Jimmy Buffett Fun Day

Posted on : 06 Jul 2021 | No Comments

KANDU went tropical for Tuesday’s Jimmy Buffett-themed Fun Day! Not only were the dining areas at both locations transformed into a beachside wonderland, but the lunch menu featured a Jimmy […]

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Welcome Linda

Posted on : 06 Jul 2021 | No Comments

KANDU is pleased to announce Linda Diedrich as the new director of marketing. Linda will be responsible for leading all marketing initiatives, communications and public relations for the organization. Linda […]

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Thank You For Going The Extra Mile

Posted on : 06 Jul 2021 | No Comments

KANDU Kudos gives all employees the opportunity to acknowledge their fellow coworkers for their exceptional efforts. Bulletin boards are available at each location listing the names of each recipient and why they […]

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Community Collaborations

Posted on : 06 Jul 2021 | No Comments

A big thank you to Blackhawk Technical College for inviting KANDU’s Executive Director Kathy Hansen and Production and Facilities Director Jake Reed to tour the college’s advanced manufacturing training center. […]

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A Name Has Been Chosen

Posted on : 06 Jul 2021 | No Comments

We are excited to officially announce the name of our garden… The Garden of Growth! With the tagline: KANDU can grow. This is a fitting title, as we are not […]

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Livin’ and Learnin’

Posted on : 06 Jul 2021 | No Comments

KANDU’s new Livin’ and Learnin’ program began earlier this month and clients have enjoyed participating in various group activities, experiencing hands-on training as well as developing socialization skills. Clients participate […]

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Welcoming A Few New Friends

Posted on : 06 Jul 2021 | No Comments

KANDU’s Woodland Park is home to many beautiful plants, trees, birds and other various small creatures, making it a peaceful place to enjoy a break and connect with nature. This […]

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The People of KANDU

Posted on : 06 Jul 2021 | No Comments

It has been five months since I joined KANDU Industries and time has flown by. Thank you to those of you who have spent time with me and helped me […]

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Country Music Fun Day

Posted on : 29 May 2021 | No Comments

KANDU went country during the monthly Fun Day, with flannel, boots, and cowboy/cowgirl hats galore! Clients and staff dressed as their favorite country stars and enjoyed singing along to country […]

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A New Way to Say Thanks

Posted on : 28 May 2021 | No Comments

KANDU and Best Events are kicking off a new way to recognize staff and clients who go above and beyond. KANDU Kudos gives all employees the opportunity to acknowledge their fellow coworkers for their exceptional […]

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A Parent’s Perspective

Posted on : 28 May 2021 | No Comments

I am the proud parent and caregiver of a KANDU worker. I think I speak for many parents when I say how much we value KANDU Industries. I could talk […]

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Message from Michael

Posted on : 10 May 2021 | No Comments

It feels cliché to tell you how excited I am to write to you as the Vice President of the Board of Directors, but while change can be uncomfortable, I […]

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We Love the 80s!

Posted on : 04 May 2021 | No Comments

On Friday, April 16th, KANDU collectively hopped into our DeLorean and traveled back to the 80s for this month’s Fun Day! Break time was totally radical to the max, with classic synthesized […]

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Thank You, 1st Quarter Donors

Posted on : 20 Apr 2021 | No Comments

Thank you to our generous donors who contributed to our mission in January, February and March!     ABC Supply Co. Inc.American Aluminum Extrusion Company, LLCAnonymousGary & Audrey BersellBlackhawk BankBlackhawk […]

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Congratulations, Rod!

Posted on : 08 Apr 2021 | No Comments

We are excited to announce that Rod Oksuita has been promoted to Chief Development Officer for the organization. Rod has been with KANDU and Best Events for 36 years as […]

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Introducing KANDU’s Golf Tour

Posted on : 08 Apr 2021 | No Comments

Golf season is just around the corner and this year, KANDU is offering a different type of community outing. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, golfers can participate in KANDU’s […]

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An Irish Celebration

Posted on : 08 Apr 2021 | No Comments

This St. Patrick’s Day, we were lucky enough to find our very own dancing leprechaun, who was even willing to share his pot of gold! He and a most generous […]

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Race Registration Now Available

Posted on : 08 Apr 2021 | No Comments

Dragon boat racing is back! Early bird registration for the annual dragon boat race and community festival is now available through July 5th. Discounted boat team registration is $1,000 with […]

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An Exceptional Year

Posted on : 06 Apr 2021 | No Comments

It has now been a year since the pandemic upended our lives. With the passage of that grim milestone, I thought it would be worthwhile to reflect on your remarkable […]

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Rep. Bryan Steil’s Visit

Posted on : 03 Mar 2021 | No Comments

On Thursday, the Senate parliamentarian ruled that wage provisions will not be included in this proposal and the possibility of eliminating 14(c) was removed from the stimulus plan. The current […]

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Exciting Addition to Dragons on the Rock

Posted on : 03 Mar 2021 | No Comments

KANDU’s annual dragon boat race and community festival, Dragons on the Rock, will be held Saturday, September 18th and we are excited to announce a new, mouthwatering addition! This year, […]

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Follow Us on Instagram

Posted on : 03 Mar 2021 | No Comments

There’s always something exciting going on at KANDU and we want to share those stories with you! Keep up with fun client activities, advocacy opportunities, fundraising events, and our weekly […]

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Honored to Serve the KANDU Community

Posted on : 03 Mar 2021 | No Comments

I am honored that the board of directors has entrusted me to carry on the important mission and vision of KANDU Industries. The passion I have for helping those in […]

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Welcoming A Season of Growth

Posted on : 03 Mar 2021 | No Comments

Dear KANDU Clients, Staff, Families, Friends, and Community Partners: I write to share my thoughts on some of the extraordinary (and in my opinion, very exciting) changes coming to KANDU. […]

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Crucial Action Requested!

Posted on : 04 Feb 2021 | No Comments

The Biden Administration’s $1.9T Stimulus proposal (Biden American Rescue Plan) includes a provision to eliminate the Special Minimum Wage (Section 14(c)) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Congress and the […]

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MOD Pizza Fundraiser

Posted on : 01 Feb 2021 | No Comments

On Tuesday, February 23rd, eat MOD Pizza in Janesville and 20% of food and beverage sales will benefit KANDU. Simply use the coupon code GR175292K when ordering delivery or pick […]

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Seeking Local Business Partnerships

Posted on : 01 Feb 2021 | No Comments

Over the years, KANDU’s Community Employment program has developed valuable partnerships with local businesses, providing job opportunities for individuals with barriers to employment. We are continually grateful for these relationships […]

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Generosity in Action!

Posted on : 01 Feb 2021 | No Comments

Thank you Cummins/TA Services for donating a tape machine, providing 2 new work opportunities for clients! It also allows for a more efficient line and uses less expensive tape, saving […]

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Message From Jerry

Posted on : 28 Jan 2021 | No Comments

Hello friends and champions of KANDU, Finally, 2020 is over. Despite the upheaval the pandemic has brought upon us, one cannot help but think of what we have learned from […]

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Thank You, 4th Quarter Donors

Posted on : 28 Jan 2021 | No Comments

Thank you to our generous donors who contributed to our mission in October, November and December of 2020! Joanne AndersonSusan & Scott BarkerMark & Lori BoutelleVictoria BrownDr. John and Marilyn […]

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Message From Joel

Posted on : 30 Dec 2020 | No Comments

Dear KANDU Clients, Staff, Families, Friends, and Community Partners: My name is Joel Chappelle and it is my privilege to serve as the current President of KANDU’s Board of Directors. […]

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Warm Wishes and Year End Reflections

Posted on : 30 Dec 2020 | No Comments

Here at KANDU, we pride ourselves in overcoming obstacles and making the best out of all situations. In a year that will be known for it’s adversity, we would like […]

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And The Winners Are…

Posted on : 30 Dec 2020 | No Comments

On Saturday, December 12th, KANDU announced the winners of Dragons on the Rock: Contest of Creativity via Facebook live. Winning contest entries were determined by online voting, along with votes […]

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Message From Barb

Posted on : 07 Dec 2020 | No Comments

Dear Friends of KANDU, It has been my honor to serve as the Interim Executive Director for this wonderful organization. The KANDU family has been extremely open and welcoming. I […]

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Giving Thanks

Posted on : 07 Dec 2020 | No Comments

During a typical year, an annual lunch is held at both KANDU locations, featuring a traditional spread of Thanksgiving favorites prepared by Best Events. This year, to ensure everyone’s safety […]

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Pride and Candy Hearts

Posted on : 07 Dec 2020 | No Comments

This is what success looks like. On December 2nd, each client set their own goal of candy hearts packaged at the end of the workday. Nearly everyone reached their goal […]

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#GivingTuesday

Posted on : 07 Dec 2020 | No Comments

All of us at KANDU are incredibly grateful for the overwhelming support we have received over the past 9 months. Yesterday’s Giving Tuesday was just another example, raising an incredible […]

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3rd Quarter Donors

Posted on : 12 Nov 2020 | 4 Comments

Thank you to our wonderful donors for your generosity during the months of July, August and September! American Aluminum Extrusion Company, LLC Angus-Young Associates Stopher Bartol Beloit Auction Beloit College […]

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Message From Julie | Nov. 5

Posted on : 12 Nov 2020 | No Comments

Hello all and Happy Fall, I was just reminiscing and it came to mind that in November I will celebrate 13 years with KANDU. This caused me to look back […]

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Halloween Week!

