Goodwill to Host Halloween Trick or Treating for S.T.A.R.S. Participants

WHO:  More than 80 participants in Goodwill Fort Worth’s S.T.A.R.S. (Skills Training Achieves Results) program for adults with significant mental disabilities; 200 Goodwill Fort Worth employees

WHAT:  Goodwill Fort Worth will host Halloween Trick or Treating for S.T.A.R.S. participants, a unique day-habilitation program for adults with disabilities. Halloween is Goodwill’s favorite holiday and employees and S.T.A.R.S. participants are sure to be dressed in costumes made from items found at local Goodwill stores. S.T.A.R.S. participants will partake in trick or treating and awards will be given for most original, funniest, weirdest and scariest costume, as well as best dance.

S.T.A.R.S recreates daily living scenarios through an interactive, realistic environment. Participants rotate between different places such as the apartment, general store, town square, art studio and fitness center. Each different place gives participants a chance to learn real life skills while having fun and interacting with staff and participants. The curriculum is designed to help participants overcome their disadvantages and achieve maximum independence.

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 31, 2017; 12 p.m. – Fall festival and S.T.A.R.S. trick or treating

WHERE:  Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth – S.T.A.R.S. Town Hall; 4005 Campus Drive

Fort Worth, Texas 76119; (817) 332-7866

WHY:  Goodwill is more than a thrift store. The largest employer of people with disabilities in the world, Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance.

Goodwill Fort Worth’s 23 retail locations provide revenue through the sale of donated goods to support Goodwill’s mission – job training and career services for people with disabilities, such as physical or mental disabilities and other barriers to employment including lack of education or work experience and homelessness. For more information on Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, please visit www.goodwillfortworth.org.

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