In these challenging times, we continue our commitment to individuals and families in our community and we are grateful for the support we have received from so many. Effective March 19, 2020, we are temporarily closing our stores and donation sites in Massachusetts until April 7. We will need your donations of clothing and household goods when we reopen so please hold onto them until then. Last year we served more than 6,300 people through job training, career services, and programs for young adults and we know the demand will be much greater in the months ahead. Please consider making a financial donation at to allow us to continue to deliver our critical mission services. We truly appreciate your continued commitment to Goodwill and the people we serve.
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Running for Great Kids

About Running for Great Kids

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. Follow the team's Facebook page to stay up-to-date with our runners and team events.

The team is full for 2020, however, if you’re interested in applying for the 2021 Goodwill’s Running for Great Kids team, the application is below. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

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2019 Boston Marathon Running for Great Kids Team on Crowdrise

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Running for the Future

It is difficult enough to run 26.2 miles in a cold, hard-driving rain. It’s almost unimaginable to run it with your left arm in a sling.

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