This is the first board I've ever served on and I can't imagine a more meaningful, upbeat organization! Group homes full of love and caring. Transportation getting participants safely to work, appointments or community events. Day programs with cutting edge technology, expansive learning. Creative programs teaching participants to refinish furniture, volunteering within the community and broadening their horizons in innumerable ways. But my favorite is to see everyone in action in their jobs - especially at the Cape Abilities Farm - growing tomatoes in a greenhouse, giving tours to shoppers, loading Christmas trees onto the roofs of cars. The pride in their work and the joy they exude is hard to explain and irresistible to be around. Opportunities are created, lives are changed. It's simple, Cape Abilities works!
I have had the pleasure of working for the CapeAbilities' programs for the past eleven years. Their work is outstanding in not only bringing quality programs to men and women with disabilities, but also with their work with their members' parents and relatives. They have a broad range of different programs to assist the many and varied needs.
I first became acquainted with CapeAbilities about 4 years ago. This is truly a wonderful organization which does so much for individuals with challenges. CapeAbilities's programs have given these individuals skills and confidence that they can and do make a valuable contribution; help build self esteem and self worth. I am proud to donate to this wonderful local non-profit.