HUG advocates for inclusion and connects people with disabilities to social events and activities

Meet the HUG team! We are working hard everyday to make Help Us Gather a useful resource for people with special needs and disabilities searching for fun and safe things to do. We are passionate about being active in the community. We love visiting our groups, attending events, and making new friends.

Robin Lally

Founder, Help Us Gather

Things that make me smile: playful dogs, the beautiful Florida sunsets, parties with disco balls, Christmas, coffee in the morning, my family, fun events and activities to go to!

Favorite Movies: Somewhere in Time, Forest Gump, Cinderella, every Hallmark Christmas movie ever made.

Why I like working at HUG: I get to meet new people and go to fun events and activities in town and I have great team members who teach me new things all the time!

Nicole Paplaczyk


Things that make me smile: sleeping in a tent, kayaking quiet rivers, being in airplanes, laughing with friends, cuddling puppies, checking off things on my to-do lists, eating s’mores, playing in waterfalls, listening to live music

Favorite Movies: Moana, What We Do In The Shadows

Why I like working at HUG: I love trying to see the world through other peoples’ eyes, working at HUG gives me a wonderful opportunity every day to truly think about what life is like for others.

Joy Hmielewski

Community Outreach

Things that make me smile: My doggo Millie, photography, stand up paddle boarding, Taco Tuesdays, traveling to exotic countries, road trip karaoke, beach days, reading a good book, spending time with friends, impromptu dance parties.

Favorite Movies: Anchor Man and Madagascar

Why I like working at HUG: It’s inspiring! Our team has a great energy and it is so fun to go somewhere you can laugh every day. We get to meet people who want to live life to the fullest which is a great motivation to get up and work hard each week.