Annual Appeal

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Your Support Matters!

Since 1979, ABLE has been committed to improving the quality of life for people with developmental  disabilities. Our services honor the uniqueness of the people we support and promote dignity,  independence and self-esteem. We are proud to call Houston County our home and are grateful for the support we’ve received from our friends, neighbors and local businesses.

This year we again ask for your support in helping ABLE continue our mission. Your tax-deductible donation goes to support the over 50 people with developmental disabilities that ABLE supports in our community homes and intermediate care facility. The funds we raise are used to purchase equipment, pay for outings and activities and expand our footprint, including new facilities and programs. You can donate using the envelope included with this newsletter or online at

Donations postmarked by December 31, will receive a 2023 tax donation letter. Donations received after December 31, will receive a 2024 tax donation letter.

This year we are also asking you to consider a donation of your time and talents. ABLE has volunteer opportunities available right here in Houston County, working directly with our people supported doing activities and helping with outings. At different times throughout the year we have volunteer opportunities in our offices, at our community homes or helping at our annual Fun Night event. Certain volunteer opportunities will require a background check. Please contact Nichole Pierce if you are interested in volunteering with ABLE, or 507-895-8111 x1115.

Like many places, we have many open positions. ABLE employs 137 people but has the capacity to employ over 200 people. We do have a waiting list for our services and would love to open our program to more people. In order to do that we need more direct care staff. ABLE offers competitive benefits including paid time off, nine paid holidays and generous health insurance. Students and retirees are welcome at ABLE. If you or someone you know is looking for employment, please check out our openings at

Thank you for considering a donation of money, time or talents to helping ABLE succeed for another 40+ years.


The ABLE Board of Directors