This year has been an especially challenging one for all of us. Racial equity and justice were put into the forefront of everyone's minds, sparking countless discussions, affecting all levels of our society and our personal relationships. The pandemic has changed all facets of our lives and VISIONS, like many others, had to quickly pivot, embrace changes, and reimagine a different way to engage with our partners and the community.
"As we approach the end of 2020, I want to take this time to thank all of our supporters who made this very challenging year a success for VISIONS. Giving Tuesday is on December 1 this year, and we would like to take this opportunity to invite all of you to make a gift to VISIONS. Generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others.
"We are so honored to celebrate our 36th anniversary this year, and VISIONS will continue to stay true to our mission and our work. Through changing the world view of one person at a time, we aim to affect positive change in our community.
"With your help, we can continue to innovate and expand our reach. We invite you to continue to partner with us and make a donation to VISIONS today as we look forward together, to the year ahead!" -VISIONS Executive Director Elika Dadsetan-Foley
As we navigate through all the challenges and changes this year, we arrived at the end of the year more resilient, more focused, and more determined to do more, and better. With your support, we have used our model to connect with many people in different communities this year. In 2020, we:
VISIONS Legacy Project; which engages young people to learn the VISIONS model and run community arts events focused around justice and equity; moved to a virtual model this year. Our brilliant youth participants shared their own interpretations of the discussion topics below:
2020 also marks VISIONS' 36th anniversary, and while the country has evolved in the past 36 years, VISIONS is steadfast in our mission and our work, our relevance unchanging. We would like to continue to expand our offerings and reach out to more people next year, and with your help, we can ensure that we can continue to innovate. This is also the last chance for you to make a tax-deductible donation and make an impact this giving season, before the end of 2020.
We will continue to stand by our community, and we invite you to continue to partner with us and be our supporter as we look forward to the year ahead!
Please consider making a donation to VISIONS today!