Posted on : 12 Nov 2020 | No Comments

In lieu of KANDU’s annual Halloween Dance, clients and staff participated in a weeklong Halloween Celebration! Various games and activities were scheduled throughout the week, including “spooky bingo”, “pin the […]

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Contest of Creativity Extended!

Posted on : 12 Nov 2020 | No Comments

Dragons on the Rock: Contest of Creativity is now accepting submissions through November 30th! There is still plenty of time to flex your creative muscle and enter a poster design, […]

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Annual Appeal

Posted on : 12 Nov 2020 | No Comments

Keep an eye out for our annual appeal, coming to your mailbox within the next few weeks! This year’s theme is connection and we want to hear from you! What […]

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Giving Tuesday

Posted on : 11 Nov 2020 | No Comments

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. At KANDU, we are continually grateful for the tremendous generosity of […]

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Barb Kelley, Interim Executive Director

Posted on : 04 Nov 2020 | No Comments

All of us at KANDU would like to welcome Dr. Barb Kelley as Interim Executive Director! A retired Special Education Administrator and former President of the KANDU Board of Directors, […]

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Christmas in October

Posted on : 13 Oct 2020 | No Comments

Halloween may be approaching, but at KANDU, we are thinking Christmas! Many are indulging in candy corn, caramel apples and chocolate-peanut butter pumpkins this time of year and we are […]

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Halloween is Coming!

Posted on : 13 Oct 2020 | No Comments

KANDU’s annual Halloween Dance has been re-invented for 2020 and is now known as the  Halloween Celebration. Client Services and Production worked cooperatively to create a safe and fun day […]

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Let the Contest of Creativity Commence!

Posted on : 13 Oct 2020 | No Comments

Calling all artists, musicians and creative minds! Starting October 1st, online registration opens for the month-long art and music competition, Dragons on the Rock: Contest of Creativity. Participants can enter […]

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Message From Jule | Oct. 5

Posted on : 13 Oct 2020 | No Comments

Here we are, 7 or 8 months into a world-wide pandemic. Who would have thought that COVID-19 would last this long and cause this much chaos in our world? With […]

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Welcome Miriam!

Posted on : 09 Sep 2020 | No Comments

Please join us in welcoming Miriam Walton, our new client services manager! Miriam has a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology and is a Licensed Para-Professional. Most recently, she […]

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A Contest of Creativity

Posted on : 09 Sep 2020 | No Comments

We are all looking forward to next year’s Dragons on the Rock, so instead of canceling completely for 2020, we have reinvented the event so anyone can participate within the […]

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Welcome Susanne!

Posted on : 06 Aug 2020 | No Comments

Please join us in welcoming Susanne Bevineau, our new receptionist! Susanne attended Cardinal Stritch University and previously worked for OptionCare Health. In her spare time, she has volunteered for the […]

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Dragons on the Rock 2021

Posted on : 06 Aug 2020 | No Comments

In order to ensure the safety of our community, KANDU’s dragon boat race and festival, Dragons on the Rock is canceled this year. We are looking forward to next year’s […]

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We Can’t Party at The Pitts

Posted on : 06 Aug 2020 | No Comments

KANDU recently wrapped up We Can’t Party at The Pitts, an online alternative to the popular fundraising event Party at The Pitts, hosted annually for the past 10 years on […]

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2nd Quarter Donors

Posted on : 04 Aug 2020 | No Comments

Thank you to the generous donors who contributed to our mission during the months of April, May and June. Russ Allen Anonymous (x5) Gary & Audrey Bersell Scott Bianchini Bjoin […]

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June Volunteer of the Month

Posted on : 02 Jul 2020 | No Comments

Thank you, Ashlee Kronforst-Monk, for the generous mask donation!

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A-Team is on YouTube!

Posted on : 01 Jul 2020 | No Comments

A-Team USA now has their own YouTube channel! Click here to subscribe and stay up to date with advocacy from chapters across the country. Originating in Fort Atkinson, the A-Team is a […]

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Welcome, Tasya!

Posted on : 01 Jul 2020 | No Comments

All of us at KANDU are pleased to welcome Tasya Rand, Client Services Manager. Tasya has her Human Services Management degree from University of Phoenix and most recently worked at […]

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Jake Reed Promoted to Production and Facilities Director

Posted on : 03 Jun 2020 | No Comments

KANDU is pleased to announce that Jake Reed has been promoted to Production and Facilities Director. Jake will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and growing key business partnerships with customers […]

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May Volunteer of the Month

Posted on : 02 Jun 2020 | No Comments

Thank you, Rick Wilson, for your dedication to A-Team and advocacy for work choice!

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A New Look at Adel Street

Posted on : 02 Jun 2020 | No Comments

No clients and fewer staff on site have made for a quiet office these past several weeks, providing a good opportunity to apply a fresh coat of paint. We hope […]

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Together For Choice

Posted on : 02 Jun 2020 | No Comments

On May 15th, A-Team members across the country participated in a Facebook event called Together for Choice. Advocates submitted videos wearing their favorite home state sports team attire, while sharing […]

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A Message From Julie

Posted on : 28 May 2020 | No Comments

What makes KANDU different? During this awful pandemic, with no live music or entertainment, no athletic events, and limited social contact, there has been lots of time to contemplate what […]

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Resuming Client Services

Posted on : 28 May 2020 | No Comments

Client Services has begun a slow and carefully planned transition to resume Adult Day Care and Prevocational Services.  Please be assured that we continue to follow recommendations from Centers for […]

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April Volunteer of the Month

Posted on : 04 May 2020 | No Comments

Thank you to the Village Hercules Effort for making and donating face masks, and also to our anonymously donor of face shields.

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Friday Fun Day

Posted on : 04 May 2020 | No Comments

What began a few weeks ago with a roll of toilet paper and a few snacks (courtesy of Rod Oksuita) has now become a weekly tradition. During “Friday Fun Day”, […]

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Gazette Readers’ Choice Awards

Posted on : 04 May 2020 | No Comments

Voting is now open for the 2020 Gazette Readers’ Choice Awards. Recognize your favorite local businesses and you could win an Amazon gift card and Echo Plus. Vote for Best Events as […]

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Humans of KANDU

Posted on : 04 May 2020 | No Comments

“In 2011, two days before my 18th birthday, I was hired at Best Events as wait staff. After about three years of dedication, I was promoted to Event Manager while […]

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1st Quarter Donors 2020

Posted on : 28 Apr 2020 | No Comments

Thank you to the following generous donors who contributed to our mission during the months of January, February and March 2020. A.H. Creations Patrick Abney Adorn Janesville Agrace HospiceCare Shannon […]

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Client Services to Remain Suspended

Posted on : 23 Apr 2020 | No Comments

We continue to follow recommendations from the Rock County Health Department, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Centers for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization. We also continue to operate […]

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Demonstrating Teamwork and Flexibility

Posted on : 22 Apr 2020 | No Comments

Throughout the past month, KANDU and Best Events staff have demonstrated exceptional versatility and tenacity when adapting to changing circumstances. Everyone has come together to step outside of their usual […]

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March Volunteer of the Month

Posted on : 02 Apr 2020 | No Comments

Thank you, Fish Fry volunteers, for helping to make this event a success!

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Help Ensure Self-Insuring Nonprofits Survive!

Posted on : 02 Apr 2020 | No Comments

Hello KANDU family & friends, Please click below to ensure self-insuring nonprofits like KANDU survive the massive increase in unemployment benefit filings. https://accses.org/action-center Many nonprofits (KANDU included) self-insure unemployment benefits, […]

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PLEASE TELL CONGRESS NOT TO FORGET ABOUT OUR CLIENTS AND KANDU!

Posted on : 02 Apr 2020 | No Comments

Dear KANDU family & friends, Tell congress not to forget about our clients (and our agency) as we deal with COVID 19.  Click the link below and fill in your […]

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A New Look for ISP

Posted on : 02 Apr 2020 | No Comments

KANDU’s Increased Support Program may be temporarily closed for clients, but staff have been working hard to give their workspace a new and improved look. The off-white walls are now […]

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Dragons on the Rock 2020

Posted on : 02 Apr 2020 | No Comments

Early bird registration for the 2nd annual dragon boat race and community festival is now available through June 1st. Discounted boat team registration is $1,500 and includes an additional team […]

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February Volunteer of the Month

Posted on : 18 Mar 2020 | No Comments

Thank you to our 2020 Grapes & Hops Celebrity Pourers for dedicating your time and energies to making this event a success!

