The Annual Junior Group of Goodwill Auction & Jewelry Sale will take place on Friday, February 16 at 6:30 pm at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. Tickets are now available at any of the eight area Goodwill stores (Austintown, Boardman, Calcutta, Hermitage, Liberty, New Castle, Salem and Warren), at the Goodwill offices on Belmont Avenue in Youngstown, or online by click here. Tickets for the event are $25.00 each and must be purchased in advance. The deadline for tickets is Monday, February 12. Any tickets, if still available, sold after the deadline are $30.00.
The evening’s events includes a live auction of new items donated by area businesses, silent auction, basket raffle, jewelry sale, 50/50 raffle, vintage clothing sale, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. New this year will be a wine pull.
The Junior Group of Goodwill volunteers have been preparing for months for the auction and are currently accepting donations.
Items that are sought after include, sporting event and concert tickets, gift cards, hotel or trip packages, jewelry, services or products by local businesses, gift baskets, collectibles, cash, etc. Donations valued at $125 or more entitle the donor to two complimentary tickets to the event. Donors also have the option of giving cash and having the Junior Group members buy something on their behalf.
Last year, over 500 people attended the event to raise over $45,000 to support Goodwill. All proceeds from the auction go towards supporting Goodwill’s mission of providing job training and employment services to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment such as homelessness, welfare, lack of education or lack of work experience. Last year, Goodwill assisted nearly 6,000 people in vocational services, amblyopia screening, social services to the visually impaired and Radio Reading services.
Sponsors of this year’s auction include Aim NationaLease, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, Austintown Plaza, Cohen & Company, DCW Group, Farmers Trust Company, Gasser Chair Co. Inc., PNC Bank, Pecchia Communications LLC, Beard Pension Services, Inc./Bob Smallwood and Hill, Barth & King LLC.
If you are interested in making a donation for the auction or need additional information, please contact Goodwill’s marketing department at 330.759.7921, ext. 1207.