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ABLE, Inc., is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation established in 1979 as residential care provider for people with developmental disabilities and related brain injuries in Houston County, Minnesota.
Read more about ABLE, Inc. here.
Congratulations to our Fun Night winners
The ABLE Foundation’s 20th annual Fun Night was held Saturday, March 14, at the La Crescent Snowmobile Club. Thanks to everyone who attended the fundraiser, and thanks to the Snowmobile Club for making us so welcome.
$1,000: Tom Fuchsel
$500: Bill and Heather Martin
$300: Jason Wieser
$100: Ted Humfeld and John Graf
$50: Sarah Dohnalik, Pam Thesing and Dawn Farrell
$25: Abby Wieser, Tonya Tewes, Larry Duerwachter, Joe Gorman/Cindy West, Christine Smith, Teresa Miller, Andy McCulloch, Darren Winkers, Kim and Mike Rommes, Bill Waller, Jack Litsheim and Nicki Lakey.
Save the date! Golf Tournament/Steak Fry is June 27
The ABLE Foundation’s annual Golf Tournament and Steak Fry is scheduled for Saturday, June 27, at Ma Cal Grove in Caledonia.
Mark your calendar now and get a foursome together for this fun event. Watch for more details, coming soon.
ABLE purchases land for new Caledonia center
ABLE Inc. will celebrate its 35th year of service in 2015 with a new Teaching and Recreation Center in Caledonia.
The project moved closer to reality with the recent rezoning of a piece of land ABLE is purchasing on Loeffler Avenue, near Caledonia High School. The 4-acre property will be the site of the new building, with groundbreaking planned for the spring, according to ABLE Executive Director Gail Meyer.
“We are so excited we will finally have a site that will be accessible for the people we support,” Meyer said of the new center, which will be handicapped accessible and replace the current overcrowded and inefficient center located in a rented business property space in Caledonia.
Plans are for the new building to be 10,000 to 12,000 square feet. It also will serve as a training center for ABLE’s more than 250 employees. Meyer said the next step is to develop a floor plan with input from people supported, their families and employees. Vantage Architects is working with ABLE on the project.
“Next year is our 35th year in business, and we would love to have the center ready for a 35th anniversary party in the late fall or early winter,” she said.
(Reprinted from the Winter 2014 newsletter. To download the entire newsletter, click here.)
Did you see? ABLE Foundation recognized on Jeans Day
The ABLE Foundation was one of the beneficiaries of the January Jeans Day charity effort sponsored by the La Crosse Tribune.
On one Friday each month, area businesses and organizations collect donations for the Jeans Day effort in exchange for their employees wearing jeans to work. Those donations are then awarded each month to local nonprofit organizations.
Funds received by the ABLE Foundation from Jeans Day will go toward the new Teaching and Recreation Center to be built this year in Caledonia.
Winter newsletter available online now
The Winter 2015 edition of the ABLE Newsletter is now available online. To download, click here.
Employment opportunities at ABLE (updated March 10)
ABLE, Inc. has full-time and part-time Direct Support Professional positions available in Caledonia, Houston and La Crescent as well as a part-time cook position in La Crescent. For more information, click here.