Joe’s Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit clinic in Warsaw that provides physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy to children with special needs in Kosciusko County and the surrounding areas. Joe’s provides care for children with a wide variety of diagnoses including autism, sensory processing disorders, cerebral palsy, stroke, Down Syndrome and other genetic and developmental disorders.
Due to poor reimbursement rates in pediatrics, Joe’s Kids is unable to operate as a for-profit business and relies on community support to offer ongoing care for their children.
On May 2, Joe’s Kids received $4,000 from the Pfleiderer Charitable Trust. In the words of Rebecca Bazzoni, executive director of Joe’s Kids “We take great joy in serving our children and families, but cannot do this without the generous support of our community. We are extremely grateful to the Pfleiderer Charitable Trust for coming along side of us to serve these special kids.”
The Pfleiderer Charitable Trust was established by Esther Pfleiderer to assist charitable organizations in Kosciusko County in improving the quality of life in the County.
Esther was born and raised in Warsaw and taught math for 39 years in the Warsaw school system. She also was very active in the community serving on the boards of the Salvation Army, Warsaw Community Public Library, Kosciusko County Community Foundation, Kosciusko County Historical Society and the ministries of the First Presbyterian Church. In 1982 she was recognized as Warsaw’s Woman of the Year. Grant applications are available from the 1st Source Bank Personal Asset Management Group offices at 120 South Lake Street Warsaw.
The next deadline for grant applications is Sept. 30. For more information, contact John Elliott at 574-268-1207.