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Introduction: Breaking Ground for Bright Futures
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
~ Helen Keller
For over fifty years, Green Tree School & Services has been nurturing the lives of special needs children and their families, offering hope and opportunity for today and for tomorrow. Green Tree provides traditional, vocational and life skills training for these students. Most importantly, however, it provides a future – a future brighter than the students or their families could have imagined. Green Tree is seeking your help – to build a new, single-building campus for these students that can accommodate the increasing need to integrate all the services offered by Green Tree under one roof. The new, updated facilities will better address the complex and specialized needs of these students and their families. Together we can provide them – and our community – with a future that is brighter and full of opportunities.
Kimani Shaw, quite a success story. Kimani, now a senior, came to Green Tree Lower School in 2007 from the Philadelphia School District. He transitioned to the Upper School in 2008 for 9th Grade.
Kimani’s transition was not easy. He struggled and worked hard to perform above the academic and social expectations. Each year, Kimani set higher goals for himself in all academic areas and excelled beyond even his own expectations, especially in the areas of reading, writing and math.
Kimani believes one of his greatest achievements thus far is attending Montgomery County Community College in a dual program while completing his high school courses for graduation. Kimani’s love of working on cars most recently led him to apply for a job at a local auto body shop where he “dressed to impress” for his interview and set the bar high for others to follow. Kimani takes each step of his achievement seriously with a humble and gentle smile. His future aspirations are to attend and complete a two year program at MONTCO.
The estimated project cost is approximately $12 million, with $5 million needed from donations by individuals, foundations, organizations and corporations who support our vision of a brighter future for our children.
For more information, please contact the development office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 215.866.0200.