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Pass It On Challenge Week 4 Anthony Wayne vs Maumee

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It’s time for the Goodwill “Pass it on Challenge” brought to you by 13abc! The “Goodwill Pass it on Challenge” is a friendly competition each week between two local high schools that battle off the field in a donation drive benefiting Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio.   James Starks promotes the Challenge on 13abc.

A Goodwill donation trailer is placed at your school beginning Tuesday prior to that week’s game on Friday.  During the week, Goodwill attendants will accept donations of clothing, household items and furniture.  Receipts for the tax-deductible donation will be available from the attendant.  Hours for drop off are 2pm-6pm

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Show your schools Pass It On Challenge spirit via social media (FB, Instagram & Twitter)!  Each photo submitted to your own social media networks with Goodwill tagged @GoodwillNow will earn 25 pounds!  Students, faculty and parents can simply upload photos of them boxing/bagging up donations or dropping off donations at the Goodwill trailer.  These photos will help promote your donation drive.

The trailers will be weighed and the school that has collected the most weight will be announced on Friday as the winner of that week’s challenge.  The winner will receive a $500 scholarship from Goodwill and 13abc!

Your match up will take place the week Sept 6-8.  Winner will be announced game day Sept 9 between Anthony Wayne and Maumee.

Pass It On Challenge – Week 3 Liberty Center vs Otsego

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It’s time for the Goodwill “Pass it on Challenge” brought to you by 13abc! The “Goodwill Pass it on Challenge” is a friendly competition each week between two local high schools that battle off the field in a donation drive benefiting Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio.   James Starks promotes the Challenge on 13abc.

A Goodwill donation trailer is placed at your school beginning Monday prior to that week’s game on Friday.  During the week, Goodwill attendants will accept donations of clothing, household items and furniture.  Receipts for the tax-deductible donation will be available from the attendant.  Hours for drop off are 2pm-6pm

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  TAG US!

Show your schools Pass It On Challenge spirit via social media (FB, Instagram & Twitter)!  Each photo submitted to your own social media networks with Goodwill tagged @GoodwillNow will earn 25 pounds!  Students, faculty and parents can simply upload photos of them boxing/bagging up donations or dropping off donations at the Goodwill trailer.  These photos will help promote your donation drive.

The trailers will be weighed and the school that has collected the most weight will be announced on Friday as the winner of that week’s challenge.  The winner will receive a $500 scholarship from Goodwill and 13abc!

Your match up will take place the week Aug 29-Sept 1.  Winner will be announced game day Sept 2 between Liberty Center and Otsego.

Mission Moment: Meet Tracy

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Tracy first entered Goodwill’s services in Summer of 2021, during which he successfully participated in the Summer Youth Program. For both his junior and senior year, Tracy participated in Toledo Public School’s job training program. His most recent experience was working at St. Vincent’s hospital, where he worked in the dish room, completed housekeeping tasks, and fulfilled food orders for hospital staff. His teachers have noted that Tracy is a hard worker that has been observed to go above and beyond the assignment.

Recently, Tracy reentered Goodwill services, this time with the goal of non-permanent job development- which is a placement based on his status as a student. Tracy attained a job at McDonalds in the Southland shopping center. Tracy is doing fantastic in his new role. He has been trained in many areas- including preparing fries, cooking on the grill, and cleaning the restaurant. He is known to be a great teammate and his boss Ruby speaks very highly of him.

Impressively, Tracy continued his responsibilities as a student worker at St. Vincent’s, while also working at McDonalds after school. In May Tracy graduated from Bowsher High School in Toledo.

Good job and congratulations, Tracy!

A Parking Lot Party – Resource Fair

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Join us for a parking lot party at the Madison Ave location!  There will be fun, food and other activities!  Goodwill’s community partners will be there with information for you to start your journey to job skills and job opportunities.  Need assistance with work clothes and boots?  Stop out and learn what Goodwill and our partners can do for you!  For more information contact Tisha at tcarroll@goodwillnwohio.org or call 419-255-0070.

Hope to see you there!

Celebrating 100 Episodes of #GoodFinds

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This will be our 100th Episode of #GoodFinds!  Goodwill Industries of NW Ohio goes LIVE on Facebook (@GoodwillNow) every Thursday at 9:45am from a different store location each week.  During these Good Finds segments, VP; Donated Goods/Retail, Tim Kralovic, and District Manager, Angie Gillis talk about the Mission of Goodwill and the different items that can be found in the NW Ohio Goodwill stores.  Tim finds the Good Find of the Week, this special episode will have four, each item will have a $25 Gift Certificate to it.  The lucky customer that finds it receives the gift certificate to use!  Join us every Thursday morning to see what we will be featuring.  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn @goodwillnow