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Goodwill’s Amblyopia Program Looking for Volunteer Vision Screeners

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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.

Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries Receives $7,500 Chemical Bank Grant

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Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries recently received a $7,500 grant from Chemical Bank to support Goodwill’s sheltered employment program. Goodwill’s sheltered employment program currently provides employment to 46 individuals with disabilities who have the support of a program manager and the opportunity to attend classes at Goodwill. “Chemical Bank is committed to giving back to the communities we serve. With this donation, we know that Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries will provide individuals with disabilities meaningful.

Sponsor a Youngstown Radio Reading Service Program

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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

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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.