"Goodwill's CARE Participants Celebrate Reds Opening Day!"

L to R: Eddie Morgan, Michelle Stern, Frank Reinhardt, Elizabeth Steele and Liz Roy (in front)

Ohio Valley Goodwill’s award-winning Center for Advocacy, Recreation and Education (CARE) was the headquarters for a Reds celebration on Opening Day, April 1st. Like all Cincinnatians, participants were excited about the annual tradition and figured out creative ways to commemorate the Opening Day festivities. Following the watching of a live stream of the 2013 Reds Opening Day parade, the group enjoyed a party with Reds-themed cupcakes, a raffle drawing with Reds souvenirs and a general celebration leading up to game time. “Opening Day is always a big event for us in the CARE program,” said Lois Kramer, Supervisor. “It always marks the official start of Spring and the beginning of our many outdoor field trips as the weather gets warmer,” added Kramer.

The Goodwill CARE program opened its doors in 2004 and is designed as a personal enrichment program for the more than 50 individuals that it serves. The program offers a choice-filled, life enriching option that involves everything from regular visits from a pet therapy dog to weekly trips into the community. The CARE program was honored with the Thomas H. Kidd Award of Excellence from Goodwill’s long-time partner, Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services in 2006.

To find out more about the CARE program, visit our website at www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/services or contact Sharon Hannon, Marketing Specialist at (513) 771-4800. Go Reds!

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