Published: Apr 10, 2013 9:07 AM EDT
Updated: Apr 10, 2013 9:08 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Students at the Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy are hosting a “Treasure Sale” Fundraiser on

April 8-12 at the Fort Myers School (3365-D Seminole Ave.). The sale will operate from 8:30 a.m. to

2:00 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

The Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy is a Lee County charter school for middle and high school students

(Ages 11-22) with special needs.

Proceeds will support the school’s Community Based Instruction program, which helps students transition

into independent living through educational visits to relevant community facilities. The school’s first

treasure sale, held in October, raised $500 to support the program.

“Our students have been busy sorting, displaying, and pricing items to get ready for the sale,” explains

Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy principal Lynn Pottorf. “We incorporate learning into every activity we do at

the school, so that we can prepare our students for life after graduation.”

The sale will feature items donated from students, family, friends and neighbors. Items not sold during the

Treasure Sale will be donated to Goodwill.

The Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy is a tuition-free, open-enrollment school for students with developmental

disabilities. The school’s curriculum is designed to promote self-advocacy, and develop life skills for

independent living, by focusing on academic skills, daily life skills and vocational/workforce skills.