Calling All Teachers! Goodwill is Giving Away Free Books

Two women reading a book titled, "The Care & Keeping of You" at Goodwill.

It’s the season of giving and Goodwill is giving back to local teachers in a very big way. Now through December 31, educators can collect up to 25 free books for their classroom by visiting any of the eight Goodwill retail store locations across the Mahoning and Shenango valley’s. This is an opportunity to show appreciation for teachers while providing a unique way to enhance classroom resources and enrich a students’ learning experience.

“Being the son of a career educator and appreciating so much the work and love teachers give to their students, we wanted to say thanks,” stated Jim Freeze, Goodwill’s Executive Director. “We also say thanks to all of those who trust Goodwill with their donations as we continue to offer employment and services for those in our community with disabilities and other barriers to employment.”

Teachers simply show proof of their profession (teacher ID or pay stub) and can choose up to 25 free books ranging from picture books to young adult novels. The books are the result of donations Goodwill collects at their nine area donation facilities.



The following stores are participating in the event:

-Austintown Goodwill Store: 6000 Mahoning Avenue – (330) 792-8830

-Boardman Goodwill Store: 285 Boardman-Canfield Road – (330) 758-0282

-Calcutta Goodwill Store: 15765 State Route 170 – (330) 385-7998

-Hermitage Goodwill Store: 2986 East State Street – (724) 346-4456

-Liberty Goodwill Store: 2747 Belmont Avenue – (330) 759-0677

-New Castle Goodwill Store: 2611 Ellwood Road (Route 65) Space 3 – (724) 652-4877

-Salem Goodwill Store: 187 South Broadway – (330) 337-9685

-Warren Goodwill Store: 2083 Elm Road NE – (330) 372-1214

For more information about Goodwill’s book giveaway or any other services offered, contact Community Engagement & Training Specialist, Emily McHenry at or (330) 759-7921.