Abilities First 2019 Holiday Helping Hands

Donate today to fund a meal for an Abilities First Family this holiday season!

A fundraising campaign for Abilities First

Abilities First is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the needs of 1,400 individuals age birth through life with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Of this population within the Hudson Valley region, approximately 70% fall within the poverty line.


Annually, we identify the most vulnerable families for whom Thanksgiving dinner is often not likely to occur or be special. This is usually between 50-60 families of varying sizes. The average cost of a Thanksgiving meal for a family of four is $25.


We are asking the community to assist by making a monetary donation. All funds raised through the Abilities First 2019 Holiday Helping Hands campaign will purchase Thanksgiving meals for Abilities First Families in need this holiday season. Funds will purchase turkeys, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, pies and hopefully more! 


Your gift of $25 by November 15th will directly impact one family's opportunity to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday by gathering together around a hot meal.


Thank you for your generosity toward others!


Monetary donations will be accepted through this GiveGab page or a check can be mailed to Abilities First Inc., Attn: Advancement, 167 Myers Corners Road, Suite 202, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590. Gift cards and food items are also are welcome.

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About the Organization

Abilities First, Inc.

Founded in 1962, Abilities First is a not-for-profit organization serving the needs of the community, as well as those with developmental disabilities, from pre-school through adulthood. Abilities First has had a long-term commitment of providing a cohesive culture of compassion, empowerment and respect for people with a variety of disabilities through educational, vocational and habilitation services. It presently serves over 1,400 children and adults throughout the Hudson Valley region of New York State. AF is accredited for the person-centered care by the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL).

Abilities First’s mission is to provide people with disabilities and their families support to attain independence, self-determination, integration and acceptance by others through education, exploration and experience.

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