Lu Bird's Light Foundation

creating a brighter world for exceptional kids

LuBird’s Light Foundation was founded to build magical, inclusive playgrounds for children of all needs and to support children with rare disabilities such as PKS.

About Lucia

Lucia is Latin for light and despite being nonverbal, in a wheelchair, legally blind and more, she has always been a beautiful shining light to her family.  At 2 weeks old Lucia’s parents were given the severe and bleak diagnosis of PKS.  While leaving the genetics office after receiving the news, cradling their first born beautiful little girl, tears streaming down their faces, the geneticist said something to them they will never forget.  “She’s just a little human that needs to be loved.”  Those words spoken to them by Dr. Gary Bellus from Children’s Hospital Colorado have resonated with Lucia’s family.  Kids with special needs are actually so similar to every other kid, every other human.  We all just need and deserved to be loved and given experiences.  LuBird’s Light Foundation strives to create a brighter world for exceptional kids.

Lucia Dawkins lives in Denver, CO with her parents, Jason and Juliet, and two younger siblings, Scout and River, plus two furry loving dogs.

LuBird’s Light Foundation is a 501c3 organization.

 

“She’s just a little human that needs to be loved.”

LuBird’s Light Foundation was founded in honor of a little girl named Lucia, affectionately called “LuBird.” Lucia was born with a rare genetic condition called Pallister Killian Syndrome or PKS and is affected from head to toe.  While Lucia faces many challenges she is still just a little girl who wants to experience the joy, love and laughter in life.

 

5th St. Lucia White Party

LuBird’s Light Foundation will be the beneficiary of funds raised at the 2017 SLWP.  A celebratory night of music, drinks, food, silent auction, & entertainment will help make a dream come true for thousands of little boys & girls who will enjoy a one of a kind playground!  Sponsorship packages available below!

Special thanks to the following sponsors for their generous support:

Do More Charity Challenge

LuBird’s Light Foundation will have two teams competing at this year’s Do More for Charity Crossfit Competition.  At stake is $100,000 of prize money to be donated to the top ten finishers.   In 2016, the “LuBird Bandits” teams finished 1st and 7th and raised an astonishing $55,000!

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There are over 74,000 kids with disabilities in Colorado and most playgrounds do not give these children an opportunity to experience the fun and joy of being outdoors with their peers.

With your support, LuBird’s Light Foundation will build extraordinary, one of a kind inclusive playgrounds for children and families of all needs and enhance existing playgrounds throughout the Metro area.

Unlike other major cities, our area does not offer a playground for all children to play together. LuBird’s Playground in Aurora will be the most inclusive playground in the Denver Metro area.

Our first playground will be built at Stanley Marketplace,  http://www.stanleymarketplace.com.  Our wish list for this playground includes state-of-the-art handicapped accessible swings, spinners and slides, musical sensory play equipment and more, with a magical vibrant design.  Stanley Marketplace and the City of Aurora have generously granted LuBird's Light Foundation approximately 5,000 square feet of outdoor space to build our inaugural playground.  Stanley Marketplace features over 50 Colorado businesses, including restaurants, shops and activities for all ages.  This location was selected due to the community-focused mission of Stanley Marketplace and it's proximity to Denver Metro's pediatric hospitals.

Consulting with landscape architects, developmental therapists, Anchor Center for Blind Children, Firefly Autism and Landscape Structures http://www.playlsi.com , we will complete the design and fulfill the vision of LuBird's Playground.   With the help of generous sponsors, grants, and individual donors, our goal is to raise $500,000 and to break ground at Stanley Marketplace by the end of 2017.

In partnership with the City of Denver, we will also be adding supported swings to existing parks throughout the Metro area.  The addition of these swings will ensure all children can enjoy their neighborhood playgrounds.

LuBird’s Light Foundation will build & enhance playgrounds for families & children of all abilities to grow, learn & experience the joys in life together, side-by-side in magical, welcoming outdoor spaces.

Let’s build a playground!

Sponsorship Packages for the St. Lucia White Party 2017

• Funds equipment such as Global Motion Play or Sensory Musical Instruments Set

• Premier inclusion of logo on all event materials including event video

• Reserved table at event with signage

• Permanent premier signage at LuBird’s Playground

• Opportunity for sponsor to speak at event

• Champagne Preview Reception half hour before event, with exclusive access to silent auction items

• 12 complimentary event tickets

• Funds equipment such as an accessible Zip Line

• Permanent prominent signage at LuBird’s Playground

• Reserved table at event with signage

• Champagne Preview Reception half hour before event, with exclusive access to silent auction items

• 10 complimentary event tickets

• Funds equipment such as a Group Platform Swing

• Permanent name listed at LuBird’s Playground

• Reserved table at event with signage

• Champagne Preview Reception half hour before event, with exclusive access to silent auction items

• 8 complimentary event tickets

• Funds equipment such as a Wheelchair Swing

• Champagne Preview Reception half hour before event, with exclusive access to silent auction items

• 6 complimentary event tickets

• Funds equipment such as a Slide

• Champagne Preview Reception half hour before event, with exclusive access to silent auction items

• 4 complimentary event tickets

• Funds equipment such as a Supported Swing

• Inclusion of name at event

• Champagne Preview Reception half hour before event, with exclusive access to silent auction items

• 2 complimentary event tickets

 

The Dream Big, Inspire, Play, Courage, and Imagine Sponsors will have their company logo on all event signage, social media, website and PR throughout launch of event.  www.Facebook.com/LuBirdsLight

Contact us at lubirdslight@gmail.com to become a sponsor or with questions.  LuBird’s Light Foundation is a 501c3. Sponsorships are Tax Deductible.

Help us reach our $500K Goal!
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For more information or other inquiries, fill out the form below, email  LuBirdsLight@gmail.com, or call 720-854-5995.

 

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