Goodwill Opening New Attended Donation Center in West Akron


AKRON, Ohio — Aug. 21, 2013 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit County is opening a new Attended Donation Center in West Akron to provide a convenient location for residents to drop off their gently used items.  When you donate stuff to Goodwill, just like that you become a job creator in our community by supporting its mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment.

NEW_DONATION_CYCLEWest Akron Donation Center Information 
The new site opens Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, and becomes Goodwill’s sixth Attended Donation Center in the five-county area of Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland.

New Attended Donation Center Location
Saint Sebastian Parish
Byrider Hall Parking Lot
420 South Hawkins Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44320

Hours of Operation
Monday through Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Donation Guidelines

“We thank Saint Sebastian Parish and its parishioners for partnering with us on our new Attended Donation Center for the West Akron community,” said Janet Morrison, vice president, contract and logistic services.  “It is important to offer convenient locations for our many generous donors.  Last year alone, we received more than 20,000 tons of treasures from 426,094 donors.  We appreciate every donation and maximize the value of each one – with at least 95 percent of usable items donated being sold, reused or recycled in some form.”

Donations allow Goodwill to provide a wide array of services in the community such as skill assessments, skill training, job coaching, job seeker assistance and work experience programs.  In 2012, the agency served more than 9,100 individuals and that was all made possible from generous donations of gently used items.

About Goodwill Industries of Akron
Goodwill Industries of Akron 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, and Richland, the Akron-based 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.


Contact:  Jennifer Bako
(330) 786-2519