Spring cleaning is a great time to sort out the clutter, but it can also be an overwhelming chore that intimidates us out of even getting started. Goodwill Industries International offers these five expert tips to help you not only start, but also conquer, spring cleaning and develop new habits to keep you organized all year long. Lorie Marrero is a Certified Professional Organizer®, Woman’s Day contributing editor and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Clutter Diet: The Skinny on Organizing Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life and The Home Office Handbook. She also created ClutterDiet.com and is a spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International. We asked Lorie for her top five spring cleaning tips: Have a plan. You don’t want unwanted items cluttering up your home any longer than necessary, so plan to spring clean and take items to Goodwill® on the same day. Start with success. For the first room or space to tackle, choose the one that will give you the biggest bang for your buck—one that will provide immediate daily benefits in efficiency and reduced stress. Is it your home office? Does your car not fit in the garage? Do you struggle to… Read More
The Annual Junior Group of Goodwill Antique and Collectible Auction will be held Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5. The two-day event will once again be held at Stambaugh Auditorium with George Roman Auctioneers presiding. Proceeds from the twenty-third annual event will benefit Goodwill’s job training and employment services for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Mercer and Lawrence Counties. Aim Nationalease, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, Austintown Plaza, Farmers Trust Company, Gasser Chair Company, Hill, Barth & King, Huntington Bank, Packer Thomas, PNC Bank, Republic Services, Robert L. Smallwood Jr. CPA/Beard Pension Services, Simon Roofing, Vallourec Star and VEC, Inc. are sponsors of this year’s auction. The event begins on Friday with a patron party from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Festivities include a collectible jewelry sale featuring several thousand pre-priced pieces, an auction of new items such as a Mexican vacation, a John Deere pub table set from Gasser Chair, Jim Tressel and Bo Pelini autographed merchandise, a limo package, a locally made fire pit by Ohio Flame and much more. The event also includes the popular basket raffle, a silent auction, a Chinese auction, 50-50 raffle, a gift card tree raffle,… Read More
Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries has partnered with Vehicles for Charity to accept donations of cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, campers, recreational vehicles and more. Instead of selling, trading or storing vehicles, you can make a donation and receive a tax deduction. Vehicles for Charity handles all of the paperwork, logistics and details of the vehicle donation process, including free pickup at your house or office. The net funds from the sale of the vehicle are then distributed to Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries. Proceeds received from the sale of your donation will help Goodwill meet its mission of providing vocational services and employment to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. The donation process is quite simple and can usually be completed within five to ten business days. To donate your vehicle visit the Vehicles for Charity website at www.vehiclesforcharity.org, look for “Goodwill, Youngstown” in the list of charities and complete the form. You can also call 1-800-833-3006 or 1-866-628-2277 to donate.
Training, materials and even partners are provided for the volunteer vision screenings. Screening sessions are scheduled according to the screeners availability — mornings or afternoons, Monday through Friday in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties — and last anywhere from one hour to two-and-a-half hours. All scheduling and follow up is handled by the program coordinator. Lazy eye, the common name for amblyopia, is reduced vision in an eye resulting when the pathways of vision in the brain do not grow strong enough. Anything that interferes with clear vision in either eye during the critical birth to age six visual development period can cause amblyopia; neither the child nor parent may know there is a problem until screening is provided. If not detected early enough, an amblyopic eye may never develop good vision and may become functionally blind. Early detection and treatment can correct an eye, which may be too damaged for correction at a later time. Volunteer training, provided by the Ohio Department of Health, will be held Tuesday, August 25 from 9 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, 3300 Canfield Road in Cornersburg. This training is mandatory for all vision screeners and those attending must register in… 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.