February 11, 2019 | The Darien Times

Abilis, the non-profit organization that provides services and support for individuals with special needs and their families, has opened its application process for the Peter Bloomer Citizenship Award for graduating middle and high school students.

The award is presented to a graduating student who demonstrates an outstanding level of sensitivity toward people with disabilities through leadership, involvement and participation in activities that benefit citizens with disabilities. Nominations are due to Abilis by March 4 and winners will be announced at the Abilis Annual Meeting on April 3 at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich, Connecticut.

The application is available at the Abilis website. Applications must be mailed or delivered by March 4 to Lisa Bria, Abilis, 50 Glenville Street, Greenwich CT 06831. Questions on the Abilis Peter Bloomer Citizenship Award may be directed to Lisa Bria at Abilis at 203-531-1880 ext. 162.

February 6, 2019 | Greenwich Patch

The Greenwich United Way will award its first round of grants to local health, education and self-sufficiency programs across 20 partner agencies at the Community Investment Grant Recipient Reception on February 13 at Greenwich Hospital. Grant recipients include: Abilis, Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education, Community Centers Inc. of Greenwich, Child Guidance Center, Family Centers, Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Horizons, Jewish Family Services of Greenwich, Kids In Crisis, Laurel House, Liberation Programs, Mothers For Others, Neighbor to Neighbor, Pacific House, Pathways, Inc., River House Adult Day Center, Transportation Association of Greenwich (TAG), YMCA of Greenwich, and YWCA of Greenwich. Grants are made to programs in priority areas – mental health, self-sufficiency and early childhood education – as identified by the results of comprehensive research conducted by the Greenwich United Way.

February 2, 2019 | Greenwich Free Press

Abilis, the non-profit organization that supports more than 700 individuals with special needs and their families from birth throughout adulthood, is holding a pre Valentine’s Day Sip and Shop at Abilis Gardens & Gifts. This fun event will be held Wednesday, February 6, from 5:00 – 8:00pm, and will feature a 20 percent discount off total purchases, speciality Valentine’s Day themed cocktails and light appetizers. Come join the fun! Abilis Gardens and Gifts is located at 50 Glenville Street, Greenwich, Connecticut. For more information, call 203-531-GIFT (4438) or visit

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December 20, 2018 | The Hour

Abilis Gardens & Gifts in the Glenville section of Greenwich offers a variety of holiday gifts, including candles and bath products handmade by Abilis clients and seedlings planted by them. The store has been open since 2012 but underwent renovations last fall and now is functioning as a job training area to give clients experience working a cash register and interacting with patrons. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays.

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