Thank you so much for your support over the past few months. With our busiest season coming to a close, all of us at Switchback are breathing a sigh of relief. There's lots to be grateful for during the busy months of spring and summer when our shop is buzzing with activity. This year we're especially grateful for the success of our second annual Harvest Ride fundraiser (see picture above). But by the end of October we always feel ready for a rest!
On the topic of rest and recovery, two of our staff members have realized that they want to take advantage of this quieter time of year by attending addiction rehabilitation programs to help them on their journey towards wellness. We are so glad that they feel empowered to make this choice for themselves and that their work at Switchback has given them the time and resources needed to make it possible.
With fewer hands needed in the shop, two of our recent hires are going to supplement all the amazing hands-on learning they did this summer with some professional development courses at Park Tool School this winter.
Finally, for the first time, our whole staff team will be going on a 3-day retreat in a few weeks for team and relationship building. We can’t wait!
Thank you for supporting our work and mission of providing dignified, stable jobs for people who have significant barriers to employment. In a world where success in business often demands a single-minded focus on profits, our little social enterprise that strives to make space for people who are marginalized and to build an inclusive, supportive community, is always swimming upstream. Knowing that there are so many people out there who are in our corner, cheering us on, means the world to us.
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