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    Treating Upwardly Global's volunteers to a night just for them

    Day 115

    A Simple Thanks

    Upwardly Global is powered by their incredible team – but also by their network of supporters, friends, and volunteers. They amplify the work that UpGlo does, reaching so many more than would be possible without them.

    But, says Favin from the UpGlo team, they rarely ever get a chance to simply say thanks. There simply aren’t a lot of extra resources to go around.

    So for Day 115, we’re changing all that – a fun, relaxing night in honor of volunteers and alumni, filled with gratitude and good food.

    “Being able to say thank you – hard stop – never happens,” said Favin from Upwardly Global. “This was the very first thing I wanted to do.”

    Along with the volunteers, we invited alumni of the program too. Many of them have continued to support and be a part of the UpGlo family – many of them become volunteers, helping others to find the success they’ve achieved.

    As the night went on, the conversation got richer, stomachs got fuller, new friendships were struck up.

    It was just one evening, but the meaning behind it will remain in the hearts and minds of volunteers and staff alike. It was an opportunity to connect – person to person – and appreciate each other for the doors they’ve opened together.

    Hear more from Favin on why this event was so important to her and the team!

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