Goodwill Celebrates 50 Years in Richland County

DSC04923MANSFIELD, Ohio — Jan. 13, 2014 — Goodwill Industries is celebrating 50 years in serving the Richland County area in January.  To thank the community for its support, both shopping and donating, a special celebration will be held at its Mansfield-area retail store from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2014.

“The generous donations we receive from the community allow us to provide our customers quality items at affordable prices,” said Nancy Ellis McClenaghan, president & CEO, Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland Counties.  “The rewarding part of shopping and donating at our stores is the investment in the community it provides to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment.  In fact, during the last year we increased our job training services more than 200 percent in Richland County.”


Nan McClenaghan, Phil Goettle and Mayor Hutchinson

Event Details
Date: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014
Time:  11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: 2154 W. Fourth Street, Mansfield, OH  44905

Event Activities
Bring the family and enjoy the fun, including:

  • Discount that day only of 50% off two colors
  • Refreshments
  • Prizes
  • Craft project demonstrations
  • Style challenge contest

Mission Services

Style Challenge Participants

Style Challenge Participants

In Richland County, Goodwill provides the following services: job training, vocational evaluations, situational assessments, work experience programs, job coaching as well as placement services for both job seekers and employers.

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, and a United Way agency in Summit County. 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 or call 800-989-8428.


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