Ohio Valley Goodwill partnered once again with Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services (HCDDS) in marching in the 2011 Harvest Home Parade on Thursday, September 8th. The festive parade held in the Westwood community attracts thousands of area residents and kicks off the annual Harvest Home Festival. Despite gray, rainy skies and chilly temperatures, Goodwill’s team was in high spirits for this year’s event. Members of Goodwill’s Westwood Training Center look forward to the yearly celebration as an opportunity to reach out to the Westwood community as well as to join with long-time partner, HCDDS, in spreading the message of inclusion of individuals with disabilities. Goodwill’s Westwood Training Center will soon be celebrating its 4th anniversary of service in the Westwood community and currently provides vocational programs for more than 70 adults on a daily basis. This year also marked the grand opening of Goodwill’s new Westwood CARE program which is designed to provide participants with both facility and community-based social and recreational experiences as well as the opportunity to earn a paycheck. “We are so pleased to be part of this important annual community event in Westwood,” said Michelle Ruschman, Program Supervisor. “We want people to know that Goodwill is involved in the social events that matter to residents the most,” added Ruschman. Ohio Valley Goodwill will also join HCDDS as an exhibitor at the Harvest Home Fair booth this weekend. Stop by and learn more about Goodwill’s new CARE program as well as all of the many services that Goodwill is able to provide or visit our website at www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/services Thanks to the Westwood community and long-time partner HCDDS for their on-going support of Ohio Valley Goodwill and our mission of putting people to work.