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Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage Winter 2006 PAID Toledo, Ohio Permit 394 Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio N 626 N. Huron N Toledo, OH 43604 N goodwillnwohio.com N 419.255.0070 NORTHWEST OHIO LOCATIONS: Bowling Green 1058 N. Main St. Bryan 222 W. High St. Defiance 1524 Clinton St. Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio N 626 N. Huron N Toledo, OH 43604 N goodwillnwohio.com N 419.255.0070 Findlay 7430 Timberstone Dr. Northwood Great Eastern Shopping Center Serving: Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Job Junction Hosts Vets and Aurora Residents 2616 Woodville Rd. Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Williams, Wood with videotaped interviews. Peer critiquing Tiffin 186 S. Washington St. and Wyandot counties and support complement the information Toledo presented. 525 Cherry St. 4638 Monroe St. The first class was held in November 2005. 2021 Reynolds Rd. INSIDE: A third class for veterans in collaboration with the Veterans Administration’s home- DONATION STATIONS: Job Junction Hosts Vets and less program began the first week of Febru- Sylvania Aurora Residents 1 ary along with the first class for residents of Country Squire Center, 5810 Monroe St. the Aurora Project. The Aurora Project Perrysburg Your Donations at Work 1 Country Charm Shops, 126B W. South Boundary helps homeless women and their children prepare to move to permanent housing and Book Fair 2 For additional information, call 419.255.0070 self-sufficiency. Individuals in both groups or visit www.goodwillnwohio.com are seeking employment as part of their Bat Bucks 2 Cyndi Eckel, community employment specialist, journey to permanent housing and self-suf- explains job-seeking skills during training. ficiency. One-on-one coaching is provided Goodwill Donors 3 Traditionally, clients from the Bureau of during and after the training to provide guid- Goodwill Honors Silver 3 Vocational Rehabilitation have received job ance and support until employment is 10 WAYS YOU CAN HELP GOODWILL seeking skills training at Goodwill’s Job found. 1. Donate usable goods 6. Shop at Goodwill retail stores Ten Ways to Help 4 Junction, on a regular basis. The program has been expanded to collaborate with “This initiative is in keeping with Goodwill’s 2. Organize a clothing drive 7. Remember Goodwill in your will Upcoming Events 4 other agencies whose consumers will bene- mission of helping people with challenges 3. Hire a Goodwill graduate 8. Refer people to Goodwill training services fit from increased skills in landing a job. become self-reliant,” says Don Morgan, 4. Subcontract with Goodwill 9. Avoid return lines — donate your holiday gifts manager, community employment services. The nine-hour course, conducted by the He adds,“ We welcome the opportunity to 5. Make a financial contribution 10. Have a Goodwill representative speak to your organization Mission workforce development team, covers all expand our job seeking skills training pro- Goodwill Industries of North- west Ohio is a nonprofit organi- aspects of the job search and concludes gram to additional groups.” zation providing assessment, Upcoming Events job training and placement that assists people with disabilities Your Donations at Work and other work-related disad- Famous Labels Famous Labels vantages become independent. Style Show Style Show Goodwill accomplishes its mis- When you contribute to Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio, your dollars, donations and vol- March 29, 2006 April 12, 2006 sion by operating both retail unteer time support Goodwill’s mission to help disabled people and those with barriers to Goodwill Industries Goodwill Industries stores and other businesses employment find work. Following are three examples of how your donations help the community: within the community to provide of NW Ohio of NW Ohio on-the-job training and fund Steven McClure is familiar with barriers and 1058 N. Main Street 7430 Timberstone Dr. Goodwill’s programs. most of them in his life have been health relat- Do you know someone trying to sell Bowling Green, Ohio Findlay, Ohio ed. But, he has remained persistent in his (or just get rid of) a