Special Shades of Color Hosts First Annual “Canvas and Wine” Fundraiser

An online support organization for special needs families debuts in Long Beach, CA
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LONG BEACH, Calif. - Oct. 19, 2014 - PRLog -- Special Shades of Color, an online support organization for special needs families, is hosting its first annual Canvas and Wine Fundraiser this Saturday, October 25th from 2-5pm at the Royal Cup Café at 994 Redondo Avenue in Long Beach, CA. As an art show and fundraiser, this event will raise funds for creating more parent support videos, web-based trainings, and charitable programs like their new G.I.V.E. Christmas Toy Drive.

“We desire to take Special Shades of Color to the next level with the type of online support system we can create. We just need the community and financial support to do it,” said DeJuana Golden, founder of SSC.

The event will showcase the artwork of several local artists in addition to the work of SL Thorsen, their featured artist. Thorsen has gained recognition for his great talent with original and commissioned works, including artwork for the Grammys. He has painted tribute pieces for Aretha Franklin, Neil Diamond, Barbra Streisand, Sir Paul McCartney, and Bruce Springsteen.

Golden added, “All of the artists have graciously donated their time, art, and talent to our organization and we are truly amazed at everyone who has linked arms with us to support our cause.”

With so many parents of special needs children going through an emotional rollercoaster, an easily accessible support system is a real need. Special Shades of Color looks forward to increasing their presence in the community and continuing their work with special needs parents, with the hope that parents will build a sense of community among one another.

About Special Shades of Color

Started by DeJuana Golden, the mother of a 12-year-old son with a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism; Special Shades of Color is a video-based website aimed at giving parents of special needs children a space to share, support, and encourage one another. Parents across different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds come together to share their journey – it’s candid, natural, no filter account covering everything from development, feeding, social skills, speech, divorce, sibling relationships and much more.

To get more information about Special Shades of Color or be a parent contributor visit: www.specialshadesofcolor.org

Get connected on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/specialshadesofcolor
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/specialshadesvideos
Twitter: @SpecialShades

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