"Goodwill Enthusiastically Supports CARA "Bewitching Night Out" Fund-Raiser!"

Ohio Valley Goodwill’s team was thrilled to be part of the 2012 CARA Fall fund-raiser appropriately titled “A Bewitching Night Out” held at the ChristopherMarcus Salon in Hyde Park Square. This is the third annual Fall event hosted by Salon owner, Mark Neff, in support of CARA’s mission of enriching the lives of people with Developmental Disabilities. CARA is an acronym for the Community Ambassadors Resource Alliance and Goodwill is one of the founding members of the non-profit group which is affiliated with long-time partner Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services (HCDDS). More than 40 guests enjoyed the festive Halloween-themed atmosphere, hauntingly lyrical refrains of musician Mark Macomber, Tarot card readings by Sauni, spooky intoxicating appetizers, startling raffle baskets, and the company of friends and colleagues. Of particular note at this year’s event, was a showcase of the work of artists affiliated with CARA partner, Visionaries and Voices. New CARA Vice President, Niel Hartman was delighted to introduce guest artists, Diamond Snowden and Courttney Cooper who spoke eloquently about their work and the things that inspire them. Following their comments, guests were thrilled by the raffle drawing for fantastic gift baskets which took place immediately afterwards. “I could not be more pleased with how this year’s Fall CARA event turned out,” Kate Hawkins, Executive Director. “We are very grateful to ChristopherMarcus Salon and their amazing team for their on-going wonderful support of our mission,” added Hawkins. Salon owner, Mark Neff and his team were also the hair and make-up sponsors for CARA’s 2009 “What Matters Most” Fashion Show in support of the Levy campaign for HCDDS. “Goodwill is very proud to be a member of the CARA group and is pleased that so many of our team members are such enthusastic supporters of the group’s mission,” said Sharon Hannon, Goodwill Marketing Specialist. To find out more about the CARA group, please visit www.caragroup.org.

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