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Inspiring Stories and Events from the Society for disABILITIES 

February, 2018               
How You Make A Difference
It was about five years ago when Jennifer Zaragoza found the Society for disABILITIES recreational, social and educational programs.  At first, Jennifer didn't believe these programs existed.  Jennifer had spent the last nine years looking for something for her son Josiah.  When Josiah was three he was diagnosed with autism and intellectual disabilities.  

Since learning about Society for disABILITIES, Josiah, now 17, has participated in Bowling, Day on the Farm, Ice Skating, Miracle League (pictured), Prom, and TopSoccer (pictured).   Josiah gets excited about all the programs and marks the dates on the calendar as they are announced.

Jennifer stated that prior to attending the Society's programs, Josiah was on the anti-social side.  Now he is getting friendlier with other kids and family members.  He can now make friends! 

The Prom gives Josiah the chance to get dressed up and dance, two things he enjoys doing.  J osiah's mom said it best, "everything at the Society's programs relates to him!"  Jennifer also shared that she is pleased that Josiah feels he must go to Bowling and try in all programs. Both Jennifer and Josiah are grateful that the Society offers many programs and they can choose what activities to do.   

Many Thanks for Crab Feed!  

As this year's recipient of the annual Crab Feed coordinated by  Dallas Marsh, Nancy Breshears and committee including June Brown, Kelly Cleary, Joan Fischer, Jackie Fried, Kim Hickman, Barbara Hutton, Tasha Hutton, Cindy James, Kelly Lebherz, Stacey Marckese, Jamie Marksman, Garrad Marsh and Kathy Robey. 

The Society for disABILITIES is honored and thrilled to receive the support of everyone.   We are greatly appreciative of the sponsors, ticket purchasers, dessert donors, auction donors and volunteers.  

The event was wonderful!  The food was great, the dessert auction was very eye catching, the silent auction went on for miles and the live auction had many extraordinary items.   

See the wonderful pictures from the event on our Facebook Page.  Click here to visit the Crab Feed Album on our Facebook Page.


Night to Shine
On February 9th, Society for disABILITIES partnered with Renew Church and Shelter Cove Community Church to host Night to Shine, a special needs prom sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.

The night was filled with fun, laughter, dancing and music. All honored guests were treated like the Kings and Queen. It was truly a Night to Shine as guests danced under the starry lights on the dance floor.

Winter Ski
Get excited for our Winter Ski program! We have a few dates still scheduled so sign up now!  We will keep you posted. 

Winter Ski Dates:
Mar: 3, 10

To sign up to be a  PARTICIPANT , click HERE
To sign up to be a  VOLUNTEER , click HERE

Adaptive Bowling
Our Adapted Bowling Program runs year round on the  FIRST  and  THIRD  Thursdays of every month. Take some time for a game of bowling with us!

All bowlers MUST pre-register in order to reserve a spot for the bowling program. All reservations are  FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE.

To register for the program, click  HERE
For more information, please go to

Opening Day for the Spring Season is just around the corner. Come out and enjoy America's favorite pastime with the Miracle League and Society!

Spring Season Dates:
Mar: 17, 24
Apr: 7, 14, 21, 28
May: 5, 12

Register now to be a PLAYER
Register now to be a VOLUNTEER

To see our programs, please visit our  Facebook pageFor more program information, please contact  Channa o r call (209) 524-3536 

Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ Dodge Ridge

Do you like to ski or snowboard?  And raise needed funds for Society for disABILITIES' programs?  Then join the fun and form a team for Snowfest 2018!

In honor of the Society for disABILITIES' 71st Anniversary we will have a 70's theme and costume contest, plus much more including prizes for the individual who raises the most money and the team that raises the most money!  

Build a team where each team member raises $150 to receive a lift ticket, swag bag, t-shirt, lunch as well as a ski day on March 24th.  If you don't ski, we will have a Learn to Ski and Fundraise option.  Designed for level 1 or 2 skiers.  

Proceeds support Adaptive Winter Ski and other programs, too!  It is easy to raise funds.

Event volunteers are needed too!  Click here to volunteer at the event.

For more information and to get in on the fun,  please email Carolyn Gomes, Director of Development.   Or Call (209) 524-3536. 

A Note from Marci Boucher,
Executive Director 

Hello and Happy Valentine's Day!

Here at Society for disABILITIES we love our donors, participants, volunteers, board members and staff!  All of you are vital in helping the agency achieve our missions of enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities.  

I can't thank all of you enough for your continued support.  Our agency continues to grow.  With your help in donations, participation, we are sure to make a great impact on our community,

Many thanks to partners in this year's prom!  Renew Church, Shelter Cove Community Church, and the Tim Tebow Foundation.  We are thrilled to have been part of this amazing collaboration which offers the opportunity for more people to attend and volunteer.     

Dallas Marsh, Nancy Breashears and committee also need our many thanks for selecting Society for disABILITIES to be the non-profit receiving the proceeds from their annual Crab Feed this year. We are grateful to all the sponsors, auction item donors and those who attended and volunteered. Feedback is that everyone in attendance had a great time!

Snowfest 2018 is  at Dodge Ridge (see article above).  If you haven't joined a team, please do so and join the fun! Lots of fun is being planned. I f you can't join a team, please financially support the event.  

Miracle League Baseball begins March 17th.  Sign-ups have started.  Save June 2  for the Miss Stanislaus Spirit Princess Pageant presented by the Modesto 500 Lions Club.  June 16 will be the annual Day on the Farm.  Bike Camp will be July 16-20. 


Never a dull day here!  There is always a program or fundraiser in the works.  Please know that we love all of of our donors, participants, volunteers, board members and staff.  We are greatly appreciative how you have helped us grow and make a difference in the lives of so many people.  

Thank you, we love you... 

Marci Boucher
Executive Director


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We have two stores, one at 1129 8th Street and one at 700 Scenic Drive.  Both stores are open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.



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Donate Your Car

Donate your car, truck or boat today!  When you donate your car to Society for disABILITIES you not only help support our programs, but you receive a tax deductible receipt.  It is easy to donate, call Carolyn at 209.524.3536 to schedule your pick up. 

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February Recipe
Chocolate Mint Skillet Brownie

Celebrate on February 19th, National Chocolate Mint Day with this yummy, gooey, Chocolate Mint Skillet Brownie!

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