We would like to cordially invite you to join us at the Long Beach “VEGAN FOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL”. This event takes place on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 11 AM – 7 PM at Rainbow Lagoon Park- 295 E. Shoreline Dr., Long Beach, CA. 90802.

Please join our booth. Sell your wonderful arts and crafts, share your talents, be social, create friendships, build business relationships, and have fun! Share your skills and learn from others! Inspire and get inspired!
If you are unable to attend this event, but still would like your creations to be presented and/or made available for purchase, just let us know and we will help you.
Please email or call us as soon as possible to reserve your spot.
There will be a Rock Climbing Wall, for beginners and advanced climbers, mini yoga classes, a cruelty free marketplace, music, delicious vegan food, and a Beer Garden. And as a special treat, celebrity judges will be determining who makes the most delicious, animal-free chili.
This event will be a lot of fun, and we would love for you to join us!
Please email or call us as soon as possible to reserve your spot info@brighterfuturecharity.org , 800-314-5908


The 3rd Annual TASTE OF TOLUCA LAKE/ EARTH DAY/Farmers Market

Thank you to every one who was involved in the 3rd Annual TASTE OF TOLUCA/EARTH DAY/ Farmers Market.

Alexandra Adlawan, her parents and Dude, her service dog, Alexandra is a multi-talented artist, she designs and draws a line of greeting cards as well as designs vey pretty jewelry.

Janelle Avila and her mother, Janelle creates T-Shirts that are eye catching and sings with her guitar.

Jeremy Bernstain, Diane Bernstain and Boaz Kosche with JJ Jewelers https://www.facebook.com/JJJEWELERSJEREMYBERNSTEIN.

Carissa Paccerelli,award-winning artist, illustrator, writer and autism advocate http://www.carissaspage.com,

Florentina is an eclectic, self-taught savant artist, https://www.facebook.com/FlorentinaSong/

MyKids Unite http://mykidsunite.com/,   Oneness Through Art http://florentinasong.com/

Brighter Future Charity supports the empowerment of artists with autism by organizing special events to showcase their individual talents.

  The artists who joined us at the “Taste of Toluca, Earthday, Farmer’s Market” event experienced a very warm embrace from the surrounding community! We want to give a special thanks to our surrounding community; the artists were definitely inspired to continuue their fantastic work; they were able to create new friendships and business relationships that will have lasting postive impacts on them; and they were able to celebrate their hard work! We are so pleased with the warmth and love that the community poured into these wonderful artists.
This event included some heart-warming live music, tasty food, and tons of free give aways – did you get your free trees? Many local and regional vendors attended and we even saw the LAPD and LAFD – it’s always great to see those who risk their lives for us everyday!

Special to thanks to Ricardo Armas, Manager for the “Toluca Lake Earth Day, Farmers Market” for giving us the opportunity to participate in the great event. Hope to see you at our next event. We appreciate you and the community supporting us.

Thank you to the City of Carson

Brighter Future Charity would like to thank the City of Carson for inviting us to participate in the Carson Autism Awareness Run/Walk on Saturday, April 9, 2015. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us and a big thanks to Cathy and Alexandra Adlawan for bringing their jewelry and greeting cards. The community was very supportive.

Brighter Future Charity at the 3rd Annual Taste of Toluca Lake and Farmers Market

We would like to cordially invite you to enjoy the 3rd Annual TASTE OF TOLUCA/EARTH DAY/Farmer’s Market (all in one event). The event takes place on April 17th from 9:30am-4pm at 10225 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake, California 91602
Please join our booth to sell your creations, create friendships and business relationships, and have fun! Let us do most of the work for you. Simply, come with your creations(or bring/mail it to our office before this event if you can’t attend)! Bring or mail flyers depicting your work and we will be happy to make them available to visitors.
There is no charge to participate at this event, except a 10% of sales charge that will benefit Toluca Lake City.
There will be live music, a kids corner (Bounce House, Arts and Crafts, Giveaways), Taste of Toluca – with over 19 restaurants, a Beer/Wine Garden, a Recycled Art Contest and Gallery, Local and regional vendors, Farmer’s Market, LAPD and LAFD. There will also be over 200 trees given away for free!
If you would like to participate in this wonderful event, please let us know as soon as possible. There are no more booth available for non-food vendors, so come take advantage of our booth. We have space at our large booth, but it is on first come first serve basis. Please email us now to reserve your spot.

Autism Resource Fair in Carson CA

We would like to cordially invite you to participate
5K Walk/Run, Autism Resource Fair City of Carson.
This event takes place on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Veterans Park, 22400 Moneta Avenue, Carson,  Ca 90745.
Check-in:8am, interactive strech/warm-up 8:30am, race starts at 9am. Resource Fair 10am-1pm
Please join our booth to sell your creations, create friendships and business relationships, and have fun!
Simply, come with your creations(or bring/mail it to our office before this event, if you can’t attend)!  If you bring flyers depicting your work, we will be happy to make them available to the visitors.

We hope that you take advantage of every opportunity that supports your goals and dreams!

Thanking Our Artists and Supporters

Brighter Future Charity would like to thank all the wonderful artists, supporters, family, friends, volunteers and visitors of Arts and Crafts of Autism Event that took place January 23, 2016 at the beautiful Windward Park in Venice Beach!

