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Disney Princess running for John Archer students

Organized by: Michelle DeSantis

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EVENT DATE Feb 21, 2015

THE STORY:

In February, I will be running 19.3 miles to raise money for a school that has a special place in my heart.  I fell in love with John Archer School as soon as I started working there. It is a unique special needs school located in Bel Air, MD providing specialized education to children from ages 3 to 21. The school serves children with severe and profound disabilities. John Archer believes that "all students have the right to learn in a way that maximizes success", and I have to say that this is truly the case. This school is a special place where students with unique needs can learn in an environment adapted specifically to them, without prejudice or preconceived notions. It is a place where students not only come together to learn, but to build lasting relationships with peers and learn important life skills to maximize their independence. John Archer is more than just a school for these students. For example, the staff works with high school students to help them develop vocational skills so that they can transition successfully to adult services after graduation. Through donations the school was able to develop a vocational room where students can learn new skills in a supportive and safe environment.
John Archer also regularly uses technology to help students with Autism and other disabilities communicate their needs and effectively interact with their environment. Through donations like yours John Archer has been able to obtain this much needed technology to give a voice to students who don’t have one. They were also able to purchase sensory items, standers and specialized classroom seating for students with motor impairments, and a specialized outdoor learning center/playground designed by our staff especially for children with disabilities. Without donations and fundraisers much of that technology and equipment would not be available to these kids. These students deserve to have every opportunity to maximize their learning educationally, as well as increasing their life skills. I have never met a more loving group of children and young adults, so happy, so willing and ready to learn. My heart is forever changed and I hope that you can find it in your heart to help support such a special school that touches so many lives and leaves a positive mark on our community.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,977

 

66% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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  • Michelle DeSantis

    $50

  • Bryanna Taylor

    $20

  • Nicole & Bryan Fitzsimmons

    $50

  • Lilly and Brooks Patrick

    $40

  • Ravage Deli

    $40

  • Kelly

    $50

  • Charles Taylor

    $235

  • Jane and Frank

    $75

  • Patty Humphreys & Josephine Zeller

    $40

  • Donna & Tom

    $200

  • Mike Lawson

    $25

  • Aunt Nancy & Uncle Brian

    $50

  • Jen Hall

    $50

  • Aunt Rose & Uncle Bob

    $50

  • Heather & Stephen

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Karen, Trevor and Tom

    $92

  • Marion Taylor

    $75

  • Lisa

    $50

  • Alex, Sebastian, and Ben

    $20

  • JIm & Sue Piccione

    $50

  • Cindy Jackman and family

    $50

  • Sandi Fohl

    $40

  • John Archer Staff

    $380

  • Debbie & Tom Trafton

    $50

  • Anita Dietz

    $50

  • Deborah Newstadt

    $50

  • Viki Marderness and family

     

  • Jackie & Terry Tipton

    $25

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Organized by

Michelle DeSantis

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Donor Comments

Jackie & Terry Tipton

Jackie & Terry Tipton

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Viki Marderness and family

Viki Marderness and family

3 years ago

Deborah Newstadt

Deborah Newstadt

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anita Dietz

Anita Dietz

DONATION: $50

Thanks Sandy Finley, for letting me know about this wonderful Disney Princess and great cause! 3 years ago

Debbie & Tom Trafton

Debbie & Tom Trafton

DONATION: $50

You are awesome Michelle! ! 3 years ago

John Archer Staff

John Archer Staff

DONATION: $380

3 years ago

Sandi Fohl

Sandi Fohl

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Cindy Jackman and family

Cindy Jackman and family

DONATION: $50

Good Luck and have fun!!! 3 years ago

JIm & Sue Piccione

JIm & Sue Piccione

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Alex, Sebastian, and Ben

Alex, Sebastian, and Ben

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

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