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Inclement Weather Policy

Able to Serve follows the Wake County Schools’ schedule regarding inclement weather. If Wake County Schools are closed, Able to Serve is closed. If Wake County Schools are delayed 2 hours, Able to Serve is delayed 2 hours. Your safety in hazardous weather is our utmost concern. The parking area and entrance to our building are shaded, so even if your street is clear, the entrance to Able to Serve may not be. If you have any questions about whether or not we are closed for snow/ice, check our Facebook page. If you do not see a message there, call the office at 919-779-5545.

Able to Serve in the News

Read about our Valentine’s Dance in the Garner-Cleveland Record. Click here for the full article.

Support Able to Serve When You Shop Online

When you shop online at, you can support Able to Serve at no cost to you! Start from and choose Able to Serve, Inc. as your charity, and amazon will donate a percentage of your eligible purchases to Able to Serve. Click here to get started today. Sign in with your regular email and password, then choose Able to Serve, Inc. as the organization you want to support. Then be sure to start at each time you shop!

Community Valentine’s Dance

Older teens and adults who have special needs are invited to our 2015 Special Needs Valentine’s Dance on Friday, February 6, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at Holland’s United Methodist Church, 9433 Ten-Ten Road, Raleigh, NC 27603. Admission is free, and snacks will be provided. Along with dance music from DJ Brooks Bristow, you can get your makeup done by Alossi Renewal Spa and your hair styled by Studio 121. Put on your dancing shoes and join us! If you are coming with a group, please contact us at 919-779-5545 so we can be sure to plan for everyone in your group.

Cookbooks Now Available!

The long-anticipated Able to Serve cookbook is now available! Start the new year with lots of new recipe ideas from Able to Serve families and friends. Each copy is $10. Drop by our office on Technology Drive or call 919.779.5545 to get your copy today. (And stock up on a few extras for birthday, housewarming, and wedding gifts!)

Christmas Party Thank Yous

We want to thank everyone involved in making our 2014 Christmas party a great night for our participants and their families, our volunteers, and friends. Special thanks to Angela Simmons and Barbara King for coordinating the menu and running the kitchen Angie’s Restaurant, Angus Barn, Community of Hope, Golden Corral at 40/42, and McDonald’s at 40/42 for donating the food Milton and Tina Barbour for preparing the turkey Ed & Bonnie Holloman for donating Christmas gifts for our participants Garner Civitans for allowing us to use their facilities Dwight Moss for taking photos Santa...

Pre-order Your Able to Serve Cookbook

Taking pre-orders now! The Able to Serve cookbook will arrive by December 19. You can pre-order yours now by calling 919-779-5545 or emailing here. At $10 each, they’ll make great stocking stuffers!

Able to Serve Delivers 3,600 Food Items

Able to Serve was challenged to raise 1,000 cans of food as part of Prudential Cares Global Volunteer Day. Thanks to your generosity, we raised 3,600! On October 8 we delivered 1,800 to Community of Hope and on October 9 another 1,800 to Clayton Area Ministries. We want to thank our community partners who helped us far exceed our goal. They include Austin Woods, a student at Cleveland High School; Studio 121; Cleveland Draft House; The UPS Store at Middle Creek Commons; the Cleveland area Walmart; Highland Baptist Church; and the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce. Able to Serve will receive...

Pasta & Prizes

Able to Serve is hosting a Pasta & Prizes fundraiser on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Each $10 ticket includes baked ziti, salad, bread, dessert, tea, and one raffle prize tickets. Raffle prizes include a $100 Angus Barn gift card, $50 BP Gas Cards, Microsoft Surface 64GB, manicure & pedicure gift certificate, and an Italian Gift Basket. You can dine in or take out between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Garner Civitans Clubhouse on Poole Drive. Walk-ins welcome. Call 919-779-5545 or email for your tickets.

Food Drive

Able to Serve is sponsoring its second annual food drive now through October 4. Our goal is to raise 1,000 or more cans. All food will be donated to Clayton Area Ministries and Community of Hope. Items needed include 15-16 ounce cans of fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, pasta, rice, dry beans, crackers, and family-size cans of meat. Drop-off locations include Cleveland Draft House on Hwy 42, Studio 121 on Timber Drive, and The UPS Store on Hwy 42/50. We’ll also be collecting food at the Cleveland area Wal-Mart from 9-12 on Saturday, October 4.