Over 50 Artists were supported by family, friends and organizations to showcase their one-of-a-kind paintings, hand-made jewelry, claymation, music, custom made clothing and other artistic creations.
We wish to highlight the Individual Artists in attendance:

• Jeremy Bernstein: successful entrepreneur with his own jewelry making business https://www.facebook.com/JJJEWELERSJEREMYBERNSTEIN
• Carissa Paccerelli: award-winning artist, illustrator, writer and autism advocate http://www.carissaspage.com
• Morgan Chapman: artist with a unique style inspired by old school animation, 70’s cartoons, comic books, manga and European style comics http://groindexter.deviantart.com/gallery
• Casey Jones: inspiration for his paintings and drawings come from the happiness in his life, nature and love from inside his soul and deep spiritual connection to God http://www.factfamily.org/
• Evan Carter: inspired by subtle yet deep features of anime and manga characters, complex detailing in all forms of art, and the “pop” of modern graphic art http://www.factfamily.org/
• Glenn Darlington: drawings and animation from humorous to surreal, fantasy and science fiction to ruminations on the tension between the natural and the artificial http://www.factfamily.org/
• Adrian Castillo: artist and entrepreneur who created Autism Limited Edition clothing line https://www.facebook.com/AutismLimitedEdition
• Addison Courtlandt: art depicts abstract roads joining them into a wonderful maze. Using only a sharpie or ink pen, he draws on paper and wood resulting in an incredible design http://www.facebook.com/addmanroad
• Mark Gonzalez: Claymation artist who carves intricate characters out of clay https://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Gonzalez/100009268252420
• Vicki Nakash: prolific painter who has mastered how to use color and different painting techniques http://gotartwork.com/Profile/vicki-nakash/1641/
• Manuel Briceno: artist with an incredible imagination drawing unique characters http://www.poweroffrenz.org/
• Wyatt Jackson: repurposes cardboard items such as Starbucks and Egg cartons and wine packing boxes to create interesting mixed media works using bright acrylic paint http://www.act-today.org/

The event would not be complete without the dedication of the following organizations who represented several artists from their programs: Creative Steps http://mjcs.org/hand-in-hand1.htmlF.A.C.T. Family Therapies https://www.factfamily.org/Jay Nolan http://www.jaynolan.org/Kare 4 Kidshttp://www.kare4kids.org/Kindlings Studio http://www.kare4kids.org/, and Space Labs Musical Artistshttp://www.speclabs.org/.

We are grateful to the families, individuals, local businesses and organizations that are passionate about helping individuals with special abilities to become successful (thriving), self-supporting and contributing members of our community.

In order to have this event at no cost to the artists, we were fortunate to have Event Sponsors step in with their support. We’d like to share our heartfelt thanks to Dan Real Films http://www.danrealfilms.com/Dream World Comics http://dreamworldtoys.com/Equinox http://www.equinox.com/clubs/southern-california/marinaMarina Beauty Bar http://marinabeautybar.com/MyKids Unite http://mykidsunite.com/Oneness Through Art http://florentinasong.com/, and Trader Joes http://traderjoes.com/.

With everyone coming together as a collective, a supportive inclusive community, our Artists will continue to shine and develop new friendships, networks and entrepreneurial opportunities!

Arts & Crafts of Autism

Brighter Future Charity would like to invite everyone in our community to attend this event as a way of giving hope and inspiration to some amazing families effected by autism. Individuals with autism are coming together to showcase their one-of-kind paintings, hand-made jewelry, and other artistic creations. Some items will be available for sale, where all the proceeds will go directly, in full, to these artists. Come out and meet these wonderful individuals and help us bring our community together, to have fun, to touch some hearts and warm some souls!

Click here to see our Facebook Event page for more information!

California State University at Northridge

Supported by his parents, Diane and Ray, jewelry teacher Racquel and by the Star Factory Program of Brighter Future Charity, Jeremy did a fantastic job helping students at the California State University at Northridge to understand his life with autism,
 as he is overcoming significant challenges pursuing his dreams to build his jewelry business, making friends, and helping others in need.

Teen with Autism Creates the Business of his Dreams!

A teen with autism creates the business of his dreams! We are working on developing and growing his business.
16 year old Jeremy Bernstein is an entrepreneur with his jewelry making business. When Jeremy was in the fourth grade, he had a project called “Dreams to Jobs” and designed his jewelry making business. Jeremy’s business plan involves working with others like himself and including himself in the business community which requires social skills often difficult for persons with Autism.
Being a business owner according to Jeremy means that he needs a lot of patience, and that he encourages other people to believe in themselves.

“Shop A Little, Help A Lot” Campaign

With unemployment among people with autism exceeding 90%, every action on our part as consumers, can make a difference in a person’s life.  Valuing a person by purchasing their product, helps develop their self-esteem and gives them incentive to continue their pursuits. Their products are made with heart and love. We are concerned with what adulthood would be like for individuals with autism. All of us are touched by autism and its economic burden. Autism’s costs to U.S. economy estimated $265 billion for 2015. Together we can help individuals with autism to become self-supporting and contributing members of their community.