Held in the enchanted gardens of the historic Laurabelle A. Robinson House in Pasadena, the AbilityFirst Gourmet Festival of Fall, presented by Union Bank, is a gourmet food and wine tasting event equipped with silent and live auctions, and musical entertainment. All proceeds go towards supporting children and adults with disabilities at the AbilityFirst Lawrence L. Frank Center and Pasadena Work Center.
Since 1926, AbilityFirst has been providing programs and services to children and adults with disabilities. With 24 facilities throughout southern California, including community and work centers, AbilityFirst offers a broad range of programs for children with disabilities, as well as employment, recreational and socialization programs for adults, and an accessible camp, Camp Paivika. Proceeds from this year’s Gourmet Festival of Fall will benefit the AbilityFirst Lawrence L. Frank Center and Pasadena Work Center. Since 1968, these two centers have provided individuals with disabilities programs to help them reach their full potential. The Lawrence L. Frank Center offers after-school, social recreation and community aquatic programs, and the Pasadena Work Center offers job training for adults with disabilities.