Dear Supporter,
The holiday season is definitely upon us!
While things still look a little different here at ACHIEVE, that hasn’t dampened anyone’s spirit, which you’ll see in this month’s newsletter, with plenty of fun and creative fall, Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving activities taking place throughout November.
As we continue to grapple with community spread of COVID-19, we also continue to monitor and evolve our practices agency-wide to ensure the safety of the individuals in our care and those who support them. As an agency, we understand the need to do our part to limit and isolate spread both internally and throughout our community, a charge we take very seriously, as we have since the first days of the virus.

Today happens to mark the annual worldwide day of giving, #GivingTuesday, where nonprofits across the world will raise billions of dollars towards their Missions. And by now, hopefully you’ve received our Annual Appeal outlining some of the challenges and achievements we’ve experienced this year. There’s still time to get your year-end gifts in and have a direct impact on the lives of the 2,200 individuals we support here at ACHIEVE. Information on donating to #GivingTuesday as well as our Annual Appeal are both included in this month’s newsletter. 
During this season of reflection, I’m again reminded of all the people and businesses who have reached out to show their support over the last few months, and once again want to sincerely say thank you to our wonderful community. Whether sewing hundreds of face masks, or providing meals to essential staff on lockdown, these efforts have had a positive impact across our agency for all of us, and we are beyond grateful.
As we move into December, the colors of the holidays are popping up all across ACHIEVE, bringing with them the excitement that the season brings! From all of us at ACHIEVE, I wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday!