MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Local students will now have a chance to broaden their horizons, thanks to some friends.
The Friends of Macomb Township Foundation presented a $4,500 check to Glen H. Peters School in Macomb Township April 30.
The funds were from proceeds of the group’s annual pasta dinner fundraiser at St. Isidore Church in Macomb Township Feb. 2.
Glen Peters School is one of two programs in the Macomb Intermediate School District serving students with moderate cognitive impairments, severe cognitive impairments and severe multiple impairments, from age three to 26.
“We’ve had a relationship with them for about four years,” Friends of Macomb Township Foundation Director Kerry Jantz said. “Glen Peters does great things in the community.”
The Foundation for youth and families is a charitable organization established in 2002 whose purpose is to provide financial support to endeavors that enrich the lives of children, youth and families within the Macomb Township area community.
Over 400 people attended the fundraiser dinner — its highest attended gathering.
The group is made up of people from the community and local businesses who focus on enhancing educational, recreational and environmental aspects in the community.
Glen Peters School Principal Jennifer Shelton said the money will be used for student experiences in the community to help broaden their horizons.
“It’s been a great partnership over the past few years with them,” she said. “It’s been able to bring new opportunities to our students that we weren’t able to do before.”
Money from last year’s donation went toward outdoor play equipment, as well as some supplies for the speech department. Prior to that, funds were used to help take the students on field trips, as well as buy an interior swing for students.
“It’s always great to have partnerships with organizations outside of Peters, and they’ve become a family to us,” Shelton said. “A lot of our students attended the dinner.”
To learn more about the Friends of Macomb Township Foundation, visit macombtownshipfoundation.com.