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CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS

Posted on : 18 Mar 2020 | No Comments

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Grapes & Hops 2020

Posted on : 01 Mar 2020 | No Comments

KANDU’s Grapes & Hops proved to be another phenomenal success at The Armory. On February 14th, local Celebrity Pourers served samples of over 30 varieties of wine and beer, all […]

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January Volunteer of the Month

Posted on : 30 Jan 2020 | No Comments

Thank you, Erica, for contributing your time and efforts to the success of our events and mission!

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KANDU Fish Fry & More!

Posted on : 30 Jan 2020 | No Comments

KANDU’s two popular fish fry events return Friday, March 6th and Friday, March 20th from 5:00 to 7:30pm at The Armory. This all-you-can-eat buffet features Best Events’ famous beer-battered cod, […]

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Spring Evening Bridal Expo

Posted on : 30 Jan 2020 | No Comments

On Thursday, March 5th, Best Events presents the Spring Evening Bridal Expo at the Pontiac Convention Center. Brides, grooms and their loved ones are invited to the state-line area’s largest […]

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Daily Living Skills Training Program

Posted on : 30 Jan 2020 | No Comments

KANDU recently added a new client service, Daily Living Skills Training, providing meaningful, safe and structured guidance in an effort to develop the necessary skills to live independently. Each participant […]

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Christmas Communitree Winners

Posted on : 30 Jan 2020 | No Comments

The winners of Pontiac Convention Center’s Christmas Communitree Competition & Show have been chosen! Local businesses, organizations and groups set up and decorated trees to promote their mission and creativity […]

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Thank you, 4th Quarter Donors

Posted on : 28 Jan 2020 | No Comments

KANDU would like to thank all of our generous supporters who donated during the months of October, November and December in 2019. 1st Choice Lock & Security LLC ABC Supply […]

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Hired Before Graduation, with KANDU!

Posted on : 06 Jan 2020 | No Comments

KANDU Client Services Manager, Katie Cushman, was recently recognized by UW-Whitewater for being “Hired Before Graduation”. Katie was hired in September following 480 hours of field work required for her […]

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Kelly Willoughby, KANDU’s Volunteer of the Year

Posted on : 06 Jan 2020 | No Comments

On December 18th, Kelly Willoughby arrived at KANDU for what she thought was a business meeting, but turned out to be a lovely Best Events lunch with the Development Department […]

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A Holiday Celebration!

Posted on : 06 Jan 2020 | No Comments

KANDU clients and staff celebrated the holiday season with food and fun on Monday, December 23rd. Staff served lunch to clients at both Adel Street and Barberry Drive locations prepared […]

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November Volunteer of the Month

Posted on : 03 Dec 2019 | No Comments

Thank you, Fish Fry & Harvest Buffet volunteers, for helping to make both events successful!

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Breakfast with Santa

Posted on : 03 Dec 2019 | No Comments

There is nothing more magical than the moment a child meets Santa just before Christmas. The Armory is proud to host its fourth annual Breakfast with Santa! Enjoy a delicious […]

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Grapes & Hops 2020

Posted on : 03 Dec 2019 | No Comments

Preparations are well underway for KANDU’s popular celebration of wine and beer, Grapes & Hops. Set for Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 14th, this annual tasting event features local celebrity […]

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Support KANDU While Shopping on AmazonSmile

Posted on : 03 Dec 2019 | No Comments

Support KANDU while shopping with AmazonSmile this holiday season! AmazonSmile allows Amazon shoppers the ability to generate donations to their favorite charity with each eligible purchase. Click here to start donating […]

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Fish Fry & Harvest Buffet

Posted on : 03 Dec 2019 | No Comments

KANDU recently held two successful Fish Fry and Harvest Buffet events at The Armory. Both October and November events featured beer-battered and baked cod, along with an array of additional […]

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Chipotle Fundraiser

Posted on : 03 Dec 2019 | No Comments

Support KANDU’s mission by eating at Janesville’s Chipotle! Stop in between 4 and 8pm on Wednesday, December 11th and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to KANDU! Simply present […]

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Giving Thanks

Posted on : 03 Dec 2019 | No Comments

In appreciation for the daily contributions of all KANDU clients and employees, a traditional Thanksgiving dinner was served during lunch on Wednesday, November 27th. Many clients and staff enjoyed a […]

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October Volunteer of the Month

Posted on : 07 Nov 2019 | No Comments

Thank you, KANDU 5K volunteers, for helping to make this event a success!

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ISP Visits Skelly’s

Posted on : 07 Nov 2019 | No Comments

On Friday, October 4th, KANDU’s Increased Support Program took their highly anticipated annual trip to Skelly’s Farm Market. Clients and staff participated in a variety of fall-themed activities, including a […]

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Fish Fry & Harvest Buffet Honors Veterans

Posted on : 07 Nov 2019 | No Comments

Join us as we celebrate or nation’s veterans during the last Fish Fry event of the year. KANDU will honor Veteran’s Day with FREE meals for veterans during November 15th’s […]

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KANDU 5K Run, Walk & Roll

Posted on : 07 Nov 2019 | No Comments

On Saturday, October 19th, KANDU held the third annual 5K Run, Walk & Roll: A Race Without Limits. Participants of all ages and abilities met at this year’s new location, […]

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Client Halloween Party

Posted on : 07 Nov 2019 | No Comments

On Friday, October 25th, KANDU clients, staff and caregivers danced the night away during the annual Halloween party. Everyone in attendance had a “spooktacular” time showing off their costumes and […]

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September Volunteer of the Month

Posted on : 17 Oct 2019 | No Comments

Thank you, Dragons on the Rock volunteers, for helping to make this exciting new event a great success!

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Thank You, 3rd Quarter Donors

Posted on : 17 Oct 2019 | No Comments

KANDU would like to thank all of our generous supporters who donated during the months of July, August and September. 90 Proof Abendroth Water Ace Portables, LLP Jared Acker AKTION […]

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Parking Lot Safety Training

Posted on : 17 Oct 2019 | No Comments

Safety is a top priority at KANDU and each department is always looking for opportunities to increase awareness among clients and staff. On September 9th, our Increased Support Program participated […]

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United Way’s Day of Caring

Posted on : 17 Oct 2019 | No Comments

On Wednesday, September 18th, Ecolab and Baker Tilly participated in United Way Blackhawk Region’s Day of Caring by volunteering with KANDU. Volunteers assisted with cleaning wheelchairs, painting projects and assembling […]

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A-Team Rally

Posted on : 17 Oct 2019 | No Comments

On August 27th, current and budding advocates gathered in the Best Events Banquet Hall to learn about the A-Team. Standing for advocacy, advisement and awareness, the A-Team consists of individuals […]

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KANDU Awarded $25,000 from United Way Blackhawk Region

Posted on : 17 Oct 2019 | No Comments

KANDU is excited to receive $25,000 from United Way Blackhawk Region to support placing 90 individuals in our Community Employment Program within a year. Upon success, another $25,000 will be […]

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Dragons on the Rock

Posted on : 17 Oct 2019 | No Comments

The first annual dragon boat race and festival, Dragons on the Rock, held on September 14th at Janesville’s Traxler Park, was a phenomenal day for everyone involved. 12 teams competed […]

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Thank you, Congressman Grothman!

Posted on : 07 Oct 2019 | No Comments

Congressman Grothman cares so much about a full array of choices; he puts his words into action. A-Team says “thank you!” CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO For more information about A-Team, visit […]

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August Volunteers of the Month

Posted on : 27 Aug 2019 | No Comments

Thank you, Kitty and Norah Rounds, for contributing your time and energy to so many of our events!

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KANDU 5K: New Season, New Location

Posted on : 27 Aug 2019 | No Comments

Registration is available for the KANDU 5K Run, Walk & Roll: A Race Without Limits. On Saturday, October 19th, KANDU presents the third annual community run/walk/roll event for everyone, now […]

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Dragons on the Rock is September 14th!

