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By the Greenwich Time | October 10, 2016
Photo by Tyler Sizemore / Hearst Connecticut Media
At the 10th annual Walk in the Park for Abilis at Greenwich Point in 2015, hundreds of walkers strolled through scenic Tod's Point on a chilly, clear day to raise money for Abilis. The next walk, with a run added to it, will take place Oct. 16. It doesn’t matter if you walk, run or jog during Abilis’ 11th annual ‘friend-raiser’ walk/run set for Sunday at Greenwich Point.
Abilis is a Greenwich-based nonprofit agency that provides lifelong services to people with special needs and their families.
Abilis, Greenwich’s special needs non-profit organization, will hold its 11th Annual Walk for Abilis/Inaugural 5K Run on Sunday, Oct. 16 at Tod’s Point in Old Greenwich.
The Walk/Run is a family-friendly event designed for individuals of all ages and abilities. It includes a wheelchair and stroller accessible one-mile route, children’s activities, including a bouncy tent and fire truck, plus a variety of local food vendors. The activities begin at 9 a.m. with the start of the 5K run and continues with the walk at 10:30 a.m.
By Ken Borsuk - Sunday, September 11, 2016
GREENWICH — The annual Golf for Abilis tournament fund-raiser will be held rain or shine at The Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. on Sept. 26, an all-day event that starts at 9:30 a.m. with breakfast, a tournament start at noon and cocktails and dinner to finish off the event.
Abilis, which serves close to 700 people with special needs and their families, uses the event to help pay for its programs, which include social services, running homes allowing people with special needs to live independently and job placement services.
The event is being hosted by Fred Trump, a Greenwich resident and nephew of the Republican presidential nominee.
The Community Fund of Darien | August 25, 2016
Carrie Bernier and Amy Wilkinson from The Community Fund of Darien and Dennis Perry from Abilis. Contributed photo.
Abilis, a human services organization that provides supports for individuals with special needs and their families in Fairfield County received a $19,000 grant award from The Community Fund of Darien which will go toward the hiring and training of a job coach.
Abilis serves over 700 individuals a year, including 200 adults with developmental disabilities in its day services program. In keeping with its desire to help all participants lead productive and meaningful lives, Abilis works diligently to provide competitive employment opportunities.
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