Junior Group of Goodwill Auction & Jewelry Sale Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets for the Junior Group of Goodwill Auction & Jewelry Sale on Friday, February 16 at Stambaugh Auditorium are now on sale!     Click on the “add to cart” button in this post to purchase tickets now. Tickets are also available at the  Goodwill offices on Belmont Avenue in Liberty or at the Austintown, Boardman, Calcutta, Hermitage, Liberty, New Castle, Salem and Warren Goodwill stores. Deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, February 12. No tickets will be sold at the door. For additional information click here.    

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Employee Spotlight…Otho Braziel

Think about all of the things you saw today or any day. Think of the faces, the images, the colors, all of it. Imagine if you were never able to see those things or anything new again. Imagine if you were no longer a ble to perform the job you had held and enjoyed for the last 14 years. When you lose your vision and everything changes for you, where do you go from there? For Otho Braziel, or “Miss O,” as she is affectionately called, it took her awhile to figure that out. “I didn’t join any clubs or take part in many activities in high school because I was made fun of for my thick glasses, but I was still able to see back then,” says Miss O. After graduating, Miss O went to college for a few years before deciding to change course and attend Choffin Career Center. She earned a certificate in medical assisting and quickly went to work at a doctor’s office. “I worked there for 14 years and I enjoyed it. I evaluated new patients, drew blood, gave shots, handled paperwork,” says Miss O. While working there, she suffered from a rupture in the back… Read More

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Consider Goodwill for Your Year-End Contribution

Whether you are looking for a tax deduction or just simply looking to help out a charitable organization, Goodwill hopes you will remember them when contemplating where to make your year-end giving donation. Monetary donations to Goodwill helps fund programs that provide job training and employment services to people with disabilities or other barriers to employment, such as welfare dependency, lack of education, lack of work experience, etc. In addition to these programs Goodwill also provides Radio Reading services, Amblyopia screening and other social services. Through it’s services, Goodwill helps people become independent, tax-paying members of the community. Contributions can be made by credit card at or a check can be sent to Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries, 2747 Belmont Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44505. Of course, in addition to monetary contributions, Goodwill always accepts donations of clothing, household items, electrical items, home décor items, furniture, and other items that can be sold in the Goodwill stores. Click here for some helpful donation guidelines, including a list of items we can not accept. Maximize your donation to Goodwill through the Youngstown Foundation Maximize your donation to Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries when you donate through The Youngstown Foundation’s Support Fund. The Youngstown… Read More

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Save the Date!

The Junior Group of Goodwill Auction & Jewelry Sale will take place on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Stambaugh Auditorium. Tickets will go on sale in December; however, donations are now being accepted. Check back for more information or to get tickets.  

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Youngstown Radio Reading Service Dedicates Studios to the Youngstown Lions Club

The Youngstown Radio Reading Service (YRRS) — a private, non-profit station that serves the print and visually impaired — recently named their studios The Youngstown Lions Digital Recording Studio in recognition of the longtime support from Youngstown Lions Club. In 2016, the Youngstown Lions Club provided YRRS with a $5,000 donation to begin the digital transition process. A $6,500 donation in 2017 has recently allowed the YRRS to complete the transition from analog to digital. “The Lions Club has been involved in sight saving since 1925 when Helen Keller spoke in Sandusky, Ohio and challenged the Lions to be ‘knights of the blind’ and we have been supporting this worthwhile service while working towards that mission,” says Roger Guglucello, Youngstown Lions Club member and Goodwill board member. Prior to the transition, the studios were using analog recordings such as cassettes and cd burners. “Everything is completely computerized now,” says Mike Bosela, YRRS coordinator. “If not for the Youngstown Lions, we couldn’t have done it. YRRS has been around for over 41 years and the Youngstown Lions Club has been there right from the beginning,” says Bosela. On October 1, YRRS expanded their broadcast schedule to seven days a week, 24… Read More


vc_logoHave you considered donating your car, truck or van to Goodwill Youngstown? Instead of selling, trading or storing your vehicle, you can make a donation and receive a tax deduction. If you have questions about the vehicle donation process, call 1.866.628.2277 and someone will be happy to arrange your donation, or visit This Link for more information about the Vehicles For Charity donation program.