SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – The plans to build a new autism resource center, in Sioux City, are closer to reality as a major fundraising campaign for the Pier Center for Autism began Thursday night.
Pier Center officials have been planning a capital campaign to raise $1.5-million to build the new facility.
The campaign kicked off Thursday, downtown, and included food, drinks, a free-will donation.
Committee member and mother of a seven-year-old child with autism, Erica Antrim, says this fundraising campaign is so important to the growth of her son and others like him.
“We don’t know what’s going to come next and we need to have a bigger and better building so that we can do different programs and serve more children. We have 60 kids on the waiting list right now,” said Antrim.
The new facility is to be built at 4061 Stadium Drive.
That is near Lewis and Clark Park where the Sioux City Explorers play.