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Ohio Valley Goodwill was so pleased to be a part of the inspiring ReelAbilities Film premiere of “Mimi and Dona,” on Friday, March 10th at the Duke Energy. As a long-time partner of Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services (HCDDS), Ohio Valley Goodwil partnered with People for DD Services to host a showing of the film in support of People for DD Services.
Marketing Manager, Sharon Hannon, joined with dozens of interested film goers at the premiere and listened with interest to the panel discussion that took place following the film. The film portrayed the story of Mimi, an older Mom, and her daughter, Dona, and their journey together. Filmed by Mimi’s granddaughter, Sophie, who is dealing with the diagnosis of her own young son with Autism, the movie is a heart-breaking story of love and the importance of families working together to plan for care. The assembled panel who shared their thoughts following the movie, were visibly affected as they shared their own stories, fears and concerns with film attendees.
Appropriately enough, on Valentine’s Day, Ohio Valley Goodwill officially partnered with People for DD Services for this film, providing 45 tickets for the use of interested movie-goers who wished to attend the premiere and support People for DD Services. “As an Employment and Training center that has served individuals with disabilities for more than a century, Goodwill is acutely aware of the importance of helping individuals to plan for their futures on their path to personal success,” said Hannon. “Goodwill was honored to be able to provide the opportunity for interested film-goers to attend this compelling and timely movie,” added Hannon.
To find out more about Ohio Valley Goodwill’s programs and services for people with disabilities, please visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/services. Our thanks to Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services, the ReelAbilities Film Festival and People for DD Services for this informative and very relevant community educational experience.