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Love is in the Air



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Love is definitely in the air at CICOA in February. Not just because it’s Valentine’s Day, but because February is the month that we celebrate the generosity of CICOA’s staff members. February is Care & Share month here at CICOA, where we invite our employees to support the organization financially.

I believe that almost everyone in this organization feels called to serve people who have great needs. CICOA’s employees are generous and wonderful people who work hard to take care of our client’s needs. They offer their professional expertise to impact the lives of our clients, to find solutions for their problem, and they make great things possible here every single day.

You may wonder what happens during Care & Share month. An employee committee plans a kick-off event for the February all-staff meeting. This year’s theme is “setting new ‘records’,” complete with 50’s style sock hop costumes and an Elvis impersonator singing, “I can’t help giving to Care & Share.”  It was a hit! In addition to a single gift or payroll deduction contributions, employees may also pay $5 to wear jeans on Wednesdays through the month. We’ll celebrate at the end of the campaign with treats for everyone.

Our staff works hard and gives generously! At this writing, CICOA leadership staff members have already contributed over $11,000.00. By the end of the month, we hope to meet our goal of $18,000.00. I think our staff will probably exceed that, because they really want to help the clients we serve. They believe in the mission of CICOA: to empower older adults, those of any age with a disability and family caregivers to achieve the greatest possible independence, dignity and quality of life.

Hugs and high fives to CICOA staff members! I hope you feel really good about giving your time, talent and treasure to CICOA. Thank you for your big hearts of kindness and generosity. I consider it a great privilege to be part of a wonderful nonprofit organization supported by people like you. Your caring heart keeps me going, continuing to do what I do.