Abilis, the non-profit organization that provides services and supports for individuals with special needs and their families, is holding a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting ceremony and Open House for its newly remodeled Abilis Gardens & Gifts.
The greenhouse and gift shop have recently undergone a total update and are ready for the holiday shopping season.
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the community at 5:00pm on November 16 for the newly remodeled “Abilis Gardens & Gifts.”
“We have just updated and remodeled our greenhouse and gift shop to better serve the community and our clients,” said Dennis Perry, CEO and president of Abilis. “The greenhouse and gift shop are used to provide job skills and experience to individuals with special needs. Many of the items in Abilis Gardens & Gifts are made by the employees of the shop and are beautiful, one-of-a-kind handmade items that include bath products, candles, jewelry and more. Also available are fresh cut flowers, seasonal plants and micro greens to purchase.”
In addition to the remodeled Greenhouse and Abilis Gifts shop, there is a new parking lot to make parking and shopping easier, and the overall Abilis facility has been improved with a newly painted building, signs and overall maintenance.
The Abilis Gardens & Gift Shop is a retail training site where Abilis trains adults with developmental disabilities to work toward community-based jobs in sales, production, inventory, order fulfillment and shipping/delivery services.
“Shopping at Abilis Gardens & Gifts helps create meaningful jobs for those with developmental disabilities,” Perry said. “It also is an opportunity to showcase some of our most loyal and enthusiastic workers you’ll ever have the pleasure to meet.”