Get Involved

You Can Help!

Here are some ways you can get involved:


​Ability Works, Inc. has many opportunities for individuals, family members, businesses, and the entire community to get involved to help support us.

Volunteer your time and/or expertise for a program, event, daily tasks, etc. We love extra helping hands to ensure our clients receive exceptional support in all of their programs, events, and day-to-day needs.


“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

— Mahatma Gandhi


Host a Program

or Event

​​Host a Program or Event

We are always looking for program ideas that will help our clients learn, grow, socialize, and develop that will also provide entertainment. Host at your own venue for an outing our client's will love or we can work with you and bring it to our facility. 

Below are some ideas for programs, but we are open to all suggestions!​

  • Arts, Crafts & Painting

  • Cooking & Baking

  • Woodworking

  • Gardening

  • Beauty/Grooming

  • Outdoor Skills

  • Healthy Living

  • Exercise/Sports/Dance

  • Tours/Outings

  • & More​

“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning

of a happier life for ourselves.” — Helen Keller

Sandusky 0.5K

The Sandusky 0.5K is an annual event taking place in July that helps raise money for Ability Works, Inc. 

This mere 1640 feet "race" aims to provide a fun atmosphere by incorporating donuts, beer, costume contests, and just plain silliness and fun for all involved to support a great cause, Ability Works!

How Does it Benefit Ability Works?

100% of all race registration proceeds go directly towards Ability Works. The first annual Sandusky 0.5K was held July 2019 and brought in roughly $26,000, which along with the gracious support of the David & Jacquie Clark Family Fund, supported the development of the new state-of-the-art Clark Family Sensory Space.


How Can I Get Involved?

Below are ways to help and get involved in making the Sandusky 0.5K a success to raise money for Ability Works. 

  • Become an Event Sponsor and Get Rewarded for your Investment

  • Volunteer Services: Photography, Planning, Setup, Cleanup, etc.

  • Donations: Monetary, Food/Beverage, Giveaways, etc.

  • Participate in the Race & Invite Your Friends!

a family wearing their Sandusky .5K shirts at the race

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

- Winston Churchill

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Talent Show & Spaghetti Dinner

Our Annual Talent Show is a chance for individuals to show off their talent and the community to show their support. Our 2021 show was virtual, but we look forward to our 2022 show being back in person. 

Questions about last years show, or how you can support our next one please email or call us today

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”

– James Matthew Barrie

Restaurant Fundraisers

We are thankful to the area businesses who fundraise with us. Our upcoming restaurant fundraiser is April 21st at Applebees. Present this flyer at checkout for a portion of your purchase to be donated to Ability Works.

Some of our previous restaurant fundraisers have been Danny Boys, Panera Bread, Chipotle, and Papa Johns.

Interested in hosting a restaurant fundraiser? Contact us today at 419-626-1048


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"Those who are the happiest are those who do the most for others."

-Booker T. Washington