On Dec. 22nd 1990, the landmark Reynolds Rd. Goodwill store opened its doors for the very first time! Since that date, this store has been remodeled a handful of times. Goodwill Industries of NW Ohio’s President/CEO, Amy Wachob, started her career with Goodwill at this location in 1991. This was the first new concept location, which transformed Thrift Shopping in NW Ohio. The Reynolds Rd. location was designed intentionally to offer shoppers a modern and updated shopping experience.
Today, Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio, Inc. is launching its 90 Days of Goodwill leading up to its 90th Anniversary in Northwest Ohio! March 29, 1933 Goodwill began its mission of changing lives through the Power of Work in Toledo and throughout the Northwest Ohio region. Goodwill will tell its story from its inception in 1933 to its impact in today’s environment. Daily postings will be made on our Facebook page (@GoodwillNow), and Instagram (@GoodwillNow). Throughout 2023, Goodwill will host many activities to mark its 90 years of service. These activities will include a Customer Appreciation Day, Workforce Development Community Resource Fairs, People Served Highlights, Team Member Recognition, and our reach throughout our 13 counties.
Pictured: Goodwill’s original Articles of Incorporation proudly displayed in “The West Wing” meeting room. The West Wing is a meeting room that is a casual space for innovative thinking and brain storming.
Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio Celebrates 90 Years of Goodwill! Nonprofit Kicks off 90 Years Celebration with 90 Days of Goodwill
Toledo, Ohio – December 30, 2022 – Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio will launch its 90 Days of Goodwill leading up to its 90th anniversary in Northwest Ohio! March 29, 1933 Goodwill began its mission of changing lives through the Power of Work in Toledo and throughout the Northwest Ohio region.
Through its social media outlets, Goodwill will tell its story from its inception in 1933 to its impact in today’s environment. Daily postings will be made beginning December 30, 2022 on our blog found on our website (www.goodwillnwohio.org), Facebook page (@GoodwillNOW), and Instagram (@GoodwillNOW).
Throughout 2023, Goodwill will host many activities to mark its 90 years of service. These activities will include a Customer Appreciation Day, Workforce Development Community Resource Fairs, People Served Highlights, Team Member Recognition, and our reach throughout our 13 counties.
“It is hard to believe that we are gearing up to celebrate our 90th year of serving the community through the Power of Work,” said Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio President and CEO Amy Wachob. “90 years of transforming lives and communities by offering premier workforce development programs to those who need a hand up, is definitely something to celebrate.”
“While we’ve been a part of Northwest Ohio communities for nine decades, we want people to understand that through community support, partnerships, shoppers, and donors we are able to provide our valuable mission,” said Wachob. “This 90th anniversary year is an opportunity to explain to people: When you donate to or shop at Goodwill, you are helping to eliminating workplace barriers and provide opportunity for those in our community who have obstacles to overcome to successful employment.” Throughout 2022, Goodwill served over 8,500 individuals with job readiness and workforce development programs. To learn more about the positive impact Goodwill has made in Northwest Ohio communities, visit www.goodwillnwohio.com.
About Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that has been helping change lives through the power of work since 1933. When you donate to or shop at Goodwill, you are funding education, training and services to prepare people to find better jobs and build careers in diverse companies throughout the communities we serve. Together with the support of our generous community, partners and employers, Goodwill provides employment and related services to thousands of individuals in the region each year. Revenues generated through Goodwill’s network of retail stores, donation stations and commercial contract services help support this vital mission of service.
On Thursday, Nov. 17th 13abc hosted a reception at their studio for Goodwill to hand out scholarship checks to the 20 local High Schools that participated in the 2022 season of Pass It On Challenge.
This partnership with 13abc started in 2013. In those 9 years, a total of 1,243,260 pounds of donations have been collected! That equates to approximately 3,500 hours of job training services. This year, local schools collected 163,260 lbs.
The total dollar amount of scholarships given out since the inception of Pass It on Challenge is $47,250!
Follow this link to watch highlights from this year; https://youtu.be/MrK14M9twvc