Goodwill Virtual Employee of Distinction Award Program Recognizes 46 Honorees

AKRON, Ohio — Sept. 9, 2020 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties virtually recognized outstanding employees in our community during its 19th Annual Employee of Distinction Awards Program today.  The event provides employers a cost-effective way to publicly recognize outstanding employees.  This year 46 employees were nominated for the Employee of Distinction Award. Nominations for …

President & CEO of Akron Urban League Teresa LeGrair to Deliver Keynote Address for Virtual Goodwill Employee of Distinction Award Program

AKRON, Ohio — Aug. 24, 2020 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is pleased to have Teresa LeGrair, President & CEO of the Akron Urban League, present the keynote address at its 19th Annual Employee of Distinction Award Program on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. For details on how to participate in the event visit www.goodwillakron.org/EDL. As …

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Goodwill Announces 19th Annual Employee of Distinction Award Program

AKRON, Ohio — June 25, 2020 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties invites area employers to nominate their outstanding employees for its 19th Annual Employee of Distinction award program on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. This year the event is going virtual. As always, at no cost, area businesses can nominate employees they would like to publicly recognize …

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Goodwill Elects New Board Officers & Directors

AKRON, Ohio — June 2, 2020 — Goodwill serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties held its 93rd Annual Meeting virtually on May 27, 2020, to elect new board officers and directors. “During this critical time, we are very grateful for the steadfast support of our board of directors,” said Nancy Ellis McClenaghan, president & CEO, Goodwill Industries serving …

Goodwill To Temporarily Close Retail Stores, Donation Centers & On-Site Programs

AKRON, Ohio — March 23, 2020 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties closed retail store locations, attended donation centers and onsite programs at the close of business on Friday, March 20, and today will completely close at the end of business on March 23, 2020, in response to the orders of the Governor in regard …

A Rose Project To Provide Prom Dresses For Spring 2020

AKRON, Ohio — March 3, 2020 — In the last two school years, the Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation’s “A Rose Project” has helped nearly 300 young ladies annually with homecoming, prom or other occasion dresses. With prom season on the way, The Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation and Goodwill will make the collection accessible on two Saturdays this spring – March …

Record Program Growth Helps Goodwill Serve Nearly 12,500 in 2019

AGENCY TO PRESENT MISSION NUMBERS AT CELEBRATION OF CHAMPIONS ON MAY 7 AKRON, Ohio — Jan. 23, 2020 — In 2019 Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties helped 12,486 individuals through record program growth. The agency will formally present 2019 service numbers at its Celebration of Champions event on Thursday, May 7, 2020. “At the heart …

Goodwill Earns 13th Consecutive CARF Three-year Accreditation

AKRON, Ohio — Nov. 25, 2019 — CARF International announced that The Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc., (GIA) has been accredited for a period of three years for its community employment services: job development programs with governance standards applied. The latest accreditation is the 13th consecutive three-year accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to GIA serving …

Goodwill’s Taste of Vintage Event Raised More Than $80,000 To Support Mission

AKRON, Ohio — Nov. 12, 2019 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties, along with honorees Kim and Chas Schreckenberger, raised more than $80,000 at its 14th annual Taste of Vintage gala fundraiser. All net proceeds support Goodwill’s mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment in our community.  The event held on Nov. …

Goodwill Employee of Distinction Luncheon Recognizes 69 Honorees

AKRON, Ohio — Sept. 5, 2019 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties recognized 69 outstanding employees in our community at its 18th Annual Employee of Distinction Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 4.  The event provides employers a cost-effective way to publicly recognize outstanding employees. This year 27 area organizations nominated employees for the top honor …