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Dear Friends and Members,

Thank-you!
Todah Rabah!
Gracias!
Dobrii den’!
Xie-xie!

In November, we celebrate Thanksgiving, a day of gratitude recalling a harvest festival celebrated in 1621 by the Pilgrims, a group of English people who came to these shores seeking religious freedom.
 
Now an annual national holiday, Thanksgiving has come to symbolize intercultural peace, our nation’s embrace of newcomers, and the sanctity of home and family. Even in our unsettled times, these remain powerful symbols embodying our nation’s positive energy and spirit.      

Here at CALW, we have much for which to be thankful: a warm, welcoming environment; delicious meals; and programs that reflect our diverse neighborhoods. We are grateful for friends, old and new, grateful for the chance to share ourselves and learn about others.

We also are grateful for the social work student interns who will be working with us through spring: Alice Fang, Faneeza (“Fanny”) Geronimo, Jacqueline (“Jackie”) Solano, and Haoying Wang.  Their  efforts are so important to our Center, and we are pleased to offer them the opportunity to train and grow professionally.   

Finally – and most important -- we thank you, our members. Your continued enthusiasm, interest, and devotion keep us strong, open to opportunities yet to come.    

 
With appreciation – as always --  and best wishes for the coming holiday season,  

Marcie S. Gitlin, LMSW, CDP
Director         

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