Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Ocean Reef is Calling!

Donation of $100 or more enters you in a drawing for a weekend get-away to the world-class Ocean Reef!

Help us raise $20,000 for a new vehicle to transport students to and from job sites for Unicorn Village Academy, a specialized school for students with neurodiversity, ages 12-22!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Joshua's Path 2017-2018 Seminar Series

Joshua’s Path kicks of its 2017-2018 seminar series next month with a presentation on Medicaid Waiver 101. Speakers from the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) and the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) will provide a comprehensive overview of the various Medicaid waivers available in Florida, the criteria for eligibility, the application process, what to do while on the waiting list, and what services are covered once you receive services.

The seminar will take place on Monday, June 5, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Sunrise Dan Pearl Library, located at 10500 West Oakland Park Boulevard in Sunrise. The event is free and open to the community. Presented by Joshua’s Path at Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward and sponsored by Friends of Sunrise Dan Pearl Library. For more information, please call Goodman Jewish Family Services at 954-370-2140.


Let’s get a new car!

We would like to share a very exciting opportunity for the students at UVA. The Unicorn Children's Foundation is helping us raise money once more. This time, for a much needed new car. With so many new job sites and community activities, it’s become a challenge with only the two vehicles we have now.
Three years ago UVA purchased its first vehicle, the Nissan Van that transports our students to FAU, Keiser University and many other locations. The entire cost was covered by a donation from the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA).
The great news is that CMAA is offering us another chance to be the recipient of their generosity. However, we must do our part.
Marathon Golf is an event where golfer Gary Collins plays holes of golf for one entire day until he can’t. This year he played 126 holes! A donation is a show of support for his efforts to raise as much money as possible for us. 100% of every dollar raised goes straight into the fund to purchase an additional vehicle for UVA. And, if we raise $5,000, the CMAA will match it!!
He is accepting donations until Monday, June 5th to qualify for the match. This is where we need your help. Every dollar counts. Please reach out to family, friends, coworkers and anyone in the community that could help support us.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CryoGym - Thank You!!

An enormous thank you to Angela Fisher for hosting a Cryrotherapy event this past weekend to support Unicorn Village Academy. Thank you CryoGym - Core Cryotherapy on wheels for your donation!!








Monday, May 22, 2017

Join Us for Night of the Romans!!

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It may be summer in South Florida, but it’s always time to dine like a Roman! Join us next Thursday at Cafe Med Ristorante in Deerfield Beach for a five course paired dinner where we will enjoy Fontana Candida wine from Lazio, Italy and a menu of traditional Italian favorites. For $55 per person you can experience these classic wines and feel good about $5 of your entrance being donated to the Unicorn Children’s Foundation. Join us on May 25 at 6:30pm for this incredible Italian experience. Please call 954-596-5840 to RSVP. Cheers!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

There's still time to Play Fore a Cause!!

Just play a round of golf on your own time throughout May at a course of your choosing, and have your friends, family and colleagues donate on your behalf.


That's a wrap!

Thank you SO much to all of our donors who contributed to #GreatGive17 today!!!

More and more doors to inclusive opportunities are opening for individuals with special needs, but these very doors may also make them more vulnerable to bullying by their peers. Your gift will ensure that when these doors open they will reveal supportive peers.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

1 Hour Left!

Only 1 hour left to #GetCaughtBeingKind and contribute during the #GreatGive17!!

85%

Nearly 85% of children with special needs are victims of bullying by their peers. They are two to three times more likely to be bullied than non-disabled students.

#GreatGive17

Donate Now: https://www.greatgiveflorida.org/unicorn-childrens-foundation




Testimonial

The Creating Compassionate Children™ toolkit truly makes a difference. #GreatGive17

Donate Now: https://www.greatgiveflorida.org/unicorn-childrens-foundation


Creating Compassionate Children Testimonial

“This is a must have for every early childhood classroom.…The story takes you on a journey from two different perspectives in a very unique way providing true insight into the everyday life of a child on the autism spectrum. The book also gives useful nuggets of advice and resources that teachers can utilize within their classroom and parents can utilize at home. And last but not least, the book shows the beautiful friendships that can develop within inclusive educational settings.”
– Shelley Nowicki, Mother of a child on the Autism Spectrum, Educator, Advocate and Parent liaison for Strengthening Outcomes with Autism Resources (soar)


What We Do

Unicorn Children's Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to children and young adults with developmental, communication, and learning disorders through education, awareness, and research so that they have every opportunity to lead productive and fulfilling lives. Founded in 1994 by Mark Rosenbloom, it's purpose it to promote early identification of symptoms associated with ADHD, autism, bipolar, dyslexia, and other learning disorders. With programs such as Creating Compassionate Children™ and much more to raise awareness of these disorders, warning signs, and learning opportunities of these disorders in the classroom and what peers can do when bullying enters the environment. We all can create a positive environment for children while they learn.

