UPDATES FROM RYAN
Goodwill Columbus Team,
October is an exciting time for Goodwill Columbus! It’s a month filled with celebration and reflection as we recognize the incredible contributions of our team members.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This is a time for us to pause and celebrate the remarkable achievements of our direct service professionals who serve individuals with developmental disabilities. Over one third of our employees have a documented disability. They are the embodiment of our mission, showcasing how the power of work can truly empower individuals to overcome challenges and become the best of who they are.
On October 2nd, we also have the opportunity to honor another group of amazing colleagues among us – our custodial services team. National Custodian Day is a moment for us to express our gratitude for their dedication to maintaining our clients’ workspaces and ensuring a clean, safe, and welcoming environment for all.
Speaking of recognition, thank you all for taking the time to complete our quarterly vision survey. Your input is a vital part of our continuous improvement journey, and we eagerly anticipate discussing your comments in our upcoming “town hall style” meetings. Your insights will shape the path we take as an organization in the future.
Last, but not least, remember to shop at your favorite Goodwill retail store for all of your Halloween costume needs while taking advantage of your employee discount.
Finally, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you. Your unwavering dedication, commitment, and passion for the work we do at Goodwill Columbus is what makes us such a special “for purpose enterprise.”
Mental Health Resources
988 is a 24/7 number you can call or text if you are experiencing:
-A mental health crisis
-Thoughts of suicide
-Problems with substance use
To chat online, visit 988Lifeline.org.
Connie Butler, Manager – ADS West, Adult Day Services
Connie Butler is the manager of ADS West and has been with Goodwill Columbus for 37 years!
In her role, Connie makes sure her staff are trained and supported, so they can provide opportunities for our clients to grow, learn, and live their best lives!
Use your 50% employee discount at all retail stores to find the perfect Halloween costume!
ONLINE EMPLOYEE APPAREL STORE COMING SOON…
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR RECENT PROMOTION
Heather Czernewski, Senior Payroll Specialist, Accounting
David Mason, Area Manager, Business Services/Custodial
Auburn Harris, Supervisor, Retail
Samuel Ruiz, Supervisor, Retail
Deniseyah Hamilton, Career Consultant, Workforce Development
Caylyn Millberry, Career Facilitator, Workforce Development
Ian Fabregas, Career Consultant, Workforce Development
Meet Our New Interns!
Goodwill Columbus has partnered with Cristo Rey High School through their Work Study program to welcome two interns!
Kadayja, is working with our Workforce Development team, and Leslie is assisting our HR team.
Welcome Kadayja and Leslie!
Open Enrollment is coming soon! Please review your current benefits and update your address. As soon as we have more information and a specific deadline we will share it with you.
Did you know it’s FREE to go to your doctor for preventative care if the doctor is in our healthcare network?
Call your doctor today and make an appointment!
Check out the list of in network healthcare providers below.
Let’s make sure Human Resources has your correct information!
A select number of employees who update their personal information in Dayforce will win a $25 Giant Eagle gift card!
Email [email protected] to let us know you’ve updated your information!
In Ohio, it’s now illegal to use or hold a cell phone in your hand, lap, or other parts of your body while driving. If an officer sees a violation, they can pull you over. Click here to learn more about the new distracted driving law.
NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH
A time to recognize Goodwill Columbus employees with developmental and physical disabilities for their great contributions to our organization!
NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL COLUMBUS MARATHON
Did you know Goodwill Columbus volunteers each year to collect discarded runner clothing? Whether you are running or volunteering, we’d love to see you!
IN-STORE TRICK-OR-TREAT (ALL RETAIL STORES)
October 20 from 4pm-8pm
Find the best, most unique costumes at your local Goodwill Columbus store! Join us on Friday, 10/20 with your family for candy and fun!
What day is National Custodian Day?
SEPTEMBER $25 GIFT CARD TRIVIA WINNERS
- Alana Kissi
- Heather Moore
- Karina Glenn
- Conni Armentrout
- Tiffany Young
- Claire Engler
- Marti Smith
- Sarah Dotson
- Jamie Carter
- Abigail Brumme’
- Shannon Hill
- Yahterie-Anne Skyes Ortiz
- Nancy Giese
- Patrick Maks