Local 12 news reporter, Perry Schaible visited Ohio Valley Goodwill’s corporate headquarters on Wednesday, January 14th to film the story of how donations help people to get jobs in the Greater Cincinnati community. Schaible had been part of the news team that covered the New Year’s Eve largest donation day of the year story and was intrigued by what she had learned about how donations support putting people with disabilities and our nation’s veterans to work.
During her visit, the reporter toured the Office Procedures and Computer Technology skill training program and spent a minute talking with instructor, Stephanie Kramer, who explained how Microsoft Office skills help people to get jobs in the community. In addition, Schaible was introduced to Goodwill’s Employment Services team members and learned about how they work with the individuals they serve to help them obtain employment in the larger Cincinnati community.
Recent Goodwill graduate, Victor Medley, was on hand to share his personal story of how Goodwill’s Employment Services team helped him to get his two jobs in the local area. Currently newly employed at SGS Automotive and Mercy Anderson Hospital, Victor credited Goodwill with supporting him through the process of interviewing and applying for jobs. When asked about his new jobs, Victor said he loved them and is thrilled to be working.
Following the stop at Employment Services, the Local 12 team wanted to see how donations are processed and prepared for sale at all 15 Goodwill stores. The responsible recycling aspects of donating to Goodwill as well as the enormous contribution to the organization’s mission were emphasized by Public Information Officer, Michael Flannery.
At the end of the grand tour, the reporter visited the organization’s Tri-County store location as well as the drive-thru donation area which luckily enough welcomed a wonderful donor right on cue.
“We are thrilled that Local 12 wanted to come out and share the story of how donations to Goodwill are really critical to helping people go to work in our community,” said Michael Flannery, Public Information Officer. “We are grateful for the generous donations we receive and want to make sure that people understand that when you donate, you are helping someone go to work,” added Flannery.
Local 12 will be airing the story in the coming days and a link to the story will be posted when the story is available. Our thanks to Local 12 and reporter, Perry Schaible for her coverage of this important story which will help people to understand that when they donate to Goodwill, they are choosing to recycle responsibly and helping people go to work.