Greenwich Moms | August 10, 2016
Greenwich YMCA
The Abilis Community Foundation generously awarded a $10,000 grant to the YMCA of Greenwich to develop a new swimming program for children with special needs. Beginning this fall, the course will teach basic water safety and swimming concepts to children with disabilities and their caregivers.

The program will utilize the YMCA’s warm water historic pool to introduce fundamental water skills, stroke development with waterside safety and prevention skills for caregivers. As a leading nonprofit committed to youth development, the YMCA of Greenwich has been a leader in providing swim lessons and water safety in Greenwich for 100 years.


Abilis July 2016
Gala Co-Chairs, Christine Lai, Neha Leih, and Ulrika Drinkall with KTU radio personality, Steve Bartel. Contributed photo.

Abilis, an organization supporting people with developmental disabilities, generated over $300,000 in its most successful gala to date with Spring for Abilis at The Tamarack Country Club in Greenwich on April 30.

With more than 220 guests, the gala was an elegant affair in which both loyal and new supporters came together to raise awareness and funding for individuals of all ages with special needs in the extended community.

By the United Way of Western Connecticut | June 8, 2016

Gift of play to benefit families in the KT Murphy neighborhood in Stamford

The United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) announced today a grant award of $20,000 to Abilis, a nonprofit agency that runs family centered programs for infants and toddlers as part of its Birth to Three program. The grant will be used to bring “Play to Learn” playgroups to families who reside in the KT Murphy Elementary School neighborhood in Stamford.

By Christina Hennessy/Hearst Connecticut Media

Alexandra “Lexi” Woodruff has been eating them for even longer than she has been cutting them, and on this morning, she is easily winning over a microgreen newbie.

“They make delicious, good and healthy salads,” says the Greenwich resident, as she carefully snips a small section of broccoli, arugula and kale shoots. Most of the time, Woodruff said it’s her mom who finds a place on the plate for these petite powerhouses. “I really love her cooking.”