Our Local History

In 1934 we opened our doors as a Goodwill affiliate and focused on assisting people to live independently through job training and job placement services. This important endeavor, in the community, was based on the Goodwill model of focusing on empowering people through the dignity of work.

In 1999 we combined with another mission-focused organization known as Easter Seals and that gave us the opportunity to serve children and seniors, thus broadening our scope of support for the communities we serve.

Today, this powerful combination, known as Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, serves people with disabilities, and other needs, in 23 Ohio counties and numerous local communities from Lima in the North, to Middletown in the South, to Greenville in the West and Urbana and Bellefontaine in the East.

Some Interesting History About Our Two Venerable Affiliations

Goodwill Industries (International)
Goodwill Industries (International)

Goodwill was founded in 1902 in Boston by Rev. Edgar J. Helms, a Methodist minister and early social innovator.

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Easter Seals National
Easter Seals National

Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 80 years.

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