Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays – gathering with family and friends, (over)eating delicious food, and celebrating our common unity together.
Like for so many others, this Thanksgiving is a bit difficult for me. Our big family gathering is cancelled to protect against COVID. And I know I have it lucky – so many others have lost loved ones, are out of work, or are still recovering from personal battles with the pandemic.
It can be hard to think about gratitude right now, but we still have so much to be thankful for.
This year at Isles, we are thankful for how our community has rallied together to help one another – sewing masks, harvesting food from our gardens for local food banks, working with local restaurants to deliver hot meals to our students, and much more.
We’re thankful for the outpouring of love, support, and encouragement we’ve received from our friends. And in the coming weeks, we’ll ask for your support again. Many of you will soon be receiving our end of year appeal letter and highlights, outlining the extraordinary lengths the Isles team has gone to this year to make an impact in our communities. To keep making that impact, we need your help this year more than ever.
As the new CEO at Isles, I’m thankful for the opportunity to lead this dynamic organization. Every day, I get to work with a passionate group of staff and board members who work tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
From our Isles family to you, Happy Thanksgiving.
Chief Executive Officer