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Celebrate gratitude! Thank you to our partners and supporters.

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023

Gratitude is something special. At United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, we know its power and we seek to express it in every facet of our work. We know that the mission we pursue is impossible without the community partners who empower us, and so gratitude lives deep in our work. We create opportunities and close gaps because we have partner nonprofits who work together with us to do that. We build resilience in our community because we have corporate partners and individual donors who fund that work. And we pursue a more equitable world because the community is behind us in that endeavor.

So in November 2023, we sought to intentionally recognize this outpouring of gratitude by reaching out to 30 of our community partners, corporate partners, community members, staff members and volunteers and asking them to share an answer to the question, "What are you grateful for?" The responses we received were enthralling, inspiring and powerful. Read through these wonderful peoples' thoughts and think to yourself, "What am I grateful for?"

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