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— Sponsor an Unforgettable Experience for a Special Needs Individual or Family —

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We thank you for taking a moment to enrich another person’s life.
xo Carnival of Love Team

Video Credits: Frankie Lopis, Basta Films

On Friday, April 27, 2018, we hosted our 10-year Anniversary Fundraiser at Melrose Ballroom, LIC, NY, to celebrate our decade of community service, and to further support our efforts of opening a Healing Arts Community Center for families living with Autism & Special Needs in the Astoria, NY community.

By opening our own Healing Arts Center, we can offer special needs families a safe space where they can come together to experience community, love and joy in a creative, welcoming and nurturing environment.

To join our movement - as a volunteer or donor - please contact us:

- - - THANK YOU - - -

To all those who joined us at our Annual Benefit to celebrate our special milestone!

With your generous love & support, we raised over $45,000 towards the opening of a Healing Arts Community Center for families living with autism & other special needs. While that amount will assist us with day-to-day operations, we are seeking funds from individuals, businesses, private foundations and other benefactors to help us open the Center. 

A Decade of Community Service
Founded in 2008, the Carnival of Love Foundation is a 501c3 public charity dedicated to bringing community, love and joy to the lives of children and families living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and other special needs in our local community.

Our Mission
To enhance the mind, body and spirit of special needs families by providing them with access to educational resources, culturally-minded programs and services, support groups, alternative therapies such as music, art and dance, and fun recreational activities.

Our programs are designed to promote socialization and community by creating a safe space where families feel welcomed with open arms, accepted, and understood. We like to put smiles on their faces, and joy in their hearts.

Current Programing

For Families:
- Divine Liturgy with Holy Communion is offered on the 1st Saturday of every month at St. Catherine's Greek Orthodox Church in Astoria, NY
- musicLAB: Music & Movement Therapy Workshops
- Recreational family activities

For Parents:
Support Groups
- Educational Workshops
1-on-1 Support Sessions

Get Involved

> If you are the parent or caregiver of a child with autism or special needs, please join our monthly parent support meetings or informational workshops specifically designed for your benefit!

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Join our mailing list to stay updated on upcoming programs and events.
> If you are a volunteer, we'd love to hear from you! 
> If you'd like to donate to our programs, we'd love to hear from you too!