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									                                                                                                                                                                       Non-Profit Org.
                                                                                                                                                                        U.S. Postage                                                                                                                            Winter 2006
                                                                                                                                                                        Toledo, Ohio
                                                                                                                                                                         Permit 394

Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio N 626 N. Huron N Toledo, OH 43604 N N 419.255.0070

Bowling Green
1058 N. Main St.
222 W. High St.
1524 Clinton St.                                                                                                                                                                         Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio N 626 N. Huron N Toledo, OH 43604 N N 419.255.0070
7430 Timberstone Dr.
Great Eastern Shopping Center
                                                                                                                                                                                         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
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     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.
                                                 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
                       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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