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Mission Moment: Meet Sammie

By community, Goodwill News, Mission Services, Success Stories, Workforce Development

Sam came to Goodwill looking for help with finding a better paying job to help him provide for his six children and had several barriers including reinstatement fees preventing him from accomplishing that goal. Reentry Navigator Christopher Fincher started working with Sam right away knocking down barriers and was able to help Sam find gainful employment.  Sam now credits Goodwill for helping him provide for his family and looks forward to when he can give back to the community for support he received.  Congrats to both Sam and Christopher on job well done!

Welcome Alexandria!

By community, Goodwill News, Mission Services, Workforce Development

Welcome Alexandria as Goodwill’s newest Community Employment Specialist.  Alexandria has been a communication professional for the past five years. While specializing in commercial photography at Bowling Green State University, she focused her studies on consumer behavior and market research. Upon understanding needs for economic development, she facilitated workshops and programs for consideration in business and career exploration. Alexandria looks forward to furthering her experience in community development with Goodwill and empowering individuals through their connection to employment and the Power of Work!

Alexandria

Tooling U

By community, Goodwill News, Mission Services, News For You, Workforce Development

Classes Start

On Tuesday August 29, Goodwill started our Tooling U Manufacturing Training Program at our DeVeaux Job Connection Center. The classes are Tuesday- Thursday 10-12, and all students are provided a laptop where online modules and instructions are given. When students successfully complete the program they will have an Advance Manufacturing Certificate. Program Manager Candace Odenweller and JCC Navigator Melody Godwin are facilitating the class and helping each participant successfully make it through the program.  

Congratulations to all the participants and way to go Candy and Melody!

National Night Out 2023

By community, Goodwill News, Uncategorized

Goodwill was pleased to participate in National Night Out, hosted by the Toledo Police Department. National Night Out is an event to cities across the nation participate in to foster the relationship between safety forces and the community.  Goodwill joined Toledo Police, Firefighters, and other community partners in providing a fun evening while bringing back a true sense of community.  Amazing evening for our community and Goodwill is excited to return next year!

Amy Wachob, CEO; Kellie Schlachter, CFO and David Takats, CMO
Fun in the community

Mission Moment: Mission Services Team Visits Lucas Metropolitan Housing Property

By community, Goodwill News, Mission Services, Reentry Program, Workforce Development

Goodwill’s Mission Services Department visited Birmingham Terrace, a property owned and managed by Lucas Metropolitan Housing (LMH). The Mission team went at the invitation of LMH and The Zepf Center and conducted outreach and intake. Approximately 30 residents attended and listened to the presentation and a number of individuals signed up for the Goodwill Career Path Program, the Goodwill Reentry Program, the Stay the Course Program and the Good Tech Program. It was a great atmosphere and the team provided individualized, one-on-one services. Everyone left the venue with a positive attitude and the natural questions was, “When are you guys coming back? We need you here.” Way to go Mission Services Team! We did some good!

Reynolds Rd. Goodwill Store opened in Dec. 1990

By community, Goodwill News, News For You, Retail Stores

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.

2021 S. Reynolds Rd.

Toledo, OH 43614

2021 S. Reynolds Rd.

Original Articles of Incorporation, 1933

By Goodwill News, News For You

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.

West Wing Meeting Room
Article of Incorporation, signed March 29, 1933

90 Days of Goodwill begins on Dec. 30, 2022

By community, Goodwill News
90th Anniversary logo

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.