Helping all children with special needs SHINE.

Together we can make a difference

The Shine Project Foundation is a public benefit nonprofit 501c3 in Carlsbad, California.

We aim to bridge the gap between families with children, teens, and young adults with special needs and local communities by partnering with businesses and organizations to provide special enrichment events and inclusive opportunities.

We are proud to host our signature Shine Beach Fun Day, Shine Arts Showcase and Dance, Shine Field day and Family Picnic, and Shine Camps.

These events help to connect families with local resources, spread awareness and outreach in the community, and promote a healthy, active, creative life and well being for all with special needs.

All of our events are free for special needs families and are made possible only with community support, donations, sponsorships, and volunteers (Excludes fundraiser events and specialty opportunities which may require a nominal fee).

Our Upcoming Events:

Come join us for a free event for Families with Special Needs in partnership with Blue Glasses Co.. Field day games and art will be provided and led by peer buddy volunteers. There will also be community resources including an IEP Q&A table. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

This is a fun, safe beach experience with games with peers, sensory, and smores. Please bring your own beach chairs, blankets, and anything else that will make your time at the beach more enjoyable. There is parking located at the bottom of Tamarack at the State Beach Pay Lot.

Do you LOVE The Shine Project Foundation?

Be the first to know about all our free events and opportunities for families by becoming a SHINE member. Membership is completely free of cost

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