Students help disabled peers build playground

Posted at 1:46 PM, Mar 22, 2016

Students at Canisius High School in Buffalo are seizing the possible to help students with disabilities.

After volunteering at Heritage Center's Maryvale School, Canisius students decided to raise money for a new playground.

"We didn't know what to expect going in because we never worked with disabled kids before," said Tim Armstrong, a junior at Canisius High School.

Volunteering at Heritage Center's Maryvale School is something Tim cherished. It's a school for developmentally disabled and medically fragile.

Another junior, Matthew Taboni, says it was a good time helping students with homework and learning.

The current playground on the Heritage campus in Cheektowaga can't be used because it doesn't comply with guidelines.

Students are now hosting a gala to help raise money for a new playground, which will cost about $300,000.

Everyone is invited to the gala at the school. It will be April 8th from 6 to 8 p.m.. Each ticket is $50. You can call Canisius High School or click here for more information.