First Lady Karen Pence hosted the sixth award reception for grant recipients of the Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation at the Governor’s Residence on February 23, where she awarded $32,000 to 36 organizations and charities that serve Hoosier families and children across the state. INARF member Janus Developmental Services was among the organizations selected for the grant.
“When Mike was elected Governor, I was overwhelmed with requests from so many worthy organizations to get involved in their efforts. However, it quickly became clear that I couldn’t be at every event, nor could I champion every cause. That is why I, along with a team of dedicated board members, started the First Lady’s Charitable Foundation as a way to shine a light on the organizations across Indiana who lift up our communities and make our state strong,” First Lady Karen Pence stated.
“Janus Developmental Services is one of those organizations that is doing great work for our Hoosier children and families and it is an honor to recognize them today,” said First Lady Karen Pence.
The grant award will support the Aktion Club Art Fair that will be held at Janus on Saturday, May 14 from 1PM-4PM. The Aktion Club is a community service club created by adults with disabilities. Proceeds from the third annual Aktion Club Art Fair will benefit a local school’s special education program.
More information about the Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation can be found at the Foundation’s website at www.IndianaFirstLadysCharitableFoundation.org.
This year, Janus celebrates a 37 year history of providing individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate and contribute within the community. INARF congratulates Janus on their 37th anniversary and their selection for this grant.