Stories tagged with: goodwill

March 7, 2011 - 7:07pm
3 years 6 weeks ago

A local retailer is asking the community to donate items for a good cause.

As a part of a national effort, Elder Beerman in Zanesville and the Goodwill are teaming up for the "Goodwill Sale." The campaign began in 1994 as a way to help put people back to work and to also generate revenue for the organization.

There's also an incentive for donating.

"We give customers coupons, and on Wednesday and Saturday is double coupon day for every single item they...

February 8, 2011 - 1:04pm
3 years 10 weeks ago

There's not as many donations filling boxes at Goodwill stores across Southeastern Ohio.

Boxes usually full of items are left mostly empty and the drop off center on Maple Avenue is quiet. Officials said they always experience a lull in donations during February and March.

"The slow down affects us being able to give quality items at a low price," explained Goodwill Chief Operating Officer Cindy Caldwell. "It also sometimes affects employment where we have to cut...

September 14, 2010 - 5:26pm
3 years 31 weeks ago

Elder-Beerman is taking part in a national campaign to make sure people in need are taken care of.

The "Goodwill Sale" kicks off Wednesday and will continue through September 29th. It's asking the public to donate gently used clothes, furniture, and other household items. Drop off boxes will be located at the Goodwill store on Maple Avenue and the Elder-Beerman store at the Colony Square Mall.

"We have an increase in our shoppers, especially with the...

May 14, 2010 - 8:20pm
3 years 48 weeks ago

The Goodwill on Maple Avenue in Zanesville showed its support for the military Friday night.

Store Manager Connie Kimble says they put on the "Honoring Our Armed Forces" event, because many employees have family members who serve.

"I have a nephew that's in Iraq right now and then several of us at the store have different family members that's overseas," says Kimble.

The celebration featured food, door prizes and live bands. Employees say they were glad...

March 29, 2010 - 9:13pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

While one Zanesville City Schools school board member was absent for the last six months, he was able to coordinate goodwill from the Zanesville City School District all the way to Afghanistan.

Brian Swope, the vice president of the school board recently returned from a stint in Afghanistan, working with the US Army's Corps of Engineers. Swope oversaw construction, including the construction of a new high school for eight thousand students.

He says because of their crude...

March 15, 2010 - 5:26pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

Goodwill Industries International Incorporated in Zanesville is functioning normally after quite a scare this afternoon.

The Zanesville Fire Department says it received a report of smoke inside the building around 1:30 p.m. but when crews arrived, they say they didn't see a fire.

"We got here and found it was an overheated light, a fluorescent light. There was no fire, no damage, and no injuries, " says Assistant Fire Chief, Bruce Burley.

Customers and...

March 13, 2010 - 2:59pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

Donating your gently used clothing can garner you some big savings.

Saturday is the first "Stuff The Truck" event for the Elder Beerman located in the Colony Square Mall. The goal is to have customers fill a Goodwill truck with clean, gently used clothing and household textiles. Store manager at Elder Beerman, Annie Wolfer, says Goodwill is thrilled for the event.

"They are very excited, it has been such a wonderful experience to have so many people...

March 10, 2010 - 6:16pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

Donating your used clothes could bring in big savings at a local department store.

Goodwill and Elder Beerman are teaming up to bring clothing to those in need in our area.

"It is a great way to help out the community and treat yourself to something new and it is very easy, just clean out the closet and bring in the items and we would give them coupons for every item they bring in," says Annie Wolfer, Elder Beerman store manager.

In exchange for each item, a...

January 12, 2010 - 2:27pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

Goodwill Industries in Zanesville has purchased all the real estate of the old Bloomer Candy Company located at 3600 and 3610 West Pike.

 Goodwill Officials say this month and next they have rented the property to the new Bloomer Candy Company which will use the property to package and ship product to fulfill established contracts.

Goodwill then plans to begin renovations on the real estate facility in March of this year once the new Bloomer Candy Company moves to its...

December 21, 2009 - 10:46pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

Instead of sending that old computer to a landfill, a local company is offering a way for old PC's to be recycled.

Goodwill in Zanesville is launcing its Reconnect program to provide a place to drop off the old technology and keeping it out of the trash.

"Dell and Goodwill have a national partnership," said Jake Chema of Goodwill. "We have launched a program called Reconnect. It's a free year-round recycling program that is offered to our consumers. They are free...

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