Jan’s Circle gives back to the community

By on April 10, 2013

Jan's Circle of Friends, founded to honor the late Jan Roseboro, raised $7,000 for Hospice, $7,000 for Pathways Center for Grief and Loss and $10,000 for Lancaster County Domestic Violence Services.

In a little over six months, founders of Jan’s Circle of Friends have been humbled by the amount of initial financial and emotional support they received from the community.

Susan Van Zant, founder of Jan’s Circle of Friends, couldn’t be happier with the response so far.

"We have been so amazingly fortunate for everyone who has given their time, their counsel, and their donations," said Van Zant.

As a result, Jan’s Circle has already started giving back. Adhering to their principles of "assisting children affected by domestic violence and parental loss," Jan’s Circle has been able to give back to two very important local organizations — Hospice of Lancaster County and Pathways Center for Grief and Loss and Lancaster County Domestic Violence Services.

Since their inception in October 2012, Jan’s Circle was able to give a $7,000 check to Pathways Center for Grief and Loss for their children’s grief counseling program, which is a free resource for the entire community. A $10,000 check was made out to the Lancaster County Domestic Violence Services, which is a Lancaster County Community Action Program. This money will be used to fund outreach and education that teaches children about domestic violence and healthy relationships.

"In less than a year’s time, we have received such love and generosity from our community. We will continue to repay your kindness with bigger and better things." Van Zant continued.

Jan’s Circle of Friends was founded to honor the late Jan Roseboro. Through this organization her love for children will continue to reach the hearts of kids in our community.

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