Goodwill Celebrates 50 Years in Richland County

MANSFIELD, 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 …

Goodwill Awarded 11th Consecutive CARF Three-year Accreditation

AKRON, Ohio — Nov. 26, 2013 — Goodwill Industries of Akron (GIA) earned its 11th consecutive accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). It was granted a three-year accreditation, the highest level awarded. GIA serves Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland counties. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and …

Fashion & Food to Get Top Billing at Taste of Vintage Fundraiser

AKRON, Ohio — Oct. 2, 2013 — Goodwill Industries and honorary event chairs George and Beth Sherwood invite you to attend a night full of culinary delights and vintage fashion at the 8th Annual Taste of Vintage gala fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.  Proceeds from the event support Goodwill’s mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment …

Estate and Gift Planning Seminar on Oct. 18

AKRON, Ohio — Sept. 6, 2013 — Goodwill Industries along with leaders in the legal, financial and wealth management areas are hosting an estate and gift planning seminar on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.  The seminar is free to participants and is provided as a community service to increase the knowledge of legal and financial professionals on the probate process through …

Goodwill Employee of Distinction Luncheon Recognizes Honorees

AKRON, Ohio — Sept. 4, 2013 — Goodwill Industries today recognized 51 outstanding employees in our community at its 12th Annual Employee of Distinction Awards Luncheon.  The event provides employers a cost-effective way to publicly recognize outstanding employees. This year 25 area companies nominated employees for the top honor of receiving the Employee of Distinction Award. Nominations for the Employee …

Goodwill Opening New Attended Donation Center in West Akron

DONATE STUFF.  CREATE JOBS. 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 …

Goodwill and Other Community Sponsors Host Employment Expo

AKRON, Ohio — Aug. 6, 2013 — Goodwill Industries, serving Richland and Ashland counties, and other community sponsors are hosting an Employment Expo on Thursday, September 19, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for Richland, Crawford and Ashland counties at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center in Mansfield, Ohio.  Area employers can participate free of charge.  The deadline to register is …

FONTAINE NAMED GOODWILL’S DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES

AKRON, Ohio — July 17, 2013 — Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, today announced the promotion of Christine Fontaine to director of career services.  In her new role, Fontaine is responsible for overseeing the agency’s workforce development programs offered through its Vocational and Employment Resource Center services.  “For more than 85 years Goodwill has been a leader in workforce development …