Posted on : 27 Aug 2019 | No Comments

Rock County’s first ever dragon boat race and festival, Dragons on the Rock, is just 2 weeks away! From 9am-8pm, festival admission to the Traxler Park event is free and […]

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Family Fun Day

Posted on : 27 Aug 2019 | No Comments

On Sunday, August 18th, KANDU clients, staff, board members and families gathered at the Best Events Banquet Hall for an afternoon social event. Guests enjoyed lunch and live music by […]

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Longtime Production Job Comes to a Close

Posted on : 27 Aug 2019 | No Comments

Applause echoed throughout KANDU’s Barberry Drive location on July 29th as the final cases of Herdez salsa were prepared for shipment. The job began as a one-time run, but almost […]

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July Volunteer of the Month

Posted on : 06 Aug 2019 | No Comments

We are so appreciative of the committee members volunteering their time and efforts to help make the first year of Dragons on the Rock a successful one! These committees have […]

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Cost Saving Employee Suggestion Program

Posted on : 06 Aug 2019 | No Comments

KANDU staff were recently invited to offer cost and time saving suggestions in an effort to improve efficiencies throughout the organization. 39 submissions were received and each entered into a […]

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An Independence Day Poem

Posted on : 06 Aug 2019 | No Comments

On Monday, July 1st, KANDU’s Increased Support Program discussed patriotism, the flag, the 4th and wrote one of their famous collaborative poems. Happy Birthday USA!Let’s celebrate this special day. See […]

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame Appreciation Event

Posted on : 06 Aug 2019 | No Comments

KANDU’s annual Take Me Out to the Ballgame appreciation event, featuring a tailgating party and Beloit Snappers baseball game, was cancelled due to the excessive heat. It is important to […]

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Thank You, 2nd Quarter Donors

Posted on : 24 Jul 2019 | No Comments

KANDU would like to thank all of our generous supporters who donated during the months of April, May and June. 1901 Inc. ABC Supply Roscoe Agrace HospiceCare American Aluminum Extrusion […]

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June Volunteer of the Month

Posted on : 01 Jul 2019 | No Comments

Thank you, Party at The Pitts volunteers, for helping to make this event a huge success.

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A Big “Thank You”

Posted on : 01 Jul 2019 | No Comments

Thank you to everyone who participated in the dialogue about section 14 (c). The A-Team recently learned from the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Office of Disability Employment Policy […]

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“See You Later, Gary!”

Posted on : 01 Jul 2019 | No Comments

During his last few days at KANDU, clients and staff at both locations showed their appreciation to Gary Bersell for his 13 years of dedicated service as Executive Director. Several […]

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Party at The Pitts 2019

Posted on : 01 Jul 2019 | No Comments

For the 10th consecutive year, KANDU presented Party at The Pitts, a renowned annual fundraising event at Diane Hendricks’ beautiful estate. During the day, guests participated in various outdoor activities […]

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A-Team ALL STAR Award

Posted on : 01 Jul 2019 | No Comments

The A-Team is proudly presenting their first ever A-Team ALL STAR award on Friday, June 28th at Opportunities, Inc. in Ft. Atkinson. The A-Team started in Wisconsin to unite persons […]

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Gary’s Retirement Party

Posted on : 03 Jun 2019 | No Comments

On Sunday, June 30th, a retirement party for Gary Bersell will be held at The Armory from 2-5pm. Gary has served as Executive Director for 13 years, achieving remarkable success […]

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Client Bowling Party

Posted on : 03 Jun 2019 | No Comments

On Wednesday, May 1st, KANDU clients, staff, caregivers and volunteers participated in an after work bowling party at Janesville’s RiversEdge Bowl. 55 clients enjoyed some friendly competition and socializing with […]

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KANDU at the 60Plus Expo

Posted on : 02 May 2019 | No Comments

Thursday, May 9th, the Gazette and Bliss Communications present the 16th Annual 60Plus Expo at Holiday Inn Express Janesville Conference Center. From 8am to 2pm, this event for active seniors […]

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Dragons on the Rock Discounted Registration Extended

Posted on : 02 May 2019 | No Comments

Discounted early registration for Dragons on the Rock boat teams has been extended to July 3rd. The dragon boat race and community festival, slated for Saturday, September 14th at Traxler […]

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A-Team National Day for Choice

Posted on : 02 May 2019 | No Comments

“It is time to voice our choice!” This is what thousands of individuals with disabilities and their families, known as the A-Team, proclaimed on the second annual National Day for […]

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April Volunteer of the Month

Posted on : 01 May 2019 | No Comments

Thank you, Dottie Reitzel, for contributing your time and energy to our Senior Dining Programs!

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Thank You, 1st Quarter Donors!

Posted on : 29 Apr 2019 | No Comments

KANDU would like to thank all of our generous donors who contributed to our mission during the months of January, February and March. Advanced Bodywork CenterAllan W. Adams Family TrustBrian […]

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March Volunteer of the Month

Posted on : 01 Apr 2019 | No Comments

Thank you, Fish Fry volunteers, for making these events successful!

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Sign Up for Round Ups, Enter to Win

Posted on : 01 Apr 2019 | No Comments

Sign up for KANDU Round Ups and be entered to win Plantronics Backbeat Fit Wireless Headphones or two tickets to KANDU’S Fish Fry & Harvest Buffet. Round Ups is a […]

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Qualified Charitable Distributions

Posted on : 01 Apr 2019 | No Comments

Did you know that if you are age 70½ or older, you are eligible for a tax break when donating up to $100,000 to a charity directly from a traditional […]

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GBCC Annual Dinner

Posted on : 01 Apr 2019 | No Comments

KANDU/Best Events were proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce 92nd Annual Dinner on March 12th. Best Events dazzled guests with custom, elegant yet […]

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Honoring Executive Director Gary Bersell

Posted on : 01 Apr 2019 | No Comments

During the March 13th KANDU Endowment Board meeting, a motion was passed to appropriate $25,000 of the endowment fund to a “Gary Bersell Advised Fund”, of which Gary will have […]

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Congressman Bryan Steil Visits KANDU

Posted on : 01 Apr 2019 | No Comments

On Wednesday, March 20th, Mr. Steil and a member of his staff met with KANDU’s management team to discuss important issues relevant to KANDU and individuals we serve. Bryan learned […]

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February Volunteer of the Month

Posted on : 12 Mar 2019 | No Comments

Thank you to our fabulous Grapes & Hops Celebrity Pourers for contributing your time and energies to make this event such a success!

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Dragons on the Rock Early Registration

Posted on : 12 Mar 2019 | No Comments

Discounted early registration for Janesville’s first dragon boat racing competition, Dragons on the Rock, is available until May 1st. Boat teams include a minimum of 21 members: 20 rowers and […]

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Grapes & Hops 2019

Posted on : 12 Mar 2019 | No Comments

KANDU’s Grapes & Hops proved to be another phenomenal success at The Armory. On February 15th, local Celebrity Pourers served samples of over 40 varieties of wine and beer, all […]

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KANDU announces the Retirement of Executive Director, Mr. Gary Bersell

Posted on : 26 Feb 2019 | No Comments

KANDU’s Executive Director, Gary Bersell will retire effective June 30, 2019. Bersell, a beloved community leader, has served as KANDU’s executive director since 2007. KANDU has benefitted immensely from Bersell’s […]

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January Volunteer of the Month

Posted on : 04 Feb 2019 | No Comments

Thank you, Bobbi Lee, for contributing your time, energy and housekeeping expertise!

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KANDU Fish Fry & More!

Posted on : 04 Feb 2019 | No Comments

KANDU’s two popular fish fry events return Friday, March 8th and Friday, March 22nd from 5:00 to 7:30pm at The Armory. This all-you-can-eat buffet features Best Events’ famous beer-battered cod, […]

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Spring Evening Bridal Expo

Posted on : 04 Feb 2019 | No Comments

On Thursday, March 7th, Best Events presents the Spring Bridal Expo at the Pontiac Convention Center. Brides, grooms and their loved ones are invited to visit with a wide array […]

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Christmas CommuniTree Winners

Posted on : 04 Feb 2019 | No Comments

The winners of Pontiac Convention Center’s Christmas CommuniTree Competition & Show have been chosen! Local businesses, organizations and groups set up and decorated trees to promote their mission and creativity […]

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Community Employment Celebrates Grant and a Successful 2018

Posted on : 04 Feb 2019 | No Comments

KANDU is excited to have been chosen as a recipient by the Forward Janesville’s Ambassador Grant Program. The grant will be used to purchase Boardmaker, a program that utilizes a […]

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A Well-Deserved Honor

Posted on : 04 Feb 2019 | No Comments

KANDU Executive Director Gary Bersell was honored with Forward Janesville’s Diversity Award during their annual Awards Luncheon on January 24th. Following a gracious acceptance speech, Gary received a standing ovation […]

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Thank You, 4th Quarter Donors!

Posted on : 31 Jan 2019 | No Comments

KANDU would like to thank all of our generous donors who contributed to our mission during the months of October, November and December. Also, thank you to those who showed […]

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December Volunteer of the Month

Posted on : 07 Jan 2019 | No Comments

Thank you, Santa, for volunteering your time to spread Christmas cheer!

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Grapes & Hops 2019

Posted on : 07 Jan 2019 | No Comments

Preparations are well underway for KANDU’s popular celebration of wine and beer, Grapes & Hops. Set for Friday, February 15th, this annual tasting event features local celebrity pourers, delectable food […]

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Introducing KANDU Round-Ups

Posted on : 07 Jan 2019 | No Comments

KANDU is introducing a new way to support our mission, just a few cents at a time! Sign up with your debit or credit card and whenever you make a […]

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Congratulations Gary!

