Naperville Area Humane Society volunteer nominated for award

<p>Photo courtesy of Naperville Area Humane Society.</p>

Photo courtesy of Naperville Area Humane Society.

Jan Grillo, a volunteer at the Naperville Area Humane Society, has been nominated for an award through District 203. Read the full release below.

The Naperville Area Humane Society (NAHS) is thrilled to share that Jan Grillo, long-time volunteer and donor, was nominated as a ‘Those Who Excel’ recipient for Naperville Community Unit School District 203.

Nominees will be recognized for their contributions to the District on April 16th, at the Chicago Marriott Naperville.  Grillo was generously nominated by Suzy Flack and Melana Napier in the Community/School Board category.

Grillo, who has volunteered since 2008 in various roles in and around the shelter, is currently bringing the NAHS mission and programs to the community through Pet Therapy and Paws for Tales, the program for which she is nominated.

“Jan is beyond passionate about her work for NAHS!  If anyone deserves this award, it’s her. We’re very proud of her achievements and honored that she volunteers at NAHS to help homeless pets and educate our community,” Humane education manger Terri Hancock says.  “Paws for Tales motivates children to improve their reading skills. The human-animal bond is very powerful, as Jan gets to witness each session with her dogs Daisy and Brandi.  Interactions with Daisy, Brandi and all of our certified dog teams brings unconditional love and limitless patience to the children. It’s an experience that cannot be described.”

Naperville Area Humane Society is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1979 to develop and implement animal welfare programs and services within Naperville and the surrounding area. NAHS’ goal is to protect animals and to prevent animal suffering. While providing shelter and adoption programs for homeless animals, NAHS also strives to educate the community on compassion, respect, and kindness toward all living things. 

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