2014 marks our 55th year celebrating the power of work in South Central Ohio. After starting small in only Ross County, we have experienced tremendous growth to become the largest employer of people with disabilities in the eight counties we have since expanded to serve.
It’s an exciting time to be a part of Goodwill Industries as we are constantly seeking new ways to support our mission! We’ve moved our administrative offices to Historic Downtown Chillicothe, opened Edgar’s Café, started offering 24 hour childcare (in conjunction with Carver Community Center), and are in the process of re-launching our new and improved website. Additionally, we are in the process of transitioning the Good Guides Mentoring program (made possible by a Federal grant from GII) to a volunteer program of our own design. These new endeavors have but one goal—to further our mission of improving the quality of life and employment opportunities for people with disabilities and disadvantages.
I hope you will share in my excitement as we begin to bring 2014 to a close and look forward enthusiastically to all 2015 will bring!
Keith Alcorn, C.E.O.
For more than fifty years we are still going strong and have since grown into an 8 county organization. This allows us to continue to serve our mission of life and employment opportunities for people with disabilities and disadvantages.
We only exist with the help of our communities. Through your donations of goods and money we are able to operate. We offer a variety of convenient ways to give. From dropping off items at your local store or scheduling one of our convenient pick ups we make it easy to do the right thing.
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“The YMCA of Ross County is huge supporter of what Goodwill Industries is doing in our community. Through the vocational rehabilitation program, the Y has hosted several clients that have been extremely helpful during their time with us. They were able to gain valuable work experience with our organizations and we were able to count on them to do quality work in a friendly, professional manner. We currently have a valued member of our staff that was a former client of the program. The Y will continue to support this program however we can. Thanks for what you are doing in our community!”