Fashion & Food Get Top Billing at Goodwill Taste of Vintage

ANNUAL GALA FUNDRAISER SET FOR NOVEMBER 20 AT QUAKER STATION AKRON, Ohio — Oct. 8, 2014 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties as well as honorary event chairs George and Beth Sherwood invite you to attend a night full of culinary delights and vintage fashion at the Ninth Annual Taste of Vintage gala fundraiser on …

Connect2Akron Facilitating Connections Between Non-profits and Young Professionals

Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is excited to announce it will be participating in an upcoming event designed to boost community engagement among Akron’s recent college graduates and young professionals on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Connect2Akron (C2A) is a free event designed to facilitate meaningful connections between local non-profit organizations and young people interested in …

Goodwill Employee of Distinction Luncheon Recognizes Honorees

56 HONOREES RECOGNIZED AND 5 AWARDED WITH HIGHEST HONOR  AKRON, Ohio — Sept. 4, 2014 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties yesterday recognized 56 outstanding employees in our community at its 13th Annual Employee of Distinction Awards Luncheon. The event provides employers a cost-effective way to publicly recognize outstanding employees. This year 21 area organizations …

Letter from our President & CEO to Goodwill Customers

September 2, 2014   Dear Goodwill® Customers: In July, Goodwill Industries International (GII) announced that some Goodwill® member store locations may have been affected by a data security issue. Since then, based on a third-party investigation and work with federal law enforcement agencies, it was determined that our Goodwill Akron stores (serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties) were …

Goodwill Local Beneficiary of Proceeds from CLUBCORP Charity Classic Golf Outing

AKRON, Ohio — August 18, 2014 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties was chosen as the local charity partner for Silver Lake Country Club’s CLUBCORP Charity Classic golf outing on Thursday, Sept. 25. “We are sincerely appreciative to Silver Lake Country Club for choosing Goodwill as its local charity partner,” said Gregory Morton, vice president, …

Jodi Kest, Head Coach of The University of Akron Women’s Basketball Program, to Deliver Keynote Address at Goodwill Employee of Distinction Luncheon

AKRON, Ohio — Aug. 14, 2014 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is pleased to announce Jodi Kest, head coach of The University of Akron women’s basketball program, will present the keynote address at its 13th Annual Employee of Distinction Award Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. The speech is titled Recipe for Success. Tickets …

Goodwill Announces 13th Annual Employee of Distinction Award Luncheon

AKRON, Ohio — June 9, 2014 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties invites area employers to nominate their outstanding employees for its 13th Annual Employee of Distinction Award Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. At no cost, employers can nominate employees they would like to publicly recognize for their efforts. The keynote speaker at this …

Goodwill Celebrates 50 Years in Ashland County

ASHLAND, Ohio — April 17, 2014 — Goodwill Industries is celebrating 50 years in serving the Ashland County area in May.  To thank the community for its support, both shopping and donating, a special celebration will be held at its Ashland retail store from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on May 10, 2014. “The generous donations we receive from the …

Celebrating Goodwill Week: May 5 – 10

AKRON, Ohio — April 17, 2014 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is celebrating Goodwill Week, May 5 -10.  During the week, Goodwill will provide agency tours, classes and other activities at its headquarters to educate the community about its mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment.  In addition, the agency will …

Goodwill and The Salvation Army Partner for 2014 Resource Fair

ASHLAND, Ohio — April 14, 2014 — Goodwill Industries and The Salvation Army in Ashland are partnering to bring together nearly 30 social service agencies in one location for its 2014 Resource Fair.  The fair will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Ashland.  …