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Ohio Valley Goodwill’s Oakley store as well as a group of its employees and program participants were delighted to be featured on the cover of the January issue of Hyde Park Living magazine. The cover story, written by freelance reporter Julie Isphording, explains the connection between Goodwill’s network of retail stores and its mission of putting people to work. In an interview with Goodwill Marketing Specialist, Sharon Hannon, the relationship between shopping, donating and helping individuals with disabilities and our nation’s veterans achieve personal success is comprehensively described. When asked about the most rewarding part of working at Goodwill, Hannon responded “Watching people feel good about who they are and what they are able to achieve…[and] the fact that this achievement is made possible with support from the community makes it just that more gratifying.” Pictured on the cover of the Hyde Park Living issue are members of Goodwill’s Retail and Oakley store team as well as members of its award-winning Center for Advocacy, Recreation and Education (CARE) program, Eddie Morgan, Kristine Agoston and Colin Harbaugh. The Goodwill “models” were thrilled to be part of the effort to share the important story of the organization and to help show how stores and donations help to support its vital programs and services for individuals in the Greater Cincinnati community. Goodwill has partnered with former Olympian and freelance writer Julie Isphording for the past three years as part of the annual Thanksgiving Day Race to start the largest “starting line coat drive” in America. The organization sponsors two donation stations annually which allows racers to share their spirit of giving as they shed their clothes throughout the 10k race event. “We are so happy to have this wonderful relationship with Julie,” said Sharon Hannon, Marketing Specialist. “She has become such an advocate of Goodwill on many levels- she loves the great deals at our Oakley store and she has helped us use the Thanksgiving Day Race as a platform to further communicate our mission to the community,” added Hannon. Ohio Valley Goodwill is grateful to Hyde Park Living magazine and reporter, Julie Isphording, for their wonderful cover story about “Spreading Goodwill.” Copies of Hyde Parking Living magazine can be found at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Rookwood Commons.