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Chers amis,

Merci d'avoir fait de l'exercice 2021 une autre année remarquable pour Career Opportunity Development, Inc. (CODI). Tout au long de l'année, notre personnel dévoué a fait un travail incroyable pour maintenir les services dans les moments les plus difficiles. Notre objectif permanent est de maintenir nos frais généraux bas tout en augmentant notre capacité, et vous contribuez vraiment à rendre cela possible !
CODI est plus fort que jamais grâce à notre communauté en constante expansion de personnes incroyables et généreuses qui donnent du temps, des ressources, de la nourriture, des fournitures, de l'argent, des talents et de la sueur pour soutenir notre mission. Nous savons que nous sommes vraiment chanceux et vous remercier semble être un si petit gage de notre appréciation.

Au moment où j'écris cette lettre, je me souviens d'une de mes citations préférées de
Ruth Smeltzer, "Vous n'avez pas vécu une journée parfaite, même si vous avez gagné de l'argent à moins que vous n'ayez fait quelque chose pour quelqu'un qui ne pourra jamais vous rembourser."

Bien que nous ne puissions jamais vous rembourser pour tout ce que vous avez fait pour nous soutenir, j'espère que vous accepterez nos sincères remerciements et notre appréciation. Votre engagement continu envers ceux que nous servons nous rappelle à quel point nous sommes chanceux d'avoir votre soutien. Votre générosité et votre compassion nous ont motivés et inspirés à travers ces moments difficiles, et pour cela, nous vous en sommes très reconnaissants. 
Linda L. Carney
Président/PDG – Career Opportunity Development, Inc.

Habits that support our mental health. We may want to consider incorporating the steps below into our self-care routine. 

Always Be Humble and Kind - Smile at someone, be friendly to someone we don't know. Be generous with our time, energy, gifts, talents, and resources. Be patient, easygoing, warm-hearted, and thoughtful. Kind hearts are quietly kind. They let a car cut before them without losing their temper, let the three-year-old mom move in front of them in the checkout line, or take time to listen to others instead of complaining. We can show mercy and grace to those we feel may have slighted or wronged us and, in doing so, understand that mercy is the most profound gesture of kindness. 

Bring Nature Inside – while nature provides many benefits to our mental health, so does bringing plant life inside. According to the World Economic Forum, taking care of a plant can give us a sense of fulfillment while improving air quality and reducing airborne pollutants in our internal environments. Improved air quality can also boost cognitive performance. 

Clean Our Space - regardless of where our space is located, we can make it as clean and organized as possible. Spring cleaning is an age-old expression of getting a fresh start after the long winter months, but it also boosts our mental health. According to Very Well Health, just the spring cleaning ritual can give us a sense of accomplishment and control over our environment. 

Focus on our Sleep - the benefits of a good night's Sleep can supercharge our brains and bodies. One of the ways we can look within is to see how we're treating ourselves. Optum Health notes that limiting alcohol and caffeine before bed, lighting our meals, reducing exposure to screens, and keeping our space dark and cool are ways to have a better sleeping experience. Let's all commit to taking extra care of our mental health!


Linda L. Carney

"I have been privileged to be associated with CODI since 2008 as a member of the Board of Directors. The Board is committed to CODI's mission of enriching the personal, social, and economic independence of individuals with disabilities and disadvantages through employment and housing. The Board feels very fortunate to have Linda Carney as the President and CEO. She is, without question, the driving force behind CODI's success over the last several decades.
Linda sets a clear and ambitious vision for the organization. She leads a talented management team firmly committed to the organization's mission and focuses on continuous quality improvement. Through Linda's outstanding leadership, CODI enjoys the respect of the community's long-term relationships with local churches and has enlisted a large group of volunteers that help provide holiday meals, food assistance, and many other benefits for the consumers at CODI and their families.
Quantifying CODI's tremendous positive impact on countless individuals isn't easy. However, it is undoubtedly significant. It is gratifying to see CODI achieve its mission of serving its consumers with an unapparelled quality of care. CODI accomplishes its mission through even the most challenging circumstances, whether providing housing, assisting with employment, or enriching its clients' personal and economic situations.
Through CODI's outstanding leadership team, solid financial position, careful planning, and diverse revenue streams, its future couldn't be brighter. I feel honored to be a CODI's Board of Directors member."
                                                                                                                                           Joe Cella
                                                                                                                               Past Board Chair

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