Posted on : 07 Jan 2019 | No Comments

KANDU Executive Director Gary Bersell will be honored during Forward Janesville’s Annual Awards Banquet. JoLynn from Forward Janesville surprised Gary during the bi-weekly Administrative Team meeting with the news: On […]

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A Happy Holiday Celebration

Posted on : 07 Jan 2019 | No Comments

KANDU clients and staff celebrated the holiday season with food and fun on Friday, December 21st. Staff served lunch to clients at both Adel Street and Barberry Drive locations prepared […]

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November Volunteer of the Month

Posted on : 04 Dec 2018 | No Comments

Thank you, Fish Fry & Harvest Buffet volunteers, for making this delicious event a success!

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Fish Fry and Harvest Buffet

Posted on : 04 Dec 2018 | No Comments

KANDU recently held two successful Fish Fry and Harvest Buffet events at The Armory. Both October and November events featured beer-battered and baked cod, along with an array of additional […]

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Gray’s Adult Turkey Egg Hunt

Posted on : 03 Dec 2018 | No Comments

On Wednesday, November 21st, Gray Brewing Co. hosted an adult turkey egg hunt at their Janesville brewery with proceeds benefiting KANDU’s Community Employment Program. For every beer purchased, participants received […]

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Giving Thanks

Posted on : 03 Dec 2018 | No Comments

In appreciation for the daily contributions of all KANDU clients and employees, a traditional Thanksgiving dinner was served during lunch on Wednesday, November 21st. Many clients and staff enjoyed a […]

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October Volunteer of the Month

Posted on : 02 Nov 2018 | No Comments

Thank you, Dragon Dancers, for carrying our dragon around the Forward Janesville Business Expo!

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Dragons On The Rock Event Unveiled at Forward Janesville Business Expo

Posted on : 02 Nov 2018 | No Comments

KANDU introduced Dragons on the Rock, a new community event, at the October 18th Forward Janesville Business Expo. Booth visitors had the opportunity to pose for photos behind a dragon […]

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YWCA Honors Rod Oksuita and Best Events

Posted on : 02 Nov 2018 | No Comments

On October 11th, Catering Director Rod Oksuita and Best Events were honored with the Spirit of Giving Award at the YWCA Circle of Women event. This award is given every […]

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Gary Bersell Receives A-Team Advocacy Award

Posted on : 02 Nov 2018 | No Comments

On Wednesday, October 24th, A-Team Wisconsin visited KANDU to educate members and advocates about the importance of voting and to honor KANDU Executive Director, Gary Bersell, with the Advocacy Award. […]

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Client Halloween Party

Posted on : 02 Nov 2018 | No Comments

On Friday, October 26th, KANDU clients, staff and caregivers danced the night away during the annual Halloween party. Everyone in attendance had a “spooktacular” time showing off their costumes and […]

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Thank You, 3rd Quarter Donors!

Posted on : 29 Oct 2018 | No Comments

KANDU would like to thank all of our generous donors who contributed to our mission during the months of July, August and September:       ABC Supply Roscoe Brian […]

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September Volunteer of the Month

Posted on : 08 Oct 2018 | No Comments

Thank you, Kerry Foodservice, for choosing to volunteer for KANDU during United Way’s Day of Caring and helping us assemble our annual appeal mailings!

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Rock County Senior Fair

Posted on : 08 Oct 2018 | No Comments

On September 14th, KANDU participated in the 2018 Rock County Senior Fair at Janesville’s Holiday Inn Express. Participants had access to over 80 local agency and business booths, as well […]

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United Way’s Day of Caring

Posted on : 08 Oct 2018 | No Comments

On Wednesday, September 19th, Kerry Foodservice participated in United Way’s Day of Caring by choosing to support KANDU’s mission. Six employees from Kerry volunteered, assisting the Marketing/Fund Development department with […]

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Posted on : 08 Oct 2018 | No Comments

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, spreading awareness about disability employment issues and celebrating the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “America’s Workforce: Empowering […]

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Family Fun Day

Posted on : 08 Oct 2018 | No Comments

Everyone had a great time at KANDU’s annual Family Fun Day event on Sunday, September 30th at the Best Events Banquet Hall. Clients, staff, board members and their families participated […]

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August Volunteers of the Month

Posted on : 04 Sep 2018 | No Comments

Thank you, Boardtracker Bike Night volunteers, for contributing your time and energy to this fun event!

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Mark Knuckles Follow Up

Posted on : 04 Sep 2018 | No Comments

In November, contributions to KANDU’s Endowment Fund allowed for valuable training from Mark Knuckles Associates to work with staff on staying up-to-date with compliance. During August’s follow up visit, Knuckles […]

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Getting to Know Nurse Cindy

Posted on : 04 Sep 2018 | No Comments

Cindy Lewis recently joined our KANDU family in August as a Nurse/Program Manager. Formerly with HealthNet of Rock County for 9 years, she filled various roles besides nurse whenever needed, […]

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KANDU Family Fun Day Scheduled

Posted on : 04 Sep 2018 | No Comments

KANDU’s Family Fun Day has been scheduled for Sunday, September 30th. Staff, clients and board members will receive more information soon.

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Texas Roadhouse Dine to Donate Fundraiser

Posted on : 04 Sep 2018 | No Comments

On Thursday, September 13th, Janesville’s Texas Roadhouse will host a Dine to Donate Night for KANDU. From 4-10pm, customers who present the event flyer (click here) to their server, either […]

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Boardtracker Bike Night for KANDU

Posted on : 04 Sep 2018 | No Comments

On Tuesday, August 14th, Janesville’s Boardtracker Harley-Davidson generously hosted a Bike Night to benefit KANDU. Guests were invited to bring their motorcycles and hot rods out to the free event […]

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Thank you, 2nd Quarter Donors!

Posted on : 23 Aug 2018 | No Comments

KANDU would like to thank all of our generous donors who contributed to our mission during the months of April, May and June:   1901 Inc. Advance America Cash Advance […]

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July Volunteer of the Month

Posted on : 06 Aug 2018 | No Comments

Thank you, Bryan Menz, for donating your time and expertise to help build our “KANDU Rocks” raffle fundraiser board!

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Flower Power

Posted on : 06 Aug 2018 | No Comments

The following poem was written collaboratively by clients participating in KANDU’s Increased Support Program. Flowers make us feel very happy! Now we don’t mean to sound sappy. But the power […]

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame Appreciation Event

Posted on : 06 Aug 2018 | No Comments

On Friday, July 20th, the annual KANDU Take Me Out to the Ballgame Appreciation Event was cancelled due to rainy weather conditions. Guests who were previously signed up to attend […]

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Family Fun Day Rescheduled

Posted on : 06 Aug 2018 | No Comments

EVENT UPDATE! KANDU’s August 19th Family Fun Day is being rescheduled for sometime in September. Staff, clients and board members will be notified once the date is confirmed.

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Boardtracker Bike Night for KANDU

Posted on : 06 Aug 2018 | No Comments

On Tuesday, August 14th, Boardtracker Harley-Davidson invites bikers, hot rod enthusiasts and everyone else to a Bike Night with bar proceeds to benefit KANDU. From 5-9PM, this fun event features […]

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Nurse Holly Retires

Posted on : 06 Aug 2018 | No Comments

After 32 years, KANDU’s beloved longtime nurse, Holly Clark, is retiring. On July 30th, clients and staff said “see you later” with retirement celebrations and thoughtful handmade gifts while sharing […]

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June Volunteer of the Month

Posted on : 05 Jul 2018 | No Comments

Thank you, Party at The Pitts volunteers, for helping make this event such a success!

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An Important Bill Needs More Support!

Posted on : 05 Jul 2018 | No Comments

On Monday, June 11th, members of A-Team Wisconsin traveled to Washington D.C. to advocate for support of bill #5658 authored by Congressman Grothman, serving in Wisconsin’s 6th District. 13 client […]

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Lt. Governor Kleefisch Tours KANDU

Posted on : 05 Jul 2018 | No Comments

On Wednesday, June 20th, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch visited KANDU to discuss the A-Team’s “My Work. My Choice,” movement. She toured the Adel Street location to see and hear why […]

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Party at The Pitts

Posted on : 05 Jul 2018 | No Comments

For the 9th consecutive year, KANDU presented Party at The Pitts, a renowned annual fundraising event at Diane Hendricks’ beautiful estate. During the day, guests participated in various outdoor activities […]

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KANDU 5K Run, Walk & Roll

Posted on : 01 Jun 2018 | No Comments

On Saturday, May 12th, KANDU held the second annual 5K Run, Walk & Roll: A Race Without Limits. Participants of all ages and abilities met in KANDU’s Adel Street location […]

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Client Bowling Party

Posted on : 01 Jun 2018 | No Comments

On Wednesday, May 16th, KANDU clients, staff, caregivers and volunteers participated in an after work bowling party at Janesville’s RiversEdge Bowl. 75 clients enjoyed some friendly competition and socializing with […]

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Federal Legislation for Choice is Here and Your Voice Matters!

