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Gala Event for Special Needs Community Welcomes United Cerebral Palsy Inland Empire as Diamond Partner Sponsor

The Gala, an event designed exclusively for older teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is proud to announce United Cerebral Palsy Inland Empire (UCPIE) and Palm Valley Country Club as its Diamond partner sponsors and Desert Arc as a Platinum Sponsor. The level of this first of its kind event in the Coachella Valley’s special needs community, will take place on January 13, 2024.

Together, these dedicated sponsors demonstrate their commitment to supporting the special needs community and facilitating inclusive opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“By coming together for this event, we aim to create a memorable and enjoyable experience for the special needs community in the Coachella Valley,” said Lisa Valerio, of Fenixia Foundation. “We believe that every individual, regardless of their abilities, deserves a chance to thrive and experience joy. The Gala is just one of the many initiatives we undertake to achieve this mission.”

The Gala also serves as an invitation to other potential sponsors who wish to contribute to this significant event. Sponsors can provide either monetary assistance or in-kind support by visiting for more information.

The Fenixia Foundation, an advocate for special needs adults, children, and their families, is dedicated to providing care, offering resources, and bringing joy to this community. Fenixia organizes social outings for teens and adults in the Coachella Valley and implements medical and educational programs in the Philippines.

Building Bridges for Special Needs, a parent-inspired group, actively collaborates with various organizations to connect families of loved ones with intellectual and developmental disabilities with essential services, organizations, resources, information, and education. Through their diligent efforts, they strive to enhance the lives of individuals with special needs and foster a supportive community.

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