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Back-to-School Buys for Every Age

Over the next few days, students of all ages will be returning to school. Whether you are enrolled in grad school or your little one is heading off to kindergarten, thrift shopping for your back-to-school needs is the best way to stick to a budget and prepare yourself for the year ahead.

In the world of back-to-school shopping, there are sweaters and lunch boxes, and then there are couches and foosball tables. In college, students finally have the freedom to furnish their own space. They work hard on papers and focus fastidiously during lectures, so in their downtime they deserve to relax and enjoy themselves with some slightly frivolous purchases. The big problem for college students, though, is funding: being newly independent means being suddenly (and shockingly) aware of your living expenses. That’s why Goodwill is a college student’s best friend – low prices for everything an undergrad could possibly need,

Good luck to anyone heading back to school this fall, no matter your age or grade level. May your year pass by with minimal stress and just the right amount of challenge to help you grow. You can do it!

Marion Goodwill Retail Locations:

Delaware
1135 Columbus Pike
Delaware, OH 43015
Delaware Square Shopping Center

Galion
753 Carter Dr.
Galion, OH 44833
Discount Drug Mart
 
Lewis Center
123 Neverland Dr.
Lewis Center, OH 43035
Snergy Shopping Center

Marion
1637 Marion Mt. Gilead Rd.
Marion, OH 43302
Forum Shopping Center

Marysville
15709 US Rt. 36 East
Marysville, OH 43040
East Pointe Plaza

Mt. Gilead
527 W. Marion Rd.
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338

Powell
9820 Brewster Lane
Powell, OH 43065
Powell Crossing Shopping Center

Sunbury
149 St. Rt. 3
Sunbury, OH 43074
Sunbury Mills Plaza

Westerville
7107 Northgate Way
Westerville, OH 43082

Summer Youth Program is a Success

Goodwill’s Summer Youth program is in its third year and is a collaborative project with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD).  The program is designed to provide students with a variety of team building and vocational exploration experiences structured to help them gather information about the world of work.

As part of the Summer Youth Work Experience program, each student has the opportunity to learn work appropriate skills during the beginning of the program and then, participate in four weeks of work experience in the community at various job sites. This year 46 youth participated in the work experience program at over 16 jobsites. Jobsites included Boys & Girls Club, Buckeye Central High School, Candlewood, Chick-Fil-A, Edison Depot, The Tomorrow Center, Riverside Native Trees as well as our Goodwill stores. The youth were able to work up to 20 hours per week with a direct job coach onsite to support them.

The Summer Youth Career Exploration program had 29 participants this year. During the first 9 days of the service, students attend classes and focus on topics like professionalism, teamwork, business ethics, communication, networking, problem-solving as well as the practical aspects of filling out applications and putting together a resume. They toured businesses and learned about the careers that are available there. Some of the tours included: Marion General Hospital, Whirlpool, Kroger, Boys & Girls Club, Kohl’s, A1 Printing, Baker’s Pizza, Groovy Plants Ranch, Morrow Dog Shelter, Joe’s Tru Value, YMCA and Petco.

Marion Goodwill is grateful to all of our wonderful employers for their support in providing these important work opportunities for the students as well as Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities for making these critical services possible.

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