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    Showing up for everyone in the Upwardly Global family

    Day 110

    Like Family

    One of the most incredible things about our friends at Upwardly Global is that they think about and serve the whole person. Not only do they help refugees and immigrants become assets in their new communities, they become trusted friends.

    But while they care deeply about their clients professional and personal live, they often just don’t have the resources to support them in the ways they’d like.

    The team had an idea. Something to show the job seekers – and their families – that they’re seen, they’re valued, that they’re in this journey together.

    The Upwardly Global team put their heads together and came up with a whole goodie bag of small gifts for kids, things that would not only be fun but parent-approved too.

    We gathered together a collection of kids books, fun socks, colored pencils, and some small toys, wrapped them up, and tied some ribbon at the top. These goodie bags were ready to go!

    “With all the books that we bought, we tried to really think about inclusion,” said Favin. “They were specifically geared in that tone of acceptance and understanding that everybody’s new here. Some people are just newer.”

    It’s something small, but unexpected. A way to show up the way this team wants to.

    “It’s the idea of being able to say you’re this person and you’ve got a family at home,” said Favin, “why not get to know them the way we’ve gotten to know you.”

    Hear what Upwardly Global teammate Favin has to say on the importance of this simple gesture!

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