Making Good Things Happen For Bornhava

May 8, 2012 Updated Nov 9, 2013 at 11:48 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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May 8, 2012 Updated Nov 9, 2013 at 11:48 AM EDT

AMHERST, N.Y. ( WKBW ) A gathering for a good cause was held at the Buffalo Marriott Hotel Saturday when hundreds joined to support the 18th annual auction for Bornhava.

The money for the organization helps young children in school who are developmentally disabled.

Bornhava has been in Western New York for 28 years, offering early intervention and a pre-school program for children with special needs from birth to age 5.

Connie Stives is a Bornhava board member, and parent of former student Jacob Stives. She told Eyewitness News, "Jacob went to Bornhava when he was a newborn to age 5. It's a wonderful place. He learned so much, and it helped him quite a bit over the years."

Bornhava is a Danish word for an early childhood program with a home like atmosphere.

Mission Statement
Bornhava is an early intervention and preschool program, nurturing and educating children with developmental disabilities. We partner with families to prepare our students for a full and productive life through encouragement and support.