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1/30/2019 General
Boynton Beach: City Showcasing

City Showcasing Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations Supporting the Special Needs Community February 8, 2019

BOYNTON BEACH, FL --- (January 30, 2019) The City continues to support, encourage and engage our special needs community and is doing so in a BIG way on Friday, February 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at its 3rd Annual Magic Wheels and Special Deals Event at Barrier Free Park, located at 3111 S. Congress Avenue.

Nearly 30 organizations, located in Palm Beach County, will be selling products created by special needs individuals, or showcasing services they provide to those with special needs. Every participating micro-enterprise is owned by, or employs, individuals with disabilities which helps provides for independent living. The nonprofit organizations supporting the special needs community are important for socialization, dignity, and personal growth for those with disabilities.

All of the participating micro-enterprises and nonprofit organizations are amazing and support the City’s Inclusion Transition Plan; here is a sneak peek of three of the participants:

aZul For Better Living Inc. Empowers adults with developmental disabilities by utilizing fashion and industrial design techniques to achieve financial independence, dignity, and artistic recognition.

Natural Dog Treats and Bakery Michael, who is on the autism spectrum, has always loved baking and dogs so he “embarked” upon a journey to create an all-natural dog treat bakery.

Royal D.J.’s Royal D.J.’s, Inc. is a nonprofit organization - and its DJ’s are “differently-abled” young adults who play music for events.

An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be available.

This is only part of the City’s Magic Wheels and Special Deals Event on Friday, February 8. Stay tuned for a Monday, February 3 announcement on the very special child that will receive his “special wheels” at this event in order to start the next day’s Barrier Free 5K Race in style.

Photo opportunities and interviews with participating micro-enterprises and nonprofits are available upon request.