4th Grader Asks For Donations To Barrier Free Living Instead Of Birthday Gifts
Barrier Free Living Barrier Free Living supports individuals with disabilities to live dignified lives free of all forms of abuse and bias.
When asked what she wanted for her 10th birthday, Pilar Keton didn’t have a list of gifts. She asked instead that family and friends donate to Barrier Free Living.
Pilar, a 4th grade student at Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, which has an IB curriculum heavily focused on community service and involvement, was concerned that city shelters might not be designed to accommodate people with disabilities. She learned about Barrier Free Living, and its shelters and programs working with people with disabilities, and guided people to the website.
Since 1981, through its shelters, programs and supportive housing, Barrier Free Living has been working with people with disabilities — both survivors of domestic violence and homeless men, women and children — to thrive in safe, supportive communities.