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.

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.

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.