Ball Event Center recently hosted Inclusion Connection’s 2018 FashionAbility Gala! This Kansas City not-for-profit’s mission is to serve teens and young adults with disabilities by creating inclusive opportunities for community involvement, access to employment, and better options for independent living.

On February 22, 2018, Inclusion Connections had their 4th annual FashionAbility Gala – it was an evening of fun, fashion, and fundraising! Dozens of young adults from Kansas City with disabilities dressed up in their best attire to strut their stuff down the runway! This fashion show is a great way for these models to go out and be themselves and have a great time with their friends and loved ones!

Not only does the FashionAbility Gala encourage acceptance, an auction was held to raise thousands of dollars for transportation needs, summer camps, and job training for these young adults in Kansas City.

Paige Engle, a Junior attending Kansas State University comes home every year to volunteer at the FashionAbility Gala.

“This is one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. I come home every year to be at this event. The first time I volunteered, I loved it so much. I always make a new friend every time I attend FashionAbility,” Engle said.

Thanks to Take 5 To Care and Joe Chiodo from KCTV5 for coming out to help host and sharing what Inclusions Connections is all about! If you’d like to learn more about this foundation or to make a donation, click here!