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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.

Employee Spotlight…Otho Braziel

Think about all of the things you saw today or any day. Think of the faces, the images, the colors, all of it. Imagine if you were never able to see those things or anything new again. Imagine if you were no longer a ble to perform the job you had held and enjoyed for the last 14 years. When you lose your vision and everything changes for you, where do you go from there?.

Youngstown Radio Reading Service Dedicates Studios to the Youngstown Lions Club

The Youngstown Radio Reading Service (YRRS) — a private, non-profit station that serves the print and visually impaired — recently named their studios The Youngstown Lions Digital Recording Studio in recognition of the longtime support from Youngstown Lions Club. In 2016, the Youngstown Lions Club provided YRRS with a $5,000 donation to begin the digital transition process. A $6,500 donation in 2017 has recently allowed the YRRS to complete the transition from analog to.

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.