Golisano Students Giving Back

Last month, we brought you the story of community and involvement in our TLC class at The School at Springbrook. As the holiday giving season continues, we want to share another example of how our students get involved in helping out at local businesses and organizations.

IMG_1265-300x200.jpgSeveral students at the The Tom Golisano Center for Autism regularly volunteer within the community. Several times a month, some of them clean one of our neighboring churches—Milford Center Community Bible Church—and recently, many of the students went shopping for food and personal care items with funds donated by Springbrook staff members. These items were then given as a charitable contribution to the residents at the Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Cooperstown during an afternoon of sing-a-long caroling. “We try to help out when and where we can,” says Golisano Director, Traci Lanner. She continues, “The staff and students in our program feel that giving back to the community is a great way to teach gratitude and communication.”

At The School at Springbrook, our students receive education that is based on the needs of each, unique individual. We believe that learning can take place in all settings, from the classroom, to home, and within the community, and that the most personally fulfilling social learning can happen through thankfulness and giving back. Springbrook is proud of the students and adults who help keep our communities strong, as well as the staff who are always on the lookout for new ways to keep community involvement a part of daily life.

Anthony and Connor proudly display donation items

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