September at Goodwill

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Marion Goodwill Urges Americans to the #LABOROFLOVE Pledge to Spread Awareness About Goodwill and the Importance of Job Training

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 5.6 million job openings on the last business day of June this year. In observance of Labor Day, between August 30 and September 6, Marion Goodwill is challenging people in the communities we serve to sign Goodwill’s #LaborOfLove pledge to spread awareness about Goodwill and the importance of job placement and training programs for people looking for employment. Visit http://bit.ly/LaborOfLove2016 and learn more about Goodwill and how individuals can support its efforts to put people to work.

 

 The Elder Beerman Goodwill Sale Helps Community!

Donate Apparel at Elder Beerman Stores and Receive Discounts on New Fall Merchandise

Facebook JacketConsumers who want to save on fall fashion and support a good cause — know that Elder Beerman Stores are the place to shop this season. People who donate clothing, shoes, accessories or other household textiles for Goodwill will receive discount coupons to purchase the newest fall fashions for the entire family as well as home merchandise. The semi-annual Elder Beerman Goodwill Sale will take place from September 14 – October 1, 2016.

Donors will receive coupons of up to 25 percent off merchandise at Elder Beerman. The special Goodwill donor discount applies to women’s, men’s and children’s apparel; shoes; handbags; home items; and luggage, with 15 percent off on cosmetics and fragrances.

Elder Beerman stores will donate the items collected to Marion Goodwill, where they will be sold in Goodwill stores. Revenues from the sale of those items help fund job training and services in the communities where they are collected, and they help people find jobs and build their careers.

“When you take part in the Elder Beerman Sale, you can be certain your donations provide services that help people who face challenges to finding employment,” said Kathy Wink, Director of Marketing & Development of Marion Goodwill. “Elder Beerman shoppers get great deals on new fall clothing and other items, and Goodwill is better able to support career development programs that help individuals and families.”

 

Look Good and Help People Find Jobs This Halloween by Shopping at Goodwill

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Look no further than your nearest Goodwill store to find the unique Halloween costume guaranteed to impress your friends and family. Each year, millions of people come to Goodwill to find the pieces they need to create an amazing Halloween costumes for less. Whether you are looking for the perfect white shirt to complete a pirate or vampire costume or a vintage ball gown to become a zombie princess or prom queen, Goodwill has the clothing, shoes and accessories you need for Halloween.

“Whether you have a costume in mind or you have no idea what to be for Halloween, Goodwill has you covered. Browse the aisles of clothing and unleash your creativity with accessories from Goodwill to complete your unique look,” Lynn Deeter, VP Retail said. “Shopping at Goodwill is fun and helps the community. Your Goodwill purchase helps fund job placement and training programs for people looking for employment.”

When you shop at or donate to Goodwill, you help fund job placement and training programs and other services that help people find jobs, earn paychecks and care for their families. To learn more about the Goodwill career services or to find your nearest Goodwill store or donation center, visit http://www.mariongoodwill.org.

Let Kid’s Define Their Style This Back-to-School Season at Goodwill

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As summer is nearing an end and families gear up for the next school year, they can visit Goodwill to find all the items children need for back to school. Goodwill stores are great places to find clothes, shoes and other supplies children need when they head back to the classroom. In addition to being a one-stop shop for back-to-school needs, children have more freedom to define their style on a budget when they shop at Goodwill.

Kids these days are socially and environmentally conscious young people eager to serve their communities. As you prepare your children to head back to school, shop at Goodwill for the items they need while teaching them important life lessons.

Shopping at and donating to Goodwill is an important experience for children. They learn the value of helping people in their communities find employment and care for their families. College students can find furniture and housewares at Goodwill stores — enough to fill a dorm room or first apartment. In addition, shopgoodwill.com has many other items your kids may need. Parents can bid on musical instruments, sporting equipment, graphing calculators and many other accessories kids need for back to school.

As families buy items for back to school, Goodwill encourages them to donate the clothing and other items their children have outgrown. See the below list to find your nearest Goodwill store or donation center.

Retail Store Locations:

  • Marion: 1637 Marion Mt. Gilead Rd.
  • Delaware: 1135 Columbus Pike
  • Marysville: 15709 US RT. 36 East
  • Galion: 753 Carter Dr.
  • Lewis Center: 123 Neverland Dr.
  • Powell: 9820 Brewster Lane
  • Sunbury: 149 St. Rt. 3
  • Westerville: 7107 Northgate Way
  • Mt. Gilead: 527 West Marion Rd.

Donation Centers:

  • Powell: 210 N. Liberty St.
  • Lewis Center: 6437 Pullman Dr.