Posted on : 01 Jun 2018 | No Comments

Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-WI-06) recently introduced the Workplace Choice and Flexibility for Individuals with Disabilities Act (H.R. 5658). This bill will restore common sense to the definition of competitive integrated […]

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Aktion Club Presents iPad to Local Student with Autism

Posted on : 01 Jun 2018 | No Comments

On May 1st, the Kiwanis Aktion Club of Janesville presented local student, James Boehlen, with an iPad and a gift card to purchase software that aids in communication for children […]

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KANDU at the 60Plus Expo

Posted on : 01 May 2018 | No Comments

Thursday, May 10th, the Gazette and Bliss Communications present the 16th Annual 60Plus Expo at Holiday Inn Express Janesville Conference Center. From 8am to 2pm, this event for active seniors […]

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KANDU Client Wellness Program

Posted on : 01 May 2018 | No Comments

On April 2nd, clients at both KANDU locations began a 6-week wellness program promoting healthy eating habits, exercise and relationship building. Each week, those who choose to participate receive a […]

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A National Day for Choice

Posted on : 01 May 2018 | No Comments

On Tuesday, April 24th, KANDU participated in celebrating the first annual National Day for Choice, advocating workplace choice for individuals with disabilities. We were honored to have visitors from Wisconsin’s […]

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Thank You, 1st Quarter Donors

Posted on : 16 Apr 2018 | No Comments

KANDU would like to thank all of our generous donors who contributed to our mission during the months of January, February and March. Agrace HospiceCare Alliant Energy AmazonSmile ANGI Energy […]

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KANDU 5K

Posted on : 03 Apr 2018 | No Comments

Registration is now available for the KANDU 5K Run, Walk & Roll: A Race Without Limits. On Saturday, May 12th, KANDU presents the second annual community run/walk/roll event for everyone. […]

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Mother’s Day Brunch at The Armory

Posted on : 03 Apr 2018 | No Comments

Treat the special mom(s) in your life to a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch at The Armory! On Sunday, May 13th, this annual event features a wide variety of breakfast and […]

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Aktion Club Member Speaker

Posted on : 03 Apr 2018 | No Comments

KANDU client and Aktion Club member, Patrick M, spoke during Janesville’s Noon Kiwanis meeting on March 1st. Patrick gave a wonderful speech describing the positive impact Janesville’s Aktion Club has […]

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A-Team: A Day for Choice

Posted on : 03 Apr 2018 | No Comments

On March 21st, seven advocates from KANDU traveled to the state Capitol to meet with legislators regarding workplace choice. They were welcomed by Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch, who gave a well-received […]

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Easter Brunch at The Armory

Posted on : 08 Mar 2018 | No Comments

Come enjoy a mouthwatering Easter Brunch at The Armory on Sunday, April 1st. This annual event features a wide variety of breakfast and lunch options prepared by Best Events. Click […]

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Art Gallery Grand Opening

Posted on : 08 Mar 2018 | No Comments

On Thursday, February 1st, KANDU celebrated the grand opening of the Client Art Gallery. Guests were treated to a guided tour of the space, admiring numerous works of art created […]

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Grapes & Hops 2018

Posted on : 08 Mar 2018 | No Comments

KANDU’s Grapes & Hops proved to be a phenomenal success once again at The Armory. On February 16th, local Celebrity Pourers served samples of over 40 varieties of wine and […]

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Chipotle Fundraiser

Posted on : 31 Jan 2018 | No Comments

On January 18th, Janesville’s Chipotle held a fundraiser to benefit KANDU. From 4-8pm, customers who mentioned KANDU upon purchase were eligible to contribute 50% of their bill to support our […]

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Fish Fry & More!

Posted on : 31 Jan 2018 | No Comments

KANDU’s two popular fish fry events return Friday, March 9th and Friday, March 23rd from 5:00 to 7:30pm at The Armory. This all-you-can-eat buffet features Best Events’ famous beer-battered cod, […]

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Spring Bridal Expo

Posted on : 31 Jan 2018 | No Comments

On Thursday, March 1st, Best Events presents the Spring Bridal Expo at the Pontiac Convention Center. Brides, grooms and their loved ones are invited to visit with a wide array […]

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Advocacy in Action

Posted on : 31 Jan 2018 | No Comments

On Wednesday, January 10th, Julie Smith, KANDU Program Director, two KANDU client workers and a KANDU Board Member/Parent traveled to Madison for hearings by both the Senate and Assembly on […]

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Thank You, 4th Quarter Donors!

Posted on : 22 Jan 2018 | No Comments

KANDU would like to thank all of our wonderful donors who contributed to our mission during the months of October, November and December.     4imprint Aging and Disability Resource […]

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Grapes & Hops 2018

Posted on : 02 Jan 2018 | No Comments

Preparations are well underway for KANDU’s popular celebration of wine and beer, Grapes & Hops. Set for Friday, February 16th, this annual tasting event features local celebrity pourers, delectable food […]

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Chipotle Night for KANDU

Posted on : 02 Jan 2018 | No Comments

Eat at Janesville’s Chipotle on Thursday, January 18th from 4-8pm and KANDU receives 50% of your total purchase. Simply tell your cashier you’re there supporting KANDU!

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KANDU Receives $3,000 Grant

Posted on : 02 Jan 2018 | No Comments

In November, KANDU was honored to receive a Community Grant from the Alliant Energy Foundation. The $3,000 grant will support KANDU’s Community Employment Program. KANDU’s Community Employment Program connects with […]

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A Holiday Celebration

Posted on : 02 Jan 2018 | No Comments

KANDU clients and staff celebrated the holiday season with food and fun on Thursday, December 21st. Staff served lunch to clients at both Adel Street and Barberry Drive locations. Best […]

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Giving Thanks

Posted on : 30 Nov 2017 | No Comments

In appreciation for the daily contributions of all KANDU clients and employees, a traditional Thanksgiving dinner was served during lunch on Wednesday, November 22nd. Many clients and staff enjoyed a […]

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Fish Fry & Harvest Buffet

Posted on : 30 Nov 2017 | No Comments

KANDU recently held two successful Fish Fry and Harvest Buffet events at The Armory. Both October and November events featured beer-battered and baked cod, along with an array of additional […]

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Shop with Amazon, Support KANDU!

Posted on : 30 Nov 2017 | No Comments

This holiday season, you can support KANDU when shopping on online! AmazonSmile provides the same selection, prices and overall shopping experience as Amazon, with the added bonus of 0.5% of […]

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The Christmas CommuniTree Competition & Show

Posted on : 30 Oct 2017 | No Comments

Back by popular demand, Best Events and KANDU present The Christmas CommuniTree Competition & Show. Businesses, organizations, clubs and groups are invited to provide and decorate their own tree for […]

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Congratulations to Our Award-Winning Chef!

Posted on : 30 Oct 2017 | No Comments

Congratulations to Best Events Executive Chef Chris Gebhardt for earning the two top awards during the YWCA’s Cookin’ for a Cause fundraising event at the Janesville Country Club. On October […]

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KANDU’s Fish Fry & Harvest Buffet

Posted on : 30 Oct 2017 | No Comments

Join us as we celebrate or nation’s veterans during the last Fish Fry event of the year. KANDU will honor Veteran’s Day with FREE meals for veterans during November 10th’s […]

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A Halloween Dance Party

Posted on : 30 Oct 2017 | No Comments

On Friday, October 20th, KANDU clients, staff and caregivers danced the night away during the annual Halloween party. Everyone in attendance had a “spooktacular” time showing off their costumes and […]

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Thank You, 3rd Quarter Donors!

