2018 was an exciting year for The Shine Project Foundation.  We successfully hosted 5 free Signature Shine events for children, teens, young adults with special needs, and their families in Encinitas, California and Virginia Beach, Virginia: Shine Discovery Arts, Shine Arts Showcase, Shine Field day and Family Picnic, Virginia Beach Shine Beach Fun Day, Fridays at the CAYA farm, and Moonlight Beach Shine Beach Fun Day. Thank you to all our sponsors, partners, donors, and volunteers that helped to make them all possible.  With your generosity and support, we all helped to see our participants, families, and volunteers SHINE!

What’s in store for 2019………..

Our hope is to establish these events in other North County Coastal communities such as Carlsbad, Oceanside, and anywhere in the country or world.  Our first Shine Beach Fun Day event was in 2015 Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica.  Being that Carlsbad is our home town, we’d like to start there to reach out to the community to find local businesses and organizations that would like to partner with us for our Signature SHINE events.  If you are interested in partnering or helping in one or all of our events or have an idea for a project that you would like to see happen, contact me at cheryl@theshineprojectfoundation.org

The CAYA (Come as you are) working farm is in its development stages.  In collaboration with the local nonprofits The Joy Connection and Dynamix Ceramix

Our goal is to partner with the help from the local communities, businesses, and organizations, to build a self-sustaining working farm in Encinitas, California that children, teens, and young adults with special needs can access to work on social, life, recreation, and vocational skills that can help them access their communities, provide opportunities of employment, provide farm to table produce, creative succulent arrangements and other crafts, and build relationships so that they can thrive in their lives.