Published: Mar 05, 2014 10:54 PM EST
Updated: Mar 05, 2014 11:23 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. - In just over a week, a critical part of the southwest Florida community could shut down. WINK News has been telling you about the Quality Life Center in Fort Myers, a safe spot for local children, that's facing foreclosure. By next Friday, it needs to come up with hundreds of thousands of dollars or it'll close.

With time running out, kids are gathering at the intersection of MLKBoulevard and FordStreet every day at 5:30, collecting donations and hoping for a miracle.

"The odds can be beaten with intervention, and if you don't have intervention, buildings like this doing intervention, then, it's just not going to happen," said David Lynom who teaches martial arts at the center.

As of now, the Quality Life Center is still about $300,000 away from its goal. But, the executive director is optimistic that by next Friday, they will resolve this with the bank. Count on WINK News to let you know what happens.