Posted on : 09 Oct 2017 | No Comments

KANDU would like to thank all of our wonderful donors who contributed to our mission during the months of July, August and September. Adecco Anonymous Blackhawk Transport, Inc. Boardtracker Harley […]

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Game Show Golf

Posted on : 03 Oct 2017 | No Comments

On Thursday, September 28th, KANDU’s 15th Annual WINNERS Golf Outing was held at Glen Erin Golf Club in Janesville. Golfers experienced a beautiful fall day, along with “Game Show Golf” […]

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United Way’s Day of Caring

Posted on : 03 Oct 2017 | No Comments

On Wednesday, September 20th, volunteers from KERRY participated in United Way’s Day of Caring by contributing their time and energy to KANDU. KERRY volunteers spent the day assisting with cleaning […]

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Fish Fry & Harvest Buffet

Posted on : 03 Oct 2017 | No Comments

KANDU’s popular Fish Fry & Harvest Buffet returns Friday, October 6th from 5:00 to 7:30pm to The Armory. This all-you-can-eat buffet features Best Events’ famous beer-battered cod, along with six […]

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Rock County Senior Fair

Posted on : 03 Oct 2017 | No Comments

On September 15th, KANDU participated in the 2017 Rock County Senior Fair at Janesville’s Holiday Inn Express. Participants had access to over 80 local agency and business booths, as well […]

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Ways to Give

Posted on : 31 Aug 2017 | No Comments

KANDU offers various opportunities for supporting our mission and the clients we serve. Among the exciting fundraising events available throughout the year, is a quick and easy option to become […]

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Fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse

Posted on : 31 Aug 2017 | No Comments

On Monday, August 28th, Janesville’s Texas Roadhouse hosted a Dine to Donate event benefiting KANDU. Guests who dined at the popular restaurant between 4 and 10pm were eligible to donate […]

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Family Fun Day

Posted on : 31 Aug 2017 | No Comments

Everyone had a great time at KANDU’s annual Family Fun Day event on Sunday, August 20th at the Best Events Banquet Hall. Clients, staff, board members and their families participated […]

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KANDU Family Fun Day

Posted on : 28 Jul 2017 | No Comments

KANDU’s annual Family Fun Day event will be held Sunday, August 20th at the Best Events Banquet Hall. Clients, staff, board members and their families will enjoy county fair themed […]

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Come On Down… To Game Show Golf!

Posted on : 28 Jul 2017 | No Comments

KANDU presents the 15th Annual WINNERS Golf Outing and Dinner on Thursday, September 28h at Glen Erin Golf Club. This year’s “Game Show Golf” will feature themed food and décor […]

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Thank You, Boardtracker Motorsports

Posted on : 28 Jul 2017 | No Comments

On Saturday, July 8th, Boardtracker Harley-Davidson celebrated the Grand Opening of their new division, Boardtracker Motorsports, with beer garden and raffle proceeds benefitting KANDU. Held at the new location on […]

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Yee-Haw!

Posted on : 28 Jul 2017 | No Comments

KANDU’s Day Services/Memory Care and Increased Support Program (ISP) recently participated in a “Cowboy Day”. Karen from ISP spoke to the group about her son’s bull riding days, presenting pictures […]

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Thank You, 2nd Quarter Donors!

Posted on : 20 Jul 2017 | No Comments

KANDU would like to thank all of our wonderful donors who contributed to our mission during the months of April, May and June.         ABC Supply AF […]

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame Appreciation Event

Posted on : 06 Jul 2017 | No Comments

On Friday, June 30th, the annual KANDU Appreciation Event and Snappers baseball game was held at Pohlman Field in Beloit. KANDU supporters, staff, board members, volunteers and customers gathered for […]

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Boardtracker Motorsports Grand Opening

Posted on : 06 Jul 2017 | No Comments

On Saturday, July 8th, Boardtracker Motorsports will celebrate their Grand Opening on 2600 Morse Street, Janesville with beer garden and raffle proceeds to benefit KANDU. The event runs from noon […]

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Party at The Pitts 2017

Posted on : 05 Jul 2017 | No Comments

For the 8th consecutive year, KANDU held Party at The Pitts, a renowned annual fundraising event at Diane Hendricks’ beautiful estate. During the day, guests participated in various outdoor activities […]

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McDonald’s Fundraiser

Posted on : 31 May 2017 | No Comments

McDonald’s Pontiac Drive, Janesville location graciously held a fundraiser for KANDU on Thursday, May 25th. From 4-7pm, 20% of all sales profits were donated to benefit KANDU’s mission. There was […]

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Transit Development Open House

Posted on : 31 May 2017 | No Comments

On May 23rd at KANDU’s Barberry Drive location, representatives from Janesville’s Transit System invited clients and staff to share ideas regarding possible bus service improvements. Feedback provided during this session […]

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Johnson Financial Group Service Day Every Day

Posted on : 31 May 2017 | No Comments

On May 23rd, KANDU was pleased to receive five volunteers from Johnson Bank for some much needed updates. As part of their annual Service Day Every Day project, Johnson Bank […]

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Representative Debra Kolste Visits KANDU

Posted on : 31 May 2017 | No Comments

On May 1st, KANDU was honored to welcome Janesville’s own State Representative Debra Kolste to the Adel Street location. Executive Director Gary Bersell led a tour of KANDU’s program services […]

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Chipotle Night For KANDU

Posted on : 31 May 2017 | No Comments

Eat at Janesville’s Chipotle on Friday, June 16th between 5 and 9pm and KANDU receives 50% of your total purchase. Simply tell your cashier you’re there supporting KANDU! CLICK HERE […]

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Client Bowling Party

Posted on : 31 May 2017 | No Comments

On Wednesday, May 24th, KANDU clients, staff, caregivers and volunteers participated in an after work bowling party at Janesville’s RiversEdge Bowl. Clients enjoyed some friendly competition and socializing with their […]

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KANDU 5K Run, Walk & Roll

Posted on : 31 May 2017 | No Comments

Saturday, May 13th marked the first annual KANDU 5K Run, Walk and Roll: A Race Without Limits. Over 120 attendees participated in either the 5K or 1 mile event, beginning […]

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Mother’s Day Brunch at The Armory

Posted on : 30 Apr 2017 | No Comments

Treat the special mom(s) in your life to a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch at The Armory! On Sunday, May 14th, this annual event features a wide variety of breakfast and […]

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Client Wellness Program

Posted on : 30 Apr 2017 | No Comments

On April 1st, KANDU clients began a 6-week wellness program that will conclude with a celebratory victory lap during the May 13th KANDU 5K Run, Walk & Roll event. Each […]

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Take Your Legislator To Work

Posted on : 30 Apr 2017 | No Comments

On April 25th, Wisconsin State Representative Don Vruwink visited KANDU’s Barberry location as part of Take Your Legislator To Work Day. Vruwink, a former Milton teacher and coach, met with […]

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Thank You, 1st Quarter Donors

Posted on : 25 Apr 2017 | No Comments

KANDU would like to thank all of our wonderful donors who contributed to our mission during the months of January, February and March.         Shannon Ahrens ANONYMOUS […]

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KANDU at the 60Plus Expo

Posted on : 05 Apr 2017 | No Comments

Thursday, May 11th, the Gazette and Bliss Communications present the 15th Annual 60Plus Expo at Holiday Inn Express Janesville Conference Center. From 8am to 2pm, this event for active seniors […]

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Easter Brunch at The Armory

Posted on : 05 Apr 2017 | No Comments

Come enjoy a mouthwatering Easter Brunch at The Armory on Sunday, April 16th. This annual event features a wide variety of breakfast and lunch options prepared by Best Events, including […]

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Spring Evening Bridal Expo

Posted on : 05 Apr 2017 | No Comments

Best Events presented the annual Spring Evening Bridal Expo on Thursday, March 2nd at the Pontiac Convention Center. Future brides, grooms and their loved ones had the opportunity to view […]

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Our Work, Our Choice

Posted on : 05 Apr 2017 | No Comments

On March 2nd, the A TEAM gathered at the state Capitol for the annual Day for Choice. Over 120 members, including clients and other representatives from KANDU, spent the day […]

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Fish Fry & More!

Posted on : 01 Mar 2017 | No Comments

KANDU’s two popular fish fry events return Friday, March 10th and Friday, March 24th from 5:00 to 7:30pm at The Armory. This all-you-can-eat buffet features Best Events’ famous beer-battered cod, […]

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Grapes & Hops 2017

Posted on : 01 Mar 2017 | No Comments

KANDU’s Grapes & Hops proved to be a phenomenal success once again at The Armory. On February 10th, local Celebrity Pourers served samples of over 40 varieties of wine and […]

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New Wheels!

Posted on : 01 Mar 2017 | No Comments

Clients and staff are excited about KANDU’s recent vehicle addition – a bus! This is the ideal mode of transportation for clients participating in program services, as it fits up […]

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KANDU 5K Run, Walk & Roll

Posted on : 03 Feb 2017 | No Comments

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, May 13th, KANDU presents a community run/walk event for everyone. KANDU 5K Run, Walk & Roll: A Race Without Limits offers several distance options, based […]

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Spring Evening Bridal Expo

Posted on : 03 Feb 2017 | No Comments

On Thursday, March 2nd, Best Events presents the Spring Evening Bridal Expo at the Pontiac Convention Center. Brides, grooms and their loved ones are invited to visit with a wide […]

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Supported Community Employment

Posted on : 03 Feb 2017 | No Comments

KANDU is pleased with the recent success and expansion of the Supported Community Employment program (SCE). Currently working with over 60 clients, SCE’s services have more than doubled over the […]

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Thank You, 4th Quarter Donors

Posted on : 19 Jan 2017 | No Comments

KANDU would like to thank all of our wonderful donors who contributed to our mission during the months of October, November and December of 2016.       INDIVIDUALS Christine […]

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CommuniTree Results Are In!

