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Amarillo resident plans to give back to Sunshine Cottage


N

ine families



all with one goal

;

to make education the forefront in their lives and in the lives of their children.


I

n
April 2013, one of the Eveline Rivers Sunshine Cottage appartments was severely damaged by a fire, now there is one less family Rivers can extend a helping hand to.



"

W

e don't know if the funding is totally available or if we're going to have to seek additional funds


," Rivers said.


R

ivers has been working with the insurance company but no solution has

been made until A

marillo resident
Peggy Lansing decided she wanted to be apart of the solution.



"

P

eggy
Lansing came to us as one of the original June 15, 2001 move in's." Rivers said. "She came to us with a desire to have a degree in psychology."


Lans

ing came up with an idea

, a city wide scavenger hunt. People in Amarillo could pay $5 to participate and a portion would go back to the Sunshine Cottage, a place she once called home.



"

W

e tried to make questions hard enough, yet easy enough for people to figure it out especially if they have been here awhile


," Lansing said.


L

ansing created a website

and

posted the seven clues to the scavenger hunt

. She even plans to give prizes to the winners each month.



"

Y

es
I've reached my goal and yes I may have reached my dreams but it was all because of Eveline believe in us in the beginning, and I would like to help her in any way I can to help other moms feel the same way."

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