car, truck, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Vision efforts to be self-sufficient. Steve has lived with Goodwill Industries of North- motorcycle, boat or camper? west Ohio aspires to be a vital a neurological condition known as attention- Convince them to donate it Famous Labels link between local business and deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for most to Goodwill Industries’ Style Show trained workers. The organiza- of his life. He is also a diabetic and recently Auto Auction. April 5, 2006 tion is a community resource had back surgery to repair his two herniated It’s fast, easy and tax Goodwill Industries that assists people with disabili- discs. deductible! of NW Ohio ties and other work-related dis- For more details, advantages to obtain economic Before he injured his back, Steve worked for a 222 W. High Street independence. It develops new call Joe Davis at Bryan, Ohio candle company. Shortly after he returned to 419-255-0070 or 1-888-246-6394. and increasingly effective pro- work from his medical leave with an impaired 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. grams in response to communi- back, Steve learned that his job was being ty growth and change. Steven proved to be a good choice for Goodwill’s con- Continued on page 2 tracts department. 2 | Regional Reporter Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio Regional Reporter | 3 Your Donations at Work Program, where he developed his read- ing skills. Goodwill Honors 25 Years Service he pretty much knows what to do, and Stanley Page joined Goodwill’s work- into the area where he was working. he’s good to go. He also has a great While still participating in the alcohol force in 1980. Over those years, Stan- He very patiently got off the forklift and personality.” treatment program, the Bureau of Voca- ley has done numerous jobs and shooed the kitty out of the area and tional Rehabilitation referred Henry to became a friend to many. To honor his went on with his unloading. He didn’t Jeff Lowery suffers from carpal tunnel Goodwill for job training and placement 25 years with Goodwill, Stanley’s fellow think anything of it I am sure; but, to syndrome in both wrists. The condition assistance. Once the owner of a metal employees expressed their sentiments me, it showed that he was willing to limits his ability to hold and feel objects. recycling company, Henry now explored regarding Stanley’s time with Goodwill. take the time to care for something no Because of this, Jeff needed employ- part-time work that was less physically one else cared about and that is really ment with lessened physical demands. challenging. “I have a heart condition – “When I think of Goodwill Industries of who Stanley is. He cares.” an irregular heartbeat, heart blockage Northwest Ohio, I think of Stanley Page. - Stella Ellerbrock, workforce In December, he graduated from Good- and 15% of heart loss. I couldn’t meet For 25 years, he has been a tireless development/safety secretary will’s janitorial training program. It was the physical demands of my business worker for us. Most of that time has then Jeff decided he didn’t want to work anymore,” he said. been spent in industrial contracts, and “Stanley is one of God’s angels on in the custodial field. So, when the Stanley did every job possible in that earth. He is reliable and will do any- Jeff Lowery loads unsold cloth material onto a opportunity came along, he accepted a Henry was a hard worker and was hired department. Earlier this year, we closed thing within his power to help when it’s baling machine. as a donations center attendant at the industrial contracts department. Stanley Page has worked at Goodwill for 25 needed. And, you do not always have job in Goodwill’s warehouse. “I can do years. He has done assembly, forklift and custodi- this job. There is not a lot of heavy lift- Goodwill’s Reynolds Road store. A Stanley, of course, was the last worker to ask as he helps if he sees you need Continued from page 1 happy, confident and successful Henry in that department, a true testament to al work since he has been with the organization. it.” ing,” said Jeff. eliminated due to the company’s finan- greets store donors. “Since I stopped his value. Stanley, in