ALL - Goodwill - More than a Store!

  Dates & times
  • Thu, 04/11/2024 - 2:00pm
  Age Groups Adult Lifelong Learning


ALL - Adult Lifelong Learning

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Fall 2023 ALL

Goodwill - More than a Store!
Thursday, April 11 & 18 at 2:00 pm 

Goodwill is a nonprofit, social service agency dedicated to improving the lives of all people by providing skill-building programs and services needed to help remove common barriers to good jobs and independence. 

Session One: Learn more about how donating to and shopping at Goodwill supports the local community and changes lives for good. Since 1977, Marion Goodwill Industries has helped people with disabilities break barriers to employment, and find jobs by providing programs and services for people who want to work. Goodwill turns donations of gently used goods into jobs and new careers for their clients. The sale of community donations in their retail stores, e-commerce stores, outlets, and recycling lines helps fund the services in the communities they serve.

Session Two: Take a behind-the-scenes tour at the Goodwill Outlet Store. The Outlet receives rotated donations that did not sell from their 10 stores. The outlet items are sold by the pound and larger items by the piece. They rotate the items off the Outlet Sales Floor about every hour to make room for new items. The rotated items are then moved to the last stop of the process, recycling. You will gain insight into Goodwill’s impact on the community, environment, and economy. 

Each 1hr course is led by:
Justin Vanderhoff & Matt Tway

Justin Vanderhoff is the Vice President of Mission Services with Marion Goodwill. He has worked at Goodwill since January 2017. Before working at Goodwill, Justin worked in warehouse logistics. He has a Bachelor of Psychology degree and an Associates of Arts and Sciences degree from The Ohio State University. Justin serves on the Board of Directors for the Marion Area Transit and serves on the Hospitality Advisory board at the Delaware Area Career Center. 

Matt Tway joined Goodwill in March of 2023 as Vice President of Community Development. He is focused on creating and 
solidifying our community partnerships with various businesses, places of faith, and nonprofit organizations within the 5 counties that are served. Before joining Goodwill, he worked in banking for 18 years and served on the Goodwill Board for 14 years. Matt holds a degree in finance from Miami University. Outside of work, he likes to cook, ride his recumbent bike, and watch his kids in their various musical and robotics activities with his wife Annette.

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