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Major Change Announced for The Annual Junior Group of Goodwill Auction

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The annual Junior Group of Goodwill has decided to make a major change to the annual auction. On the first Friday and Saturday in March the Junior Group has held a two-day auction at Stambaugh Auditorium. The Friday evening event consists of a live auction of new items, silent auction, Chinese auction, basket raffle, jewelry sale and more, while the Saturday event was a standard auction of collectibles and antiques that were collected through Goodwill.

Youngstown Area Goodwill Executive Director Announces Retirement

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Michael W. McBride, executive director of Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries, is retiring after 38 years with the agency, 34 as the director. McBride’s retirement date is set for March 1, 2017, with the possibility of earlier if a successor is found. “I have chosen to retire because it is time. I will always love Goodwill, our employees, our staff, our board and the people we provide services to every day, but it is time.

Another Successful Auction for the Junior Group

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  The Junior Group of Goodwill Auction, held on March 4 and 5 generated over $59,000 to support Goodwill’s job training and employment programs. “The Junior Group volunteers work very hard all year long to make this event such asuccess. The funds it generates for Goodwill come at a perfect time after a the slow winter donation period,” says Mike McBride, executive director of Goodwill. The two-day event was presided over by George Roman.

Goodwill Volunteer Spotlight…Dean Ferris

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Forty years of anything is a long time, but forty years of volunteering your time to one organization is not only a long time, it’s quite remarkable. It was the spring of 1976 when Dean Ferris was sitting in a room at a Youngstown Optimist Club meeting listening to a speaker talk to his group about the Youngstown Radio Reading Service (YRRS). The speaker explained how the radio station broadcast information to the blind,.

GOODWILL® ENCOURAGES SPRING CLEANING WITH #CLEANSWEEP CAMPAIGN

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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.