Aveshka is in the business of making a meaningful and lasting difference in the lives of our employees, customers, and communities, and supporting causes that embrace this same mission is of great importance to our company. Which is why we are proud to be a corporate sponsor of the COVID-19 Hope Quilt and the Together We Will Heal art projects, founded by Diane Canney.
The HOPE Quilt began as a grassroots movement in Loudoun County, Virginia in August 2020, using art as a way to honor and share gratitude to frontline workers who risked their lives to keep others safe and instill hope during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Together We Will Heal project commissions portrait artists to capture the faces of unsung heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as writers who will capture the heroes’ stories.
The mission of these projects strikes a chord in the hearts of the Aveshka family. At the onset of the pandemic, Aveshka personnel were thwarted into response support and operations activities, helping customers, federal agencies, and frontline workers navigate the novel Coronavirus. Our sponsorship stems from our utmost gratitude for our nation’s heroes that have gone above and beyond, with many risking their own lives with the simple wish to save others during the pandemic. It is our wish through this endeavor, to help comfort and honor those who have experienced loss and hardship due to COVID.
Aveshka participated by designing a company quilt panel which reflects the design of our company “challenge coin” which was originally made to award our personnel who have served and supported our customers as they navigated the pandemic and continue to prepare them for a post-pandemic world. The inclusion of our challenge coin design into the COVID-19 HOPE Quilt is our way of “awarding” our nation’s heroes who have stepped up to take on the hardest of challenges over the past year and a half and continue to ensure our citizens health and safety.
Over the past couple of months, Aveshka personnel and their families contributed by designing their own quilt panels to be displayed in this nationwide art project.