Goodwill Hosts Easter Hat Parade for S.T.A.R.S. Participants

Easter Hat Parade

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (April 14, 2017) – On Friday, April 14, more than 80 participants in Goodwill North Central Texas’s S.T.A.R.S. (Skills Training Achieves Results) program for adults with significant mental disabilities participated in an Easter Hat Parade and Easter egg hunt in honor of the holiday.

Employees made Easter hats in the S.T.A.R.S. art studio as part of the program. Awards were given for prettiest hat, most colorful hat, funniest hat, “bunniest” hat and best Easter hat 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.

About Goodwill North Central Texas

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 North Central Texas’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 North Central Texas, please visit