Ohio Valley Goodwill was pleased to host an Open House event at its Fairfield Vocational Services Center on Tuesday, November 13th to celebrate 10 years in the Butler County community as well as to debut its brand new “Wall of Fame.” The Open House offered an overview of the Goodwill employment and training satellite location and its many services as well as a spotlight for the artistic achievements of three of the program’s participants; Mark Hodge, James Egan and Dale Murphy.
Guests enjoyed tours of the facility and an interactive presentation with the three artists as well as the Goodwill staff team members. All three artists participate in the InsideOut Studio in downtown Hamilton and also choose to participate in the Goodwill program. As Dale Murphy noted, “I like the paychecks” from working at Goodwill. The occasion also marked the 10th anniversary of the Goodwill program in the Butler County area and is a result of community requests for a satellite vocational center as well as the organization’s long-time partnership with Butler DD.
“We are so pleased that team members from Butler DD as well as family members and friends were able to join us for the Open House event,” said Lisa Schneider, Asst. Director of DD Services. “Community involvement, participation and employment opportunities for the individuals we serve are always a priority for Goodwill and we want to make sure that everyone understands our commitment to this mission,” added Schneider.
For more information about the Goodwill Fairfield Vocational Center, visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/services.