Sixth grader’s service project sends child with Autism to summer camp

(ROCKWALL-May 15, 2013)  For his sixth grade community service project, Anthony Khabaz of Rockwall chose to hold garage sales, and donate the money he earned to help those with Autism.

Because Anthony wanted to give to a local organization rather than a national one, his mother contacted the Marigold Learning Academy in Rockwall, specializing in Autism and related disabilities.

Karri Shojaei-Wilson, Director of Education at the Marigold Learning Academy, accepted the generous donation with Marigold Learning Academy matching dollar-for-dollar, providing a scholarship for a lucky child with Autism to attend their “Can You Dig It” summer camp, where campers will plant, grow and harvest their own vegetables, inspiring kids with Autism, sensory or textile disorders to discover new foods.

Anthony, who wants to expand his experience even further, looks forward to volunteering for a day during summer camp as well.

Marigold Learning Academy is located at 502 N. Goliad St. in Rockwall. Connect with them at 972-722-3892 or visit their website at

Submitted by Marigold Learning Academy.

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