With more than 57,000 charities in Australia, there are thousands of fantastic stories about the impact charities have on their community.

We recently spoke with registered charity Celebrating Abilities Inc about their programs, their goals, and the most rewarding part of their work.

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What does your charity do?

Celebrating Abilities Inc. is a not-for-profit committed to enriching the lives of our local community, by providing unique and joyful physical experiences for people living with disabilities - whether it is a physical, acquired, mental health, intellectual or emotional - as well as people experiencing marginalisation in their lives.

We have over 30 years’ experience. We are all about supporting participants and celebrating their abilities with yoga, functional fitness, exercise rehabilitation, aerial yoga, wellness coaching, mindfulness, meditation, strength and mobility, flexibility, circus, silks, lyra and hoops.

Our mission is to make a difference transforming lives.

We see the person’s abilities and not the disability.

What is the ultimate goal for your charity - what do you want to achieve?

Our goal is to get funding for the 80 people on our wait list so they may improve their functional fitness mobility and strength, while they have fun and complete activities in our unique inclusions studio in Fitzroy.

What is the most rewarding part?

The most rewarding part is to see the joy, happiness and laughter on our client’s faces.

What is the biggest challenge faced by your charity?

Funding is the biggest challenge as we cannot keep paying for it all on our own.

How important is the support of donors and volunteers to your charity?

The support of our donors an volunteers is crucial and so important. Without them we would not be able to keep the doors open.

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