Giving Thanks

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MAAC just wrapped up our semiannual customer service survey week. A big THANKS to our agencies and community partners for all your valuable input and for taking the time to let us know how we’re doing. We welcome the constructive thoughts and are grateful for the appreciation we received.

MAAC is thankful for you and your agency and all the hard work you do for our community. We are happy to call you friends and partners.

Because it’s Thanksgiving week…

Keeping in the theme of the season, the MAAC staff would like to share some of the things we are thankful for:

Natasha is “thankful for being in a line of work that will affect social, systemic and political change.”

Howie is “thankful for a civilization that continues to expand its horizons of inclusion.  In our work that mainly means who can be included in safe, appropriate housing, but I’m also grateful that together we’re including LGBTQ citizens in the legal protections and privileges of marriage, and that we’re including families with children born in the US to undocumented parents in our society without fear of separation, just for a couple examples.”

Stephanie is “thankful for the good fortunes in my life.  I am very aware of how much harder my life could be.”

Glory is “thankful for great holiday food!”

Shelly is “thankful for hot coffee, Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad and a partner to drink it with, the mischievous smiles of my kids, and the heaviness of her body when I rock my littlest one to sleep. Oh, and MAAC. I’m thankful for a job that I love, too :) “.

I’m (Megan) thankful for patience, compassion, acceptance, my job and coworkers, good music, walks with my dogs, yoga, and friends who are my family.

We are all thankful for Linda (our Finance/Operations Director), because she rocks at her job and is an amazing baker and cook who is willing to share her goodies with us often.

Our fearless leader, John, is “just thankful to be here, for my family and friends, their health and wellness, and my work. And [like last year], I’m thankful for covered parking.”

Jill has shared a Classy comic with us to express her current thankfulness:

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There are so many ways to give thanks and things to be thankful for…

As we embark on this holiday season, may we find joy in the little things and celebrate what we have while continuing to share in this sentiment and help others in whatever ways we do… however that looks to each of you.

Happy Turkey Day and Holidays ahead!