Celebrating Goodwill Week – May 4 – 9

AKRON, Ohio — April 24, 2015 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is celebrating Goodwill Week, May 4 – 9. During the week, Goodwill will provide agency tours, classes and other activities to educate the community about its mission – to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment. For more information and to register for events, visit http://goodwillakron.org/goodwillweek or call 330-786-2519.

Goodwill Week Event Details

May 5: Report To Community Breakfast & Agency Tour
Join the leadership team Tuesday, May 5, at 7:30 a.m. for a continental breakfast meeting and tour of Goodwill. You may only know Goodwill for its retail stores, come behind the scenes and learn how donating, shopping, procuring services and volunteering all support the agency’s mission.

May 6 & 7: Customer Loyalty Days Goodwill Club Members receive double points on purchases at each of the agencies retail store locations in Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland Counties (excluding outlet location).

May 8: Thrift Shopping Night Out at Waterloo Road Store Bring your friends and join us for a Thrift Night Out at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy a light dinner as well as thrift shopping basics class with local bloggers and thrifting experts, Katie Plato of Something to be Found and Dina Younis of Dina’s Days. During the evening, Katie and Dina will share their best thrifty tips and tricks for creating a stylish home and wardrobe. You’ll learn how to be prepared before you get to the thrift store, how to spot good pieces in a huge rack of clothes, and how to decorate your home with common thrift store items.

May 9: Agency Tours & Store Event at Waterloo Road Store Bring the family and enjoy the fun from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., including:

  • Agency tours
  • Food
  • Contests
  • Craft project demo
  • And more!

Tours of the agency’s headquarters facility are available upon request Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  For more information, contact Jennifer Bako at 330-786-2519 or by email at jbako@goodwillakron.org.

About Goodwill Industries Serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland Counties

The Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation that helps individuals prepare for, find and retain employment. Operating in the five-county region of Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland, the agency was established in 1927. It is a private, independent organization, operating as an affiliate member of Goodwill Industries International. Goodwill helps to directly strengthen the region’s workforce through its employment programs and indirectly through the net proceeds from its retail outlets and industrial services division. For more information about GIA, visit www.goodwillakron.org or call 800-989-8428.


Contact:   Jennifer Bako
(330) 786-2519