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.

The Junior Group of Goodwill Announces 2020 Gems Jewelry Sale & Charity Auction

Mark your calendar for Friday, March 13, 2020. The Junior Group of Youngstown Area Goodwill asks you to save the date for the 2020 Gems Jewelry Sale & Charity Auction. This year’s event will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020, with Stambaugh Auditorium’s doors opening at 5:30pm. Gems is Goodwill’s only fundraiser, and it raised over $40,000 for Goodwill’s Mission Services last year. This contribution helps Goodwill develop training and job preparation programs.

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.