Shine Free Events for Families with Special Needs

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The Shine Project Foundation Enrichment Events are specially designed for special needs families: children, teens, and young adults to provide opportunities for fun, to be active, to be creative, to explore interests, to meet other families and make friends, to connect with local resources and businesses, and to provide access to a more inclusive community and life. 

We also have events and projects for others in need. See list for upcoming Shine events, opportunities, and other community happenings. 

*Events are free unless stated otherwise and may have a nominal fee.

Upcoming Events

Click on an event to see more details & register! Registration is required for all events unless stated otherwise. If you are looking to volunteer at an event instead, click here to be directed to our volunteer page!

  • New Year New You, Jan. 14th – CLOSED
  • Caring for Caregivers, Feb. 11th – CLOSED
  • Pizza & Games Night, Mar. 4th – CLOSED
  • Discovery Arts & Showcase, Apr. 15th – CLOSED
  • 3rd Annual Reggaefest Fundraiser, Apr. 29th* – CLOSED
  • 5 Senses Fundraiser, May 13th- CLOSED
  • Field Day and Picnic, May 27th – Click HERE to register
  • Summer Beach Kick Off, June 3rd – Click HERE to register
  • Beach Fun Day (Encinitas), Sept. 2nd – Registration Not Open
  • Beach Fun Day (Oceanside), Sept. 16th – Registration Not Open
  • Shine Sisterhood Mother and Daughter Palm Spring Retreat, Sept. 22-24 -Registration Not Open
  • Beach Fun Day (Carlsbad), Sept. 30th – Registration Not Open
  •  3rd Annual Surf & Turf Tournament Fundraiser, Oct. 21st* – Registration Not Open
  • Care Bags & Homeless Outreach Drive, Nov. TBA – Registration Not Open
  • Holiday Festival & Gift Outreach, Dec. 16th – Registration Not Open

*Any event marked is a fundraiser. While our programs are all free, fundraisers will require ticket purchases

For any event inquiries, please email Cheryl Williams at [email protected]!*

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Support our cause

We are always looking for volunteers, sponsors, and local businesses to help support our events. We are also looking for people with great project ideas that would benefit our special needs community.  So if you have an idea, let’s work together to make it happen.  You can contact us at [email protected]

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