Youngstown, Ohio (August 20, 2018) – Goodwill Industries has received a donation of $10,000 from Chemical Bank to help fund the nonprofit’s voucher program. The program involves the collaboration of area mental health and social service agencies to provide vouchers for their clients to assist with clothing and houseware needs from Goodwill stores.
“We believe in the value of people and the power of work, and donations like this help us continue to support that mission,” said Jim Freeze, executive director of Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries, which serves Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Mercer and Lawrence counties.
Goodwill Industries provides mission services to the Mahoning Valley and Western Pennsylvania region. These programs include job training, contracts services, commercial laundry and more to individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment.
“At Chemical Bank, we are dedicated to giving back to the communities we serve,” stated Michael Schrock, Regional President, Mahoning Valley Chemical Bank. “Goodwill Industries does an outstanding job of serving our community and we are proud to assist its remarkable efforts here in the Mahoning Valley.”
For nearly a century, Chemical Bank’s hometown approach to banking has remained steadfast and focused on community banking, highlighted by local leadership and decision making, a devotion to community and personalized service. They have 249 branches which are divided among 24 community banks, each of which has its own Community Board.
About Goodwill Industries of Mahoning and Shenango Valleys:
Your local Goodwill Industries has been serving the greater Youngstown area for 125 years. The nonprofit’s mission is to expand the employment and training opportunities for people with disabilities or who are facing barriers. Last year, more than 400 people were served through Goodwill mission programs. In addition, sales through local Goodwill stores resulted in 4.2 million pounds of goods to be diverted from the landfill. For more information about Goodwill Industries, log onto www.GoodwillYoungstown.org or follow the agency on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.