Giving Thanks Around Erie

November 25, 2013 | Chicago, IL

As Thanksgiving approaches, the administration and staff at Erie reflect on 2013. During our busy lives, we tend to forget about the important things in life; health, family, and community. Those at Erie were asked to take a moment and give thanks for the family, opportunities, and gifts in their lives.

I am thankful for my healthy and happy 2 year-old daughter and a job that I love! –Lucero Cervantes, Executive Assistant

I am thankful for being able to give back to my community and city that I love. –Erika Claich, Senior Development Associate

I'm thankful for my compassionate family that has supported every decision I have, and will continue to make. --Gloria Razo, Social Worker

I am thankful for my children, grandchildren, and especially for my husband. –Grace Clear, Associate Director of Child Care (Early Childhood Education)

I'm thankful for the great year my family and I have shared. –Evelyn Corona, Intake Coordinator

I am thankful for being alive --being able to wake up every day-- and accomplish my every day tasks. I am also thankful for having a great family, parents, wonderful husband and friends! –Angelica Steinz, Intake Assistant

I'm thankful for my family and dear friends. –Maria Medina, Lead Receptionist

I am thankful for my health and that of my family's. More importantly, for the families that we, [at Erie House], have been able to make a difference for, through the services we provide. –Betty Sanchez-Azadeh, Senior Director of Operations

I am thankful for everything in my life. I am thankful for my family and the gift of having a job that allows me to make a difference every day. –Celena Roldán-Moreno, Executive Director

I'm thankful to live in a bike-friendly city, and the new 'Hunger Games' movie. –Micaella Verro, Health and Leadership Programs Coordinator

I am thankful for being able to watch families grow at Erie House and for the lessons that participants, in all my programs, teach me every day. –Michael Guarrine, Director of Health and Leadership Programs

I'm thankful for my husband, my family, my church, and work. I'm thankful for living in the best city in the U.S., and for the many freedoms we have in our Country. –Leslie Okamura, Director of Finance

I'm thankful for my family's well-being, blessings, and unity throughout life's obstacles. –Emmanuel Vazquez, Grant Administrator

I am thankful for being healthy, for my family and loved ones. –Doris Valarezo, Human Resource Assistant

I am thankful for my life, family, friends and job. –Ema Lopez, Administrative Assistant



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