A Time for Giving and Appreciation

Giving encourages an attitude adjustment and a re-focusing on the priorities in our lives. Appreciation is an all-encompassing act for everything a person receives or experiences. 2021 has shown that it has been a time for giving as well as appreciation.


Ability Works is very appreciative of The Sydney Frohman Foundation, and The First Energy Corporation for their generous gifts toward our technology initiative. At Ability Works, we are working towards integrating technology into our disability services through how we teach, how we engage, and how we support. We are excited to see where our technology initiative will take us, and how it will benefit our individuals. Our current goal is to purchase interactive whiteboards for every single room in our Adult Day Program and Career Academy.


The Sydney Frohman Foundation has always been a generous supporter of Ability Works. This year they donated $10,000. The Frohman Board of Directors including Dan Frohman were able to tour our program services in October and were able to see firsthand how Ability Works has been supporting people with disabilities in Erie County for over 48 years.


The FirstEnergy Foundation has granted surprise $5,000 “Gifts of the Season” to Ability Works to make lives better in communities within Ohio Edison’s service area. The FirstEnergy Foundation is funded solely by FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) and provides support to non-profit, tax-exempt health and human services agencies; educational organizations; cultural and arts programs and institutions; and civic groups in areas served by FirstEnergy’s 10 electric operating companies and in areas where the company conducts business.


As an organization, we at Ability Works would like to express our deepest gratitude for these donations. It has allowed us to keep supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in providing the highest quality support opportunities in our community, for this we appreciate 2021.