Most people know I am passionate about the amazing things Goodwill does for our community, but few may truly understand what those things are. Not only does Goodwill support adults through resume workshops, mock interviews, and the clothing collaborative, they also support our youth through the Peter Morrissey Youth Fund. Please help me raise funds to support this amazing organization, and I encourage you to learn more about the fund below.
Goodwill’s Boston Marathon team raises funds for the Peter Morrissey Youth Fund, which supports Goodwill’s Youth Programs, and is named in honor of Goodwill’s longstanding Board member, advocate, and friend, Peter A. Morrissey. Goodwill’s history in the community includes a long tradition of supporting local young people. From the original summer camp program, to afterschool programming and mentoring, to innovative programs helping youth with disabilities transition from school to work, Goodwill is experienced in providing jobs and educational opportunities to youth and helping them understand career pathways. Peter Morrissey was one of Goodwill’s greatest champions of the youth served. Goodwill will long remember and honor Peter as a fervent champion for Goodwill and Boston’s youth. Nearly 300 runners have laced up their sneakers in support of Running for Great Kids, raising more than $1 million in the process. In 2018, Running for Great Kids raised more than $97,000 for the Youth Initiative. Follow the team's Facebook page to stay up-to-date with our runners and team events.