What Are You Thankful For?



Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a day meant for gratitude, gathering with loved ones, and of course great food. To get in the spirit, we asked our coworkers to share what they are thankful for this holiday season. Check out their responses below!


"I am thankful for family and friends, being able to spend time with loved ones. I am also thankful for working for Wills Dady and being able to do the work for such an organization that does amazing work on our community."

- Lauren White, Housing Programs Director


"This year I am thankful for the dedication and support of our staff, board members, volunteers, donors and community partners and for the health and happiness of my family and loved ones."

- Alicia Faust, Executive Director


"I’m thankful for my family, friends, and the communities I have been able to join in my life. A special shout out to all those here in Cedar Rapids and at Willis Dady Homeless Services that have made moving here truly special."

- Matthew Sanford, Development Data & Grants Specialist



"I am grateful for my family's health and the ability to be together during the holiday season, and the time I get to learn from my coworkers to create the best system of support that we can for our clients." - Kelsey Culver, Employment Services Director


"This year I'm thankful for the health and well-being of my family, the opportunity to help those around me, and for the small luxuries of life (like a warm cup of coffee) that I often overlook."

- Allison Hein, Development Coordinator


"This year I am grateful to spend time with my friends and family again. I am also grateful to be a part of the Willis Dady family, with so many incredible supporters, donors, volunteers, and staff." - Emily Zimmon, Development Director


Above all, Willis Dady Homeless Services is thankful for you.

Everyday YOU make a difference in the lives of individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and we are always blown away by your generosity. From the giving of your time as a volunteer, your financial support, and giving donations of needed supplies, you help ensure that every client that walks through our doors feels empowered to start their journey to stability.


Thank you so much for everything that you do to help individuals and families experiencing homelessness in our community. We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving and are so glad to have you as a part of our Willis Dady family.


What are you thankful for this holiday season? Share your responses below, or tag us on social media (@willisdady) and share your thankfulness with your friends and family!