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Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. to hold 57th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner & Resource Fair

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BALTIMORE, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc., the local nonprofit that helps prepare people to secure and retain employment and build successful independent lives, will hold its 57th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner and Resource Fair on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, from 11:45 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center.

This year over 300 volunteers from across Maryland will join together to provide turkey and all the trimmings to approximately 3,000 people with disabilities or special needs. The Thanksgiving dinner and resource fair is one of the longest running Thanksgiving events in the Baltimore area and tickets are available only through social service agencies or by contacting Goodwill directly.

In addition to the Baltimore Thanksgiving dinner, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake will also host its 24th Annual Thanksgiving dinner in Annapolis at the Asbury United Methodist Church from 11:45 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2012.

WHO: Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.
WHAT: 57th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner & Resource Fair
WHERE: Baltimore Convention Center, 1 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
WHEN: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, from 11:45 a.m. until 2:45 p.m.

WHO: Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.
WHAT: 24th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner & Resource Fair
WHERE: Asbury United Methodist Church, 87 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
WHEN: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, from 11:45 a.m. until 2:45 p.m.

In 2011, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. provided training, employment and family support services to over 25,000 individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Additionally, Goodwill assisted over 2,300 in securing permanent and temporary employment. For more information, visit www.GoodwillChes.org.

About Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake:

For 93 years, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. has helped others help themselves. Revenue generated from the sale of donated goods funds job training, job placement and other human services for people who are unemployed or face other challenges to employment, including people with significant disabilities. Annually, Goodwill provides services to more than 25,000 people in need of assistance because of physical, mental or other social barriers, and places approximately 2,300 in jobs, giving them "Not a charity, but a chance." For more information, visit www.goodwillches.org.

Media Contact:
Jonathan Balog
Director of Marketing
410-837-1800 ext 175
jbalog@goodwillches.org

SOURCE Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.



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