Abilities of Northwest Jersey Inc. hosted a grand opening of its PossAbilities Thrift Boutique and Phillipsburg program location on Sept. 15.
More than 200 people attended a ribbon cutting ceremony to support the local non-profit organization and their new enterprise.
Guests were able to take tours of the entire Abilities building, which included the Thrift Boutique and the “Branching Out” Food Pantry. While on the tours, guests were also able to see the facility of Abilities Phillipsburg Program, which included newly renovated, state-of-the-art sensory rooms and a life-skills kitchen area that provides training for the individuals Abilities serves.
The event was kicked-off with a performance by the Abilities Choir. The ribbon cutting took place with Abilities CEO Cindy Wildermuth, members of the organizations’ Board of Trustees and several dignitaries, including Assemblyman John DiMaio and Warren County Freeholders Ed Smith and Rick Gardner. During the ceremony, Phillipsburg Mayor Stephen Ellis gave a heartfelt speech on the importance of the mission of Abilities’ and providing services to people with disabilities.
“I think it’s so important to have an organization like Abilities to raise our citizens with different abilities up to become a part of our community,’’ Ellis said. “I praise and thank the people here for supporting these people and helping them grow in our community.”
PossAbilities Thrift Boutique is now open for business. Store hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information about the store, visit http://www.abilitiesnw.com/possabilities-boutique.php or call (908)-878-6887.