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Junior Group of Goodwill Collectible Auction

   The Annual Junior Group of Goodwill Antique and Collectible Auction will be held Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7, 2015. The two-day event will once again be held at Stambaugh Auditorium. The Junior Group of Goodwill volunteers have been preparing for months for the auction and are currently accepting donations. The Friday evening gala begins at 6:30 pm and includes a live auction of new items donated by area businesses, silent auction, Chinese auction, basket raffle, jewelry sale, 50/50 raffle, vintage clothing sale, gift card raffle, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Any business, organization or individual is welcome to donate to the auction. Suggested donations include gift baskets, sports memorabilia or tickets, concert tickets, hotel or trip opportunities, jewelry, your company’s products and/or services, collectibles or cash in any amount. Donations valued at $125 or more entitle the donor to two tickets to the Friday evening event. All donors to the auction will be recognized in the Goodwill community newsletter, the auction program, and with a display card next to their item. Donors also have the option of giving cash and having the Junior Group members buy something on their behalf. Tickets for the Friday gala are $25.00… Read More

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Goodwill Receives Grants from the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley

Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries recently received two grants through the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. Goodwill was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Kennedy Family Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. This grant will be used to provide support for the vocation rehabilitation services and programs that are currently not funded or under-funded. The funds will be used to pay wages, benefits, etc. of staff as well as other operating costs associated with providing services to individuals in sheltered/organizational employment and placement, and occupational health services. Goodwill also received a grant of $10,000 from the Western Reserve Health Foundation, a supporting organization of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. The funds will be used to support Goodwill’s visual services program. As visual support services continue to grow, additional funding support is required. The grant will help to offset operational costs not currently covered by other funding sources. “The grant from the Western Reserve Health Foundation will help Goodwill to provide visual support services in our community. Radio Reading, preschool vision screening, social services for people who are blind or visually impaired, and the eyeglass program all provide needed services that can correct… Read More