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Goodwill’s Amblyopia Program Looking for Volunteer Vision Screeners

The Amblyopia Vision Screening Program of Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries needs help in reaching as many preschoolers as possible during the upcoming school year. The program is looking for new volunteers, with an increased need in Trumbull County, to visit area preschools and conduct vision screenings on children. 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.

Sponsor a Youngstown Radio Reading Service Program

Individuals and organizations can sponsor Youngstown Radio Reading Service (YRRS) programming with a contribution. Listeners of YRRS live in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Ashtabula, Lawrence and Mercer Counties. Radios are stationed in area nursing homes and hospitals, which expand listening audiences beyond private homes.   For over 40 years, Youngstown Radio Reading Service (YRRS) has enabled blind and print-impaired people to remain in touch with their community through broadcasts of in-depth newspaper readings and more..

Spring Clean and Donate to Goodwill

More than 70 percent of Americans engage in the annual tradition of spring cleaning, according to a 2013 survey by the American Cleaning Institute. And nearly three-fifths (57 percent) of American adults will shop for spring/summer apparel in whole or in part this year according to a 2016 poll by ORC International, done on behalf of ICSC. Whether consumers are decluttering or refreshing their wardrobes, they can give people in their communities a fresh.

Youngstown Area Goodwill Hires New Executive Director

The board of directors of Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries has hired Boardman native, Jim Freeze, to replace longtime executive director Mike McBride who is set to retire at the end of April. “I am pleased that the board has chosen someone like Jim who has the desire to be in our community and to continue with the tradition of helping people in our community through Goodwill’s programs and services,” says McBride. After a long.