Category Archives: News

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.

Mission Moment: Andrew’s Story

By the time he was eight years old, Andrew Lawler had lived in five foster homes before being adopted. Always with the dream of attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and being an actor, Andrew struggled in school, eventually dropping out and finding himself living at the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley when he was nineteen years old. While in a meeting with his advisor at the Mission, a Goodwill job coach called.

Army Veteran Discovers New Purpose through Goodwill’s Job Placement Services

Army Veteran Discovers New Purpose through Goodwill’s Job Placement Services
Meet Roy Austin. A Youngstown, Ohio native, East High School graduate and Army National Guard veteran. Typically, you slow down with age, but not Roy. He came to the realization in his 60’s that he wanted to do more with his life and help make a difference in the lives of others. Like many of us, Roy did not want to ask for help. However, he took a leap of faith and found gratification.

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.