, Gregory Fried!!! Thank you for all you do. May your day be as incredible as you are!!

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


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

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!!

Thank You for Supporting Giving Tuesday

We seriously have the GREATEST supporters in the world!! Thank you so much for your generosity and support this #GivingTuesday. Together, we EXCEEDED our goal and raised over $2500 thanks to a match made by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation!! A very special thank you to Max Tucci who hosted the Facebook Fundraiser page for us!! What a phenomenal success! Thank you all for helping us make a difference.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Incubator of not-for-profit special needs programs

Your gift today helps us raise funds for our incubator of not-for-profit special needs programs. We are establishing a collaborative fund that will be supported by like-minded funders to provide financial and administrative assistance to innovative and emerging programs that address the gaps identified through community needs assessments and conversations.

Help Raise Funds for our Unicorn Village Academy Scholarship Fund

Your gift today helps us raise funds for our Unicorn Village Academy Scholarship Fund. We manage a scholarship fund to help students develop a passionate interest in an area where they can find success upon completion of high school at the Unicorn Village Academy, a community based life-skills, academic, and career academy for neurodiverse youth.


Thanks to your generous support, we reached our goal of $1000!!! That is AMAZING!! We are so lucky to have supporters like you.

Every dollar counts. Help us continue to make a difference for individuals with neurodiversity. #GivingTuesday is still going strong! Can we hit $1500 by midnight?

Help Fund an Early Start Denver Model Parent Training Scholarship

Your gift today helps us raise funds for an Early Start Denver Model Parent Training Scholarship. We manage a scholarship fund to help parents implement the teaching of crucial developmental skills in a child’s everyday routines.