Empowering people with disabilities by providing options and opportunities.
As October is winding down, we'd like to share with you some of the activities that have kept us busy!   The month began by all of our locations declaring it "Positive Attitude Month".  We also participated in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, by celebrating success and being honored by the Arc.  We hosted our 17th Annual Tricky Tray to a sell-out crowd, raising nearly $12,000.   And so much more!
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

Celebration of Success
Early October,
we Celebrated Success by honoring individual achievements, community partnerships, and business partnerships with center-based and community-based employment opportunities, during a breakfast celebration at Hawk Pointe.  Recognized that morning, for their continued support of our organization included: Linda Gregg of the House of Good Shepherd, Mars Chocolate North America, Service Partner, Rossi GMC, Edible Garden, Norwescap Food Bank, Hackettstown High School and Quick Chek. We also celebrated many of our consumers, pictured below. For more photos, visit us on FACEBOOK, or in the Warren Reporter

(Pictured Left to Right): Albert Howard, Joe Murphy, Keith Wyker, Pauline Dalrymple and Kelly Burch
Award of Honor
We were also honored this month, at the Arc of Warren County's
2014 Award Celebration.  We were awarded the Supported Employer of the Year award.  Thank you to the staff and consumers at the Arc!

(Pictured Left to Right): Ginger Harrington, Regina Bunting, Sue Zukoski, Peggy Miller, Cindy Wildermuth, Robert Pruznick, and Frank Wolf, M.D.    

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.
Motion KIA

In the market for a vehicle?  Print this flyer: $100 Reward when buying a new or used vehicle from Motion Kia.
Ever wonder what Abilities is all about?  Here's your opportunity to find out! 

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

A no-cost day of interactive, educational experiences featuring all of the services available at Abilities!

Come and experience: SustainAbilities™ Electronics Recycling program, Employment Pathways Job Club, Tablet & Computer Lab training, Print Shop Screen Printing, Arts & Crafts, Employment Pathways Student Transitions, Print Shop Vinyl Manufacturing, Therapy & Sensory Activities, Tree House Cafe, SustainAbilities™ Hydroponics training, and so much more!  For more information, or to download the registration form, click HERE.
Hackettstown Center visits Tranquillity Farms as part of Positive Attitude Month

At Abilities, October is also Positive Attitude Month, and our Hackettstown Center went for a trip to Tranquillity Farms in Allamuchy, for their positive "Festive" activity.  With the beautiful fall foliage all around, the day was a celebration filled with a hay ride, pumpkin picking, a corn maze benefiting Breast Cancer, and time spent with Zulu the Zonkey (Zebra-Donkey) and the other farm animals.   

Positive Attitude Month was celebrated in many ways throughout all of our centers, and we will share more stories in next months mailing.  It is said that: A great attitude becomes a great mood, which becomes a great day, which becomes a great year, which becomes a GREAT LIFE! 
Mary Apgar Center participates in Scarecrow Contest at Hometown Halloween
Have you walked past the new Pocket Park in downtown Washington?  Take a gander at the hardwork Mary Apgar Center has put into their submission for the scarecrow contest.  Can you find Waldo?! 

Judging will take place this Friday at 4:00 at the park.  Good luck Mary Apgar Center!!
Save the Date!
The 5th Annual Rossi Festival of Trees will be held Thursday, December 11th Let's celebrate the season together with an evening of holiday sounds, food, and beverage.

Visit the Festival Website for more information. 
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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