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Together we can make a difference in the lives of kids and adults living with a disability and their families. Here is what you can do to get involved

Waitlists for government assistance and respite support are forcing individuals and families into crisis, and driving parents into poverty and despair. A respite lodge like this offers families a glimmer of hope.

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Corporate teams, non-profit and community groups, and individuals can rent the lodge for a paid retreat. All proceeds ensure the lodge will remain available to those who need it most at no charge. Request a Booking

The Cold Water Ranch Lodge was created to be a sustainable initiative. Abilitas' focus is on providing accommodation to families that have a loved one with a disability.These families, often facing financial barriers, can use the lodge for no more than a small cleaning fee. To do so, Abilitas rents out the building for paid retreats throughout the year. All proceeds go to the ongoing operations and maintenance of the lodge.

If you believe, like we do, that families need and deserve accessible respite to help them sustain themselves, please donate today or become a monthly donor. On behalf of our past and future guests: thank you for making a difference.

Abilitas continues to raise funds to complete the construction of the Cold Water Ranch Lodge. Currently phase I has been completed. Phase II will allow twice as many families to get the respite they need. Please make a donation today to support the construction of Phase II or to support the ongoing maintenance and operations of the lodge.

The Cold Water Ranch Lodge is the perfect setting for a corporate engagement or team building event. Book the lodge for an overnight team-building retreat or support the development of the lodge with a team volunteer day. Contact Rachel Dekker for more information. The Abilitas Foundation is also actively seeking sponsorship from corporate supporters for our signature annual events. For more information contact Rachel Dekker

If you love an outdoor adventure - whether it's climbing, trekking, hiking, paddling or other adventure - why not make it a charity challenge for Abilitas? Make a difference: start your charity adventure challenge today!

Abilitas is partnering with Climb For Change, which gives you access to your free, customizable fundraising campaign site for your charity challenge! Climb For Change will also do a feature blog on you and share your challenge across their community. Check out a recent Walkathon.

Climb For Change aims to enable $1,000,000 in charitable donations, and inspire more youth and families to get outside. So by leading your fundraising adventure for Abilitas, no matter if it's a $500 or $50,000 campaign, you'll also be part of a larger community and mission to get more people outside so they can learn and grow in nature.

Get started in 3 simple steps:

1 . Share your fundraising idea with Rachel at Abilitas
3 . Raise dollars for a great cause!

Good luck and .. Climb on!

Want to lend us a helping hand? We'd love to hear from you! Abilitas is always looking for event and other volunteers and skilled construction professionals to support our fundraising and construction efforts. Drop us a line!

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