Sereno Group Champions Abilities United for Our 1% For Good Initiative


Abilities United in Redwood City is a hub of services and activities for children and adults (and their families) with developmental and other disabilities.  For over 50 years, this charitable organization has and continues to provide the highest quality educational, vocational, therapeutic, and recreational services to over 65,000 people of all ages and abilities.

Key independent living skills, such as job training and managing money, and integrative living skills, such as riding the bus, cooking and using community resources like the library, are ongoing services for adults, families and children. And key safety skills, such as swimming and navigating pedestrian traffic rules, are fundamental survival tools/services for people of all ages.

Abilities United champions a culture in which every person’s unique talents and skills are appreciated and included. Decisions are made with and not for  people at Abilities United.Its overriding goal is for “all to learn, live, work, play together.” Because we believe so strongly in its mission at Sereno Group, Palo Alto agents are donating 1% of our gross commissions during the months of July through September 2016 to Abilities United as part of our 1% For Good Initiative. (The 1% For Good Initiative has donated over $1,000,000 to local charities and community-minded organizations since its inception in 2012).

This Fall, Abilities United encourages you to mark your calendars with two very special community events. (Early registration is advised as these events sell out quickly.)

The 2016 Abilities United Aquathon: Team swimming relays with kids and community members
September 17, 8am-1pm at Hoover Pool (2100 Spring St, Redwood City)

The 25th Annual Authors Luncheon: Authors Francine Prose, Mark Kurlansky, Dan Santat, Maria Semple
October 29, 10:30am-3pm, Crown Plaza (4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto)

Join Sereno Group in supporting Abilities United as a donor, volunteer, advocate, and/or partner. Every action you take on behalf of this organization helps ensure that all kids and adults with developmental and other disabilities have essential opportunities, rights, and resources to learn, live, work and contribute together in our community and culture. Visit to find more ways to get involved.