Success Stories

Meet Leslie

Meet Leslie

By | Goodwill News, Success Stories

Leslie Lucas is employed at the Goodwill Reynolds Rd. in-store Donation Station. Lucas, as he likes to be called, started his position as a Donation Station Attendant on December 22. He says that he really enjoys the position as it allows him to get out of his apartment, be with good people (which he really enjoys) and earn some money.

Lucas is trying to save money to move out of his present apartment building into something nicer with better surroundings. His supervisor, Harry, says he has never had anyone pick up on the job as quickly as Lucas did.

Keep up the great work, Lucas.

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Meet Chad 

By | Contract Services, Goodwill News, Success Stories

Chad Reynolds joined the Goodwill Building The Future Program in April, 2017. Later that month, he was hired by Goodwill in the Contracts Department to do maintenance. According to his supervisor, Chad “shows great overall knowledge in the maintenance field. He works well independently and requires minimum supervision.”

Chad has proven to be a reliable and efficient employee. He is truly a positive addition to the Goodwill family.

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Meet Trish

By | Contract Services, Success Stories, Testimonials

Trish came to Goodwill in July, 2017 through the Building the Future program (BTF). BTF is designed to help re-entry citizens successfully integrate back into society. Trish’s first assignment was to work on an envelope sorting project where she quickly distinguished herself and became project manager. As such, she managed 15-17 youth program participants and kept them on task.

Trish did such a fantastic job with the project that she was quickly promoted to a new position within Goodwill, Janitorial Crew Leader. Currently, she is the Crew Leader for the District Headquarters contract.

She takes the lead and responsibility of transporting and supervising six crew members to and from the facility. Additionally she has taken on other responsibilities such as leading the crew for the newly awarded TARTA contract.

“I thought I was coming to Goodwill to simply have a job and to help get my life on track”, said Trish. “Little did I know it would shape my life and give me purpose I didn’t think possible. It was the first time that I set a goal for myself and accomplished it. I did it!”

Trish plans on advancing further within Goodwill and someday hopes to become the Director of Contracts. She further states, “I see Goodwill as this place that really helps people no one thinks about. People that come out of prison, people with disabilities, or people that just need a chance. I love to help people, and Goodwill is a place that has given me the opportunity to help others and I’m grateful for that.”

Congratulations Trish, and thank you for Believing in the Power of Work!

Goodwill Success Story NaKayla

NaKayla Finds Her Way With Help From Goodwill

By | Success Stories, Testimonials

Goodwill Success Story NaKaylaNaKayla came to Goodwill lacking confidence and self-assurance but wanted to work hard to find employment in the community. After working with Goodwill employment specialists, NaKayla became more confident and resilient in her search for employment. She is now extremely proud of her efforts and has been hired by the Toledo Zoo as a staff member in concessions.

“Goodwill taught me to be more confident in myself, keep advancing, and never give up my search for employment. They showed me how to fill out an application, how to answer interview questions, everything,” said, NaKayla. “I love my job, because I’m able to make friends and look forward to going to work each day. Thank you Goodwill for all you have done for me!”

Goodwill is extremely proud of NaKayla and looks forward to helping her advance in her career!

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