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

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HUG’s 2018 Annual Fashion Event

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“HelpUsGather.org was created to connect people with special needs and their families to social events and activities in the community. Feeling disconnected or isolated has a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. HUG’s mission is to help create a more inclusive world for people of all abilities.”

Robin LallyFounder

“As a child and now a young adult, I struggled with social interaction. Even now it is so nice to connect with others that share the same challenges. The website is an amazing opportunity for people of all ages with disabilities to help people with social skills and to connect with one another.”

Rachel BarcellonaMiss Southeast International 2017, Board Member CARD-USF, Ambassador Unicorn Children’s Foundation

“This website is a necessity because it allows people with disabilities or the parent of a person with a disability to easily find events in their neighborhood that can bring them together. They have a variety of choices for all ages and I truly think that this website is a positive step in uniting the special needs community.”

Katherine MagnoliMiss Wheelchair Florida 2017, Author and Radio Host

“We are so excited to have the Help Us Gather website to share our programs and help in providing information to group homes, Adult Day Training programs, parents, companions and others who work with or love the developmentally disabled.”

Horton TownesDirector, St. Paul Handicapable Ministry

“Having autism can make social situations harder for me. By finding groups and social activities created for people with disabilities, I was able to feel comfortable enough to make a really good friend. We have a great time doing things together!”

Rick Farr2nd Place winner in Bowling, Florida State Special Olympics, Brother of Robin Lally

“As a physical therapist assistant and adaptive fitness instructor I heard my client’s sadness over not being able to find a variety of programs or events to fit their social calendars. My clients have become ambassadors and they are so happy to be a part of Help Us Gather. The website is full of great information about so many great programs and events for all ages.”

Tina Tallman Founder, Me & U Fitness

“I could not be happier for being involved with such a great organization like HUG. This organization fills a great need for the special needs community in bringing it into the 21st century, which allows for awareness and acceptance to be spread faster than before. This is the reason I am proud to of become an Ambassador for HUG!”

Mark FlemmingFounder, Puzzle Piece Fitness

“One of the hardest parts of starting a nonprofit is simply getting the word out. HUG helped us do just that. In just one year, they helped grow our organization and allowed us to provide services to people we may not have connected with otherwise. HUG also helped us connect with other organizations in our area to form partnerships and share resources. They are truly building a community.”

Brianna Larson Artistic Director, Theatre eXceptional
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    October 2018

    St.Pete Monthly Play Date

    Tuesday, October 16 · 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Monday, December 31, 2018

    Dell Holmes Park, 2741 22nd Street South
    St Petersburg, FL
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    Play dates are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in a public park selected by our parents. Play dates are for any child with special needs, their siblings and friends. Some…

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    Chair Volleyball

    Tuesday, October 16 · 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:45pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, January 1, 2019

    Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Rd.
    Largo, FL
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    Largo Community Center Tue 6:45-8pm Ages: 13 & UP Drop in or register @ Largo Community Center 727-518-3131

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    Happy Trails benefit concert

    Wednesday, October 17 · 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Sunday, October 21, 2018

    Bakas Equestrian Center, 11510 Whisper Lake Trail
    Tampa, FL 33626
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    HAPPY TRAILS BENEFIT CONCERT An evening of FUN - FOOD and MUSIC Horses for Handicapped Foundation of Pinellas County, Inc. (H4H) This is a benefit concert and fundraiser that Melody…

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    Adult Tap Dance Class (16 & Up)

    Wednesday, October 17 · 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 12:15pm on Wednesday, repeating until Thursday, December 20, 2018

    Dancing for Donations, 1076 E Brandon Blvd #101
    Brandon, FL 33511 United States
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    Dancing for Donations offers dance classes for a reduced price and donates a portion of the funds to charity each month. Dancers with special needs dance alongside typical kids in…

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    Independent Living Life Skills & Social Group

    Wednesday, October 17 · 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 5, 2018

    Disability Achievement Center, 12552 Belcher Road South
    Largo, FL 33773
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    Join us for our FREE independent living life skills and social group! This group offers support, learning, and a whole lot of fun! TOPICS INCLUDE: MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES MAINTAINING A…

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    Combo Dance Class (Ages 3-6)

    Wednesday, October 17 · 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Saturday, December 22, 2018

    An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Saturday, December 22, 2018

    An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Saturday, December 22, 2018

    Dancing for Donations, 1076 E Brandon Blvd #101
    Brandon, FL 33511 United States
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    Dancing for Donations offers dance classes for a reduced price and donates a portion of the funds to charity each month. Dancers with special needs dance alongside typical kids in…

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