Wish List

Below you’ll find ways you can partner with us in carrying out our important mission.  Some cost nothing but time, some just a few dollars, and for those who have the resources and conviction, I’ve included a few “bigger ticket items.”   We thank you for considering it.

Pray for the work of ABLE Families, and for the people of Appalachia.

— Volunteers to help out regularly in our afterschool program or to tutor adults preparing for the GED exam.

— An opportunity for the director of ABLE Families to speak in person to individuals and groups of any kind about the work of the agency and why it’s so important.

— Any of the following books for the library of our Afterschool room:

A Week in the Woods, by Andrew Clements

A Fruit Is a Suitcase for Seeds, by Jean Richards (purchased by donor!)

Ballet Shoes, by Noel Streatfeild

The Wonder Book, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (purchased by donor!)

Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (purchased by donor!)

Grandad’s Prayers of the Earth, by Douglas Wood (purchased by donor!)

No Easy Way: The Story of Ted Williams and  the Last .400 Season, by Fred Bowen (purchased by donor!)

Lunch Lady and  the Cyborg Substitute, by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

The Monster Health Book: A Guide to Eating Healthy, Being Active & Feeling Great for Monsters & Kids!, by Edward Miller (purchased by donor!)

… and any other great books for kids!

— Or, for the director, to help ABLE Families carry out its mission even more effectively, there’s Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits.

A new desktop computer to replace one of the older ones in our computer lab, or the money to purchase one (around $700).  (These computers are used by adults preparing for their GED, the Afterschool kids while accessing educational math and literacy websites — never meaningless game sites –,  and people in the Kermit community who do not have access to computers or the internet at home.)

 Financial donations of any amount are always welcome.  While budget items like utility bills or staff salaries may not seem as “sexy” to many, they’re essential to allowing us to keep doing what we’re doing and doing it well (that is, without having to worry too much about how we’re paying the electric bill!).

If you have any questions about the items on this list, feel free to give us a call at 304-393-4987.   Our mailing address is:

ABLE Families

P.O. Box 1249

Kermit, WV  25674.

Our physical address, for deliveries, is 100 Lincoln Street.

Again, thank you for considering it!


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