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Dear Friends,

There are many HEROES in the world. Some are in our houses, some in the community, and I know many at Abilities First.

While we are in our homes, these HEROES continue to support me and my friends. Some of my HEROES come to my home, while others talk with me and my friends on the computer, finding new and fun ways to help me grow. I have been told there are some HEROES that leave their families and the safety of their own homes to spend all day or night taking care of those who rely on them to keep them safe, or checking on them at their place of employment, or home. Wow! They are truly HEROES.

As the Ambassador, I would like to ask you to be my HERO by helping to HONOR our HEROES with the many things they need: Personal Protective Equipment, supplies, technology (to see my face), as well as the supplies and activities needed by my friends in houses and those supported in the community.

If you are able to give, please give TODAY, to ensure Abilities First can continue to help me and my friends. Your unrestricted gift can be named in HONOR of a person or a program. NOW is when your support is most needed.

Your friend,
William Eugene Van Ornum, Jr.
Ambassador, Abilities First

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NEW! The CARES Act will allow taxpayers to deduct charitable donations up to $300 on their 2020 federal tax return, without itemizing deductions.

Donations to the Foundation for Abilities First NY and Abilities First are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 10% of all gifts is directed to the administration of Advancement and Foundation services. 

Additional information and a copy of the latest Abilities First financial report is available upon request from the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, NY, NY 10005, 1-212-416-8686 or charitiesnys.com.

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Ways to Give

Support the mission through a gift, in-kind donation of services or goods, sponsorship or charitable giving.

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Ways to Join In

Support the mission through individual, corporate or community group volunteer efforts, or provide employment and volunteer opportunities for our individuals.

ABOUT ABILITIES FIRST NY

In 1962, the vision of just a few people, moved a mission that now impacts the lives of over 1,500 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, age birth through life, throughout the Hudson Valley.

Since its founding, the generosity of numerous donors and volunteers has assured the mission continued. Consider ways that you, a community group or a business can partner with Abilities First to impact mission, lend a hand, or support the financial resources required to assure its future availability and financial security.

Abilities First, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides services to enrich the lives of children and adults in our communities. Our Federal ID number is 14-146742.

 

ABOUT FOUNDATION FOR ABILITIES FIRST NY (FAFNY)
Philanthropic leadership to enrich the mission of Abilities First, Inc.

Founded in 2018, the mission of the Foundation for Abilities First NY is to garner the financial resources necessary to meet the programmatic interests and to assure the sustainability of the mission of Abilities First, Inc. FAFNY will establish a stable commitment of philanthropic support, to assure the programs, services, and quality of life opportunities remain strong and available, as well as ensure the organization’s fiscal resiliency during unexpected changes. Our Federal ID number is 83-3116304.