"Goodwill's CARE Program Supports Cincinnati Police Run!"

On one of the hottest days of the year, Goodwill’s CARE participants were a welcome sight for runners participating in the 2010 Cincinnati Police-sponsored Torch Run in support of Special Olympics. Goodwill’s Center for Advocacy, Recreation and Education (CARE)participants volunteered their lunchtime to pass out water to the thirsty runners as they passed the organization’s corporate headquarters in the Village of Woodlawn. The Torch Run begins in downtown Cincinnati and finishes in Springdale covering 16 miles in length. The police volunteers enjoyed interacting with the CARE individuals as they took a welcome moment to catch their breath. Goodwill’s CARE program is designed to provide a variety of personal development activities for participants which includes community volunteerism. The Torch Run offered the perfect opportunity for CARE to reach out to members of the Cincinnati police in their efforts to raise funds for individuals with disabilities. “We are very proud of the many community activities that our participants choose to support,” said Leslie McCurley, Asst. Director of DD Services. “It really allows the individuals we serve the opportunity to enjoy the feeling of giving back to their community,” added McCurley.

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