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Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation

CARF International announced that Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries has been accredited for a period of three years for its comprehensive vocational evaluation services programs. The latest accreditation is the 16th consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization.

Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries Receives $7,500 Chemical Bank Grant

Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries recently received a $7,500 grant from Chemical Bank to support Goodwill’s sheltered employment program. Goodwill’s sheltered employment program currently provides employment to 46 individuals with disabilities who have the support of a program manager and the opportunity to attend classes at Goodwill. “Chemical Bank is committed to giving back to the communities we serve. With this donation, we know that Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries will provide individuals with disabilities meaningful.

Junior Group Auction a Success Under New Format

Despite changing the format of the event, The Junior Group of Goodwill Auction and Jewelry Sale was still a huge success. Over $45,000 was generated to help support Goodwill’s mission of providing job training and employment services to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. In the past, the Junior Group held a two-day event which consisted of a Friday evening gala and a Saturday antique and collectible auction. The group made the.

Goodwill’s Amblyopia Program Looking for Volunteer Vision Screeners

The Amblyopia Vision Screening Program of Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries needs help in reaching as many preschoolers as possible during the upcoming school year. The program is looking for new volunteers, with an increased need in Trumbull County, to visit area preschools and conduct vision screenings on children. Training, materials and even partners are provided for the volunteer vision screenings. Screening sessions are scheduled according to the screeners availability — mornings or afternoons, Monday.

Sponsor a Youngstown Radio Reading Service Program

Individuals and organizations can sponsor Youngstown Radio Reading Service (YRRS) programming with a contribution. Listeners of YRRS live in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Ashtabula, Lawrence and Mercer Counties. Radios are stationed in area nursing homes and hospitals, which expand listening audiences beyond private homes.   For over 40 years, Youngstown Radio Reading Service (YRRS) has enabled blind and print-impaired people to remain in touch with their community through broadcasts of in-depth newspaper readings and more..