Not everyone learns the same way – that’s part of what makes every person unique.
Ken, a member of the Peterborough community, hosted an online auction to raise money for Alternatives Community Program Services Peterborough.
Alternatives gives those with developmental exceptionalities a place to learn life skills. Cooking, cleaning, volunteering and community involvement, there are many opportunities. Ken has learned a ton through this non-profit organization. Thanks to the skills learned at Alternatives, Ken successfully lives independently.
The goal for the auction was set to raise $500. But, the ultimate goal – bringing the community together.
To say the auction was a success would be an understatement. He surpassed his goal and brought the community together. Local businesses donated items for auction. It came around full circle.
With help from the community, Ken was able to raise $2685.00!
March is Developmental Disability Awareness month. When I asked Ken what he would say to someone who feels different or less than, this is what he said – “You can do anything if you try.” I completely agree.
Throughout the pandemic, Ken has been learning sign language as well as facilitating a day program with the Alternatives community. Although, he said it doesn’t feel much like teaching. The positivity from the members inspires him.
Your initiative and hard work have not gone unnoticed, Ken!
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