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November 2020 Updates

Atlas has many exciting updates and events to tell you about for November 2020!

November 2020 Updates

November Updates

The year is winding down, and holidays are approaching, but Atlas is still hard at work. In fact, we have many fun and exciting announcements and upcoming events to tell you about — Such as AbilitiesExpo. Have you heard about it? Well, we’ll be there and so can you! Keep reading to find out all about this amazing virtual and free event. 

a service dog lab. Text on bottom right says "Abilities Virtual Experience:

Virtual Abilities Expo

2020 has been the year of adapting. What better way to celebrate innovative ways to adapt than by attending the Virtual Abilities Expo!

Abilities Expo brings the disability community together through incredible trade shows featuring all kinds of innovative adaptive technologies, sports, amazing speakers, and now… Atlas. Free for anyone to attend from the comfort of their living room. Not only will we have a virtual booth where you can chat with us in real time, we will also be going live throughout the conference. So don’t miss out!

When: November 20th – 22nd
Register here: https://rebrand.ly/q5m89d6

A golden retriever service dog with his paws up on a banister. Giving Tuesday is written across the top right

We are Participating in #GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. It has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

This year, Giving Tuesday will be December 1st. We are excited to participate in this wonderful movement and allow our incredible supporters to join in as well. In the coming weeks, we will be posting exciting updates and announcements about how you can participate and what Giving Tuesday 2020 means for Atlas. So be sure to check out our social media accounts to keep up.

Thank You!

A woman wearing a navy blue shirt with Arrow the service dog mascot that says "I work for treats"

Last month we launched a T-shirt fundraiser with a goal of $1000. Thanks to you, our incredible supporters, we met and EXCEEDED that goal by more than double! We want to thank each and everyone of you. These funds support our training programs and help expand our available resources for people in need. Your support continues to increase access to service dogs for people with disabilities.
Were you one of our generous donors? We’d love to see a you flaunting your shirt. Just send us a pic (bonus points if a furry friend decides to photobomb).

Mental Health

Many people face challenges with mental health, yet so many do not feel comfortable or safe speaking up about it. Today, we want to show off the magic of dogs and the benefit they can have to help people cope. Help us spread awareness and continue to destigmatize mental health.

Featured Publication

Check out our article featured in the Lanthan Foundations Fall 2020 Newsletter. The Lantham Foundation has spent the last 100 years promoting humane education and we are honored to be featured in their publication. Learn about the bond formed between a person and their service dog and the benefits (as well as challenges) of training your own service dog. Find article here.

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