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National Pet Month Boosts Kansas City Initiative

May is National Pet Month. And if you’re a pet lover and owner, you get it. Our pets are part of the family. Sometimes, they’re more sensitive to our needs than even our human family. After all, they greet us when we come home, they comfort us when we’re down and they know just when […]

Olathe Realtor’s Charitable Giving

Charities have a special place in the hearts and minds of our nation and our community. It’s no surprise that everyone has a favorite charity. Whether it’s supporting cancer research, homelessness, a church or memorial fund, there are plenty of charities from which to choose. While most realtors give their clients a closing gift, Olathe […]

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. For Olathe, Kansas-based PawsAbilities and our parent organization, Inclusion Connections, it’s an important designation. The month was designed to bring attention to the men and women who live in communities big and small, such as the many communities that make up the Kansas City area. We, too, want to […]

Kansas City Companies Cheer on Gala FashionAbility

Inclusion Connections and PawsAbilities have witnessed an incredible outpouring of support for one of its primary fundraisers, Gala FashionAbility 2018. We have seen many Kansas City-area companies and businesses step up to sponsor our Feb. 22, 2018 event. And we couldn’t be more touched. This is an incredible sign of acceptance and inclusion in our […]

Hometown Giving

Self reflection rings loud this time of year. We question where we’ve been and where we’re going in the year ahead. Part of that reflection includes a desire to give back. For most of us, the desire to give is strong…and the choices are plentiful. Many smaller, community-oriented organizations, however, stand in the shadows of […]

Gifting with Purpose

With only a few days left, the quest to find the perfect gift becomes more challenging. You want to find something different, something useful and most of all, something meaningful. Big box stores and online sites offer the basics and meet some of the requirements…some of the time. Yet, it’s often independent, small retailers who […]

KCP&L District Wicked Wine Walk Supports PawsAbilities

On November 4, 2017, throngs of wine lovers and foodies sipped their favorite beverages and noshed on delectable bites from local restaurants, all in part to support PawsAbilities. The popular annual Wicked Wine Walk’s proceeds will help support job skills training program for young adults with developmental disabilities. Charitable spirit was on full display at […]

Inclusion Connections and PawsAbilities

Executive Director Debbie Horn founded Inclusion Connections in 2013 in response to the need she saw in her son, Matthew, who has Down syndrome. There were few educational and social opportunities in Kansas City, and she believed his lack of job skills would limit Matthew from reaching his full potential. Today, Inclusion Connections provides thousands […]