Success Stories

The stories behind the store. Read examples of what a person can accomplish with a strong desire to succeed and the backing of a support team.

Meet Arielle

Arielle was short on confidence when starting a new job search last year, as many people are following a layoff. Today, she’s a valued member of the Meijer team in Marion. Arielle’s return to work highlights her abilities and showcases…

Meet Jill

Jill was retired and bored. She was searching for a sense of purpose and a reason to get up in the morning. Finances in her household were not good; she and her husband were strugglingto make ends meet. Food, gas,…

Meet Justin

Justin’s wife of 33 years passed away unexpectedly. He was having a difficult time handling her death and started drinking to ease his pain. He hadn’t worked for several years and was trying to live off his supplemental security income…


Meet Katelynn

Katelynn came to Goodwill through our partnership with Ohio Means Jobs – Morrow County. She is a participant in the Morrow County E.D.G.E. Program.

Meet Taylor

Taylor was 3-months pregnant and evicted from her apartment when she enrolled in the homeless youth program.

Meet Melissa

Prior to enrolling in the SCSEP program, Melissa was working a part-time job in the food service industry.
Meet Bret

Meet Bret

Bret was diagnosed with a learning disability between the ages of five and six.

Meet Emma

Emma came to Goodwill through our partnership with Ohio Means Jobs – Crawford County.

Meet Kraig

Before coming to Goodwill, Kraig made some poor decisions that put him in the position of having to start over.

Meet Tiffany

Tiffany came to Goodwill through our partnership with OhioMeansJobs.