Week of Giving 2020 Recap and Annual Volunteer Awards
All of you, our donors and supporters, showed up for Attain Housing in a huge way for our Week of Giving in September. Even without an in-person luncheon, your support made our annual Fall Fundraiser a rousing success. Pre-COVID, we had set a fundraising goal for our 2020 Fundraiser of $180,000 and we got SO CLOSE! We were truly blown away by our donors this year, who raised over $171,000 to go directly toward our transitional housing and Stable Home rental assistance programs. Even in a pandemic, you made sure that Attain Housing will still be helping Eastside families break out of the cycle of homelessness or prevent becoming homeless in the first place. We are so grateful to you all.
In case you missed it, we also announced our annual volunteer awards during the Week of Giving. Our hats are off to these devoted friends of Attain Housing!
Volunteer of the Year – Kim Convertino
Kim started volunteering with us over a year ago handling front-desk calls and her role soon evolved into being a crucial part of the Stable Home rental assistance team. When she isn’t swamped with calls, follow-ups, and documentation, Kim becomes our data analyst. With a background in accounting, Kim is a whiz with Excel. We assisted 241 households with Stable Home funds last year and we could not have done it without her. Thank you, Kim!
Bill Petter Housing Homeless Advocate Award – Karen & Troy Thiel
Over the past several years, the Thiels have worked tirelessly, not only for Attain, but for affordable housing in general. Troy is involved in government affairs as he has worked on condo reform and has started a local convening group called Community for Affordable Housing. Using their vast real estate experience, both Karen and Troy worked for months on a pro-bono basis to help Attain locate and negotiate a deal with our Angel Investor to purchase a four-plex, renamed Totem Lane, which is now fully occupied with client families. Both of the Thiels were very active in creating and producing engaging and comical videos for the 7 Hills Shifting Gears fundraiser this year and have been members of the 7 Hills Committee for several years. Karen joined our Board of Directors in 2019 and serves as the Board Secretary. Thank you, Thiels, for all you do for Attain Housing!
We don’t know yet what form our 2021 Fall Fundraiser will take, but we want to make sure it’s something special and memorable for all. If you missed any of our Week of Giving videos, you can find them on our website or search for Attain Housing on YouTube.
We’d like to give one more round of thanks to our incredible 2020 sponsors!