It’s hard to believe that this year’s Thanksgiving Day Race is less than two weeks away but the good news is…Team Goodwill is ready! The organization is busy preparing for this year’s big race which is a multi-faceted annual event for Goodwill. For the fifth year in a row, Goodwill will have runners participating in the 10K race as well as sponsoring Donation Stations at the Start of the race and Mile 2. The Mile 2 Donation Station is especially a runner favorite because of the enthusiastic Goodwill cheerleaders and the musical entertainment provided by Michael Flannery and long-time volunteer Mark Macomber.
Goodwill’s sponsorship of the Donation Stations offers the more than 15,000 Thanksgiving Day Race participants the chance to share their warmth with others in the Greater Cincinnati community. More than 5,000 pounds of donated coats, hats, gloves and scarves were collected at last year’s event and are sold in the organization’s network of retail stores. The proceeds of which are used to support Ohio Valley Goodwill’s mission of helping people with disabilities and our nation’s veterans to get jobs in the community. Last year, Goodwill provided employment and training services to more than 3100 people and helped 947 to get jobs in the Greater Cincinnati area.
“We look forward to being part of the annual Thanksgiving Day Race every year,” said Sharon Hannon, Marketing Specialist. “Our partnership provides Goodwill with the opportunity to literally reach out to all of the wonderful runners and walkers and support them in their wish to give back to others at the holiday season,” added Hannon. Help the Thanksgiving Day Race and Goodwill break their record for donations this year- bring a coat and share the warmth with others in our community! For more information about the 2014 Thanksgiving Day Race, visit www.thanksgivingdayrace.com.