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The New Castle Store will be closed from Monday, June 29 – Sunday, July 5 for minor updates and restocking. The store will reopen on Monday, July 6. The donation center will be open limited hours during that week. They will be open from 8am-5pm Monday – Friday, closed Saturday for the 4th of July holiday and open noon – 5pm on Sunday.

Auction Raises over $65,000 for Goodwill

The Junior Group of Goodwill Auction, held on March 6 and 7, once again surpassed all previous auctions generating over $65,000 to support Goodwill’s job training and employment programs. “The Junior Group volunteers work very hard all year long to make this event such a success. The funds it generates for Goodwill come at a perfect time after a very difficult January and February,” says Mike McBride, executive director of Goodwill. The two-day event was presided over by George Roman Auctioneers at Stambaugh Auditorium. Over 500 people attended the Friday evening gala which included a live auction of new items, silent auction, Chinese auction, basket raffle, 50/50 raffle, jewelry sale, vintage clothing sale, gift card tree raffle and hors d’oeuvres from Kravitz Catering. The live auction featured 64 items which included a custom made Ohio State pub table set by Gasser Chair, a Nanette Lepore designer coat, Disney park passes, autographed boxing gloves, a ride on the Goodyear Blimp and more. The jewelry sale, which is always a crowd favorite, featured several thousand pieces of pre-priced jewelry which was available for purchase on both Friday and Saturday. All of the jewelry in the sale comes from Goodwill donations. The Saturday portion… Read More

Donate to Goodwill When You Spring Clean

Spring is the perfect time to go through items in your home and decide what should stay and what should go. As you de-clutter your home, Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries can put your unwanted items to good use. When you donate your gently used clothing, housewares and electronics, you are helping Goodwill provide job training and employment services to people with disabilities or other barriers to employment in the community. Items that you donate are sold in Goodwill stores in your area and generate funds which enables Goodwill to continue to provide these services in your community. Because of the cold winter months, donations have been down at Goodwill, while the demand for job training programs remains high. Items most needed right now are various houseware items, electronics, glassware, home décor items, furniture and small kitchen appliances. Goodwill will even take those Christmas gifts you forgot to return.   You can drop off you donations at any one of the following Goodwill donation centers: Austintown – Austintown Plaza, 6000 Mahoning Ave., 330.792.8830 Boardman – Boardman Plaza, 285 Boardman-Canfield Rd., 330.758.0282 Calcutta – 15765 State Route 170, 330.385.7998 Hermitage – Hermitage Hills Plaza, 2986 East State St., 724.346.4456 Liberty – 2747… Read More

Goodwill Receives Youngstown Foundation Grant to Serve Homeless

Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries recently received a $25,000 grant from The Youngstown Foundation. The grant will enable Goodwill to continue to provide vocational services to individuals who are homeless including vocational assessment, work adjustment, classes, counseling, job club and job placement services. “For 18 years, Goodwill has successfully provided outreach and vocational services to individuals who are homeless. Numerous individuals were provide emergency and transitional housing locally, and through Goodwill many received vocational assessment, paid on the job employment training and job placement services. These services are necessary in order to empower them to obtain permanent housing, to increase their independent living, job skills and income and to achieve greater self-determination,” says Dorothy Nespeca, rehabilitation director at Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries. “We are grateful to The Youngstown Foundation for providing us with the funding for this program which was previously funded by HUD. It will allow us to continue this very important service in our community.”   About The Youngstown Foundation Founded in 1918, The Youngstown Foundation is the largest community foundation in the Valley, the 4th oldest in the country and ranked in the top 100 nationally. With over $110 million in charitable funds, over $4 million in grants… Read More

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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