Author: Steve Niswonger

Meet Matt

When Matt was born the doctors told his family that he would never walk, would never be able to talk and would not be able to function cognitively; but that did not stop his family from deciding that they would give him every chance to grow up and be whatever he wanted to be. Matt... Read more »
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Meet Robert

Following a seven-year incarceration period, would you take the opportunity to visit the father you had not seen in eight years? Robert did . . . with help from a staff member of Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley’s Community Outreach Program (COP). Robert was referred to COP by OhioLink Alvis House in Lima, OH following his... Read more »
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Meet Rick

  Meet Rick; he is a man who has never let his disability stop him and he doesn’t mind telling anyone he meets.  Rick is employed at the Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley Lebanon Goodwill Store.  He assists with donations and processing items for the sales floor.  Rick was introduced to the Goodwill Store through the... Read more »
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Meet Priscilla

  Priscilla was a freshman in high school when she moved to Clark County in 2014.  Entering high school was a very stressful time for Priscilla; her anxiety began to flare up.  Priscilla states “When I was a freshman in high school, I started having really bad anxiety.  The normal stress of high school was... Read more »
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Goodwill Stores Partners Again with Girl Scouts during Annual Cookie Sale

  The Girl Scout Cookie Program will be wrapping up soon.  Goodwill Stores a service of Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley has again partnered with local Girl Scouts to provide opportunities to provide cookie booths at selected Goodwill Stores. Girl Scout representatives will be on hand at the following Goodwill Stores: Beavercreek, Bellefontaine, Celina, Centerville, Englewood,... Read more »
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Meet Rufus

Meet Rufus, he found himself unemployed amid the pandemic shut down. Tired of constantly getting no calls back or turned down for jobs, he decided that he needed additional support to gain employment and provide stability for his family. In his first conversation with Miami Valley Works, A service of Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley, (MVW)... Read more »
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Misuse of Medications and its Consequences

The Prevention Team at Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley wants to encourage you to be safe with your prescription medications.  Prescription medications play an essential role in our medication treatment.  Medications can help us to lead longer and healthier lives.  Many illnesses can be cured or prevented that were once fatal.  Medications can help us... Read more »
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Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley Receives $10 Million Dollar Gift from Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

    December 16 – Dayton, OH – Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley (GESMV) announced today it has received the largest gift in the organization’s history, an unrestricted $10 million dollar gift from author and philanthropist, MacKenzie Scott, to help support the agency’s mission of helping people with disabilities and other disadvantages achieve independence and improve... Read more »
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