                                                                                                                                                                          

 

 

 

News from Marion Goodwill

shopgoodwill logoOur Shopgoodwill.com Location is now Accepting Pay Pal!

If you like to look for unique, fashionable, or collectable items from the comfort of your home, log on to shopgoodwill.com, Goodwill’s online auction-based shopping site. Shopgoodwill.com is the first internet auction site created, owned and operated by a non-profit organization. There are thousands of great finds on the site, and the selection is always changing! Revenues from the auction sales fund Goodwill’s education, training and job placement programs for people with disabilities and other barriers.

To purchase items locally follow these simple steps:

  1. Click on search at the top of the page
  2. Click on seller and scroll down to OH-Powell-Marion Goodwill Industries

Items purchased through Marion Goodwill Industries and picked up at our Powell location have no shipping costs.

 

Work for a Good Cause

Work-With-UsAt Goodwill you can find interesting job opportunities and help your community at the same time.

  • Applications available online at: www.mariongoodwill.org
  • E-mail application/resumes to: jobs@mariongoodwill.org
  • Drop off applications to any of our locations
  • Visit www.mariongoodwill.org for job descriptions and positions available

Goodwill Races for Awareness

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The annual wheelchair obstacle course was turned into a relay event when the rain brought the fundraiser indoors on Saturday, May 21st. Narrow hallways at Tri Rivers Career Center gave racers a different challenge this year.

Nine teams, some with members who never sat in a wheelchair before, raced to see who would be first to compete three lengths of a course about 60 feet long.Winners 1

It all came down to the three final teams, the Blue Thundercats, Peacocks and Jordan’s Hot Wheels. Jordan’s Hot Wheels took the win for the ninth year in a row! Members of the Jordan’s Hot Wheels team included: Jordan Freeman, Michael Freeman and Matthew Wollett.

The efforts of Goodwill, local volunteers and sponsors helped to raise close to $18,000.00. Funds were raised through racing, auction items, 50/50, quilt raffle, spaghetti dinner provided by the Warehouse and rounding up at our retail stores. Proceeds benefit  the Goodwill programs and services in Marion, Delaware, Union, Crawford and Morrow County.

 

Shop Goodwill for Mother’s Day!

Mothers DayConsidering all of the incredible things our moms have done for us over the years, the very least they deserve is a really wonderful, heart-felt celebration on Mother’s Day. With just a few days left to prepare, we’re hoping you’ve already got some great ideas. If not, let us help! Goodwill’s goal is to aid in the success of people who are striving to earn a paycheck and support their families – many of those people are moms who work tirelessly to provide. Here’s an idea that you can help those mothers in your community while also giving your mom a little relief next Sunday.

Treat your mom to an easy, stress-free brunch, complete with a yummy meal and, most importantly, plenty of quality time with you.  Goodwill has a large variety of linens, plates, & serving dishes all at a great price. And, just by shopping at Goodwill, you will create the perfect brunch to honor your mom while also helping others.

All of the moms we know just want a little break on Mother’s Day. That means no cooking, no cleaning, and a little pampering. Oh, and make sure you thank her for her years of selflessness and hard work. She’s earned it. Happy Mother’s Day!

Clean Sweep Your Life this Spring!

Four Ways to Make the Most of Spring Cleaning Season

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Spring presents an excellent opportunity to throw open the windows and sort out the clutter, but Marion Goodwill Industries knows it can also be an overwhelming chore that can be intimidating to even get started! So we asked Lorie Marrero, the creator of ClutterDiet.com and a spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International, to reach out to a few of her favorite fellow Clutter Diet® organizing experts to bring you the best tips to make spring cleaning easy — and even fun. Here they are!

 

  1. Tourney Time

If college basketball’s March Madness has you in a competitive mood, bring the tournament spirit to your spring cleaning routine. Set up a March Madness Spring Cleaning Tournament in your home to compare two like items and then eliminate one. Do you prefer this or that? In your tournament, you keep the one item you prefer and then the winner is compared with the next item in the pile. Just comparing two items is easier than purging many items at once.

— Ellen R. Delap, Professional-Organizer.com.

  1. The Truth, The Whole Truth

Be brutally honest when evaluating items in your closet. Do you fidget with the item once it is on? Does it squeeze your arm or ride too low on your hips? Do you have to continually pull it up or down? Yes? Then it has to go. Replace it with something that fits properly and feels great!

