A night of elegance and entertainment has helped raise an outstanding sum of money for a local charity that helps provide a pathway into the workforce for people with a disability.
The 2023 STEPS Grand Winter Ball raised $377,727 that will play a pivotal role in expanding the college’s programs and providing life-changing opportunities for its students.
STEPS managing director Carmel Crouch has expressed her gratitude to the community.
She says the event proceeds will offer a beacon of hope and change to young adults with disabilities and autism.
The event was held at the Sunshine Coast Function Centre at Caloundra RSL.
General manager Graeme Devin says the venue is proud to provide employment opportunities for STEPS students.
“We’re glad to be able to provide employment and further develop their job skills in the workplace,” he says. “All of our employees from the college have been doing a fantastic job and settled in fast. We strive to create an environment where all people feel respected, accepted, supported and valued.”