At Goodwill we are the lucky ones. We get to know the incredible people with disabilities and disadvantages that we serve. We understand the value that someone with a disability can bring to a workplace and your life. We see each and every day the pride, dignity, and self respect that real work provides.
The GOOD NEWS? Now the world is going to have the opportunity to be touched by an amazing group of people from South Florida that have formed a band. The Spirit of Goodwill Band is featured in the new documentary “For Once In My Life”. On the film’s website http://www.4onceinmylife.com/ it states:
“For Once In My Life” is the story of an inspiring group of people and their dream to make music. The documentary film follows the members of the Spirit of Goodwill Band while they prepare for the concert of a lifetime. As they navigate daily life, these twenty-eight musicians and singers, all with a wide range of severe mental and physical disabilities, display talent, humor and tenacity. FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE shatters preconceived notions of what it means to be “disabled” and reveals the greatness within us all.”
Here’s what is being said about the film:
“The Goodwill Band is a triumph of the spirit, a celebration of overcoming the odds, and a chance to rock out with the happiest musicians on the planet.” – The Miami Herald
“The sounds that emanate from the band are enough to bring an audience to its feet and tears to the eyes.” – The Sun-Sentinel
We hope you enjoy!