#GreatGive17

Donate Now: https://www.greatgiveflorida.org/unicorn-childrens-foundation



Call Now

Call 561-620-9377 or donate online to Unicorn Children's Foundation for #GreatGive17

Creating Compassionate Children Toolkits

"Children with special needs are an easy target for bullies because of their desire to fit in and make friends coupled by their challenges in understanding social cues,” said Sharon Alexander, Executive Director of the Unicorn Children’s Foundation. “More and more doors to inclusive opportunities are opening for individuals with special needs, but these very doors may also make them more vulnerable to bullying by their peers. Your gift will ensure that when these doors open they will reveal supportive peers." 

#GreatGive17

Donate Now: https://www.greatgiveflorida.org/unicorn-childrens-foundation


Contribute to Creating Compassionate Children

All donations made today during #GreatGive17 will directly support the Creating Compassionate Children™ campaign and toolkit.


Break Down Stereotypes and Stigmas of Neurodiversity!

You can help break down stereotypes and stigmas of neurodiversity with the Unicorn Children's Foundation's Creating Compassionate Children Toolkit!

All donations made today during #GreatGive17 will directly support the Creating Compassionate Children™ campaign and toolkit. 

Donate now: https://www.greatgiveflorida.org/unicorn-childrens-foundation


Break Down Myths!

We need your help to break down myths and fears before they develop into stereotypes and stigmas which ultimately result in isolation and bullying. Creating Compassionate Children TM is an international campaign designed to help students build a culture of understanding, acceptance, inclusion, and most importantly, respect. By educating children at an early age about differences and including children with special needs as friends in their social environments, research has shown that we can foster caring peer support and eliminate bullying.

#GreatGive17

Donate Now: https://www.greatgiveflorida.org/unicorn-childrens-foundation




The Great Give Starts Now!

Get Ready, Get Set... GIVE!!!
The #GreatGive17 officially starts NOW!!!!
From midnight to midnight TODAY ONLY, your donations will be eligible for a bonus pool and hourly prizes for our Foundation to win.
All donations made today will directly support the Creating Compassionate Children™ campaign and toolkit.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Gary Collins did it!

He played 126 Holes of Golf in 1 Day for Unicorn Village Academy! WOW!

It’s Never Too Late to Donate! With your support, we can win the Award for the Charity Raising the Most Money Thru Marathon Golf. All donations will be matched up to $5000 by Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)!

We have a LIMITED number of seats for the 27th Annual Seminole Region Pre-Tournament Gala on Sunday, June 11th. This is one of the HOTTEST tickets in town, and we will be giving tickets to our Top Donors of Marathon Golf!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

Good Luck Gary!!

Today is the day!! How many holes of golf will Gary Collins hit?? GO GARY GO!
Make your pledge or donation now to show your support and wish him good luck: http://www.unicornchildrensfoundation.org/event/marathon17


Golf "Fore" a Cause!


Because you have golfed with us in the past and/or love playing golf, and also because you support the Unicorn Children’s Foundation, we thought we would put together a Virtual Golf Tournament that will enable you to play your favorite sport, earn prizes, and help raise funds to support our Foundation.  All proceeds raised benefit UCF, and directly support programs that will help kids with special needs excel in the community.

This idea is designed to correspond with the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) Marathon Golf, which the Unicorn Children’s Foundation is one of the benefitting charities involved.  Gary Collins, Partner at Master Club Advisors, will be playing on our behalf on Monday, May 8, 2017.  He plays a Marathon by hitting holes of golf all day long; Last year he hit a record 150 holes in 1 day!!  Donations raised by participating charities will be matched up to $5,000 by CMAA!   Also, for every $100 dollars donated, the donor is entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Golf Weekend Getaway to Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, FL.

(For more information about the CMAA event and how to support us directly through that, please visit http://www.unicornchildrensfoundation.org/event/marathon17).

Funds raised from our Virtual Golf Tournament will count towards this CMAA campaign as a fun way to give, participate and help Unicorn win!

Click here for more information

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thank You for Attending the Financial Fashionistas Luncheon!

Thank you to Bloomingdale's, Kathleen A. Grace, Author of International Best Seller, Prince Not So Charming, United Capital, and Charles Schwab for your generosity and a lovely afternoon!! We are so grateful for the support of everyone who came today!!

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