The Junior Group of Goodwill online auction is now live! Click here to bid on antiques, collectibles, vintage toys, musical instruments, dolls, pictures, glassware, vintage radios and more! Bid and support Goodwill! Proceeds from the auction support the mission of Goodwill to provide job training and employment services to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Bidding closes at 2pm on November 1.
The do-it-yourself (DIY) costume trend has steadily increased for the last several years with plenty of Halloween fans relying on Goodwill as a shopping source. Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries want to see what you find…and will reward the best of the bunch. More than half of adults turn to Goodwill for unique, affordable DIY costume ideas. Last year, a few of the local stores even pre-bagged some easy, grab-and-go options for popular costumes, like pirates, gangsters and hippies. This year, Goodwill is offering a prize for the best DIY costume assembled using items from local stores. “We love this time of year because our shoppers have such a blast going through our racks to find the pieces to make their one-of-a-kind costumes,” says Youngstown Goodwill’s executive director, Jim Freeze. “But it’s rare when we actually get to see what they come up with. So this Halloween, before you go out trick-or-treating or hit the parties, post a picture of yourself in costume with the hashtag #GoodwillHalloween by November 3, and be sure to tag Youngstown Goodwill so we can see it. Our costume consultants will pick one lucky shopper to win a Goodwill basket with a $40 store gift card.”… Read More
Goodwill and the Girl Scouts are teaming up for the Good Turn Day donation drive on Saturday, November 4. Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries’ donation centers in Austintown, Boardman, Calcutta, Liberty, Salem and Warren will be participating in the event along with Girl Scouts in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. Girl Scouts earn a patch by collecting re-saleable clothing and household items from friends, family and neighbors, and then donating these items to one of the participating donation centers on Good Turn Day. Girl Scouts are asked to donate three bags to earn their patch. The Girl Scout, or their troop, must register in advance to participate in the event. To register, a parent or troop leader must contact Goodwill’s marketing office at 330.759.7921 ext. 1207 with their troop number, donation center location, and number of girls participating, or they can email the information to email@example.com. For those located outside of Mahoning, Trumbull or Columbiana counties, please contact your local Goodwill to find out if they are participating in the event. Boy Scout troops are also welcome to participate since the patches are not specific to either organization. Good Turn Day not only provides Girl Scouts with the opportunity to earn… Read More
Goodwill Friends & Family Sale ~ Saturday, November 11 ~ Receive 40% off everything!
Despite changing the format of the event, The Junior Group of Goodwill Auction and Jewelry Sale was still a huge success. Over $45,000 was generated to help support Goodwill’s mission of providing job training and employment services to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. In the past, the Junior Group held a two-day event which consisted of a Friday evening gala and a Saturday antique and collectible auction. The group made the decision to move the Saturday auction online. That auction is now held quarterly through George Roman Auctioneers and proxibid.com. The change has allowed the volunteers to focus more on the Friday evening gala. Over 500 people attended the auction and jewelry sale on March 3 at Stambaugh Auditorium. The evening’s festivities included a live auction of new items, silent auction, Chinese auction, basket raffle, 50/50 raffle, jewelry sale, vintage clothing sale and hors d’oeuvres from The Georgetown. The live auction featured 53 items including a custom made Ohio State University pub table and bar stool set by Gasser Chair, a Nanette Lepore designer dress, a Fendi purse, a Cleveland Indians game package, limousine service and more. Additionally, over 100 items were available for bid in the… Read More
Have 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.