Indianapolis (PRWEB) June 29, 2014

First Lady Karen Pence hosted the first-ever reception for grant recipients of the Indiana First Lady?s Charitable Foundation at the Governor?s residence on Wednesday, where she awarded $ 22,000 to 28 organizations and charities that serve Hoosier families and children across the state. Adult and Child Center was represented by Heather Todd and Dan Arens, who were on hand to receive the award.

?When Mike was elected Governor, I was overwhelmed with requests from so many worthy organizations to get involved in their efforts. However, it quickly became clear that I couldn?t be at every event nor could I champion every cause. That is why I, along with a team of dedicated board members, started the Indiana First Lady?s Charitable Foundation as a way to shine a light on the organizations across Indiana who lift up our communities and make our state strong,? First Lady Karen Pence continued.

?Adult and Child Center is one of those organizations that is doing great work for our Hoosier children and families, and it is an honor to recognize them today,? said First Lady Karen Pence.

First Lady Karen Pence started Indiana First Lady?s Charitable Foundation in August of 2013 as a way to recognize organizations and charities across the state. At the inaugural First Lady?s Luncheon held in April 2014, the Foundation awarded its first major grant of $ 100,000 to the Art Therapy Program at Riley Hospital for Children. Throughout the year, the Foundation will recognize organizations with smaller grants.

?These grants are a first step toward making a big impact in recognizing these deserving organizations. We hope it can help give them a boost and bring more interest to their causes,? said First Lady Karen Pence. ?These organizations are the backbone and the heart of our communities. Adult and Child Center represents the very best of what it means to be a Hoosier, and we thank them for their service.?

We provide state-of the art services that empower adults and children to reach their full potential while effectively and efficiently managing community and center resources.

?Adult and Child Center is very happy to have been recognized by the Indiana First Lady?s Charitable Foundation for our work around keeping Central Indiana children safe and helping family?s stay together. We work very hard to be proactive community partners for health, inspiring hope and well-being.? Dan Arens, Director of Business Development

First Lady Karen Pence presented a check to each organization ranging from $ 500 to $ 1,000 in grant money from the Indiana First Lady?s Charitable Foundation.

Wednesday?s reception is the first of its kind. Planning for a second reception honoring more grant recipients is underway for later this year.

About Indiana First Lady?s Charitable Foundation

The Indiana First Lady?s Charitable Foundation is a 501 ( c ) (3). The First Lady receives no compensation. Donations are tax deductible. Learn more about how to make a donation or request a grant or monetary award on the Foundation?s website at:

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