|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.