The Goodwill Good Samaritan of the Week is the 2014 Pirates Charities CARE-a-van. Last week, the CARE-a-van took part in more than 20 private community events over three days with groups of players and coaches traveling to communities to help make a difference. Locally, the event helped out Beginnings Inc., which helps children reach their full potential developmentally and helps families grow strong through early intervention and education. A holiday party was held with over 50 kids in attendance, many with disabilities and special needs, and some from Beginnings’ court appointed special advocates program. Partner Forever Media was there, too, with holiday music. The kids were able to meet the players, ask them questions and eat dinner with them, plus they all received presents.
The Good Samaritan of the Week is made possible through support from Goodwill Industries of the