News & Events

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 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.

OUR GOODWILL STOR(I)ES: “The most exciting news that I will ever share in my lifetime.”

The Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator will shape the landscape of employment in the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys In the second episode of Our Goodwill Stor(i)es, Emily announces Goodwill’s brand-new initiative to support potential employees and employers in the Youngstown-area, the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator. Listen as Mike and Emily talk about digital literacy assessments, soft skills training, IT opportunities and more – all of which will help people train for, get, and keep jobs.

Youngstown Area Goodwill Welcomes New CEO

Mark Goloja brings leadership, retail experience to Goodwill The Advisory Board of Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries recently appointed Mark Goloja as the new chief executive officer. Mark started on May 28, 2019, and has hit the ground running with new projects and strategies for the company.

Announcing: Our Goodwill Stor(i)es, the new Goodwill Podcast!

Emily and Mike
Youngstown Area Goodwill and the Youngstown Radio Reading Service are proud to announce their new podcast series, Our Goodwill Stor(i)es! Each week, tune in right here in the News & Events page on Goodwill’s website to hear stories and interviews from inside Goodwill’s walls and throughout the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys. We will interview guests, including Goodwill leadership, retail employees, volunteers, and clients, with the hope of sharing Goodwill’s impact on the community. Unique.