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Tickets now available for ConnectAbility gala

Tickets for ConnectAbility’s eighth annual Fundraising Gala are now available.

The gala will be held Jan. 25, 2020 at the Ramsey Center on the Lanier Technical College campus in Gainesville. Photographs taken during the Thousand Words Photography Project will be available to purchase in a silent auction. In addition, there will be a live auction with a Tuscany trip for four, overnight stay in a treehouse and other adventures. Two Dog Café is catering dinner and drinks are included. All proceeds from the evening support children and adults with disabilities in North Georgia.

Hundreds of families in the Northeast Georgia region are impacted by disability and many of them have very limited resources and connections in the community. ConnectAbility is working to change that and create a fully inclusive community in which all members are included and supported so they can contribute their gifts. ConnectAbility provides multiple support options for families, all at no cost to them. The Thousand Words Photography Project is an inclusive community program where all people come together under the common interest of photography – not just disabilities.

Photography is an opportunity for individuals to speak and share his or her unique talents, perspectives and voice.  The Thousand Words Photography Project builds teams made up of photographers, individuals with disabilities and volunteers from our community and together they collaborate to capture images that share a common theme. This year’s theme is “This Place” and gives our photographers an opportunity to share images of places and experiences that are important to them.

Tickets for the gala are available online now at They can be purchased for $75 per person, or for $600 for a VIP table of eight. Sponsorships are also available. The online auction is now open for bidding. You don’t have to be present at the event to bid on the photos.

ConnectAbility invites the community to celebrate the accomplishments of our photographers and help us to reach out to even more families impacted by disabilities.

For more information about ConnectAbility, the event or the Thousand Words Photography Project, contact Jacqueline Daniel at (404) 480-8287.