— Nealey Stapleton, author of The Procrastinator’s Guide to Getting Organized and The-Organizing-Boutique.com

 

  1. Keep It Clean

Once you’re organized, stay organized. Here’s how: for each new piece of paper or object that enters your home or office, ask yourself, “Do I really need this?” If not, put it in a recycling bin or a box for Goodwill® donations. Put the keepers with similar items for easy access. To keep clutter from returning, practice the One-In-One-Out Rule when buying things like office supplies or clothes or shoes: When something new comes in, something old must get donated.

— Helene Segura, TheInefficiencyAssassin.com

 

  1. Make it Fun!

Shake up your spring cleaning routine with fun contests: Challenge everyone in your family to find 10 items to put away and 10 items to donate to Goodwill. This can become a race, with the prize of a traveling trophy (or a hot fudge sundae, if you don’t want more clutter!) and you can repeat it once a week for the entire month of March. Your donations to Goodwill help fund programs and services to help people find jobs, earn paychecks and build their careers. You can take pride in the positive impact donating to Goodwill has in your community.

Lorie Marrero, TheClutterDiet.com

 

We hope these tips make spring cleaning just a little less intimidating and even a more exciting for your family. We look forward to seeing you at your nearest Goodwill donation center and we thank you for caring about your community and donating to Goodwill.

 

Have your own tried-and-true spring cleaning tips? Chime in via the comments section below.

 

Happy Spring!

 

Elder-Beerman Goodwill Sale

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Three Great Reasons to Shop at the Elder-Beerman Goodwill Sale March 9th-26

Enter for a Chance to Win a $15,000 Spring Style and Wardrobe Makeover!

Elder-Beerman invites you to donate items and shop during the Elder-Beerman Goodwill Sale beginning Wednesday, March 9 to Saturday, March 26.  Customers are encouraged to clean out their closets and bring clothing, shoes, accessories and other household textile donations to Elder-Beerman to be donated to Goodwill. Goodwill will then sell those items in its stores to help fund job placement and training programs for people who face challenges in finding employment in your community.

“Our customers look forward to the Elder-Beerman Goodwill Sale because it is an opportunity to receive great deals on the season’s newest trends while also helping their local communities,” said Terese Veroni, Marion Store Manager. “Our longstanding collaboration of more than 20 years with Goodwill is a hallmark of Elder- Beerman’s commitment to helping people in our community.”

Participating in the Goodwill Sale has never been so rewarding. Here are three great reasons to donate items and shop during the Elder-Beerman Goodwill Sale:

#1  You will directly impact your community by donating to Goodwill. Donate gently used items for Goodwill at your local Elder-Beerman’s department stores from Wednesday, March 9 to Saturday, March 26.

Here are a few popular donation needs:

  • Men’s and Ladies’ shirts & blouses
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Men’s and Ladies’ denim
  • Men’s and Ladies’ business suits
  • Men’s, Ladies’ and kids outerwear
  • Shoes (athletic, dress, and casual)
  • Jewelry
  • Accessories, belts, scarves, hats
  • Soft home goods such as blankets
  • Luggage

“The simple act of donating during the Elder-Beerman Goodwill Sale has a positive and lasting impact on people in our communities who are looking for work,” said Bob Jordan, President and CEO of Marion Goodwill. “We are thankful for the generosity of Goodwill donors and Elder-Beerman shoppers for helping Goodwill provide the services people need to build their careers and care for their families.”

#2  It’s easy to donate and save on Spring fashions, beauty and home.

Donors receive coupons for up to 25 percent off for every item donated. Customers can also receive three coupons for a five dollar donation to Goodwill.  Goodwill Sale coupons are valid on nearly everything in the store and can be used to purchase stylish New & Now spring merchandise. Shop the five new trends of the season:

  • So Blue: Shades of blue from sky to navy
  • Pick Flowers: Bold watercolors to subtle blooms
  • Bold and Graphic: Colorful unexpected patterns and stripes
  • White Hot: Crisp, cool and timeless
  • 70’s Revival: Modern looks with retro flare

Another beautiful reward is receiving 15 percent off your favorite cosmetics like Estee Lauder, Clinique and Lancôme.

#3  You have a chance to win a $100 Daily Prize and a $15,000 Spring Style and Wardrobe Makeover.

We believe doing good deserves to be rewarded. Consumers who visit the Million Acts of Goodwill website can enter for a chance to win a $15,000 Spring Style and Wardrobe Makeover. To enter, visit http://www.millionactsofgoodwill.com and register to play the Spin to Win game. You could instantly win a $100 gift card—plus, each day you play, you will earn a chance to win a $15,000 Spring Style and Wardrobe Makeover. The winner will receive a consultation with a celebrity stylist from Visual Therapy, a closet review and edit and a shopping spree with the stylist at their local Elder-Beerman department store.

 

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