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Our Goodwill Stor(i)es: Meet Tom, Radio Reading Volunteer

Tom Gibbons, longtime Radio Reading Volunteer
This week, on Our Goodwill Stor(i)es, Mike and Emily interview Tom Gibbons, a longtime Radio Reading volunteer. Tom tells how he got started with Radio Reading over ten years ago and the other ways he has chosen to spend his retirement. He shares his passion for baseball and his almost-complete goal of visiting each stadium and his related t-shirt collection. Tom talks about his many travels and trips as well as the long-distance running.

OUR GOODWILL STOR(I)ES: Meet Andrew

This week, on Our Goodwill Stories, Mike and Emily interview Andrew Lawler, a Goodwill client-turned-employee. Andrew shares his story, of how he went from foster care to the Rescue Mission to where he is now. In the interview, you will get to know one of the biggest personalities in the company and learn how big of an impact Goodwill can make. To find out even more about Andrew, check out the News and Events.

OUR GOODWILL STOR(I)ES: Meet Amanda

This week, on Our Goodwill Stories, Mike and Emily interview their first guest! Amanda Paynter, Goodwill’s Operations Administration Intern, explains her role this summer and how a collaboration between the Raymond John Wean Foundation and Youngstown State University’s Center for Nonprofit Leadership helped get Goodwill this amazing worker. Amanda talks about her experience planning and implementing the first-ever Goodwill Employee Benefits Fair and her other projects and duties. Amanda also answers our now-traditional guest.

OUR GOODWILL STOR(I)ES: “That Is No Small Thing” – Volunteering for Goodwill

Tom Gibbons, longtime Radio Reading Volunteer
This week, on Our Goodwill Stories, Mike and Emily discuss the volunteer opportunities they each coordinate. Mike talks about the Radio Reading Service and how all of the many volunteers read local newspapers, magazines, and books to blind and print impaired people in the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys. Emily talks about the two groups she works with. The Junior Group of Goodwill plans the annual Gems Jewelry Sale and Charity Auction, which is held.

OUR GOODWILL STOR(I)ES: “stretch[ing] into new territory – new retail products

This week, on Our Goodwill Stories, Mike and Emily talk about some exciting new additions to the Goodwill stores. Now shoppers can find super-soft throws, comfortable sheet sets, bamboo pillows, and area rugs in all eight retail stores, and the throws can also be found on shopgoodwill.com/youngstown. Just as exciting, Youngstown Area Goodwill is launching a new product line, Essentially Good. Through this handmade production, Goodwill shoppers can find brand new body scrubs in.