Organization helping people with disabilities is growing

After raising over $110,000 at a fundraiser, Possabilities says they have plans.

Posted: May 16, 2018 8:14 AM
Updated: May 16, 2018 8:17 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Possabilites is a non-profit organization providing service and care for adults and children with disabilities. Just like their name, its future is full of possibilities.

At its ‘Night of Possabilities’ fundraiser, the group raised $110,000.

“I didn't believe it, I had to go back and check the numbers. Like okay, this can't be right but it was right,” Kenn Roehl, the Development Director at Possabilities, said.

This is the most money the fundraiser has raised by $30,000.

The money is being used to add and update office space, specifically the employment services and enrichment buildings. The money will also be used to update the bathrooms and make them more accessible to the people they serve.

“We are challenged to find good people who want to serve people with disabilities with a passion,” Kenn said.

Despite needing more people to staff Possabilities, none of the money raised will be used for helping fill those needs. The organization serves over 200 people with disabilities every day and need workers who have a passion for it, like he does.

“My favorite part is the people I get to know... who have a disability,” he said. ”I have 8, 10 people come by my office every day and say hi and we engage in conversation and it's really cool to hear what's going on in their life. They got some amazing ability.”

Kenn said they are still in the planning process of the renovations but hope to get working in about 3 months with all of the renovations completed in six to eight months.

To learn more about Possabilities, click here.

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