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More Than You See 2021: Live. Work. Grow.

posted on Thursday, May 20, 2021

As many of you know, spring is typically the time of year we would be gathering in person for More Than You See – our annual dueling pianos benefit. However, with the CDC’s guidelines and the health and safety of the people we serve in mind, we’re doing things a little differently.

Without question, COVID-19 made for a challenging year for the persons we serve – many of whom are among some of the most vulnerable to this terrible virus. The toll it’s taken has been immeasurable. And yet, in the midst of the many challenges, there have been corresponding bright spots. The dedication and resilience of our EPI staff has shone through clearly and consistently. And, the community has rallied around our organization with support.

For the last SEVEN years More Than You See has worked to connect with people and bring our vision to life. This year is no different.

We envision a world where all people are recognized and valued - encouraged and supported to live, work, and grow - in our community.

We have created a virtual on-going event where we feature four persons served, each in their own videos. These videos will not only give everyone the opportunity to hear the unique stories of each individual, but will  feature local businesses handpicked by the community members being interviewed.

Follow along with us as we share Jessica's story of training her beagle named Gracie at Petsmart or Julea when she takes us to her favorite popcorn shop. The Cedar Valley has done an incredible job in embracing the people our organization supports and we wanted to take the opportunity to lift up some of these businesses, as well.

Each of these videos will be released on EPI’s Live Work Grow with EPI webpage. We will also be sharing these to all of our social media accounts and would greatly appreciate your support! Every “like,” “comment,” and “share” helps us in our goal of spreading awareness and support for how equally incredible the people are that we serve and also the Cedar Valley community, where we all live, work, and grow.

We will also have a new merch line available to help spread the message of all people live, work, and grow in our community. From hats to shirts to sweatshirts, each item will include this important message of community inclusion. We are excited for you to view and support this vision coming to life.