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The first week in May always marks the official celebration of national Goodwill week and this year the week will be filled a host of special events. The official celebration will kick off on Saturday, May 2nd with Ohio Valley Goodwill’s first-ever participation in the annual Flying Pig Marathon as both an associate charity as well as Expo exhibitor. The organization will be hosting a “Goodwill Pig Pop Up Shop” which will offer race participants the opportunity to purchase flight gear including zip up jackets and vests for the big race the next morning. The best part is that all items will only cost $2.00 and the runner can feel good about tossing the items once they warm up. Discarded items will be collected at the end of the race and recycled appropriately.
In addition to Goodwill’s participation in the Flying Pig Marathon, the organization’s Service Guild will be hosting it’s annual Spring Mini-fest at Goodwill’s Tri-County store during the weekend of May 1st and 2nd. This two-day festival features lunch-time grill-outs; collectibles and vintage treasures for sale as well as home-baked goods. All proceeds benefit the organization’s mission of putting people to work in the community.
During the week of May 4th-9th, Goodwill will be partnering for the first time with Northern Kentucky University for “Move Out Week” which will offer students the opportunity to donate unwanted items like clothing, furniture and electronics to support the organization as well as to recycle responsibly. Annually, Ohio Valley Goodwill recycles more than 45,000,000 lbs. of donated goods and diverts them from area landfills. Goodwill was recognized by Hamilton County Recycling last year for its excellence in reuse and recycling efforts. NKU students will be urged to donate and to help preserve the planet at the same time.
“For almost 100 years, Ohio Valley Goodwill has been a leader in the Greater Cincinnati community in helping people with disabilities and our nation’s veterans to go to work as well as in its efforts to help preserve the planet,” said Joe Byrum, President and CEO. “The celebration of National Goodwill Week is a wonderful opportunity to bring attention to our efforts to help people achieve personal success as well as our commitment to environmental stewardship.”
To find out more about Ohio Valley Goodwill, please visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/about. Please join us in the celebration of “National Goodwill Week” by choosing to donate and recycle responsibly. For a list of our 29 conveniently located Goodwill donation centers, please visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/donate.