Empowering people with disabilities by providing options and opportunities.
September at Abilities means back-to-school for our students in transition at Employment Pathways, lots of fall sportswear to be printed at the Print Shop, winter prep in the greenhouse at Mary Apgar Center, making final touches on crafts for Washington Center's Fall Craft & Bake sale, and so much more! 
Back to school, what's next for students?

For many of students, back to school is an exciting time, meeting the teachers and making new friends, but here at Abilities, we help students look to the future and prepare for life after graduation.  Our Employment Pathways division provides School-to-Work Student Transition program designed for each individual; to provide prevocational training, career planning, application assistance, job sampling, job placement, long term follow along support, and so much more!  In addition, Abilities is now offering two new skill trainings to students; SustainAbilities™ Electronics Recycling and Hydroponic/Greenhouse Training.

Pictured is Joe, you can read his story of success,a testimonial from his mother, and find more information about Abilities Student Transition services, at www.abilitiesnw.com/student-transition.php or contact our Transition Coordinator, Sue Burns at 908-689-7460.
Exploring eXceptional Persons Options

Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience, hands on, all that Abilities has to offer!  

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at our headquarters, 264 Route 31 North, Washington, NJ! 

Register yourself, your family, or your class for a no-cost day of interactive, educational experiences featuring all of the services available at Abilities!

Just some of the activities to experience:
  • SustainAbilities™ Electronics Recycling
  • Employment Pathways Job Club
  • Tablet & Computer Lab
  • Print Shop Screen Printing
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Employment Pathways Student Transitions
  • Print Shop Vinyl Manufacturing
  • Therapy & Sensory Activities
  • Tree House Cafe
  • SustainAbilities™ Hydroponics
  • and so much more!
For more information, or to download the registration form, click HERE.
Crafty Kiln at Mary Apgar Center

After much planning, construction, and inspections, Mary Apgar Center is proud to announce the firing of their newest crafting equipment: a KILN!

The center would like to express their sincere thanks to these generous donors who made this possible: 

Thank you to an anonymous community donor for their generous donation if the kiln!

Thank you to Lou Wonslidler of BLT Ceramic Occasion for donating molds, glazes, ceramics and brushes to help get the crafting started!

Many hours has been spent sorting through all that was donated in anticipation of the first firing. Until then, there has been a lot of practicing of painting skills on smaller items.  Once the set-up process is complete, crafting of Christmas ornaments, tiles and coasters, and other one-of-a-kind pieces will begin.  All handcrafted pieces will be available for purchase.

We're excited for this new crafting opportunity, which will be available for use by all of our program locations! 
We need 
your support! 

There are SO many ways to support and donate to Abilities.  Every donation has a great impact on program services, and will help us to continue to provide options and opportunities to persons with different abilities. 
Pantry / Thrift Store
Our Phillipsburg Center is in need of canned/dry goods and other general donations for our Branching Out Pantry and Boutique Thrift Store.  Donations can be made to ANY of our 6 locations throughout Warren County.
Click HERE for locations.
Shop Online?
When shopping online use one of the following links BEFORE shopping, and a portion of each purchase will be donated
Amazon Smile Logo
iGive Logo
Electronic Waste

Donate old, working or non-working, electronic items to our SustainAbilities™ Electronics Recycling program. Click HERE for a list of accepted items.
Golf for Charity

Designate Abilities of Northwest Jersey to be your charity of choice for the tournament.  $35 per golfer will be donated!  More information:
Motion KIA

In the market for a vehicle?  Print this flyer: $100 Reward when buying a new or used vehicle from Motion Kia.
We're growing- Hydroponically
Our second group of SustainAbilities™ Hydroponic/Green House trainees have graduated from the program provided in partnership with Edible Garden. Congratulations to all three graduates!  

Pictured from left to right: EG Joe, trainee Glenn, EG Rick, trainee Jodie, EG Tim, trainee Karen, EG Chris and Coach Kayla
.  If you would like more information about our SustainAbilities™ Hydroponic/Green House training, visit www.abilitiesnw.com/hydroponics.php
 Mark your calendars!
It'll be a busy end of 2014, we hope to have your support for one or all of our upcoming events:

Save the date 2015:

3/28- Kickin' It Country Annual Gala

All contributions are considered tax deductible under IRS regulations
as Abilities is a 501(c)3 Charitable Organization.  Thank you for your generosity!
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