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Community Impact October Blog: Celebrate the Victories

Celebrate the Victories

By Trista Stout-Walker, Vice President of Community Impact

I love a good screen shot of an uplifting message from social media. While preparing for this blog, I was inspired by a quote from William James, “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” In October, many causes celebrate “awareness month,” and many are near and dear to my heart. While spreading awareness, you may participate in a walk to raise funds for breast cancer research or wear purple on October 21st for Domestic Violence Awareness. These simple acts serve as outreach and conversation starters. You are planting the seed of your advocacy and service within another person. I classify these moments as small victories!

Small victories are celebrated every day at UWSWA. Small victories of coordinating housing assistance through 2-1-1. Small victories of working with VOAD organizations to fund repairs to a home destroyed by Hurricane Sally. Small victories of celebrating the future leaders of the Project Blueprint Class of 2021. These victories cannot be achieved without you. Please continuing giving, advocating, and volunteering with UWSWA and our 46 partner agencies. We need your help to plant the seed of awareness and support of UWSWA. Check out our website at to learn more about our programs, partners, and engagement opportunities.


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