EUGENE, Ore.-- Members of the community came together this weekend for a fundraiser to give the Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School a new home.
School administrators said they've been looking for a new facility since a fire damaged the school in 2009. People packed the Southtowne Shoppes for the fundraiser Saturday.
Chrystell Reed, Executive Director at Ridgeline Montessori, said the turnout gave them new hope that they'll be able to raise enough money to move into Eugene Christian School's current building. "We are confident in the Eugene community, the Ridgeline community itself, even the extending areas, that they'll be able to support us," Reed said.
Supporters at the fundraiser in South Eugene enjoyed performances and free treats while they bid on silent auctions.
Reed says help is also pouring in from across the country. "We also have people from the montessori community nationwide that are working on our campaign to help us make our dreams come true with our new building," she said.