About Us

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For more information about us, call

(608) 755-4123

Locations

KANDU Adel

1741 Adel St.
Janesville, WI 53546,

KANDU Milton

15 Plumb St.
Milton, WI 53563

HOW KANDU STARTED

In 1961, a small group of parents and community supporters were on a mission to meet the employment needs of their adult children with disabilities. Today, that mission has grown into a thriving 501(c)(3) organization. In 2023 KANDU was recognized as Forward Janesville Large Business of the Year.

FINDING PURPOSE

Starting at age 14, clients with disabilities and disadvantages and their families turn to KANDU for friendship, acceptance, and purpose. By providing a range of fulfilling and enriching opportunities, we offer our clients the chance to earn a living, make friends, and thrive among their peers.

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Through our operations, KANDU offers valuable services to the business and local community that support our underlying mission of providing opportunities for our clients.

PACKAGING AND PRODUCTION SERVICES

KANDU’s Packaging and Production Services allow companies to maximize their profits by outsourcing time-consuming and tedious processes to our skilled client workforce. Our business customers benefit from a well-trained, efficient workforce and competitive prices, while our clients learn valuable job skills and earn a living.

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COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT

KANDU’s community employment program helps local businesses save money on recruitment and training costs by pairing them with individuals who may not otherwise have a chance to find meaningful employment. KANDU program managers assess your operations to match you with highly qualified employee labor, provide pre-employment and on-the-job training, supervision, and ongoing support so businesses know they are achieving maximum efficiency.

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AT KANDU, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES FIND PURPOSE, FAMILIES FIND HOPE, AND BUSINESSES FIND A TRUSTED PARTNER.

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OUR MISSION

KANDU creates, promotes, and provides diverse opportunities offering people with disabilities or disadvantages the ability to pursue greater independence and explore their limitless potential.

OUR VISION

KANDU will be the beacon that fosters acceptance and inclusion of all individuals by providing fulfilling and enriching opportunities.

OUR VALUES

We value our clients by demonstrating integrity, compassion, and respectful, nurturing care for them as members of our extended family.

We nurture and grow our community partnerships by being credible, reliable and diversified.

We provide competitive, resourceful, and results-driven, high-quality solutions.

With courage, energy and vision, we provide innovative and creative quality services.

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With weather this beautiful in February, we had to get outside and enjoy it! Clients soaked up the sunshine last week with a few barnyard visitors: goats! 🌞

Brought in by a client's mom, the baby goats were fun for both clients and staff to play with. Bottlefeeding and cuddling ...these little cuties was definitely the highlight of the day!

Did you know interacting with animals has been shown to decrease levels of cortisol (a stress-related hormone) and lower blood pressure? Studies have found that animals can reduce loneliness, increase feelings of social support, and boost your mood. [National Institute of Health]

KANDU Industries provides a diverse array of daily activities designed to promote the social, physical, and mental well-being of clients with disabilities and dementia. You can make a difference in the lives of adults with disabilities and dementia by supporting our programs through KANDU's Annual Giving Campaign: https://www.kanduindustries.com/support/annual-appeal-2023/

With weather this beautiful in February, we had to get outside and enjoy it! Clients soaked up the sunshine last week with a few barnyard visitors: goats! 🌞
Brought in by a client's mom, the baby goats were fun for both clients and staff to play with. Bottlefeeding and cuddling these ...little cuties was definitely the highlight of the day!

Chip, chip, hooray - lunchtime just got a little tastier! Frito-Lay donated snack-size chips to fill the KANDU lunch bags presented to clients on their first day of work at our new Milton location. Frito-Lay was so generous that we had quite a few bags left over, so we distributed the extras to ...clients at lunchtime last week. Thank you, Frito-Lay! 🎉

Five seniors from the Global Business Academy at Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville came to KANDU for a tour this week. The students got to interact with clients in programs and production, and then had the opportunity to join KANDU’s Senior Management Meeting for a behind-the-scenes look ...at the inner workings of a non-profit organization.

These seniors were here to learn about the importance of giving back to their community, the impactful role that non-profit organizations play in Rock County, and the personal and professional opportunities that come with being a nonprofit board member. Here’s to the next generation of community leaders!

Spreading the love at KANDU! 💘
Last week KANDU board member Kim Hesgard brought in a Valentine's treat basket for staff & we drew a winner: Dakota! Dakota just started at KANDU's Livin' & Learnin' program last week, and we were thrilled to give her a warm welcome!