ABLE 2015 collectable ornament is here

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ABLE, the Disabilities Foundation of Beaufort County is proud to announce the 2015 annual commemorative/collectable ornament has arrived and is now available for a cost of $15 per ornament. Each year the ornament honors something iconic from our Lowcountry area and this year the “blue crab” was selected.

COMMUNITY - ABLE ornamentABLE is a nonprofit organization that supports services and programs assisting individuals with developmental disabilities and special needs. ABLE’s ornament sales help fund Camp Treasure Chest summer program for children ages 6-21 with special needs. ABLE offers a one week camp in both Beaufort and Bluffton.

Without this camp many children would likely not have a summer camp experience because of their severe needs. Many families also do not get any help or assistance with care in the summer months so this also gives them a small break. Funds from the state for summer services have been virtually eliminated and the camp is almost solely supported through local fundraising, grants, ornament sales and a few other organizations. Any donations are greatly appreciated to help fund the camp.

Many people have been collecting the ornaments for years and have grown to love adding to their collection each year. So now is the time to start your collection. It is a great way to send special children to a wonderful camp where they can create a summer of memories.

Ornaments are available at several locations in the Beaufort area including: New Image Salon, 1615 Paris Avenue, Port Royal; Smiles by Wyle’s Dentistry, 27A Kemmerlin Lane, Lady’s Island; Budget Print, 510 Carteret Street, Beaufort; Lime Lite Salon, 612 Carteret Street, Beaufort; Deals, 724 Bay Street, Beaufort; LuLu Burgess, 917 Bay Street, Beaufort; Technical College of the Lowcountry(TCL), Testing Center, Bldg. 1, Ribaut Road, Beaufort; Dawn Frank CPA, 23 Professional Village Circle, Ladys Island; Offices of Disabilities and Special Needs Dept., 100 Clear Water Way, Beaufort

Please visit us on Facebook or check out our website at www.ablefoundation.org for more information.