Boston – The Iron Workers Local 7 Retiree Association donated more than $8,000 to the Boston Higashi School for Autistic Children. Local 7 members raised the funds during the union’s 18th Annual Golf Tournament. The donation was presented at the union’s hall in South Boston.
“This donation allows our students to develop a love for learning so they may fully enjoy their family, community, and all that life has to offer,” said Deborah Donovan, principal of the Boston Higashi School. “As each student grows and learns, their personality and individual character matures, allowing them to benefit from, and most importantly, contribute to society as adults.”
Founded over 30 years ago, the Boston Higashi School’s mission is to help children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder learn to reach their full potential, providing a broad curriculum that includes academics, art, music, physical education, technology, and social education. Students take on challenges, learn to overcome obstacles, and gain confidence from their own success. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated one in 44 children in the U.S.
“It is a privilege to partner with the Higashi School as they provide such critical support and educational services for children with autism,” said Local 7 business manager, Michael Hess.