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Goodwill Starts Business Services/Custodial Division

Article Presented By Chillicothe VAMC

(Chillicothe) – Goodwill of South Central Ohio has started a new business services contracts division and resurrected its Good and Clean custodial service.

The new division aims to assist local manufacturers and small businesses by providing contract services for repetitive tasks such as kitting, sorting, packaging, light assembly/disassembly, mailings, bag stuffing, labeling, and product fulfillment. On July 1, Goodwill also officially resurrected its Good and Clean custodial service with a contract cleaning ODOT’s Larrick Lane garage in Chillicothe.

“We’re excited about starting contract work which not only can help local business and manufacturing but also provide new job opportunities for the communities we serve including those with disabilities and challenges,” said Jona Ison, Business Development and Communications Coordinator.

Like Goodwill’s retail and internal recycling divisions, business services will also provide another revenue stream to continue growing services for individuals with disabilities and challenges across its eight-county region. As of July 2022, Goodwill of South Central Ohio programs are serving nearly 300 people across its region.

Anyone interested in custodial or business service contracts should contact Jona Ison at 740-702- 4000 Ext. 135 or jona.ison@gwisco.org to discuss needs and get a quote.

Media contact: Jona Ison, jona.ison@gwisco.org, 740-702-4000 ext. 135

Goodwill Offers Adult Day Camp in August

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Goodwill of South Central Ohio will be hosting a day camp for adults with disabilities in August.

Dream Retreat will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 1-5, 2022, at Buzzard’s Roost, 514 Red Bird Lane in Chillicothe. The camp is open to individuals with disabilities ages 18 and older who reside in Ross or Pike counties. There is no cost to attend.

Campers will participate in a variety of activities during the week including: hiking; a scavenger hunt; cornhole and other games; arts and crafts; music and dancing; gardening; tie-dye; karaoke; and off-site trips interacting with community agencies.

Those individuals interested in attending should contact their SSA for more details and to complete an application. Anyone with questions may also call Goodwill’s Mission Coordinator Cana Horner at 740-702-4000 Ext. 144.

Goodwill has been offering a summer day camp for individuals with disabilities since 2020. The camp is a joint venture between Goodwill, the Ross County Park District, and the board of developmental disabilities in Ross and Pike counties.

John Hicks smiles while picking out ingredients during an activity about pollen during Camp Dream. Photo provided by Goodwill

Goodwill “Good Turn Day” Set For April 23rd

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(Chillicothe) – On April 23, scouts across Ohio will be visiting Goodwill stores to earn a special patch for the spring Good Turn Day.

All 9 of the Goodwill of South Central Ohio stores will participate in the special event. The idea of Good Turn Day is to provide Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts an opportunity to do a “good turn” in their community by collecting used clothing, books, housewares, and other items to donate to Goodwill.

“We’re excited to participate in Good Turn Day again, and we appreciate what the scouts do for Goodwill,” said Goodwill of South Central Ohio CEO Marvin Jones. “The scouts’ efforts will help Goodwill with its mission as a nonprofit organization to partner with individuals with disabilities and challengers to help them lead the lives they envision across our eight-county region.”

Our stores have awarded more than 600 patches over the last six Good Turn Days! Scouts earn a patch by donating a large trash bag (or equivalent) of items or volunteering for an hour in one of our stores.

Those scouts wanting to volunteer must schedule a time by emailing jona.ison@gwisco.org or calling 740-702- 4000 Ext. 135 no later than April 18. Scouts just wanting to donate don’t need to RSVP and can show up at any of our stores in Athens, Chillicothe (Zane Plaza and Western Avenue), Circleville, Jackson, Logan, McArthur, Washington Court House, and Waverly between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on April 23. A list of store locations can be found at www.GWISCO.org/stores.

Goodwill Seeks Retail Associates For Chillicothe Store

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(Chillicothe) – Goodwill of South Central Ohio is seeking to hire retail associates for their Western Avenue store in Chillicothe.

“Do you yearn for a job with meaning? When you work at a Goodwill store, you’re a key part of our mission to partner with individuals with disabilities and challenges to help them lead the lives they envision. The more successful our donated goods retail stores are, the more we can dedicate to our mission service programs and our employees.”

Goodwill of South Central Ohio

As a Donated Goods Retail (DGR) Associate, you are on the front lines of helping prepare donations from the community for sale and ensuring our donors and shoppers feel appreciated. You may assist in various aspects of our retail operation including running the cash register; processing donations; stocking the sales floor in an organized manner; and assisting in routine housekeeping.

The job is full-time but we also will consider those who want part-time. Pay starts no lower than $11 an hour. New employees will be eligible for a 25-cent raise after the 90-day probationary period and a 50-cent raise after six months.

The ideal associate will have a pleasant personality, be able to follow instructions, and work independently as well as be a team player. Prior experience with production is preferred but not required. Other key qualifications include:

• Pleasant personality and neat appearance.

• Will be subject to the company’s random drug testing procedures.

• Must pass a Goodwill-approved criminal background check and not appear on any government registries that track abusers or other such offenses.