true form, - Carolyn Markle, vocational cial hardship. “Jeff is working well. I think he has drinking and dealt with my other issues, responded to switching departments “There is no Northwest Ohio Goodwill evaluations supervisor found his niche,” said Mike Martin, things are more pleasant. There is a life without missing a beat. Now, he is a without Stanley. He has lent his Steve decided to take a different direc- transportation manager. out there,” said Henry. very valuable custodial worker. Work expertise and persona to virtually “When I heard that Stanley has tion. Instead of immediately searching and Stanley Page are synonymous as every department (except maybe worked for Goodwill for 25 years, I for employment, he decided to slow Illiteracy and health issues are some of Receiving help from others has led him the terms steady and dependable.” accounting). He is humble, thorough, thought, wow! That’s dedication. Then, down and take time to learn how to the hardships life has dealt Henry Hart- to see the need for community helpers. - Bob Huber, President/CEO and always ready to serve. He per- he just blew me away with his answer improve his coping abilities with ADHD. ford. He chose to deal with them the Henry has been alcohol free for eight sonifies the mission of Goodwill. to what made him stay here that long. His goal was to understand how to deal best ways he knew how – through years. He is happy to share his story to “When I first started working in janitorial Thank you Stanley!” He simply told me you should do your with the disease and to enter his next anger and alcoholism. It was when he help others and also does volunteer training, Stanley helped me sort out - Jay Leeming, vocational evaluation job, do it well and let that be the end job better prepared. That’s when Steve found himself at rock bottom that he work. “I just believe that you have to put many details that I needed to know in manager/associate director, of it. It’s not about anyone else. It’s learned of Goodwill’s janitorial training began to change his course in life. He something back into your community,” order to do my job. Without him, I would workforce development about the responsibility you’ve been and job placement programs. shifted from survival mode to deliber- he said. “It shows that there is still hope not have been able to do my job half as given and fulfilling it. Thanks Stanley ately steering himself in a healthy and for someone else and makes the road well.” “My favorite memory of Stanley is the and happy anniversary!” In the fall of 2005, he enrolled in the positive direction. more meaningful.” - Richard Rife, manager, time he was driving the forklift and a - Mary Daniel, administrative janitorial training program. “I wanted to janitorial training services small animal (I think it was a cat) got assistant, marketing/development brush up on my janitorial skills, and the Henry took his first step by seeking training at Goodwill was very exten- sive,” said Steve. He completed his treatment for his alcoholism at Unison Behavioral Health Group. There he Thank You For All Of Your Support training in November and now works at completed anger management classes Many thanks to all who donated to Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio in the second half of 2005. Remember, when you give to Goodwill, you are really three different job sites for Goodwill’s giving twice. First, you are helping the individuals and families we serve. Second, you are helping the community, because the individuals we help now can and learned to control his drinking make positive contributions to Northwest Ohio’s economy. contracts department. behavior. “The people at Unison are Donors Mr. David Hyslop Mr. Donald Morgan Mr. Bob Talcott Musical Resources of Toledo, Ltd. really great. I’m a reformed alcoholic. Mr. Roger C. Anderson Mr. Theodore Gordon Mr. Charles Morgan Ms. Amy Wachob Protective Coating Technologies Feedback concerning Steve has been They have a good program,” said Ms. Debbie Barnett Mr. Joel Gorski Mr. Eugene Motycka Ms. Julie Waidelich Reginald Jackson, Jr., Attorney positive. Michele Bell, janitorial supervi- Henry. Ms. Jennifer Bembry Mr. Paul Haas Ms. Edna Nagel Mr. Herbert Weinraub ReMax Masters