Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Ohio Valley Goodwill Welcomes State Representative Miranda to its Corporate Headquarters!

Sharon Hannon, Rep. Miranda with Lisa Schneider

Ohio Valley Goodwill was pleased to welcome State Representative Jessica Miranda (28th District) to its corporate headquarters on Tuesday, April 16th. The Representative had previously met with Marketing Director and Legislative Liaison, Sharon Hannon, in her district and today’s visit was a follow-up to the initial meeting. A long-time advocate for public schools and all students as well as economic development, the Representative was interested to learn more about Ohio Valley Goodwill’s business model as well as programs and services for individuals with disabilities and our nation’s veterans. The Presentative was provided an extensive tour of the organization’s Center for Advocacy, Recreation and Education (CARE) program, Community Services and Employment programs, Veteran’s Dormitory as well as Work and Training areas throughout the facility.

Goodwill team members in each department provided the Representative with an overview of their service offerings and the number of individuals served as well as community impact during the extensive tour. The Representative also toured the organization’s Production facility and experienced the fully integrated work floor which provides training opportunities for individuals with disabilities served through the organization’s partnerships with County Boards of Developmental Disabilities. “We are always so pleased when our elected officials can visit our corporate headquarters and find out more about our vital employment and training programs,” said Steve Koons, Vice President of Rehabilitation Services. “We have a proud tradition of helping people with disabilities and our nation’s veterans to attain economic self-sufficiency and we want to make sure that our representatives fully understand the importance of that mission of service.”

The Representative enjoyed the opportunity to interact with individuals served in the various aspects of Goodwill’s programs and services and asked a number of questions during her tour and visit. The Goodwill team members were happy to provide as much information as possible during the tour to help facilitate the Representative’s understanding of the global impact of the organization in the larger Cincinnati community.

Ohio Valley Goodwill is very grateful to State Representative Jessica Miranda for her visit to the organization’s Employment and Training Center and taking the time to learn more about its program and services for people with disabilities and our nation’s veterans.