We can’t thank enough the Kiwanis Club Hermosa Beach for graciously hosting us for lunch! What an amazing organization who has been serving children of need and community in Hermosa Beach since 1926. The women and men of Kiwanis gave us the opportunity to share our vision to help individuals with autism in the community they support and we were embraced with love and support. We love the wonderful things the Kiwanis Club is doing and we are so excited at the prospect of hosting an event with their support! Together we can really have a positive impact on the lives of so many individuals with autism! Thank you for hosting us and it is our sincerest hope to work with the Kiwanis in the very near future!

Uptown Village Marketplace

Thank you to all the wonderful artists, supporters, family, friends, volunteers, and visitors!
It was a heart warming and uplifting experience for all of us.

It was a true joy to see how the artists developed friendships with each other, how they opened up and showed the best of themselves in this amazing environment, how they improved existing skills and built new skills, and how their self-confidence and pride grew in the magnificent work they are doing.

We want to give a special thanks to the surrounding community and The Uptown Village Market for the lasting postive impacts they created!


Many thanks to our artists:
Florentina, an eclectic, self-taught savant artist,  MyKids Unite,   Oneness Through Art

Jeremy Bernstein – unique and creative entrepreneur with JJ Jewelers
business https://facebook/JJEWELERSJEREMYBERSTEIN, Diane Bernstein was there to encourage Jeremy.

Boaz Kosche -who creates and makes jewelry and works with JJ Jewelers business. https://facebook/JJEWELERSJEREMYBERSTEIN. Diane Bernstein was there to encourage and support Boaz.

Morgan Allen Chapman – an artist with a unique style inspired by old school animation, 70’s cartoons, comic books, manga and European style comics Morgan’s Dad, Vans, was there to support him.


Carissa Paccereli – award-winning artist, illustrator, writer and
autism advocate – Carissa’s mom Margarita
Paccereli was with Carissa to help and support her.

Chloe Girbau, artist, blogger with her unique artist perspective and her creation of animation based characters. Her dad, Octavio and his wife Rosemary were with her for her first event with Brighter Future Charity.

Mannie Briceno with his many talents, his painting, the beadwork, his ingenous wire creation which he presented were awesome. His Mom, Christie and Dad, Mannie help support so he can be so creative.