The Abilities Guild was founded in 1980 with a mission to:

Serve as ambassadors broaden the base of community awareness of the availabilities and function of Abilities

Support Abilities in its fund raising events and campaign efforts 

Serve in any other capacity deemed advisable in assisting Abilities to work on behalf of people with disabilities

The Guild is a volunteer organization consisting of 100+ men and women actively supporting Abilities and its work benefiting Floridians and military veterans with disabilities. Guild members routinely serve as volunteers for the Foundation's events in the Tampa Bay area, including the Abilities Wine Tasting and monthly wine dinners. That amounts to more than 10,000 volunteer hours annually.


Last year the Guild contributed $85,000 to the Foundation. Since its inception, the Guild has been credited with donating more than $2 million to the Foundation. This year's proceeds will support Abilities' job placement services for wounded veterans returning from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, eight of whom are pictured below with Veterans Mall founder Virginia Meyer.


Abilities Guild Veterans Mall

An alarming number of disabled veterans are homeless or living in substandard housing. Even after veterans qualify for subsidized housing assistance from the VA, most don't have basic essentials like coffeemakers, crock pots, pots 'n pans, dishes, linens, and towels. Unwilling to accept this reality, the Abilities Guild established the Veterans Mall (shown below), a large storeroom of household items given for free to disabled veterans. To date, 850 veterans have been served, but the demand for items far outweighs the supply. Kindly consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Foundation. Your gift will be used to purchase kitchen and bath essentials at discount prices and ensure that veterans will have the basics they need to a successful transition to community life


2735 Whitney Road
Clearwater, FL 33760-1610
Supporting Abilities, Inc. DBA ServiceSource Florida Regional Office Since 1980

Goals and Objectives

Support affordable, accessible housing initiatives for people with disabilities in integrated settings

Provide grants to people with disabilities to meet emergency health, independent living, and employment related needs

Create awareness about issues facing people with disabilities and advocate for them using the media, educational opportunities, special events, and communication

Provide grants to nonprofits for projects and programs that advance the Foundation’s vision and mission

Vision Statement

To insure that people with disabilities have the opportunity to participate with dignity in everything that community life has to offer.


To support the needs of people with disabilities through gainful employment, independent living, affordable housing, higher education, recreation/cultural resources, health, and assessable marketplaces.  

YES! I want to be a part of a great team and join the Guild

I want to join the Guild, pay dues, and participate in its activities. Guild members are asked to participate actively and financially in all Guild projects. Annual dues of $35 are due in May. Print and mail this along with a check payable to the Abilities Guild and mail to David Gauler, 3257 Tanglewood Trail, Palm Harbor, FL 34685, 727-784-8584. Thank you!




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