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At Goodwill, Thanksgiving is a special holiday that is shared by all. This year was no exception as the organization’s volunteer Service Guild helped more than 900 employees and program participants enjoy all of the trimmings fit for such a wonderful celebration. The volunteer group which recently celebrated its 80th anniversary of service to the organization, plans and hosts the annual Thanksgiving luncheon event in partnership with Goodwill’s Food Services team. The delicious lunch includes all of the essential Thanksgiving ingredients including turkey, dressing, green beans, potatoes, cranberry and of course, pie!
The annual Thanksgiving Luncheon is a holiday tradition that is much looked forward to by the organization’s program participants as well as staff team members. “We look forward to hosting this event every year,” said Sue Burreson, Guild President. “It’s always such a wonderful opportunity to come together and share the joy of the holiday season,” added Burreson.
While the Thanksgiving luncheon is always a highlight of the season, this year’s luncheon marks the beginning of a major celebration of Goodwill’s 100th anniversary of service. Next year, the organization will be officially celebrating a century of helping thousands of people with disabilities and our nation’s veterans to achieve personal success through employment. “We take great pride in our long-standing tradition of service to the Greater Cincinnati community and are looking forward to the official celebration in 2016,” said Joe Byrum, President and CEO.
Ohio Valley Goodwill is grateful to the Service Guild for its generous support of the annual Thanksgiving luncheon event and to its Food Services training team and volunteers for their hard work on ensuring the 2015 luncheon was enjoyed by all of Goodwill’s honored guests. To find out more about Goodwill’s history of service, visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/about. Ohio Valley Goodwill Wishes Everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving! Please note that Goodwill will be closed on Thursday, 11-26 to celebrate the holiday!