We’ve got the perfect project for you to work on over Spring Break – United Ability Day

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United Ability’s 2018 t-shirts. Photo courtesy of United Ability.

Every year, it is “Casual Day” before the first football game of the season, when Alabama and Auburn football fans wear t-shirts and jerseys the Friday before game day in lieu of business attire. This year, show your support for individuals with disabilities and their families by enlisting your local business, community group, church, friends and family to wear the United Ability t-shirt on April 27 – United Ability Day.

Even though football fans might claim it, the original “Casual Day” began nearly three decades ago by supporters of United Ability (formerly UCP of Greater Birmingham), and we’ve got the pictures to prove it.

Casual Day 2006
Casual Day 2011

A Birmingham original, previously known as Casual Day or casual 4 ABILITY, this year’s unifying event is now called United Ability Day – a day we join together as a community in our support of United Ability’s life-changing programs.

In a nutshell, here is how United Ability Day works.

On April 27 – on United Ability Day – co-workers, friends and family throughout our community will wear the United Ability t-shirt to show unified support for United Ability’s efforts to help individuals with disabilities dream new dreams.

The shirts are $20 a piece, which all goes directly to fund United Ability’s programs and mission of empowering individuals of all abilities to lead full and meaningful lives.

All shirts need to be purchased and ordered by April 13th.

United Ability Day is April 24. The deadline to order t-shirts is April 13.
The perfect Spring Break project

Preparing for United Ability Day is the perfect Spring Break project. Enlist your your local business, community group, church, friends and family to participate in this program. Become a team captain by downloading a kit at: www.unitedability.org/abilityday

New this year – to help make ordering easier, United Ability has created a website that you can use to submit your orders instead of mailing in an order form.

They make everything easy for you. If you have any questions, please contact David Barry at dbarry@unitedability.org or (205) 944-3916.

Photo courtesy of United Ability

For 70 years, United Ability has been part of the Birmingham community exploring innovative rehabilitative therapies to introducing an inclusive educational environment where children with and without disabilities learn side-by-side to being on the forefront of connecting job seekers with disabilities to meaningful employment.

Join the movement!

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Pat Byington
Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.
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