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Although much of Goodwill’s programs and services are supported by retail sales and Business Services revenue, individual, corporate and foundation donations are also an integral part of agency development. Gifts, bequests and trusts can help further Goodwill’s mission and strengthen the region’s workforce by putting people to work.

The charitable IRA Rollover was reinstated for 2013~Read the Article


Gifts to Goodwill can be designated to the following areas:

Elizabeth Clark Emergency Fund

Assists members of the community with clothing and household items during times of crisis

Ralph Alexander Scholarship Fund

Assist participants in job skills training and education

Reverend Roland C. Carter Endowment Fund

Goodwill’s permanent endowment

Service Center Fund

Debt reduction fund on 570 E. Waterloo Service Center facility

WEYE Seeing Eye Radio Reading Services

Provides deliver of vital information to individuals who visual impairments

Goodwill Industries General Operating Fund

Support programs and services


Our Commitment to Our Donors
We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

This policy applies to all information received by The Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc., both online and offline, on any Goodwill platform (“Platform”, includes the website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.


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