Dear Supporters,

Leaves falling from the trees and the days growing shorter make it clear that fall is in the air!

October is always a festive time at ACHIEVE, and this year was no different. Even as we’ve had to reduce outings in the interest of everyone’s safety, staff have once again shown just how creative they can be by bringing fall activities to those we support; from pumpkin decorating to trick or treating. I hope you’ll check out some of the fun activities in this month’s newsletter.

While we were optimistic that we’d be able to be able to host our 2nd annual Half-K Classic – Walk & Roll fundraiser in-person, we successfully transitioned it to a virtual event that we were able to open up to our entire region. Thank you to all our corporate sponsors for their support, and to everyone who walked, ran or even rode in a classic car to be featured in our Finish Line Photo Album! More photos from that event are included in this newsletter as well.

As we continue to experience an upward trend in the spread of COVID-19 in our community, I want to assure everyone that we are vigorously evaluating and monitoring best practices that will keep our staff and those they support safe. I’m incredibly pleased with the conservative measures we’ve put in place that have resulted in limited exposures across our agency over the last eight months, and I’m confident that this approach will continue to minimize spread to ensure everyone stays healthy and safe.

2020 has certainly been a challenging year, but as we start November, I also have to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for at ACHIEVE. Our caring and dedicated staff have been exceptional, and there’s been no shortage of community support during these difficult times. I’m so incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported our agency, and cannot thank you enough.

From all of us at ACHIEVE, I wish you and your family a safe and healthy Thanksgiving!