Dear Supporters and Friends,

It is hard to believe we are already heading into a new season. Though these past several months have been challenging, I encourage each of us to look ahead to the possibilities and opportunities that come with a changing a season. An opportunity to innovate and evolve our programs and services to meet the changing needs of our community.

During this challenging time, you have stood by MVLE. Working alongside us as we navigated the uncertainty of the world around us. Stood with us as we planned our path forward- a path that would continue putting the needs and interests of our individuals first.

With your support, we have pivoted our programs to launch exciting virtual services. We transitioned our robust volunteer programming to online yoga, cooking classes and musical performances. Our movement and dance program, with BodyWise Dance, went virtual and gave us a daily reminder of the importance to move our bodies. A daily opportunity to focus on our mental, emotional and physical well-being.

Though this has been a time of social isolation for so many, I hope our programs have helped you remain connected both with our MVLE family and your greater community.

As we approach the holiday weekend and celebrate Labor Day, I encourage each of your to reflect on the opportunities in front of you. Join with us this weekend as we celebrate the commitment and strength of our MVLE staff. Celebrate our amazing workforce, and those dedicating their lives to serving on the front line of the crisis. Celebrate your resilience to fight through these challenges and see the opportunities ahead.

Thank you for continuing to Work with Purpose in creating futures one person at a time!


April Pinch-Keeler

President & CEO