sor, said, “He’s very good and everyone Rev. Martin Billmeier Mr. Paul W. Hankins Mr. Jerry Nagel Mr. Kevin Wietrzykowski Lucius J. Sears, Jr. Trust is happy with him.” He also turned to the Lucas County Dr. John Blinn Mr. Elsie Harbour Ms. Diane Ohns Mr. Bob Wilkinson TAK Marketing, Inc. Mr. Mark Bollin Ms. Ruth Hardy Ms. Sherry Okorowski Ms. Mary Ann Woolley The Graphics Group Inc. Public Library for its literacy program. Mr. Fred Bostleman Ms. Barbara Hendel Ms. Mary Ormson Mr. Tom Wulf The Hubbard Company Contracts clerk Ruth Romero said, He was paired with a wonderful tutor Mr. Joseph E. Bowman Mr. Doug Hileman Mr. Barry Palmer Mr. Michael Zaciek Therma-Tru Fund of the Home- “When Steven comes to work with me, After using Goodwill’s programs, Henry Hartford Mr. Stephen Bowsher Mr. Art Hills Mr. Graig Palmer building Community Foundation through the Library’s Read For Literacy decided to work for one of it’s stores. Mr. Jack Bowsher Mr. Larry Howe Mr. Joe Poore Businesses TPPA Charity Foundations Ms. Laura Bowsher Mr. Jeff Howell Mr. Wallace Pretzer Advanced Mfg. Solutions Weber O’Brien Mr. George Brasel Mr. Matt Hudson Mr. Jeff Probert Butler Capital Advisors WNWO-TV First Book Fair Earns Nearly $4,000 Mr. Robert Brown Dr. and Mrs. James Brunner Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson Mr. Doug Juergens Mr. Chris Recker Mr. Greg Redd Campbell, Inc. Carl Windnagle, CPA WSPD News Radio Clear Channel WTOL-TV Goodwill Industries of North- unteers sold books for $.50 - ing books, loading trucks, Mr. Brian Carder Dr. Thomas Klein Mr. and Mrs. Edson Reed Carruth Studio Mr. Roger Carpenter Mr. David Koenig Mr. Donald Reichert Collins & Associates Accounting & Honorariums west Ohio’s first used book $1.00 and helped people as manning tables and checking Mrs. Deborah R. Carruth Ms. Theresa Konwinski Ms. Martha L. Risher Tax Service Ray Farris fair, at Woodland Towne Cen- they browsed through more out customers. Mr. John K. Clement, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. George Koury Ms. Elaine Roberts Corporate Intelligence Consultants In honor of Lisa Bostelman, ter in Bowling Green, raised than 20,000 books on display. Mr. Jim Donaldson Ms. Deb Lagger Ms. Nancy Robon Development Consulting, Ltd. Board of Directors, Goodwill Mr. Harry Dunn Mr. Park Leathers Ms. Joan Roe Dick Wilson Pontiac-Buick-GMC, Inc. $3,778. The marketing department Goodwill’s next book sale at Mr. David Elsass Mr. Alan Longenecker Ms. Sue Rumpf Dr. Jack Ahern Memorials thanks the volunteers who Woodland Towne Center will Ms. Brittney Essing Mr. Jay Lowenstein Mr. William Schmeltz Drs. Phipps, Levin & Hebeka Robin Horvath For three days, Goodwill vol- helped with this event by sort- be held in April. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Faist Dr. and Mrs. Harold Lunde Mr. Bob Silver Easy Street Café In memory of Ms. Nancy Packo Mr. Ray Farris Ms. Virginia Magada Mr. Stephen Skiver Fuller & Henry Ltd. Horvath Each store competed for a prize. The Mr. William Fichthorn Mr. Ray Maselli Mr. Matthew Skotynsky Goodremont’s Inc. Jerry Nagel Bat Bucks Raised More Than $2,000 Monroe Street location sold 707 bats Mr. Jason Flynn Mr. Greg Forrester Ms. Karen Mayer Mr. Bill McElheney Ms. Nita Starr Mr. and Mrs. David and Carol Holland Library Jeffrey Kozy, DDS In memory of Vernon Nagel Mary Ormson Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio’s stores throughout October to raise and won first place. Congratulations Mr. Robert Fowler Mr. Robert McOmber Stewart Juscot Realty In memory of Chuckie Schmal and thank you to all of the stores and Ms. Cathy Fuller Mr. John Mensing Ms. Ann Stott Kel Mar, Inc. Nita Starr second annual Bat Bucks drive was a funds for Goodwill’s vocational training Mr. Ken Gallaher Mr. Edward Mirra Mr. Larry Strugalski Lynn Olman – State Farm Insurance In memory of John (Jack) E. Starr big success once again, raising $2,345. and placement of individuals with barri- their crews who participated in this Ms. Julie Garand Ms. Jill Molnar Ms. Robin Sullivan Marck & Associates, Inc. Paper bats were sold in all Goodwill ers to employment. event! Mr. Chris Goeckerman Mr. Jack Moore Mr. Larry Sykes Michael's Gourmet Catering, Inc.
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