by Kelly Robinson January 06, 2019

Did you know that Grace Thru Faith donates 10% of its sales? We have chosen Inclusion Connections/PawsAbilities as our nonprofit focus during the first quarter of 2019 and your purchase makes a difference!  We met Debbie Horn, Inclusion Connection's Executive Director, at a women's expo event. During our conversation about purchasing our pet tees whole sale, a connection was made!  It was obvious that the Lord had placed this amazing non-profit into our laps so that we could give back and promote them in some small way.

We would love for you to learn more about this incredible organization! Inclusion Connections serves teens and young adults with developmental disabilities by creating inclusive opportunities for community involvement, access to meaningful employment and better options for independent living. They offer amazing year-round programs which help to build self-confidence and skills.  Check their programs out on their website!

Through PawsAbilities, a dog treat bakery, participants with developmental disabilities can train for a job and then be placed in a job that they can be confident in. PawsAbilities create artisanal dog treats, hand-tailored doggie bandanas and handcrafted pet toys.

Come by PawsAbilities store to purchase your favorite items and meet their participants. Or, order directly from our website, PawsKC.org.  They also have a monthly subscription service where your items come right to your door.  PawsAbilities is located next to Inclusion Connections at 2073 E. Santa Fe Street, Olathe, KS 66062

Inclusion Connections/PawsAbilities is a great place to volunteer!  Visit ICkc.org to see the many ways you can get involved.

 





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