Posted on : 03 Jan 2017 | No Comments

The winners of Pontiac Convention Center’s Christmas CommuniTree Competition & Show have been chosen! Local businesses, organizations and groups set up and decorated trees to promote their mission and creativity […]

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A Holiday Celebration

Posted on : 03 Jan 2017 | No Comments

KANDU clients and staff celebrated the holiday season with food and fun on Thursday, December 22nd. Staff served lunch to clients at both Adel Street and Barberry Drive locations. Best […]

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Thank You, Data Dimensions!

Posted on : 03 Jan 2017 | No Comments

KANDU’s Day Services/Memory Care Program recently received a generous item donation, collected and delivered by Data Dimensions. This bountiful donation contained a variety of useful (and fun!) items including snacks, […]

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KANDU Christmas Concert

Posted on : 03 Jan 2017 | No Comments

On Thursday, December 15th, KANDU clients and staff were invited to celebrate the holiday season with a complimentary dinner and show at The Armory. The space was transformed into a […]

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KANDU Fish Fry & Harvest Buffet

Posted on : 02 Dec 2016 | No Comments

KANDU recently held two successful fish fry fundraising events, spanning two months and two separate venues. The first was held on Friday, October 14th at the Best Events Banquet Hall […]

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Tickets Available for Grapes & Hops!

Posted on : 02 Dec 2016 | No Comments

Mark your calendars – KANDU’s popular wine and beer tasting event, Grapes & Hops, is Friday, February 10th at The Armory! Tickets make great holiday gifts and can be purchased […]

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So Much To Be Thankful For!

Posted on : 02 Dec 2016 | No Comments

In appreciation for the daily contributions of all KANDU employees and clients, a traditional Thanksgiving dinner was served during lunch on Wednesday, November 23rd. Many clients and staff enjoyed a […]

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Experience India

Posted on : 02 Nov 2016 | No Comments

On October 27th, KANDU presented the final event of it’s cultural series: Experience India at The Armory. This stunning event offered attendees a sample of the sights, sounds and flavors […]

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Christmas CommuniTree Competition & Show

Posted on : 02 Nov 2016 | No Comments

Back by popular demand, Best Events and the Pontiac Convention Center present the Christmas Communitree Competition & Show. Businesses, organizations, clubs and groups are invited to provide and decorate their […]

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A Spooktacular Dance Party

Posted on : 02 Nov 2016 | No Comments

On Friday, October 21st, KANDU clients, staff and caregivers danced the night away during the annual Halloween party. Everyone in attendance had a “spooktacular” time showing off their costumes and […]

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Thank You, 3rd Quarter Donors

Posted on : 27 Oct 2016 | No Comments

KANDU would like to thank all of our wonderful donors who contributed to our mission during the months of July, August and September of 2016.   Alliant Energy Anderson, Kaj […]

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KANDU Fish Fry & Harvest Buffet

Posted on : 05 Oct 2016 | No Comments

KANDU’s popular Fish Fry & Harvest Buffet returns Friday, October 14th from 5:00 to 7:30pm at the Best Events Banquet Hall. This all-you-can-eat buffet features Best Events’ famous beer-battered cod, […]

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Experience India: A Festival of Lights

Posted on : 05 Oct 2016 | No Comments

On Thursday, October 27th, KANDU presents Experience India: A Festival of Lights at The Armory. From 6-9pm, this exciting event offers guests a sample of the sights, sounds and flavors […]

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Fall Evening Bridal Expo

Posted on : 05 Oct 2016 | No Comments

On Thursday, October 6th, Best Events presents the Fall Evening Bridal Expo at the Pontiac Convention Center. Brides, grooms and their loved ones are invited to visit with a wide […]

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Client Recognition Banquet

Posted on : 04 Oct 2016 | No Comments

On September 14th, KANDU clients received recognition for their years of excellence with an Olympic themed awards banquet and dinner at the Pontiac Convention Center. Each client was presented with […]

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A Hole-in-One Winner!

Posted on : 01 Sep 2016 | No Comments

Golfer Don Cherry received a $3,000 gift certificate to Brothers Main after scoring a hole-in-one during KANDU’s 14th Annual WINNERS Golf Outing. Cherry is the first ever golfer to score […]

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Thank You, Grainger Foundation

Posted on : 01 Sep 2016 | No Comments

KANDU Industries, Inc. received $5,000 from The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation in support of KANDU’s Supported Community Employment program. This donation was recommended by Kari Gates, Supervisor – […]

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Family Fun Day

Posted on : 01 Sep 2016 | No Comments

Everyone had a great time at KANDU’s annual Family Fun Day event on Sunday, August 21st at the Best Events Banquet Hall. Clients, staff, board members and their families enjoyed […]

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Thank You, 2nd Quarter Donors

Posted on : 26 Jul 2016 | No Comments

KANDU would like to thank all of our wonderful donors who contributed to our mission during the months of April, May and  June of 2016.         6 […]

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WINNERS Golf Outing

Posted on : 30 Jun 2016 | No Comments

On Thursday, August 4th, KANDU presents the 14th Annual WINNERS Golf Outing and Dinner at Glen Erin Golf Club. This year’s theme, Throwback Thursday Golf, will feature memories from 55 […]

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Party at The Pitts

Posted on : 30 Jun 2016 | No Comments

For the 7th consecutive year, KANDU held this renowned annual fundraising event at Diane Hendricks’ beautiful estate. Guests participated in various outdoor activities including fishing, archery, clay shooting and golf. […]

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McDonald’s Fundraiser

Posted on : 06 Jun 2016 | No Comments

McDonald’s Pontiac Drive, Janesville location will host a fundraiser for KANDU on Wednesday, June 15th. From 4:00 to 7:00pm, 20% of all sales profits will be donated to benefit KANDU’s […]

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Posted on : 06 Jun 2016 | No Comments

KANDU invites supporters, staff, board members, volunteers and customers to a Beloit Snappers game and tailgating party on Friday, July 22nd. Best Events will prepare a pre-game cookout served at […]

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BA5 at The Armory

Posted on : 06 Jun 2016 | No Comments

On Thursday, June 9th, The Armory and Best Events (in partnership with Bower City Theatre Company) is excited to host a Forward Janesville Business After 5 event. From 5:00 to […]

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60Plus Expo

Posted on : 06 Jun 2016 | No Comments

KANDU participated in the 14th Annual 60Plus Expo at Holiday Inn Express Janesville Conference Center. This event for active seniors featured seminars, health screenings, demonstrations, entertainment and more. KANDU Program […]

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Thank You, 1st Quarter Donors

Posted on : 27 Apr 2016 | No Comments

KANDU would like to thank all of our wonderful donors who contributed to our mission during the months of January, February and March of 2016. A Red Extravaganza ABC Supply […]

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Early Bird Sign Up Available

Posted on : 10 Apr 2016 | No Comments

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Sign up for the 14th Annual Winner’s Golf Outing by April 30th and receive special early bird incentives.

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Tour of Italy April 21st

Posted on : 10 Apr 2016 | No Comments

On Thursday, April 21st, KANDU presents Tour of Italy at The Armory. From 6-9PM, this exciting event features an array of Italian-style offerings, including a delicious buffet-style dinner and beautiful […]

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Aktion Club Spring Fling

Posted on : 10 Apr 2016 | No Comments

On Friday, March 4th, Kiwanis Aktion Club of Janesville held their Spring Fling fundraiser at Best Events Banquet Hall. Attendees celebrated the end of winter with an evening of music, […]

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A Day at the Captial

Posted on : 10 Apr 2016 | No Comments

A TEAM members visited the state capitol to meet with legislators to ensure options and opportunities are expanded throughout Wisconsin. They also met with Governor Walker, who spoke to the […]

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Thank You Fish Fry Volunteers

Posted on : 10 Apr 2016 | No Comments

KANDU fish fries are a great way for the community to support KANDU and the volunteers are the key to making these fundraisers successful.

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Best Events Hosts Spring Bridal Expo

Posted on : 10 Apr 2016 | No Comments

Best Events presented the annual Spring Evening Bridal Expo on Thursday, March 10th at the Pontiac Convention Center. Future brides, grooms and their loved ones had the opportunity to view […]

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Tour of Italy

Posted on : 06 Mar 2016 | No Comments

Thursday, April 21st 6:00-9:00PM Pontiac Convention Center 2809 N Pontiac Drive Janesville, WI Follow on Facebook Featuring: A delicious Italian buffet dinner and transformative room décor by Best Events Live […]

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KANDU’s – Fish Fry & More on March 14

Posted on : 29 Feb 2016 | No Comments

JANESVILLE, WI – KANDU’s Fish Fry & More will be held at the Best Events Banquet Hall at 1741 Adel Street in Janesville on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 4:30-7:30 […]

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