Highlands Center for Autism receives donation
by Rep. Greg Stumbo
Speaker of the House
PRESTONSBURG — On June 27, the Highlands Center for Autism accepted a very generous donation of over $5,000 from local high school student, Tori Nairn.
Tori has been a volunteer for Highlands Health System for over a year now. Along with volunteering, she is also involved in the Rogers Scholar program. The Scholar program is dedicated to showing our young people that they don’t have to leave the region to find their future. At the end of the Scholars program the students are required to develop a project. On April 9th, Tori developed a fund raiser she called, Volley for Autism. Tori hosted a volley ball game where all proceeds were donated to the Highlands Center for Autism.
She accepted donations as well as sold items such as bracelets, hair bows and t-shirts. Even the money that she collected as the entry fee went to the Center. On June 27th, she presented the Highlands Center for Autism with a check for $5,699.52.
“It is so great to see someone so young deciding to do this for the Center and the community. She is a great role model to all our youth and we are so grateful to her.” - Dr. Shelli Deskins, Program Director, Highlands Center for Autism
To learn more about Highlands Center for Autism go to www.highlandsautism.org, or learn how to donate through the Highlands Foundation at www.highlandsfoundation.com.
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