Gems Event POSTPONED

Youngstown Goodwill postpones Friday’s Gems Jewelry Sale & Charity Auction

YOUNGSTOWN, OH (March 11) – Amid COVID-19 concerns, Youngstown Area Goodwill has announced that it will postpone its 27th Annual Gems Jewelry Sale and Charity Auction, which was scheduled for Friday, March 13, at Stambaugh Auditorium.

In a diligent effort to keep community members safe, Youngstown Goodwill is following Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s recommendations to postpone any events involving large gatherings in the state.

“We feel it is our responsibility to protect public health and look out for individuals in our community,” said Mark Goloja, Goodwill CEO. “Although these circumstances are unfortunate, we felt this was the best decision to make at this time. We have already rescheduled the event and will release more information once it’s solidified.”

Goodwill is looking to reschedule the event and will update the public as details are solidified. All previously purchased tickets will be valid for entry.

“We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate the community’s continued support,” Goloja added. “We look forward to seeing everyone soon.”

Individuals with any questions or concerns regarding the event can call 330-779-8060.

ABOUT YOUNGSTOWN AREA GOODWILL INDUSTRIES, INC.: Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries has been serving the greater Youngstown area for 125 years. The non-profit’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, visit www.goodwillyoungstown.org and follow the agency on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Updated April 17, 2020