On Saturday, February 24, 2024, the First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich will be transformed into a winter wonderland for the fifth annual Together We Shine event put on by the Abilis Youth Board and the Greenwich Junior United Way as a special red-carpet event for the Abilis community. Together We Shine features dinner, dancing, music, and its signature red carpet entrance. Abilis community members and area teens (ages 14 to 18) attend in formal attire and dance the night away! In preparation for the event, Abilis is seeking formal clothing donations to be dropped off at the Abilis headquarters in Greenwich by February 17th. Donations of formal dresses in sizes small through 3XL and men’s suits in any size are accepted at Abilis at 50 Glenville Street, Greenwich, Connecticut, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For additional information or questions on the formal attire donations, please contact Lisa Bria at firstname.lastname@example.org. Together We Shine is an inclusive formal dance and party that is put on each year by the Abilis Youth Board and the Greenwich Junior United Way. The event brings together area high school students and Abilis community members for a fun night celebrating the differences, abilities, needs, and dreams in everyone. Local high school students interested in volunteering can sign-up by visiting abilis.us/support-us/special-events.html. Abilis is a 501c3 non-profit organization that supports more than 800 individuals with disabilities and their families from birth throughout their lives. Founded in 1951, Abilis is a leader in providing meaningful support to the community in Fairfield County, Connecticut, in towns including Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford, Westport and Wilton. The organization has a long-standing reputation for individualized, high-quality care. For more information, visit www.abilis.us, or follow on Facebook @Abilis, Inc., Instagram @abilis_us or Twitter @Abilis. The Greenwich United Way (GUW) shares a name with approximately 1,200 other similar organizations across the nation, although the Greenwich, Connecticut, division is a privately incorporated, locally governed, nonprofit agency. As a volunteer-driven organization, the Greenwich United Way exists to help identify and address the health, educational and self-sufficiency needs specific to its local community and to create and affect meaningful, lasting solutions. Through various fundraising efforts and on-going research, the organization is able to directly grant the funds necessary to accomplish this goal. The Greenwich United Way also invests in and conducts collaborative efforts to address broad-based community needs with partnering nonprofit agencies. For more information, visit greenwichunitedway.org, or follow on Instagram and Facebook @greenwichunitedway.