Raised money from the Courageous Steps Project goes to local services helping young children with disabilities
On Tuesday June 17, 2014, the Courageous Steps Project owner, Connor Archer, donated $3,000 to local services that help young children with disabilities. This money was raised at the first annual Courageous Steps fundraiser at Old Town High School's Victory Field facility on Sunday May 18, 2014. Connor gave a check out to the Old Town Elementary School K-2 Special Education Department for $1,000. Dr. Jeanna Tuell, the principal, and Matthew Cyr, the assistant principal at OTES, were there to greet Connor when he brought the check to them. They were overwhelmed by the amount donated, and how it will help the program so much, and how amazing Connor is, and how he will not stop.
The next donation went to the Green House Nursery School, where he spent the whole day talking to staff, interacting with the younger children, and making plans for the next phases at the Green House Nursery School. It was there last day of the school year, so they were holding there annual pizza party. During the pizza party, Connor stood in front of all parents, who were parents of those with a disability, who needed an inspiration.
Lynn Faerber, the director was already crying, says Connor Archer, the owner of the Courageous Steps Project. "I smiled at Lynn while I was reading the letter. Then when I released the total, I kind of started to chuckle as I announced the total of $2,000". Connor then said that he wants the money to not involve any purchasing of landscaping materials or technology products as he has a reserve in the Courageous Steps Project for those purposes.
At the end of the day, Connor went down to Lowes and purchased fencing and mulch to start his plan for the summer, as he is helping the Green House this summer. "I just needed to get a head start on this project. I couldn't wait any longer to start"! He worked from 5pm to about 7:30pm, inserting fencing into the ground, preparing an area for the new pool area, and also mulching the gardens as they needed some work.
They now look good, and he plans on going over to the Green House this weekend to finish up the last touches for Monday, when their summer program starts.
Read more about his plans by clicking here!!
Courageous Steps Project fundraiser held at Governor's - 8/9/16
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